Translation Services, Transcription Services, Proofreading Services And Editing Services That Ensure Your Message Is Delivered!

A dedicated team of language experts works to ensure your message is delivered accurately.

At the Better Language Company, we get you. You need reliable translation services, transcription services, proofreading services, or editing services to offer an efficient turnaround time and ultimately ensure your message is delivered to your target audience. So far, the problem is that you have only worked with unreliable companies that don’t deliver on time and often miss the mark completely.

We offer the services that you need by dedicated language experts with a wealth of experience, ensuring your message is delivered accurately and on time in any language. Make your next project a success with a leading language company that gets it right the first time!

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Experienced & Trusted.

At the Better Langauge Company, we have experienced and trusted language experts to help you succeed with your next project. Please refer to our specific language-related services below:

Translation Services

Our expert translators have a wide range of technical expertise and can always be relied on for timeous, excellent, and accurate translations to ensure your success!

Transcription Services

We have a skilled team of transcribers and can accurately transcribe audio and video files in various formats for you so that your message is accurately delivered!

Editing Services

We have several excellent editors and boast track records at some of the country’s foremost publications and publishing houses to ensure your publication is of the highest standard.

Proofreading Services

We have several excellent proofreaders and boast track records at some of the country’s foremost publications and publishing houses to ensure your publication is perfect!

Interpreting Services

We have a skilled team of interpreters and can accurately interpret in any language for you so that your message is accurately delivered! Ensure the other party understands you!

TEFL Courses

Our teachers have TEFL qualifications, and university lecturers manage our team with MA degrees in languages to ensure we offer the best possible TEFL services!

Sarah Lowe

Head Of Translation

John Steel

Head Of Proofreading

Kim Usher

Head Of Transcription

Brett Stone

Head Of Editing

Client Testimonials

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I do not doubt that we will once again return to BLC for their exceptional services.
Once again, it has been a pleasure doing business with your company, and I hope that the relationship we have developed with Han and your company will be a longstanding one.

Deepesh Dhanjee, Sony South Africa

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Editing, layout/design and typesetting, proofreading of various HR documents
Comments: I personally would like to thank you for the work excellently done. It was excellently managed and completed. Looking forward to another fruitful future interaction with you.

– Edward Teffu, HR DPSA

Service: Frequent translation into all four official languages of Gauteng Province.
Comment: “We are extremely happy with the services and excellent feedback and communication throughout. Service delivery is excellent as far as going the extra mile.”

Melanie Leng, PA to Chief Director of Budget Office

FAQ Translation Services:

BLC Translation Services:

BLC is a translation company based in Cape Town and Johannesburg that provides high-quality translation services to clients all over the world. Our translation expertise, industry-leading quality management, and customer-centred attitude have earned us a globally reputable reputation as a translation company.

Professional Document Translation:

BLC offers Professional Document Translation Services. Your documents will be speedily translated into your desired local or international language. Across South Africa and beyond, our clients love our high-quality document translation services due to our reliability and short turnaround time. You can get an obligation-free quote for our document translation service within minutes.

Certified Document and Language Translation Services in South Africa:

BLC offers Certified Document and Language Translation Services in South Africa. For 20 years, we have provided our fully accredited translation services to a wide range of clients. From individual clients to education institutes to government agencies, our translation services are suitable for any client’s translation requirements. Our years of experience ensure that you will receive the best translation service.

Professional Financial Translation Services:

BLC provides Professional Financial Translation Services for both local and international languages. With our accurately translated financial documents, we have assisted banking institutions, insurance companies, accounting firms, stock brokerages, and investment firms engage international clients. Bridging linguistic and cultural barriers in your financial business is easy with BLC financial translation services.

High-Quality Legal Translation Services:

With BLC, you will receive secure and confidential High-Quality Legal Translation Services. We offer the highest quality legal translation services by using only certified legal translators. Our legal translators are fluent in both the source and target language, as well as post-graduate qualified and currently active in the legal industry. This ensures that we will offer you exceptional accuracy and efficiency in our legal translation services.

Fast Marketing Translation Services:

Engage your international target market with BLC Fast Marketing Translation Services. From billboards to mailing campaigns to your website, we will efficiently translate any of your marketing or advertising materials to your selected local or international language. Deliver your brand’s message clearly and accurately to a global audience with our translation services for marketing and advertising.

Professional Technical Translation Services:

BLC offers Professional Technical Translation Services for all technical documents. We offer technical translation services for both local and international languages. Deliver your business’s product manuals, project plans, proposals, or user guides with clarity and accuracy with our technical translation services.

