About the ATC
Representing the interests of translation companies for more than 40 years
As the language sector’s leading professional body, ATC prides itself on a forward-thinking stance dedicated to maintaining the highest possible industry standards while supporting its members to thrive and grow in the competitive global economy.
From its beginnings as a small group of leading British translation companies in 1976, the ATC has grown to a membership of more than 150, expanding its horizons to become a worldwide association at the vanguard of the industry. The Association’s activities are guided by its council and elected officers and its stated objectives.
ATC is also a founding member of the European Union of Association of Translation Companies – a pan European grouping of translation company associations.
One of the oldest translation associations in the world, ATC has been involved in significant changes in the sector and continues to provide leading advice and support including working with legislators about matters affecting the industry.
It has been at the forefront of the development of the European-wide standard, EN15038, for the provision of translation services and actively promotes its adoption throughout the profession. ATC also offers an independent arbitration service.