Legal translations

Legal translation is just one of the many translation services Enigma Translation offer, you can find details of our full range of services on our website.

When might you need a legal translation?
One of the areas in which our translators have legal translation expertise is property law.  So if you are considering buying or renting property or investing in a time-share abroad, one of our translators could be a beneficial addition to your legal team.  Not only will they ensure you understand what you are signing, but they will be able to advise you on the implications of purchasing property in accordance with that country’s law.

Translation serviceBetter to be safe than sorry
Thousands of Brits who relocate abroad every year are prime targets for property scams and fraudulent property dealers in many countries.  According to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Brits fall prey to misleading advertising, double selling, illegal construction and developers failing to complete properties.  Not to mention losing thousands of pounds in the process. 

They also warn that in some countries Brits have struggled to obtain the title deeds to their properties from developers making it very difficult to sell them.  Developers have imposed sales fees, high property taxes and service charges as delay tactics.  Some Brits have been trying to obtain the title deeds for over 30 years.

An eye for detail
Reading the fine print has never been so important and with a translator on board you will be in full possession of the facts and better positioned to ascertain if the deal is legitimate.  That way you can safeguard your well earned cash.

If things turn nasty
We also have professional interpreters available to support you in meetings with your solicitor and court should you end up in a legal dispute.

Tailored to your needs
The beauty of using our professional full time team is that we pair you with a translator who is qualified in the source language and a native speaker of the target language.  And importantly they will also have expertise in the legal area that you require translation support.  This ensures accuracy, continuity and cultural and business understanding. 

Whether your property purchase is for business or for pleasure, we can assist you with legal translations and also financial translations.  And because legal matters can be time sensitive we offer a same day service or completion within 24 hours, whichever suits you best.

So if you find yourself caught up in the legal system of another country or are faced with legal paperwork in another language, Enigma Translation could be just the answer you’re looking for.  Speak to us on +44 (01604) 750 799 or contact us via email, our website or on Facebook for all your translation needs.

Welsh translation

The 21st century has seen the spoken Welsh language rise in popularity from its position as a minority language in the 20th century.  According to the Welsh Language Board in 2004, 611,000 people in Wales speak Welsh. 

Probably less well known is the fact that there are also 25,000 Welsh speakers in Chubut Province in the south of Argentina.  This is due to Welsh settlers who arrived by ship – the Mimosa – back in 1885 and started a new life in the Chubut Valley.

Translation servicesRoyal Approval
There has been a concerted effort over the years to officially reinstate the Welsh language.  In 2010 the Welsh Assembly approved measures to develop the language within Wales, finally resulting in it becoming officially recognised as a language after Royal Approval in February 2011.

The digital coming of age for the Welsh language
The use of the Welsh language on the Internet continues to grow as do digital facilities supporting the language.  Microsoft offers a Welsh version of their operating systems including Windows 7, Vista and XP along with their Office software.

If you would like to have a Welsh language version of your existing website, Enigma Translation can provide Website Translation for you.  We can also help with Marketing Translation to ensure your Welsh target audience is aware of your Internet presence.  You’ll be in good company as even Facebook and Wikipedia have Welsh language versions of their sites.

Mobile technology
Did you know that the Welsh Language Board introduced a free software pack to enable the use of SMS predictive text in Welsh for mobile phones back in 2006?  And in 2009 the Board got together with Samsung and Orange to provide the first mobile phone with an interface and T9 dictionary in the Welsh language.

Perhaps you are developing mobile technology or an app for smart phones and iPhones and would like to expand into the Welsh language market.  Again we can translate from any language into Welsh and you’ll be up there with the rest of the forward-thinkers.

Professional translators
Our team of full time translators have a minimum of 5 years experience and can help with all of your translations needs to and from Welsh.  And it doesn’t just have to be with your website, our services extend to Financial Translation, Technical Translation, Legal Translation, Medical Translation and a whole host of other specialised subjects too.

We say it like it is
For face-to-face meetings and networking opportunities, our team of interpreters can provide language support so that you’re in on the conversation and not left out in the cold.