Efficient Website Translation Services:

Have your website fully translated into a local or international language with our Efficient Website Translation Services. Within a quick turnaround time, you will have a translated website that will engage a wider audience and allow you to expand into the global market. Through our use of state-of-the-art digital technology, it is easy and efficient for you to have your entire website translated with BLC.

Translation Services Rates in South Africa 2022:

Below you will find the translation rates for the official languages in South Africa.

Translation Rates per Page in South Africa

R350 – R500 (Ex VAT)

Translation Rates per Word in South Africa

R0.90 – R1.30 (Ex VAT)

Translation Rates per Hour in South Africa

R460 – R1100 (Ex VAT)

Translation Rates per 1000 Words in South Africa

R900 – R1300 (Ex VAT)

BLC Translation Services Price List:

BLC operates as a global translation company and offers internationally competitive rates for our translation services. Below you will find the BLC translation services price list.

South African Languages:

R85 – R105 per 100 words (Ex VAT)

International Languages:

R180 – R230 per 100 words (Ex VAT)

African Languages:

R150 – R190 per 100 words (Ex VAT)

Sworn Translation:

R550 per page (Ex VAT)

Translation Services Q&A:

We have outlined answers to the common questions about translation services.

1) How Much Does a Technical Translation Cost?

Technical translations require translators who are qualified, experienced, and currently active in the specific industry of the technical documents. You can expect on average R1.75 – R2.50 cost per word for a technical translation.

2) How Do I Translate a Document Professionally?

A professional document translation is completed by a professional translator who is accredited, qualified, and fluent in the target language/s. To have your document professionally translated, you simply need to upload your document to BLC, select your source language and target language, and we will send you back your expertly translated document.

3) Where Can I Translate Official Documents?

BLC provides you with easy access to having your official documents translated into a local or international language. We can translate any official documents or certificates, including birth certificates, consent forms, employment contracts, company articles of incorporation, diplomas, and more.

4) How Much Does it Cost to Translate an Entire Website?

Professional website translators generally charge per hour for a website translation which is on average R450 to R850 per hour. The cost will depend on numerous factors, such as the selected language, the time it will take to translate the entire website, and the expertise needed to translate the website content.

5) How Do I Translate a Website Professionally?

BLC will professionally translate your entire website. We offer globally competitive rates, a fast turnaround time, and expert translators for your website translation.

6) How Much Does it Cost to Have Documents Translated?

Document translation costs may vary from R400 to R800 per page. The price per page for translation is dependent on the technicality of the content, your stipulated deadline, and your selected local or international language.

7) How Much Does a Professional Translator Charge?

Professional translators can charge between R450 to R850 per hour for translations. The price of the translation will depend on the selected language, the volume of work, the deadline, and the technicality of the content.

8) Where Can I Translate a Document Officially?

BLC is one of the highest quality providers of certified and accredited translations. Clients from all over the world use us for the official translation of their documents, audio, and videos due to our consistent quality, quick turnaround time, and globally competitive pricing.

9) How Much Does an Official Translation Cost?

Official translation costs will depend on your selected professional translator or translation company, your selected language, the technicality of the content, and the deadline. We have listed below the price list for BLC official translations.

  1. South African Languages: R85 – R105 per 100 words (Ex VAT)
  2. International Languages: R180 – R230 per 100 words (Ex VAT)
  3. African Languages: R150 – R190 per 100 words (Ex VAT)
  4. Sworn Translation: R550 per page (Ex VAT)

10) How Do I Translate a Document Legally?

To translate a document legally, you should always acquire the translation services of a professional and accredited translator or translation company. BLC is a translation company that is accredited by The South African Translators Institute (SATI). This accreditation demonstrates that you can rely on the credibility of our translations and that our translations are aligned with international quality standards.

11) Can I Translate an Official Document Myself?

Unfortunately, you cannot translate an official document yourself. Official documents need to be translated by certified translators who will stamp or sign the translated document to authorise that the translated document is accurate and true.

12) How Do You Translate a Formal Document?

You can have your formal document translated by a professional translator or translation company. BLC offers translation services for formal documents that will be accurate, clear, and of the highest quality.

13) How Do I Find a Professional Translator?

You can source a professional translator by searching online, asking for referrals from individuals who have used translation services, or by enquiring with a translation company. You can easily find professional translators that are qualified, accredited, and fluent in their selected language/s at BLC.

14) How Do I Find a Good Translator?

