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Americanisation

Translation it into... American? Yep, that’s Americanisation! Or is it Americanization?
That's where we step in and remove the stress of knowing which to use and when!

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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.

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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.

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We offer a full range of global translation services – and that does include Americanisation. They just speak English, right, with a few funny spellings? Well, not quite.

Americanisation is the task of adapting a text into American English for the American market. We take into account the differences in style, terminology and vocabulary of the source (i.e. original) text. This also includes any tables, figures, numbers, names, abbreviations, punctuation, and conversions.

It is worth establishing whether your audience and recipients of your document would prefer British or American terminology. Although many US terms may be understood by a British person and vice versa, others may cause confusion and require further explanations or clarifications.

Here are some differences between the two dialects:

British EnglishAmerican English
bank holidaylegal holiday
ordinary/extraordinary general meeting (of shareholders)regular/special shareholders’ meeting
(memorandum and) articles of association(articles of incorporation and) bylaws
profit and loss accountincome statement
managing directorchief executive officer
estate agentrealtor
bureau de changecurrency exchange
propertyreal estate
post codezip code
prisonpenitentiary
stand (for office)run (for office)
unit trustmutual fund
chequecheck
current accountchecking account
shopping trolleyshopping cart
fringebangs
trouserspants
full stopperiod
biscuitcookie
bun/bap/rollbiscuit
bonnethood
boottrunk

We charge by the hour for Americanisation. Please contact us for a quotation, as each project is considered individually. We will always confirm all costs with you verbally and in writing before starting work on your project.

All of our Americanisation work is completed by qualified, professional, and experienced writers. They specialise in many areas, such as medicine, law, or computing, which means that we can match your project with an appropriate, experienced writer.

We always appreciate any reference material or glossary of terms that helps with consistency of style and vocabulary.

We also provide Anglicisation and Australianisation services. Contact us for more details.

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We’d love for you to contact Atlas Translations, so please get in touch for a chat or to get any additional questions answered!

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!

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