We help businesses and individuals on a daily basis so if you’d like to be part of the Welsh language trend, call the Enigma Translation office on +44 (0) 1604 750799 or on our mobile +44 07930326698.  If the written word is more your thing, contact us via email or Facebook.

Reasons for small companies to use a translation company

Having an in-house team of translators is fantastic if your company has the resources and generates enough translation work to warrant it. 

But in reality how big would your team need to be?
How many countries do you do business with or are you trying to reach?  Would you be lucky enough to find bilingual even trilingual employees to cover all the languages you need to communicate in?  Would you need your team full time?  What are the pitfalls of only employing team members on a part time basis?  Part time translators not being available when it really counts could be a deal-breaker.

Translation servicesSize matters
If you’re a small company this pipedream is unrealistic and definitely not cost effective, which is where Enigma Translation can help.

Enigma Translation at your service
We have 7 years of experience providing translation and interpreter support to small companies often at short notice, so we’re not fazed by tight deadlines.

Our team of translators are 2,000 strong across the globe and cover over 114 languages.  They are all full time, fully qualified professionals with at least five year’s experience and only translate into their native mother tongue.  They are available when you need them which is why we can offer a same day service or completion within 24 hours.  And the best bit, they’re not on your payroll, drinking your coffee or taking up space in your office.

How we can help you

  • Marketing Translation – expertise and translation of press releases, flyers, brochures, newsletters, emails or a whole marketing campaign
  • Website Localisation – expertise and translation of your website into another language or several to expand your target market
  • Financial Translation – translation and expertise in all aspects of business, finance and economics including banking, insurance, taxation, stock markets and property markets
  • Legal Translation – expertise and translation in all areas of law including Civil, Commercial, Criminal, International, Property, Employment, Probate and Family law
  • Medical Translation – translation of medical documentation including reports, journals, questionnaires, brochures and instructions for medical equipment and expertise in Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Radiology Psychiatry, Preventative medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Alternative therapies, Health and Safety, Public Health and Pharmaceuticals
  • Technical Translation and other specialised subjects
  • Editing, copywriting and desktop publishing – in any language
  • Interpreters – face to face meetings here or abroad

The price is right
At Enigma Translation we believe the personal touch goes a long way which is why we determine the price of a translation by its subject matter, legibility, language, deadline and size.  We could just be the cost effective translation solution you are looking for.

Open up your business to the rest of the world
There are many ways to contact us for further information or to discuss your requirements.  Call us on +44 (01604) 750 799, email us, visit our website for a free instant quote and find us on Facebook.

5 reasons to love Enigma Translation

February is a romantic month with Valentine’s Day slap bang in the middle and its synonymy with leap year marriage proposals by women.  Ladies did you know this year is a leap year?  You might want to ‘save the date’ and surprise your partner by proposing to them on February 29th 2012.

Whilst you’re in the mood for love why not consider the following 5 reasons to start your love affair with Enigma Translation?

Translation services1. I love you in 114 languages
Our global network of over 2,000 professional translators can say I love you in over 114 languages if that’s what you need.  We cover an extensive range of languages from the familiar to the less familiar and also same language country variations. 

We know words are important and no more so than when popping the question.  So if you want to impress your soul mate by asking him or her to marry you in their native tongue or like the romantic idea of asking in another language, get in touch for a quick turnaround.  We can’t guarantee they’ll say yes, but we can guarantee they’ll understand your proposal.

2. Love specialists 
Now Enigma Translation can’t claim to have specialist knowledge of your intended, but we can claim that our translators have expertise in many specialised subjects.  In fact we’ve dedicated a whole page on our website to our extensive list for you to take a look at.

So if you ask us to help you with translation regarding marriage legalities, we will say ‘I do’.  Or if you need our translation services for understanding the financial legalities of buying your first love nest, we will be happy to carry you over the threshold so to speak.

3. Love is blind
Whatever your translation requirements, you can be blissfully happy in the knowledge that proof-reading of your translated documents comes as standard.  Our professional proof-readers are loved-up with words and can complete 8,000 a day.

We know your reputation is at stake and it just wouldn’t do to ask your beloved to spend the rest of his or her ‘parrot’ with you, when we all know you mean ‘life’.  Yes it would be a memorable proposal, but for all the wrong reasons.

