Our Services

Abridging and Abstracting

We offer our Abridging and Abstracting service
to condense, or summarise, an existing text.

Atlas Translations have provided a variety of services for Alzheimer’s Society, including the translation of our flagship information resource ‘Worried about your memory?’ into a variety of different languages. The service we have received is consistently to high standard, with staff going beyond the call of duty to fulfil our requirements. I will definitely be using this translation agency again, and would recommend them to anyone looking for top quality translation services.

You have been such a help and we can’t thank you enough. We’re getting an amazing response. It is quite a challenge, but we wouldn’t be making our deadlines without your translation agency’s assistance. Many many thanks.

BBC

Atlas completed the work within our time frame and the proofreading service gave us the extra peace of mind that the translations were accurate and of quality.

It’s tough when you have to rely on a translation agency and trust that the translations are correct but with Atlas, we can rest assured that the language, tone, and style of translation is suitable for our audiences.

BookTrust

We are always very impressed with the quality and timeliness of the translation services provided by Atlas translation agency. The team are extremely helpful and we look forward to working together more in the future.

Tottenham Hotspur

Atlas provided us with a high quality, professional, courteous and competitively priced service, with a minimum of fuss. I was pleased with the translation agency’s communications and would not hesitate to use them again in the future.

NHS Confederation

Do you need to shorten a lengthy technical translation? There are many reasons you may need our abridging and abstracting service. It may not be economical to publish it in its current form. Perhaps you are preparing a text for translation and need to shorten it. Additionally, it could be too long for the requirements of a new market, some sections may be unnecessary, or the writing style longwinded.

Types of Media Channels We Work With

Abstracts, books, calendars and diaries, catalogues, CD ROMs, conference materials, corporate publications, databases, dictionaries, directories and yearbooks, distance-learning materials, educational materials, encyclopaedias, exhibition catalogues, e-zines, hotel guides, language course materials, leaflets, magazines, manuals, maps and atlases, menus, newsletters, newspapers, online materials, phrasebooks, posters, press releases, theatre programmes, prospectuses, company reports, slide presentations, league tables, dissertations, training materials, travel guides, websites.

We can reduce the text in your document to your required word or page count by structural editing and rewriting. We also welcome any instructions regarding your specific house style.

This service is charged at an hourly rate, depending on language and subject area.

We can either:

a) abridge your text using word processing software (Word, Google Docs) and then provide you with a file where the amendments are marked using track changes

b) deliver a final version of the text without showing the tracked changes

We work in many formats and in most software packages—meaning we can deliver files by e-mail and, if needed, on disk/CD.

Contact Us

We’d love you to contact Atlas Translations, so please do get in touch for a chat!

If you’d like to meet us face to face, learn more about our translation and language services, or deliver documents, please email or call us to arrange a meeting.

You can also ask us any questions by using the Live Chat option during UK working hours. You can chat with a real, live human—no bots here! Just use the little icon at the bottom right of your screen to start a chat with us.

You can call us on 01727 812 725 or email us at team@atlas-translations.co.uk to let us know what you need. We respond quickly to all enquiries!

If you need a quick quote, we have a handy “Get a quote” button located at the top of the screen where you can get an estimate.

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    CIEP – Corporate membership of the CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading) since 1993.

    Corporate membership of the ITI (Institute of Translation and Interpreting) since 1994. Corporate Member of the Year 2021.

    ISO 17100 – ISO 17100:2017 for Translation Services (since this standard began, in 2008, externally audited annually).

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