OUR RANGE OF SERVICES

CTS offers a wide variety of language services to support your business communications and operations. We work with customers of all sizes, across many industry sectors, delivering consistent quality in all of our services.

Interpretation

Chinese interpreting services for your face-to-face meetings and phone and video calls.

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Translation

Professional Chinese translations of your documents, websites, software, and videos.

english to chinese CHINESE TO ENGLISH
Transcription

Chinese transcripts of your audios and videos, proofread, formatted, and timestamped.

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CTS IN NUMBERS

Our very first project was to translate a single-page leaflet for 20 GBP. Since then, we have helped over 18,000 businesses enter new markets with our Chinese translation and interpreting services.

337M

Words translated since 1998

2.3M

Minutes transcribed since 2011

1.1M

Minutes subtitled since 2014

95.3K

Projects completed since 1998

WHY WORK WITH US?

Chinese translation services is not just our brand and USP, it’s the position we take that is infused into our services and the experience we provide. We love what we do, and it shows in the translations we produce.

LOCALISATION & BRANDING

We deliver effective Chinese translations that resonates strongly in your target market.

LONDON AND SHANGHAI

We are ready to assist you from our offices on both sides of the world.

OUR CSR PROGRAM

A small percentage of our profits goes towards panda conservation projects in China.

QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEMS

We utilize cutting-edge technology to eliminate errors and improve accuracy.

TWO DECADES OF EXPERIENCE

We have been providing clients with Chinese translation services for over two decades.

QUALIFIED TRANSLATORS

Our certified Chinese translators are members of professional translation associations.

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Our translation services

Our linguists provides Chinese translation services for a wide variety of sectors including, legal, business, financial, marketing, technical, medical, and gaming.

LEGAL

Our team of legal translators and ex-lawyers is the ideal partner for your projects.

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CERTIFIED

Certified translations of your documents, accepted by most UK authorities and banks.

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DOCUMENT

Professional Chinese translations of your business documents, on time and on budget.

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WEBSITE

Boost audience engagement and brand appeal by working with our localisation specialists.

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BUSINESS

The world’s leading companies have chosen us for their business translation needs.

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MARKETING

Companies of all sizes trust in our ability to promote their brand in global markets.

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FINANCIAL

Multinational companies relies on us for the translation of their financial documents.

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PATENT

Accurately translated patents that will help you protect your Intellectual Property.

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LANGUAGES WE COVER

Due to popular demand, we have expanded our services to include additional languages. Please get in touch if the language you require is not on our list, we may still be able to cover it.

FRENCH

GERMAN

ITALIAN

SPANISH

RUSSIAN

CHINESE

JAPANESE

KOREAN

FRENCH

GERMAN

ITALIAN

SPANISH

RUSSIAN

CHINESE

JAPANESE

KOREAN

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TESTIMONIALS

Our clients praise us for our accurate translations, personable service, and on-time delivery.
Here are some of the amazing things they have said about working with us.

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Google average rating

We work hard at CTS to ensure our service will exceed your expectations.

We strive to provide you with high quality and hassle-free translation and interpreting services.

  • thumb jeremy hayes 5 star review  

    Working with Alex at CTS is a real pleasure, clear communication, fast and high quality work and he goes the extra mile to make life easier for his customers. I... read more

    9/01/2021
    thumb Viktoria Neményi 5 star review  

    I have had the pleasure to work with CTS on a professional and personal level and in both ways, they respond fast, they are cooperative when it comes to including... read more

    8/13/2021
    thumb Vitor Ducatte 5 star review  

    I've requested Waterstone's services for Portuguese and French to English translations of official documents. Awesome experience: fair prices, fast (couple of days) and great customer service - Alex is responsive and... read more

    8/06/2021
  • thumb Murray Owen 5 star review  

    Waterstone Translations has been a trusted partner for the last two years. Alex is always very responsive, turnaround time is fast, and rates are very competitive. I'm very happy to... read more

    2/03/2021
    thumb Grace Liu 5 star review  

    I had a small quick job that had to be done in a few days. I wasn't sure if Waterstone would be interested in this job. But Alex &... read more

    2/02/2021
    thumb Meiying Lin 5 star review  

    I am very happy about the service. It's very efficient too.

    1/13/2021
  • thumb Liam Flaherty 5 star review  

    Great service provided by Alex & the team. Had an urgent document that needed translating 15 minutes before COB on last day before Chinese new year, the team worked o/t... read more

    4/03/2020
    thumb Ayreen Irwin 5 star review  

    We required a birth certificate to be officially translated for a government application. Waterstone Translations provided fast, professional and personable service. They were prompt to respond to my initial query... read more

    10/30/2019

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CTS is an acronym for Chinese translation services. We started as specialists in Chinese translations but after receiving requests from clients for additional languages, we now provide translations for all the major languages.

Yes! Other than Chinese, we also offer translations for French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, and Korean.

We charge on a per-word or per-page basis because it is the fairest and most accurate way to calculate fees. After receiving and checking your documents, our team will send you an exact quote and delivery date. We’re fully transparent in our pricing, there are no surprises, and all costs are included and upfront.

The answer depends on which market the translations will be used in. If your audience is in Mainland China, Malaysia or Singapore, your documents will need to be translated into Mandarin (Simplified Chinese). On the other hand, if your audience is in Hong Kong or Macau, your documents should be translated into Cantonese (Traditional Chinese).

When it comes to doing business in China, building good relationships or “guanxi” is key. Furthermore, China’s “face” culture is incredibly unique, understanding what it is and how to deal with it will greatly improve your chances of success. Additionally, the Chinese people are huge believers in creating win-win situations, so an agreement which can give both sides a win, would be extremely favourable.

Translation is the process of accurately converting written text from one language into another. Localisation, on the other hand, is the process of adapting a translation to a target market so that it is linguistically and culturally appropriate. Contrastingly, interpretation is the process of translating spoken words.

Certified translations, or ‘official’ translations are documents that have been signed, stamped, and dated by a translator to state that it is a true representation of the original text. Generally speaking, any document that is used for official purposes that is not in the language of the intended country will require a certified translation.

There have been many occasions where a client needed to revise the original document during the translation process, which caused delays to the project and increased costs. Before you send a document for translation, make sure that it is the final version. Furthermore, if you have preferred terminology or would like us to follow a glossary and style guide, please send it to us before the project begins.

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