Translators pass a major milestone

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One of Sheffield’s leading languages companies is celebrating completing its 25,000th translation assignment.

TransAction Translators was established 30 years ago and provides translation services covering Asian and Oriental languages, as well as all European languages.

The company’s 25,000th job involved translating internal documents about a global mobility programme from Spanish to English for Telefónica, whose brands include O2, Movistar and Vivo.

Telefónica’s international assignments manager, David Gogerly, praised the Sheffield firm’s work.

“I always come back to TransAction as I know they will do a good job,” said Mr Gogerly.

“They always come back to me really quickly and I can rely on their translations being correct first time.”

TransAction is run by languages graduates Daniel Collis and Maryline Tergella, who comes from the French city of Le Mans and began her working life in Sheffield as a French assistant at Tapton School.

Maryline says the translation industry has changed significantly since the days when business was done over the telephone and with fax machines.

“With the currently weak pound helping significantly, we compete at an international level and with e-mail we communicate with translators and clients a lot more easily, many of them being based outside the UK,” she says.

“We have helped clients secure millions of pounds of business abroad through translated contracts, tenders and general correspondence.”

TransAction’s clients include HSBC, SIG, French firm Aubert & Duval, German group Bilstein and US-based Digital Control Inc.