Translation Services

Our Production Centre is divided into 5 different Translation Departments, allowing the translators to specialise in certain market sectors:

  • Technical (Incl. IT, Telecoms & Multi-Media)
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical
  • Legal
  • Financial
  • Corporate & Marketing

As these Departments are located in the same building, we can successfully carry out cross-specialty projects.

 


 

The main types of projects we undertake include, but are not limited to, the following:

Technical Translations

Medical & Pharmaceutical Translations

  • Brochures and promotional material for the industry
  • Data Sheets
  • Diagnostic Manuals
  • Glossaries
  • IFUs
  • Installation Manuals
  • Patents
  • Product Brochures and Catalogues
  • Product Inserts
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Service Manuals
  • Ship Reports
  • Training Manuals
  • User Manuals
  • Catalogues
  • eLearning Courses
  • Reference/Tutorials/Help material
  • Software Localisation (IT, Industrial, Appliances, Devices, Mobile Telephony, etc.)
  • User Manuals & Software for Computer Games
  • Web Sites
  • Clinical Trials (Protocols)
  • Data Sheets
  • Glossaries
  • IFUs/DFUs
  • In Vitro Diagnostics
  • Installation Manuals (Medical Tools and Devices)
  • Medical Healthcare Insurance Claims (incl. Hospital Receipts, Test Results, Doctor’s Findings)
  • Medical Test Results & Diagnoses
  • Patents
  • Product Brochures & Catalogues
  • Product Inserts
  • Product Labels
  • Reagent Kits
  • SmPCs & PILs
  • Software (for Medical Devices, Machinery etc)
  • User Manuals (Medical Tools and Devices)

Legal Translations

Financial Translations

  • Agreements
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Arbitration & ADR
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Certificates (Birth, Marriage etc)
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate Governance
  • Court Case Documents
  • European & International Law
  • European Parliament Documents
  • Family Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Documents
  • Intellectual Property & Patents
  • Labour and Employment
  • Law & Government Gazettes
  • License Agreements
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Passports & Identification Papers
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Balance Sheets
  • Bank Statements/Banking Documentation
  • ECB Documents
  • European Finance
  • Factsheets
  • Financial Statements
  • Fund Prospectuses
  • Funds (Annual & Semi-Annual Financial Reports)
  • Insurance Policies
  • Public Finance
  • Shareholders’ Documentation
  • Tenders

Corporate & Marketing Translations


  • Advertising & Marketing Brochures
  • Application Forms
  • College/University Degrees, Curricula Vitae (Resumes)
  • Commercial & Private Correspondence
  • Computer Games
  • Corporate Governance
  • eLearning Courses
  • European Union Documents
  • Glossaries
  • Ingredients & Packaging Information (Food & Drink)
  • Local Culture Evaluations (Market Research)
  • Newsletters, Magazines & Journal Articles
  • Presentations
  • Press Releases
  • Product Brochures & Catalogues
  • Product Inserts
  • Product Labels
  • Product Names & Slogans
  • Promotional Material
  • Questionnaires (for Hospitals/Patients)
  • Questionnaires (HR Evaluations)
  • Questionnaires (Market Research)
  • Staff Training Manuals
  • Subtitles & Scripts
  • User Guides
  • User Manuals
  • Utility Bills
  • Web Sites

Proof-reading

We understand the value of a thorough proofreading, so all our translations are proofread by a second in-house linguist, at no extra charge, before delivery. This process is further streamlined by the fact that each translator-proofreader team is in the same building and can discuss differences of opinion directly and quickly. This results in error-free high quality translations, which is the basis of our quality warranty.

Third Party Proof-reading

Many freelancers or translation agencies do not use a translator-proofreader team for their projects, which results in translations being delivered to the client without proper proofing. This means there can be missing text, typos or mistranslations. We can undertake the proofing of these translations, provided their quality is above average. For lower quality documents, we suggest re-translation, which is usually of equal cost and produces much better end-results.

Editing

Many clients, usually in the medical/pharmaceutical industries, choose to have a third stage –editing– for their projects, due to the sensitive nature of their documents. When we undertake such projects, we use a 3-person team: translator, proofreader and editor.

