The discovery that language can be a barrier to communication is quickly made by all who travel, study, govern or sell. Whether the activity is tourism, research, government, policing, business, or data dissemination, the lack of a common language can severely impede progress and can halt it altogether. Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Languages OUR STORY European Language Services is a South African company offering a wide range of professional translation services in European languages.   Our   company   was   established   in   Pretoria   in   January   1995,   gradually   extending   its   reach   first   to   Johannesburg   and   then   to   the   rest   of   South   Africa   and   abroad, as more and more leading South African and international businesses and organisations chose to entrust their language-related needs to us. Fast   forward   two   decades   of   unrelenting   focus,   hard   work   and   unwavering   dedication   to   what   we   do   and   today   European   Language   Services   has   evolved   into   a leading   translation   bureau   with   a   solid   reputation   for   service   excellence,   quality,   reliability   and   efficiency,   which,   in   turn,   has   translated   into   some   very   real benefits   for   our   clients:   our   extensive   customer   base   and   a   large   number   of   challenging   projects   always   on   the   go   at   any   given   moment   in   time   allow   us   to attract and retain the very best language professionals, while keep ing our rates very competitive.



Our   team   consists   of   qualified   and   experienced   translators   from   a   variety   of professional    and    cultural    backgrounds,    making    it    possible    to    choose    the most   suitable   translator   for   the   task   at   hand.   Poorly   executed   translations can   be   worse   than    no   translation   at   all.   Not   only   do   they   waste   your   money, they   can   cause   serious   damage   to   your   image,   reputation   and   success   in other    countries    and    even    locally.    That    is    why    our    in-house    team    of experienced   project   managers   closely   monitors   all   projects   from   beginning to   end,   in   order   t o   ensure   that   deadlines   are   always   met   and   that   every translation   leaving   these   offices   is   one   hundred   percent   accurate   from   a linguistic, technical and cultural point of view.