4. I wanna hold your hand
At Enigma Translation we don’t just translate, we interpret too.  If your meeting is an urgent matter of the heart, be it love or medical one of our professional interpreters can be there for you. 

Whatever the diagnosis, broken heart or not at least you’ll understand what’s being said.  And your interpreter will keep whatever’s been said confidential, even if it’s just your ego that’s bruised.

5. As fast as Cupid’s arrow
If you need your translated declaration of love or your marriage licence in order before hot-footing it to Vegas or Gretna Green, we can have it in your preferred language tout suite (that’s immediately).  We offer a same day service for when love just can’t wait.

And for those of you who aren’t as impulsive or relish a little more time to pluck up the courage, we can usually complete the work within 24 hours.

What do you think?  Should we give it a go?  Call me!  Here’s my number: +44 (01604) 750 799 or send me a note by email or Facebook!

Glossary of terms

If you follow us on Facebook you will have seen this post on our Enigma Translation page in the last few days:

“Many larger companies have their own in house culture, jargon and abbreviations and to outsiders it can be very confusing.  In these situations a glossary of terms is very helpful.  If one is not available then we can create one for future reference to ensure consistency and accuracy.”

We’d like to expand on this and what we can offer your business in the way of a glossary of terms.

Translation servicesWhat is a glossary of terms?
A glossary of terms is an invaluable tool for translators and is subject, client and project specific – think of it as ‘A Translator’s Guide to Your Company’.  Basically it is a translated list of approved words and terms relevant to your company which have been generated by you and the translator.

They are company, product, service and subject specific and include relevant terminology used in specialised areas.  For instance technical, medical, legal, marketing and financial terms as well as in-house catchphrases, jargon, abbreviations and strap lines etc.  Essentially whatever terminology is particular to your business area, products or service.

How can a glossary of terms benefit your company?
If you regularly require translation of documentation for and from clients and business associates a glossary of terms will aid the translator employed to do this.  It will ensure that your translator understands your business, brand, services and products resulting in consistent and correct terminology being used throughout your translations.

It will also be beneficial and cost-effective for further future translations as research and correction time is already reduced.  By using the glossary as an aid, the translator or translators can quickly and efficiently continue translating in the same tone and context by using correct approved terminology.

And if you are considering translating into multiple languages it truly comes into its own as multilingual equivalents can be easily added to already identified and translated keywords and terms.

What can Enigma Translation offer?
Enigma Translation is happy to help with your translation needs, whether it’s for a one-off project or to offer long term translation support.

Our global network of professional translators are fluent in over 114 languages and are also experts in their own specific field including Medical Translation, Financial Translation, Legal Translation, Technical Translation and Marketing Translation.  They are able to work with your own existing glossary of terms or to work with you to create one for future use.  This will ensure that reliable and accurate terminology relevant to your company is consistently used across your translated documentation.

If a glossary of terms sounds like a useful tool to you, then get in touch to make it happen.  You can call Enigma Translation on +44 (01604) 750 799, email us and find us on Facebook.

Translation for individuals as well as business

We’re not sure if you know this, but Enigma Translation help individuals with their translation needs on a daily basis.  Basically, we provide translation services and interpreters to more than just businesses.

There are many scenarios that take us abroad – holidays, work, study, owning a holiday let, relocating, retirement – either short term or long term.  But all introduce us to a different culture and often a new language.

Translation servicesGenerally as UK citizens we are very fortunate that English is a widely understood and spoken language across the globe, but when it comes to the written word sometimes our phrase book just isn’t enough.  And even if you’ve been fastidious enough to begin learning the language of your destination, there will be circumstances when you will need expertise and translation in a specialised area.

When you might need Enigma Translation
Living in a foreign country is fun and exciting but it can also produce a lot of paperwork, which can become a minefield if it’s in a language you don’t understand.

Medical
Straightforward things like finding a new doctor or dentist may require registration and details of your medical history.  Help with Medical Translation is vital to ensure any existing illnesses, conditions and medical requirements are conveyed and understood.  Interpreters can be essential in these situations.   

