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16Nov 20

ATC Internship Guide 2020

An internship is a fantastic opportunity for a student or a fresh graduate to experience life inside a language service company.  But it’s also a real chance for the company…

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12Nov 20

ATC Public Sector Engagement 2020-21

The ATC’s Public Sector Manifesto set out our objectives towards sustainable development within the procurement and provision of language services in the UK’s public sector. In the past year, the…

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Coronavirus support


Coronavirus support for the UK’s language services industry

Language Industry Awards

10 December 2020

The ATC’s Language Industry Awards celebrate the operational excellence of ATC member companies of all sizes and the language industry professionals who support them.

Language Industry Survey


Language Industry Survey 2019 forms a snapshot of the UK’s language services industry, with a glimpse into today’s UK market in a rapidly changing global industry

About the ATC

The Association of Translation Companies (ATC) is a professional membership association representing the interests of language service companies in the UK. It is the leading voice for companies operating in the UK’s language service industry.

The ATC provides authoritative advice about matters relating to multilingual communication and lobbies on behalf of its members, promoting the value of language services. The ATC is also at the forefront of the development of international standards for translation and interpreting.


ATC membership is recognised by the government and internationally as the mark of quality-managed translation services.

The ATC works to define standards of excellence in the language services industry. Joining the ATC gives members access to outstanding member benefits, a network of forward-thinking language professionals, and the opportunity to influence the direction of the language industry as a whole.

Accredited Member

Accredited Members have undergone the ATC’s rigorous background checks for financial and operational viability and quality management practices

ISO Certification

The ATC’s ISO Certification Service provides industry expert auditing and certification to language service companies worldwide

Associate Member

Associate Members demonstrate commitment to fair business practises through compliance to the ATC’s Code of Professional Conduct

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