English Translation Services
From our offices in Ireland and the UK we provide professional translation services into English. We even translate from US English to British English and vice versa – something a lot of online stores and e-commerce sites require. So whether you need to translate a Word document from German to English or translate an Excel file from French to English, we’ve got you covered.
We also provide English proofreading services for those that need to check their own English content.
Translation from US English into British English.
For clients based on either side of the Atlantic we provide translation into both US English and British English. We can translate and localize your text for each region. There are many differences between both languages. The most obvious one is spelling, but there are numerous terminology differences.
The US for example speak about Gasoline, Patties, Chips and Fries, whilst in Europe the talk about Petrol, Burgers, Crisps and Chips. US cars have “Hoods”, whilst European cars have “Bonnets”. In the US you might use a “Cell phone” in Europe “a mobile” or “Handy” in Germany.
Government departments and some design agencies often use Simplified English for creating documentation – that is clear to understand, and easier to translate.
You can read more about the differences between US English and UK English here:
There is also another form of English called International English used commonly in Software Development.
Your Industry Specialists
STAR employs more than 950 people worldwide, including industry specialists for each project for you.
- General business documents
- Government documentation
- Employee contracts
- Technical documents
- Software Localization
Supported File Formats
Some of the many file formats we support include:
- Adobe InDesign and FrameMaker
- HTML & XML
- AutoCAD DXF
- Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel
- Acrobat PDF
- Paper and fax
Engineering, Automotive and Technical Expertise
Working with customers such as BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Mowag and Tag Heuer for over 20 years, has given us extensive experience in the automotive and technical engineering sectors. Our translation teams’ expertise delivers the best technical translations for your projects. This is a key factor in delivering quality services to you.
Public Sector Publications
Delivering translation for public sector and government departments requires the highest levels of quality and the ability to deliver large volume translation projects. Working with a number of public sector bodies and government agencies delivering documents in the areas of pensions, welfare, immigration and health and safety has given us the experience and know-how to deliver quality translations in those areas for you. Documents are translated into languages such as Irish, Chinese, Arabic, Romanian, Russian, Polish and French, covering all resident nationalities in Ireland and the UK.
Most Popular Language Combinations
We can translate virtually any language into English. We also provide translation between the various forms of English: British English and American English. The differences between them vary in spelling, grammar and terminology: color to colour; trunk to boot; gas to petrol. The most popular combinations are listed as follows:
- French to English translation
- American English to British English translation
- German to English translation
- Spanish to English translation
- Italian to English translation
- Chinese to English translation
- Irish to English translation
- Japanese to English translation
- Portuguese to English translation
Did You Know?
A new word is introduced into the English language every 98 minutes? Source: Global Language Monitor, 2009
Useful External Links
Simplified English: A standardised form of written English to make authoring and translation easier.
International English: A uniform standard for English used in Technical manuals.