Legal
Perhaps there’s an issue with your work permit/visa and you need to seek legal advice.  Or you may be legally obliged to pay taxes as a resident.  Enigma Translation can offer Legal Translation of documents or arrange for an interpreter to be present at any meetings you might need with a solicitor.

Perhaps you’re marrying overseas.  You may need to acquire a marriage permit or licence and of course there will be the marriage certificate.  And if you decide to start a family you will need to register the birth of your son or daughter too.  Again we can help with the Legal Translation of registration documents and certificates and Medical Translation of hospital documentation. 

Property and Finance
Of course if you’ve relocated abroad be it for work, study, the summer or retirement, you’ll need somewhere to call home.  We cover all aspects of Property Law Translation and Financial Translation so will be able to help you if you are renting, buying, letting or selling a property.  We can also offer you the same support if you are managing this from the UK.

These are just a few examples of where our huge network of professional linguists and interpreters can help.  For details of the 114 languages we are versed in and the other specialist areas we can offer translation, please see our website.

Don’t leave home without us
Put our telephone number +44 (01604) 750 799 and email in your phone and mark our website as ‘Favourite’, that way we’ll always be on hand when you need a translator.

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Top Tips for choosing a translation company

There are many companies offering translation services so how do you spot a good one?  The one that’s right for you?  Here at Enigma Translation we’ve prepared our top tips to help with the challenge.

1. Experienced company
Look for an established company with experience.  Give them a call and chat about your requirements and what you’d like to achieve.  Ask them about their credentials and services they provide for other clients.  This will give you a feel for the company and gut instinct will tell you whether you’re a match.

Enigma Translation has been providing translation services since 2004.  Our founder Graham Bowles believes “The world of language translation can be a mystery to many people and barriers are built up, hence the name Enigma – meaning a puzzling thing or person.  With Enigma Translation, it’s not a barrier, it’s a gateway!”

2. Comprehensive services
Make sure the company specialises in the area of translation you require and in areas that you might see yourself using in the future.

We specialise in many areas of translation because business comes in all shapes and sizes

  • Legal translation covering Civil law, Commercial law, Criminal law, International law, Property law, Employment law, Probate and Family law
  • Marketing translation for press releases, newsletters, emails, flyers, brochures and entire marketing campaigns
  • Financial translation covering Banking, Insurance, Taxation, Stock Markets and Property Markets
  • Medical translation in these areas: Alternative therapies, Dentistry, Health and safety, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Pharmaceuticals, Preventative medicine, Psychiatry, Public health, Radiology and Veterinary
  • Website translation to enable your message, services and products to reach a broader target audience

Take a look on our website to see the other areas we can help with translation in too.

3. The personal touch
Look for a company that uses human translators not computer software.  Translation Memory software has its place but its literal translations from databases storing translated words and phrases often miss the mark.

By using Enigma Translation you’ll benefit from the personal touch of a professional linguist who is specially assigned to you and the specialist area you require translation in.  Thus ensuring an understanding of the language’s nuances, the cultural differences and the context in which your document is written.  This is crucial to ensure an accurate translation.

4. Source and target language
Make sure the company offers translators who are fluent in both the source and target language.  Expertise in only one is offering an incomplete service and allowing room for error.

At Enigma Translation our 2,000 strong team of translators are fluent in over 70 languages.  Your dedicated linguist will be fully qualified in the source language, a native speaker of the target language and in addition have expertise in the area you require support.

By now you’ll have realised the challenge is over and that Enigma Translation is the company for you!  Give us a call on +44 (01604) 750 799, email us or get a free instant quote via our website.

Financial translation

If you are dallying with the idea of moving your business or yourself to foreign lands, then add Financial translation services to your priority list. 

Even if you aren’t moving but you are doing business in another country you need to be able to converse or at least be sure of what your overseas client is recommending or intending to process.

With any large financial transaction on home ground, be it buying or selling property, setting up a business or making investments, you engage the services of an expert to manage the process, because when it comes to money you don’t want to lose a penny.

