❗ Applications to work with us on a freelance basis are temporarily closed. Please check back here in mid-November when we will hopefully reopen for new applications. (Updated October 2023)
We are actively looking for translators INTO the following languages: Danish, Finnish, Irish, Norwegian, Swedish – so please do contact us now if you offer these languages! Also
English to Afrikaans
English to Kannada
English to Telugu
Arabic to English
English to Japanese
We receive a large number of applications at Atlas Translations, so you need to contact us BEFORE you spend your time filling in the application form, so that we can discuss your languages, subject areas and rates and give you a realistic indication of the likelihood of us being able to work together. We will also give you a password to access the application form.
You can contact us during UK office hours using the Live Chat button, where one of our staff will be able to help. Or give us a call, or send an email. We welcome personal approaches, we are not so keen on standard mass emails, or being cced with 100 other translation agencies!
We have been leading the way in language services since 1991 with our mix of services and clients. Atlas Translations also offer supporting services such as localisation, proofreading, design and typesetting work, voice-over artists, and transcreation.
Why work with us?
Well, we treat our suppliers well, paying bills promptly and always dealing with queries quickly. Currently we are averaging less than 7 days to pay our suppliers; payments are now made at least twice weekly rather than monthly.
You’re welcome to come along to one of our open days for translators and suppliers, even if you just want to chat about starting your career using your languages. These are usually held in June and December, so give us a shout if you’d like to go on the guest list (all our events are free to attend and are held in St Albans). The last one was in January 2023 and the next one will be on 5 July 2023 – so get your name over to Jim to get on the guest list!
What you will need
If you would like to apply, you will need to have at least one of the following:
- A recognised qualification in advanced translation studies and at least two years’ documented relevant experience.
- An equivalent qualification and at least three years’ documented relevant experience.
- Five years or more of documented relevant professional experience.
You’d like to work with us? Have you chatted with us? Got the password? Great, please click the button below. This takes you to a form to complete as accurately and fully as possible, including referees, CV and rates. We recommend you allow at least 15 minutes to complete the form.
Stay in touch
Once you’ve filled in the form, you are welcome to check we’ve received it, and to make sure we have everything we need to process your application. Once approved, you’ll receive a Welcome Pack from Atlas. After that, we recommend you stay in touch with us – follow us on LinkedIn for lots of tips, send us reminders when you are available for work.