Translation Services

Document translation


Document translation refers to the translation of any form of document, whether it’s a tangible business document such as a report or manual, or online media like webpages or emails.

For the last 20 years, we have been providing document translation to leading UK and international companies from a broad range of industries. Our focus is on identifying what the translation requirements of your document are, whether they be sector knowledge, business tone or culturally-adapted language and assigning you the most suitable translator, proofreader and project manager.

The challenges of multilingual term management

The words you use to describe your products and services support your corporate brand and identity in your market-place. This is equally true in your foreign-language communications. However, it is very easy to lose control of the foreign-language terms used, leading at best to fuzzy branding, and at worst to potential misunderstandings.


1. We can manage your foreign-language terminology for you:

  • We maintain updated client glossaries in multiple languages
  • Glossaries are re-used and added to each time we do a new document translation
  • Terminology is checked by industry experts
  • Time savings gained as a result of efficient terminology management can save you money
  • Client glossaries can be linked to our translation memory software, which then flags your approved terms to help orient our translators

2. We use Translation Memory to increase consistency and save you costs:

Important or client-facing documents produced periodically often contain a mixture of sections which stay the same and sections which need updating. Similarly, company websites, technical manuals or HR documentation can contain identical paragraphs and sections which only need to be translated once.

AST uses the benefits of translation memory technology to identify duplicate text or text that has been previously translated.

You can learn more about the software technology and tools we use in the technology section of our website

What’s next?

If you have a document you’d like to get a quote for, we’d be happy to hear from you

Here's a small sample of reviews from our many satisfied customers:


Tom Walters, The Dairy Agency
The team at AST Language Services were great at responding to our request and coming back to us with the options available in a timely manner. Our translation project was completed quickly and was correct first time - resulting in a happy client at the end of the job. I would recommend AST Language Services to businesses looking for a diligent and friendly team to partner with on any future translation projects.


Janet Cordner, Jackson Reece
The team at AST Language Services are extremely efficient at delivering accurate translation of a wide range of languages. I urgently needed translation of Spanish, Arabic and Canadian French text for a project. Highly recommend AST Language Services. Professional and fabulous to work with!


Daryl Willett, Sirenum
Professional, Responsive and Friendly. I recently worked with AST and they were quick to respond & offered competitive rates vs. other companies. I picked AST as we shared similar visions with regards to work ethics, company policies and being able to meet the deadline. I was extremely impressed with the translation and surprised that they were able to deliver such a large project in a short space of time, ensuring that I meet my deadlines.
I would strongly recommend using AST - they use native speaker translators which helps when trying to understand your audience and is just a pleasant experience. You won't regret working with them.

We translate all commercial languages of the world, working either from English or into English:

  • Albanian
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Bahasa
  • Bengali
  • Bulgarian
  • Burmese
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dari
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • Flemish
  • French
  • Gaelic
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kazakh
  • Korean
  • Kurdish
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian
  • Malay
  • Maltese
  • Marathi
  • Mirpuri
  • Nepalese
  • Norwegian
  • Pashto
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Samoan
  • Serbian
  • Shona
  • Sinhala
  • Slovakian
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Sorani
  • Swahili
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Welsh
  • Zulu

Translation memory & Term management

Just like other industries, we’re benefiting from the continuing advances in technology. CAT tools and translation memories (TMs) when used effectively can reduce cost and turnaround times as well as improving text quality and consistency.

Get in touch

If you have a translation project you’d like to discuss with one of our project managers contact us today

+44(0)115 970 5633