Be confident that your translation is of the highest standard
When working with an ATC member, you can be confident that your translation is of the highest standard; is accurate; reflects local idiom and culture; and will be provided using the latest translation practices and technologies.
As one of the oldest and most-respected language associations in the world, members of the ATC are carefully vetted before admission into membership, adhere to a strict code of professional conduct, are subject to the rulings of a professional ethics committee and carry full professional indemnity insurance cover to safeguard the interests of translation buyers. When seeking the service of a translation company, always look for the symbol of the Association of Translation Companies on the website, brochure or advertisement.
Who can be a member?
We have strict membership criteria for all our members, which you can read more about here which provides confidence and peace of mind for anyone seeking a competent, trustworthy and professional translation service – just look for the ATC logo or use our Membership Check here.
The ATC is approved by the UK Home Office to provide certified translations for all official documents, including identity documents for passport services.
Code of Conduct
Quality-managed language services
ATC members must have, as a minimum, ISO 9001:2015, or be substantially along the path to achieve it, and preferably also possess ISO 17100:2015 for translation. These standards support our code of conduct and membership criteria, and provide further confidence when obtaining translation services from one of our members.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
ATC members are required to hold current professional indemnity insurance to provide further peace of mind for their partners and clients.
Ask for the ATC stamp
The ATC logo is a highly-prized mark of professional authority and high standards, and is only available for use by existing members. Wherever you see this logo, you can proceed with the utmost confidence that the translation services you will receive will be accurate, faithful and representative of the local culture you are seeking to reach.