skip to Main Content

ATC has been at the forefront in the development of language industry standards since the inception of the European translation services standard, EN 15038, published in 2006. The standard, in whose development ATC experts’ work was instrumental, was the first European standard to set out requirements for the provision of quality services by translation service providers. It charted the best practice processes involved in providing a translation services through commissioning, translation, project management and quality control to delivery, and paved the way for the worldwide standard ISO 17100, published in 2015.

ATC’s ISO Commenting Group continues to actively participate in the development of worldwide LSP standards for translation and interpreting, carrying on the legacy of the association’s standards pioneers.


Join the ATC today

Are you interested in becoming an ATC member?


The ATC exists for the benefits of its members…

Read more


The ATC has led the language industry’s standards since 1976…

Read more

Meet the ATC Council

The Association’s activities are guided by its council and elected officers…

Read more

Government Lobbying

The ATC is the voice of the UK’s translation industry…

Read more

About the
Translation Industry

The importance and value of the UK’s translation industry…

Read more


The ATC works with a number of leading industry partners…

Read more

Language Industry
Market Research

The essential annual guide to the translation industry…

Read more

Get in

Contact us by email, call us, or write to us…

Read more

Back To Top