Translation Services

Our focus is on high-quality translation provided by native, human professionals, and we support unlimited language combinations for 70+ languages.

All projects, without exception, undergo translation by one native professional, mandatory review and editing by a second native professional as well as Quality Assurance by our in-house checkers.

We support unlimited language combinations for the 70+ languages we cover thanks to our in-house TransferLanguage technology, and we operate a full-scale DTP studio too.

Delivery within 4 hours (CET)
No minimum fees
Available 24/7
ISO-certified quality

Technical Translation

Translation of technical documents is our specialization developed over decades. Since our inception in 1980, the majority of our clients have been in the tech field, and we have built our production setup to achieve the highest quality in translation, while focusing on client-specific terminology management.

Typically, we translate text for manuals, such as user guides, service manuals, sales guides and technical documentation in general into many different languages. We also localize software and user interfaces.

We translate in a wide range of fields from home appliances, medical hardware, industrial applications, cars and heavy machinery to tech gadgets, electronics, patents, life sciences and more.

Types of translated documents

  • User guides
  • Product catalogs
  • Safety data sheets
  • Specifications sheets
  • Workshop and repair manuals
  • Programming guides
  • User interface content
  • Company brochures
  • Web site content

Areas of translation covered

  • Audio/Visual equipment and PA systems
  • Automobiles, motorcycles, ATVs, etc.
  • Navigation systems
  • Communication and broadcasting equipment
  • Computers
  • Construction machinery
  • Forest and agricultural equipment
  • Machine tools
  • Measuring instruments
  • Medical hardware and solutions
  • NC machines and robots
  • Packaging systems
  • Plant installations
  • Precision equipment

Life Sciences Translation

We have built a pool of highly specialized linguists who are experienced with translating demanding fields, such as documentation related to life sciences. We have been dealing with many demanding projects, typically in the field of medicine where we translate usage instructions for hospital hardware and also end user operating guides for products for use by patients. Other common projects include patient surveys, clinical tests, routines, etc.

General Translation

In addition to translation of technical content, we also provide general translation services with the same high-quality setup. If you wish to promote yourself internationally, we are happy to assist. We have experience with translation of promotional materials, online content, internal documents and memos, brochures, reports and questionnaires, financial documents, documentation for tenders, even tourist guides and many other types of documents. Our ISO-certified translation process and glossary management system ensure an impeccable level of quality across all your translated documents.

We Are idioma

Hoang

As a freelance translator, I am aware that quality and deadline are the most important priorities. Therefore, I always do my best to offer my best services for long-term cooperation.

Ana Teodora

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." - Nelson Mandela

Tânia

It’s a great day for a walk, but I was thinking since I’m not really up for it, maybe I’ll just stay home and read a nice book.

Sylvia

I love sunny weather, sitcoms, rock-n-roll, coffee breaks, my tablet and my super-chromatic peril sensitive sunglasses... Looking forward to our next idioma project!

Svetlana

It’s amazing to be a part of this world class linguistic team! Five years, and I am so proud to have served millions of Russian language users around the World.

Suna

38 year-old translator from Denmark. I love my 4 children and have a huge passion for languages, translation and soccer. Honesty, ambition and humour are very important values to me, and as a person I would describe myself as based upon those.

Anastasia

"It is so easy to combine translation with travelling. The last time I translated for idioma the previous month, I was near the Egyptian pyramids! "

Eleni

"..... keep translating... :)...."

Isabel

Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’ve just arrived home from my Tango lessons. I feel refreshed and inspired to catch up with my idioma translation.

Ana

Portugal is known for its pleasant weather, stunning landscapes, superb beaches and delicious food. Lisbon is the perfect city to live and work, particularly if your job is translating for idioma (since 1995).

Engel

A bad reputation lasts for ten thousand years.....but a good reputation lasts a hundred generations!

Jane

Hi from rural England. I have two children, two dogs, two rabbits and six chickens and have been working as a translator for 9 years.

Tiziana

Living in Sardinia, there is nothing better than working for idioma lying on one of our fabulous beaches!

Leire

Passion for transmitting. Mother languages: Basque and Spanish. Source languages: English and French. Translator and graduate Biologist.

Ramsyah

Translation in a long dry season like this is not always comfortable, but working with idioma is always exciting and fun!

