Translation Services from Alpha

Our translation services are a complete package. We offer everything from content creation to creative editing of translated material. Where needed, we also offer machine-aided translation and editing.

The Philosophy

Good translation is much more than just word substitution. It needs creativity, cultural insight, smart processes, and a real human touch.

At Alpha, we recognise all of this. That’s why we provide our translation services through a team of specialist in-house translators, testers and copywriters. During our 30 years in business, we’ve worked to build a streamlined process, aided by the best in technology. As a result, we now provide complete localization services to most of the global top-50.

 

Alpha’s Translation Services

Translation

Our translation services are aided by the best technology. However, the majority of our work is undertaken by humans, not machines. Our in-house model and agile processes mean we can offer consistency, speed, and above all, quality.

Multilingual copywriting

Alpha’s copywriting team has been hand-picked from the world’s leading creative and technical writers. Their brief is to create new, engaging content in any language. In addition, they also give full, creative edits to existing translations. The team takes your message into every language, with all the natural style of a piece of original writing. The approach is perfect for marketing materials and games translation; and furthermore is great for product descriptions.

Post-editing

Our post-editing is designed to create readable, meaningful content out of machine translation. Ideal for software translation, or for large-scale projects where speed and value are of the essence.

Transcreation

Taking a message from one language to another is not simple. Engaging translation needs the tone of the original, but it also needs to match the new culture it speaks to. Alpha’s transcreators are bicultural as well as bilingual. They work with you to create content that will engage your target audience, whatever language they speak.

Linguistic Quality Assurance

Our translation services include linguistic quality assurance. This can be part of an end-to-end localization process, or can be provided to test translated content. The service includes real-time feedback and review systems for your content.

Functional Quality Assurance

Alpha has a full testing and development team. This is unusual for a localization agency, but we find that it has huge benefits. As part of our offering, we can investigate, plan, test and report. We offer the service for apps, software, and products. Our test scripts include an exhaustive range of devices, and provide full reporting for peace of mind.

International SEO

We work with you from the start to ensure that your website is set up to ranks for every language and territory. We have become industry-leaders in intelligent website translation and optimization. As a result, we specialize in designing a whole process that gives you speed, accuracy, and seamless language-changes for websites and apps.

Design & Layout

Many marketing materials rely on their visual element. The same is true of HR and learning materials. Our design and layout services put your translation in place. The team can amend positioning, sizing, and orientation to fit your target language. All while keeping the design as striking as your original creations.

Technology and MT

We believe that localization should be aided by technology as much as possible. That’s why we use intelligent systems and integrate fully with all CAT tools. It’s also why we are deeply involved in neural machine translation research. It’s clear that this is where the future lies.

AV & Multimedia

The written word is just the beginning when it comes to translation. Our audio-visual and multimedia localization experts can help you to dub, subtitle, and amend graphics in full. Video content gains a website conversion rate that is 80% higher than static content. This means that multimedia content is now central to any marketing strategy, and, in addition, that high quality localisation is key.

Consultancy

Our consultancy services provide the advice you need to help grow your business globally. With thirty years’ industry experience, we have a lot to offer. We can offer advice on entering new markets and guidance on censorship. We can also provide specific insight into any language or culture.

If you would like to find out more about Alpha, please contact us.