Chinese Translation Services
Wecome to WorldAccent. We are a London-based agency that has been supplying high-quality written Chinese translations to business and the third sector since 1989.
We are experts at translating and typesetting Chinese, with experience in the widest range of projects imaginable.
Find out how we can meet your company’s Chinese translation requirements by contacting us for a free quote, or read on for more information.
What exactly is Chinese?
It is a simple question, but the answer is less so. Here are the main points that will help you decide what kind of Chinese translation you need.
- Chinese is not one language, but a family of languages. Mandarin has by far the largest number of speakers (see below). Others include Cantonese, Wu and Min.
- All the Chinese languages are nevertheless written in one of two scripts: Simplified or Traditional.
- Simplified Chinese is the official script of the People’s Republic of China, and is the most widely used.
- Traditional Chinese is used more locally, in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and in long-standing expatriate communities.
Not sure which Chinese script is right for your project? Get in touch for advice from one of our experienced project mangers.
Mandarin Chinese has the highest number of native speakers in the world. It tops the table by some distance, with millions more native speakers than those of English and Spanish combined.
As an economic power, China is looking at the top spot too. Having experienced surging growth over recent years, its economy is now second only to that of the USA. And if current trends continue, it won’t be long before China becomes the world’s biggest economy.
Put those facts together, and it’s clear that communication in Chinese is an increasingly important consideration for companies and organisations around the world.
Professional English to Chinese translators
We at WorldAccent understand that successful translations pay attention to style, linguistic connotations and cultural appropriateness.
The Chinese translator we select for your project will be a professional, qualified native speaker. They will also have the skills, educational background, knowledge and experience appropriate for the subject matter of your document, be it financial, technical, marketing, or anything else.
Our use of the latest software will ensure consistency within your current Chinese translation project and also across any related ones. It also helps to reduce costs and turnaround times.
If you wish, you may review your Chinese translations prior to final delivery.
What can we translate into Chinese?
We can translate a wide range of document formats directly into Chinese. There’s usually no need to create a new file or mark up what to translate – just send us your English file as it stands and we will do the rest. Some of our most frequent file formats include InDesign, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, HTML, XML, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Photoshop and subtitles.
Other Chinese language solutions
WorldAccent also offers a range of other Chinese language services, including copywriting, proofreading, and Mandarin and Cantonese transcription.
We can also provide an integrated Chinese typesetting service if required. Combining translating with typesetting in this way offers efficiencies and economies over carrying them out separately. Our in-house studio has specialist software, a wide range of Chinese fonts, and – perhaps most importantly – more than 25 years’ experience in multilingual typesetting.
Two Chinese points of interest:
- Chinese scholar Yan Fu (1854–1921) said: “there are three difficulties in translation: faithfulness, understandability and elegance”.
- There are over 800 million people who speak Mandarin as their first language.
Chinese translation, London project management and flawless communication
Get in touch today to find out how this winning combination can meet your business’s Chinese translation needs. Just click on your preferred contact method below.
Need more than one language to be translated or typeset? WorldAccent also offers multilingual typesetting and professional translation across the world’s languages. Contact us now to discuss your organisation’s requirements.