Mildred

Let’s start with some proofreading work for idioma! and enjoy a nice cup of fresh coffee and home made apple pie on a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon on my terrace. I enjoy translating and proofreading whenever and wherever I am, but also whenever I have time. This is an ideal way of working being a freelancer.

Matjaz

Through dark and rainy months, idioma helps me to burn the midnight oil.

Anton

Language has always fascinated me, with all its depths and nuances. Translating is really a challenge, since it requires me to put into words what is not always directly translatable. In that way I can put my own personal touch into it, which makes it an art!

Lucrina

I feel so good translating for idioma with my cat purring deeply while curled in my lap.

Ratka

The Danube river that cuts Belgrade into halves accommodates numerous barges turned into floating cafes called “splavs”. I’m fortunate to be living near one of those, so I often take my laptop, order a frappe and translate for idioma.

Maja

A walk on the beach, a tango lesson, having coffee with my friends, spend some time outdoors absorbing all the beauty around me ... and an idioma translation at the end of the day :))))

Katia

I live and work for ten months on a beautiful mountain city named Nova Friburgo that has a mild climate, dreaming of two months of sun and beach in the wonderful city named Rio.

Michele

"The original is unfaithful to the translation." Jorge Luis Borges

Pavel

It seems to be a surprising career twist: studying evolutionary biology and subsequently ending up as a translator. I see it as a blessing. Not only does it give me an edge in my work, but also a unique perspective on interpersonal relationships and on life itself.

Konstantina

I love early morning awakenings: after having taken care my plants, I enjoy my coffee while I’m translating for idioma on my porch. In the background, I hear the noises of crowded and bustling Athens … and I feel so lucky!

Evren

You need to be fast, accurate and on time if you want to live and translate in Istanbul..

Marita Eriksen

I have always loved learning new languages, and I received my first 500-page book in English for Christmas when I was 10 years old. My enthusiasm for languages has only increased since then. Between my Japanese studies at university, I enjoy my English-to-Norwegian translation work for idioma.

Angelos

Rain and cold is always round the corner in England, so I make myself a cup of coffee (or two) and translate for idioma in the warmth of my home.

Raita

Now when they are bringing the cattle down from the mountains in Austria… I take my time to translate for idioma.

Yasser

The weather is simply beautiful here in Egypt and I listen to the birds chirping on my window sill. What a lovely atmosphere to do some creative translations for idioma!

Urgent Translation Projects

If you need fast delivery, we offer Express translation with delivery within 4 hours (CET) for projects up to 200 source words with no minimum fees. For smaller orders up to 1,000 words, we guarantee Next-Day delivery. For large urgent projects, we can switch to Team Mode where multiple translators work on the same assignment and share resources to reduce the delivery term.

Our shift-based coordination system and 24/7 availability of our translation ordering platform make idioma® a perfect choice for overseas clients in different time zones, allowing them to order translation projects during their day, and let our European production center process the assignments overnight.

NOTE! Because all translation projects are managed from our European production center, the delivery terms are calculated based on Central European Time (CET).

Post-Editing of Machine Translation Output (MTPE)

For technical translation, idioma® has since several years been using machine-assisted translation to speed up delivery and offer competitive rates. While machine output is not reliable, we have implemented a post-editing process that like our translation services also relies on one native professional translator editing the MT output and another native professional translator reviewing the result. In 2017, we have achieved certification according to the ISO 18587:2017 post-editing standard for this service level. Depending on the documents involved, the MT option with human post-editing is only suitable for major languages and specific fields where style and fluency are not as important as impeccable terminology. This workflow generally enables us to deliver faster and with a lower pricetag.
If you are interested in the MTPE service, a good start is to have a well-maintained translation memory plus a good glossary at hand. Just contact us and we will have a customized solution for you.
 

Pricing

The translation price includes

  • Instant translation estimates and pre-translation from your existing resources to minimize translation costs.
  • Translation by one native professional translator.
  • Review by a second native professional translator.
  • Quality Assurance by in-house human checkers using smart CAT tools.
  • Support of text reuse, translation memories, glossaries and style guides.
  • Creation of new translation memories and glossaries for every translation project
  • Dedicated project managers who handle your account.

+ aftercare

  • Extensive translation quality management reports,
  • Support of text amendments
  • Provision of style guides for translation
  • Project management support 7 days a week (from 7:00 to 22:00 CET)

Monthly invoicing. Credit card and PayPal payment options also available.
To get an exact price & delivery term for your translation project, get an instant translation estimate here.

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