When things don’t add up
Of course overseas you’d do the same, but should you just assume the expert is fluent in your language?  After all that phone call went well, albeit after a shaky start and the emails sort of suggest you’re on the same page…but what if you’re not?  What if communication is a struggle in a ‘pigeon’ version of your native tongue?  How can you be sure you’re in safe hands?

You do the maths
Look at it this way, we’ve all laughed off unexpected dishes after failing to interpret a menu in a foreign restaurant successfully, but can any of us really afford to make the same mistake with larger sums of money or investments?  We’re guessing no.

Grade A maths and languages
By engaging the Financial translation services of Enigma translation, you’re taking steps to safeguard your assets abroad.  You’ll be in expert hands with a translator who understands the source language, speaks the target language and has a head for business – your business – be it personal or otherwise. 

Our linguists have experience in all aspects of business, personal finance and economics including banking, insurance, taxation, stock markets and property markets.  Thus enabling you to fully understand the process you are undertaking and the cultural differences in doing business overseas, eliminating costly shocks along the way.

Time sensitivity
The time difference between countries can be an advantage as well as a disadvantage, so if you need your Financial translation in a hurry, we’ll meet your deadline by turning it around in 24 hours if necessary. 

Financial terminology in whichever language you are dealing with will soon become your second language with the help of Enigma Translation.  Visit our website for a free instant quote, email us or give us a call on +44 (01604) 750 799.

Of course with any financial deal there is also likely to be a legal implication so don’t forget that Enigma Translation can also help with legal translations.

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Italian translation

In international business document translation is essential. It can mean the difference between communicating with other countries and building successful business relationships and remaining confined to a limited amount of customers and clients.

Here at Enigma Translation our Italian translators are able to offer a wide range of services. There are many different things to consider when translating a document into Italian or any other language for that matter.  Also, knowing what you require from your language translator is important.  

Language change

Languages can change over time. Much like the English language, the Italian language has new words and phrases all the time. It is important to use a language translator who is fully aware of the changes in their native language, just like our Italian translators here at Enigma

Advice

Our translators offer advice. If they think that something doesn’t make sense or feel the need to inform you of an important matter then they will. Finding the right person for language translation is vital and that is why all of our Italian translators are carefully chosen. 

Subject area

Every subject or area of business uses its own terminology. That is why we employ language translators who have their own area of expertise, from financial to medical and legal to pharmaceutical, we have a specialised Italian language translator for all your business needs. 

Time

We understand that our clients often have pressing needs. Or that your clients are expecting something fast. That is why we can turn projects around as fast as you need them. Sometimes even in 24 hours. 

So why not request a free online quote today? To find out more simply go to our website. You can also find us on Facebook

Welcome to our blog!

Living in the fast paced and culturally diverse world that we do, here at Enigma Translation, we make it our job to understand languages. Understanding languages for us is not merely word for word translation. It is not just about being fluent in a certain language either.

Here at Enigma Translation we are fluent in not just languages such as French, English, German and the like, but the language of law, marketing and effective communications, to name but a few.

By engaging with us we will be able to open up your business to a whole other world of possibilities. Our language translation services are available in over 70 different languages. From Afrikaans right the way through to Somalian. We have over 2000 linguists who are highly experienced and specialised in their subject area.

Our translation services cover a broad range of areas from;

  • Medical and pharmaceutical translation
  • Website translations
  • Legal translations
  • Financial translations
  • Marketing and press translations

So whether you need a marriage certificate translated in Finnish, a court interpreter in Welsh or even a website proof read in Arabic, here at Enigma Translation we have expert linguists who can adapt to your needs.

We have been working in the translation business for over seven years now and have built up a wealth of expertise and linguists who are on hand to help you. Each of our linguists operates in their native tongue and has signed a confidentiality agreement. Your peace of mind is of paramount importance to us at Enigma Translation.

The art of good translation comes from effective communications and that is what we offer here at Enigma Translation. We can turn projects around in 24 hours if need be and are here to help you, whatever your needs. If you have a question, all you need to do is ask. 

You can find out more about us on our website. Why not contact us at Enigma Translation for a free quote? But make sure you check back to our blog regularly for the latest translation news, information on Enigma Translation and our wide range of services. We have plenty that we want to share with you!