We   are   able   to   provide   you   with   translations   of   scientific,   technical,   financial, marketing,     advertising,     legal,     medical,     pharmaceutical,     academic     and educational    texts,    as    well    as    foreign    correspondence,    tender    documents, contracts,   patents,   manuals   and   websites   from/into   a   variety   of   European languages,   combining   a   sophisticated   service   organisation   with   professional language skills. In    addition    to    translation    services,    we    can    provide    you    with    editing    and proofreading services in many different languages.
LANGUAGES AND FIELDS OF EXPERTISE LANGUAGES We offer translation services in the following languages: French, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Turkish, Greek. FIELDS OF EXPERTISE Over the years we have built up solid expertise in the following fields, in no particular order: TECHNICAL   TRANSLATIONS:       Telecommunications,   Oil   and   Gas   Industry,   Mining   and   Mineral   Engineering,   Aerospace   Engineering,   Geotechnical   Engineering, Metallurgical   Engineering,   Electrical   Engineering,   Naval   and   Marine   Engineering,   Air   Conditioning   and   Refrigeration   Technology,   Applied   Engineering,   Mining and    Petroleum    Technology,    Food-processing    Technology,    Military    Technology,    Chemical    Industry,    Power    Engineering,    Telecommunications    Engineering, Molecular   Engineering,   Hydraulic   Engineering,   Transportation   Technology,   Medical   Technology,   Petroleum   Engineering,   Automotive   Technology,   Transportation Engineering,   Mechanical   Engineering,   Traffic   Engineering,   Nuclear   Engineering,   Automotive   Engineering,   Fire   Protection   Technology,   Environmental   Engineering, Systems   Engineering,   Municipal   Engineering,   Civil   Engineering,   Process   Engineering,   Biotechnology,   Military   Hardware   Engineering,   Patents,   Manuals,   User Guides, Installation Manuals, Training Manuals, etc. GENERAL    BUSINESS:        Business    Administration    and    Management,    General    Entrepreneurship,    Mass    Communication,    Marketing,    Advertising,    Proposals, Contracts,   Agreements,   Founding   Statements,   Articles   of   Association,   Annual   Reports,   Financial   Statements,   Investment   Proposals,   Environmental   Impact Assessments,   Bids   and   Tender   Documents,   Import/Export   Documentation,   Company   Registration   Documents,   Due   Diligence   Reports,   Economic   Surveys, Prospectuses, Feasibility Studies, Forms, Reports, Labels, Packaging, General Business Correspondence, etc. FINANCIAL   TRANSLATIONS:      Banking   and   Finance,   Accounting,   Insurance,   Investment   Proposals,   Stockbroking,   Taxation,   Financial   Statements,   Auditor’s Reports, etc. LEGAL    TRANSLATIONS:        Commercial    Law,    Intellectual    Property    Law,    Corporate    Law,    International    Law,    Family    Law,    Criminal    Law,    Constitutional    Law, Environmental   Law,   Patent   and   Trademark   Law,   Labour   and   Employment   Law,   Patents,   Court   Decisions,   Court   Transcripts,   Patent   and   Trademark   Applications, Affidavits, Legal Reports, Judgments, Settlements, Contracts, Agreements, General Legal Correspondence, etc. GENERAL   GOVERNMENT:      Laws,   Decrees,   By-laws,   Rules   and   Regulations,   Ordinances,   Civil   Service,   Taxation,   Politics,   Tender   Documents,   Government Gazettes, International Agreements and Conventions, General Government Correspondence, Diplomatic Exchanges, etc. MEDICAL    TRANSLATIONS:        General    Medicine,    Dentistry,    Cardiology,    Pharmacology,    Ophthalmology,    Emergency    Medicine,    Physiotherapy    and    Clinical Psychology,    Gastroenterology,    Infectious    Diseases,    Rheumatology,    Haematology,    Critical    Care    Medicine,    Paediatrics    Endocrinology,    Neurology,    Psychiatry, Veterinary   Medicine,   Psychology,   Public   Health   Education   and   Promotion,   Patient   Consent   Forms,   Doctor’s   Reports,   Test   Results,   Medical   Certificates,   Package Inserts, etc. INFORMATION    TECHNOLOGY:        Computer    and    Information    Sciences,    Computer    Engineering,    Software    and    Data    Processing,    Software    Development, Information Systems, Internet, Computer Games and Gambling, etc. PHYSICAL   AND   NATURAL   SCIENCES:      Microbiology   and   Bacteriology,   Chemistry,   Physical   and   Theoretical   Chemistry,   Physics,   Natural   and   Applied   Sciences, Biochemistry,    Atmospheric    Sciences    and    Meteorology,    Biology,    Geology,    Applied    Mathematics,    Polymer    Chemistry,    Ecology,    Zoology,    Molecular    Biology, Environmental   Science,   Geochemistry,   Mathematics,   History,   Biophysics,   Geology,   Oceanography,   Organic   Chemistry,   Botany,   Entomology,   Geophysics   and Seismology, Genetics, Anatomy, Geography, Archaeology, Marine and Aquatic Biology, Crystallography, etc. SOCIAL   SCIENCES:      Social   Psychology,   Political   Science,   Ethnic   and   Cultural   Studies,   Anthropology,   Social   Sciences,   Political   Science,   Criminology,   Theology   and Theological Studies, etc. OTHER   FIELDS:   Occupational   Health   and   Safety,   Animal   Sciences,   Journalism   and   Broadcasting,   Architecture,   Aviation,   Linguistics,   Literature,   Education,   Sports and   Fitness,   Biometrics,   Cartography,   Entertainment,   Religion,   Forensic   Science,   Publishing,   Recreation,   Wildlife   Exploration,   Hospitality   Industry,   Farming   and Fisheries, Culinary Science, Travel and Tourism, Stockbreeding, Agronomy and Crop Science, Arts and Literature, Forestry, etc.
BUSINESS HOURS 09h00 to 17h00 (GMT+2) Monday to Friday, excluding SA public holidays


EST. 1995

European Language Services


As   a   primarily   business-to-business   service,   European   Language   Services   has   been   responsible   for   many   high-profile   projects   over   the   years,   working   discreetly and   unobtrusively   behind   the   scenes.   Below   is   a   non-exhaustive   list   of   some   of   the   corporate   and   public-sector   clients   we   have   had   the   pleasure   and   privilege   of working for to date:


Do you offer interpreting services? No.   We   specialise   in   translation   services   only,   i.e.,   we   deal   exclusively   with   the written word. Do you offer telephone interpreting services? No. Do you offer voice-over or dubbing services? No. Do you offer language courses/tuition? No. Do you sell dictionaries/CDs/software/language courses? No. Do    you    translate    personal    documents,    i.e.,    birth/marriage    certificates, academic degrees/transcripts, diplomas, etc.? No. Do you offer sworn translations? No. Do     you     offer     translations     into/from     African,     Afro-Asiatic     or     Oriental languages? No.  We offer translation services in European languages only.
Which languages do you work with? French, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Greek. How do you charge for your services? All our fees are based on a rate per 100 words, which differs depending on the language combination. Please call or email us for our current rate applicable to your specific language combination. Our complete tariff sheet is also available on request. Alternatively, you could simply send us your document(s) by email for a firm, all-inclusive, no-obligation quotation for the entire project. Will my documents be treated as confidential? We take confidentiality and security issues very seriously. Every single document we receive from our clients is treated as confidential as a matter of company policy.   However, if you feel that you have special requirements in this area, we will be more than happy to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement (available from our offices). How long will it take to translate my documents? Each translator on our team can handle approximately 2000 words per working day. However, this figure is greatly affected by the nature and layout of the source document as well as by the amount of research that needs to be done.