When you’re ready for anything, your language services should be too.

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Welcome! We’ve been making language services friendlier and easier to use since 1990 for people, SMEs, NGOs, corporates, the public sector and more.

Certified to both ISO 17100 and ISO 18841, we’ve delivered over 50,000 language projects, and translated more than 48 million source words. And you’ll find super feedback from our clients, on our Google Reviews. Based in Preston in Lancashire NW UK, we work with clients right across the UK, Europe – especially France – and the USA. We’d love to work with you too!

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Finding good language translation isn't easy

Finding good language services is hard.

It needn’t be.

Because alongside our fully-reviewed 100% mother-tongue professional translation services we also provide a full range of interpreting for conferences, court, insurance, business, social and medical clients across Europe, and a wide range of other language services. You’re in safe hands.

Whether you need just a marriage certificate, a 10-language 3-year training project, or something more bespoke, we have the answers, experience and expertise you need.

Full Corporate Members of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, we’re also a fully accredited* Member of the Association of Translation Companies and hold both ISO 17100 and ISO 18841 accreditation**.

* Accredited Members of the ATC have undergone the association’s rigorous background checks for financial and operational viability and quality assurance. Accredited Members comply with the ATC’s Code of Professional Conduct.
** Our accreditation can be verified online here.

Trusted language services that let you relax.

It’s nice not to have to worry.

As one of the UK’s few truly one-stop language partners, we provide a full suite of quality-assured cost-effective (and joined-up) language services.

That includes foreign language typesetting and voiceover/subtitling multimedia and our much-complimented Life Documents translation.

What’s “joined-up” language services then?

Many providers – or even most – aren’t joined-up. So handling, for example, a catalogue they’ll throw the text over the wall to a translator, then (if you’re lucky) the translation over the wall to a reviewer, then that over the wall to a sub-contract cheap typesetter. Because it isn’t joined-up, errors creep in and stay there.

Our projects are handled end-to-end by the same team so you get joined-up and reliable services which also include expert proofreading and back-translation, and multilingual transcription. And we continue to extend our service range, such as our new document reconstruction. But if you need something else, please ask!

We guarantee the same quality, confidentiality, flexibility and cost-effectiveness for every project, from global corporate training to translating a driving licence.

Language services to trust

We do all this accurately, on-time, and very cost-effectively, with a level of customer support you won’t find elsewhere. GDPR compliance is also assured.

As an exceptionally qualified and very highly-respected translator herself, our MD accepts nothing less than the very best from her team.

And if technical translation is your thing, we’re also the only UK language company with an in-house Chartered Engineer!

We’re Lifeline Language Services, and we’re here to help.

Specialist areas include:

accounting and tax translation services

& Tax

interpreting and translation for health and safety

Health & Safety

environmental translation & typesetting


interpreting services and translation for insurance


language services for agrifood


travel & tourism language support

Travel & tourism

translation services for the logistics sector


Translation services to bank on.

Financial & Banking

Language services that "get" marketing.

Marketing & Advertising

Language services for the medical & healthcare sector since 1990

Medical & Hospital

Working with charities and NGOs since 1990

NGO & Charity

Public sector - helping you help your service user

Public Sector