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Our translators are all experienced and highly qualified specialists, who translate exclusively into their own native language and are experts in their particular fields.

We have used Confluence Scotland for translation services for the past two years now. They provide a very professional service, responding quickly, asking questions so they fully understand what it is we require, and are very well priced. We will certainly use them again and recommend to others.

Sheena Muncie, Director, Scotinform Ltd


I would recommend Confluence to anyone who has a need to learn a second language or requires documents translated.

Alan Hook, Managing Director, Bruntons Aero Products Ltd


The European design centre of Allegro MicroSystems has been using Confluence Scotland for several years. This has included tuition in German, Japanese and English for non-native speakers as well as some document translation. We have always found Confluence to be very responsive to our needs. They take great care to ensure that tutors are selected to be compatible with the students. We have found that they are flexible when necessary both in timing and content of the tuition. Tutors in a specific language are usually native speakers, which adds the very important extra dimension of cultural understanding to any language tuition.


The Allegro European Design Centre has recently been tasked with support on a global basis and is expanding into larger premises. We look forward to working with Confluence Scotland in the future to ensure that our cultural and language skills meet the professional standards required for a global operation. Allegro highly recommends Confluence Scotland for all language services.

Bob Christie, Systems Engineering Manager, Allegro MicroSystems

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Languages

We cover most world languages.  Our most recent work has been delivered in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese [European & South American], Chinese & Japanese.  We also provide translations into English.


Subject Matter

We can cover a wide variety of general and specialist subjects, including commercial, financial, legal, technical, IT, scientific, agricultural, manufacturing, advertising, academic, hospitality & tourism.  Recently completed projects have included engineering reports, tourist literature, application forms and related documents, business correspondence, genealogical research, websites and accompanying marketing literature, promotional brochures and press releases, hotel menus and signage, academic commentary and research.


Proof reading & Editing

Our translators check all work carefully before submission.  It is then also checked in-house. In addition we can provide an independent proofreading / editing service [also for texts written in English].  


Glossaries

If relevant, our translators will compile a glossary of job-specific terminology in collaboration with the client.


Delivery

We strive to keep all delivery date commitments.  Documents are normally forwarded via e-mail in Word or PDF formats.


Prices

Our standard price is based on a Word count of the source text – there is a slightly higher rate for languages with non-Roman characters. An additional charge may be made for formatting of graphics and there is a minimum charge of £50.00 per language per job, since every job, however small, requires the translator to undertake relevant research.


Quotations

No obligation quotations supplied free of charge.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries.


Oral translation

Some of our Scottish based translators are also professional interpreters and can provide both simultaneous and consecutive oral translation.  We have delivered assistance in a variety of interview & meeting situations and have also supplied native speakers for voice-overs and other recordings.


Tour guiding

A number of our specialist linguists are regular tour guides and are happy to accompany visitors to Edinburgh & Scotland in this capacity.