Services - idioma

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

Sofia

I am busy in the arts sector in Edinburgh and, between my part-time jobs and my ballet classes, I have a busy and varied schedule – I enjoy translating very much and idioma gives me the opportunity to do it whenever I have some spare time!

Newton

Living in Santos, Brazil, the leading port in Latin America, makes me kind of a World Citizen: ships coming and going made me eager to discover about other peoples. Learning languages was a goal, and translating is a natural consequence.

Andreea Ioana

My favorite quote is from Into the Wild (both book and movie) and I think it guides me through life: "Happiness is real only when shared".

​Imre

I have studied translation in Budapest Business School to be able to meet the highest quality standards and chose swimming to be fit enough for the workloads.

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.

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

Petr

There are two things I really love: Travelling and languages!!! And when translating for idioma, I can enjoy both of them at the same time :)

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!

Miha

Translating... you can do it anywhere! I just moved to Paris and it is awesome. And you never know where I will be in two years, but you can always reach me by email ;)

Miroslav

It is a real pleasure to translate together with idioma team professionals...

Lieve

What a small country is good at: no one outside of Holland speaks Dutch, but we all speak at least two other non-native languages!

Anita

10 years of passion for quality Slovenian translations

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.

Luana

One thing well said will be wit in another language

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!

Gabriela

Green tea prepared, fire set in the fireplace, iQube open and a bar of chocolate within close reach ... let´s start translating :-)

Mircea

Translation is what I do for a living—and idioma is helping a lot with that—and writing fiction is what I also do for a living that transcends the here and now.

Nicholas

As a business law student at the university of Linköping by day and a hockey referee by night, I like to enjoy a cup of black coffee (just a typical Swedish thing) while I catch up on idioma translations between lectures and games.

Evren

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

Oscar

Engineer and professional translator

Rael-Saskia

From Estonia with my cat, dog and books.

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.

Adeline

My two children are at school now, so I get a full day to translate for idioma!!

Akif Cem

I wish I would have a chance to translate the secret language of our universe. For now, at least let’s translate those into Turkish!

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!

Rajesh

Trust me for Quality and Quick turn-around!

Mariam

The bad news is Time flies..BUT the good news is you are the Pilot ;)

Kuanysh

It is autumn in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and the city is full of entertainment, but there is always time for idioma translation.

​Anamaria

Time is moving fast in Bucharest, new things arise at each step, but in a world constantly in motion idioma remains the same: perfect translations.

Noa

If I had to pick the most rewarding aspect of translating it would be knowing that our work helps to break down frontiers and facilitate the building of international relationships.

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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