Additional Services

Trademarks
Not a typical translation project. We follow the EU Community Trademark System to translate from Greek into English, product descriptions and logos according to the EU Nice classifications for applications made at the Trademark Office. These translations follow strict guidelines and receive official feedback from the Trademark Bureau.

Transliterations
For translations into Greek, we can also provide the translated text in Latin characters, together with pronunciation instructions for the non-Greek speaker to read the text aloud. Popular uses are:

  • For foreign visitors who want to give a short speech in Greek to their local audience, in order to make a good impression.
  • For companies who want to provide voice-overs or other audio content.
  • For use in bilingual dictionaries or glossaries.

Phonetic Guides

A short guide on how to pronounce the Greek alphabet letters, in order to read Greek. It is usually supplied as supporting material for transliteration projects.

Back Translations

Many clients require an additional type of linguistic quality control, in the form of a back translation. First the text is translated by following the usual procedure. A different translator (with the opposite mother-tongue language set) translates the text back from the target language into the source language. This translation is rather literal and unpolished. The purpose is to highlight any mistranslations or ambiguous text. We often provide back translations for 3rd party translations, as well as for our own translations.

Localisation Services

We offer website and software localisation solutions, including end-user product testing and OLR services.

We also co-operate with our clients using custom end-software compilation tools, carrying out cutting-edge technology projects, such as:

  • Car Diagnostics Systems
  • Company Websites
  • Computer Games
  • IT products
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile Telecommunications
  • Office Equipment
  • Telecommunications

Having in-house IT experts means we can liaise more effectively with our clients, providing integrated solutions that can save them hundreds of man-hours and help them successfully complete large projects on time.

Our localisation services include:

  • Localisation for the Web. We undertake the localisation of any website or web-based application in our language combinations. Depending on whether the content is static or database-driven, different approaches may be required, as per client needs and specific project requirements.
  • HTML/XML Processing. Utilising a full set of CAT tools we are able to process nearly all Internet document types, from standard HTML to more complex script (ASP/PHP/JSP etc) and XML structures (subject to DTD availability).
  • Localisation Testing. We can perform OLR as well as connotation and usability checks on localised content, in order to ensure both its contextual integrity and its appropriateness for the Greek market. Furthermore, we can undertake localised software usability testing projects for both IT and mobile telephony platforms.
  • Name Evaluations. Before launching a new product on local markets, international companies want to avoid any negative connotations, cultural faux pas, pronunciation difficulties or similar-sounding existing products for their brands, logos or taglines. We perform these checks, either using the client’s specifications, or our own general feedback report. Similar evaluations can be carried out for a company’s own name or logo, when they are new to the Greek market or planning a name change.

Online Review (OLR)

When the translated material for websites and intranets has been uploaded, a final check of the linguistic content, formatting and links can be carried out before the site goes live.

On-site Testing

We undertake localisation and/or testing at the client’s premises when

  • a product is in the final stages of production and security is an issue.
  • software text is still being revised in several languages, making it easier for the client to have their international team of linguists all in one place, to update content as and when it is ready.
  • the client requires proprietary software programs/machines to be used, which can only be run on site.

 

Desktop Publishing Services

We offer the following services, for both Mac OS and Windows platforms:

  • DTP using most popular applications (InDesign, QuarkXPress, FrameMaker, PPT etc.).
  • Image Processing (Photoshop, Illustrator etc.).
  • Pre-press file preparation, providing clients with print-ready material.
  • All types of possible file conversions, e.g. cross-platform and cross-application conversions.
  • Checking of client-converted files.


We undertake text for DTP in the following target languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • And most Western European languages

Voice-Over & Recording Services

 

Since 1994, we have been offering voice-over and recording services.

The voice-over sessions can take place in a recording studio of the client’s choice or at our own facility in Athens. During the past 10 years, we have completed a multitude of cutting-edge projects which involved extended voice-over services. We are also involved in on-going collaborations with various Greek and foreign clients, regarding the constant updating and testing their voice-over projects.

 

Interpreting Services

Since 1987, we’ve helped many customers find the right words with a full suite of English-Greek & French-Greek consecutive and simultaneous interpreting services covering most subject areas.

Our customers come to us because they can count on our company's dedicated team, in order to cover all their needs. They keep coming back because we get it right, time and again.