A good translator is adept at the target language and the associated culture, as well as proficient in the technical terminology and content of the document. With BLC, you can quickly and effortlessly find good translators for your translation requirements. BLC translators are reliable and trusted for their accurate translations based on their post-graduate qualifications, being currently active in their selected field, and their mother-tongue command of their selected language/s.

15) How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Translator?

You can hire a BLC translator at these rates.

Type of Translator:

Average Rate per 100 words:

South African Languages:

R85 – R105 per 100 words (Ex VAT)

International Languages:

R180 – R230 per 100 words (Ex VAT)

African Languages:

R150 – R190 per 100 words (Ex VAT)

Sworn Translation:

R550 per page (Ex VAT)

16) Where Can I Find an Accurate Translator?

The best way to find an accurate translator for your required translation services is to use a translator from an accredited translator company. BLC is a translation company that ensures your translations are accurate by hiring only the best translators who are qualified, currently active in their chosen field, accredited, and fluent in their chosen language/s.

17) Who Can Certify a Translation?

All qualified and accredited translators can certify that their translations are accurate and true to the original document. All translators at BLC can certify the accuracy and validity of their translations.

18) How Do I Get a Certificate of Translation?

To receive a certificate of translation, you must have your documents, audio, or videos translated by a professional translator or translation company. The certificate of translation provided by BLC will demonstrate that your document, audio, or video has been translated by a professional and accredited translator.

19) Is a Certified Translation a Certified Copy?

Yes, a certified translation is a certified copy. A certified copy of a document has an endorsement to demonstrate that is accurate and true to the original document, and a certified translation of a document has a stamp or signature to endorse that the translation is accurate and true to the original document.

20) What is Considered a Certified Translation?

A certified translation includes a signature or stamp that states that the translated document is complete, true to the original document, and accurately translated.

22) How Much is Translation Per Word in South Africa?

The translation rate per word in South Africa will depend on your selected professional translator or translation company, your selected language for the translation, and the expertise required to translate the content. You can expect a general R0.90 to R1.30 cost per word for translation services in South Africa.

23) How Do I Find a Good Translation Agency?

We understand that it can be stressful or overwhelming to find a good translation company. To assist you, we have highlighted the key factors to finding a good translation company to ensure that you can trust the accuracy of their translation services.

  1. Translation Company Reliability: To reduce your risk of selecting an unreliable translation company, you should always select a translation company that has a physical address and contact details. This information should be easily available on their website and you should check the validity of this information before using their translation services.
  2. Quality of Translators: To find a good translation agency, you need to evaluate the quality of their translators. Good translators are fluent in their selected language/s, are accredited with a reputable translators institute, are qualified in their selected industry, and are currently active in their selected industry to ensure they are up-to-date with terminologies and technical content.
  3. Pricing: Your documents, audio, or videos need to be translated accurately and correctly to ensure a high standard. This means that you should not opt for the cheapest translation services available. A slightly higher translation service price will mean a higher value and increased accuracy in your translated documents, audio, or videos.
  4. Customer Reviews: Checking customer reviews is an excellent way to assess the quality of a translation company. If previous customer experiences are positive, you can rely on the translation company. If there are no customer reviews available to read on the website or online, then you should consider finding a better translation company.
  5. Reputation: You can determine whether or not a translation company is good by their reputation. If they have numerous previous happy clients, have been offering translation services consistently for years, and operate on a large scale, then you can trust that their reputation is an accurate demonstration of the quality of their translation services.

BLC Language Translation Services:

Sharing meaning in different languages – that is what translation is about for us. Our translation services will make sure that your message is clear, accurate, and accessible to more people in more languages. We offer professional translation services for the 11 official South African Languages, all major African languages, and all major international languages. Our translation services are comprised of expertise, quality, and top translation practices to ensure that we offer you only the very best translation for your requirements. Below we have outlined a few of our language translation services.

Afrikaans Translation Services:

BLC provides high-quality Afrikaans Translation Services. Our Afrikaans translators will accurately translate your documents into and out of Afrikaans. From technical documents to educational material to advertising materials, we will provide you with an exceptional Afrikaans translation service.

Afrikaans Dialects:

Dialect

Region

Standard Afrikaans

All over South Africa and is the most commonly spoken dialect.

Northern Cape

Previously spoken dialect before the Great Trek.

Western Cape

Previously spoken dialect before the Great Trek.

Eastern Cape

Previously spoken dialect before the Great Trek.

Oorlams

Communities scattered around South Africa and Namibia.

Certified Translation Afrikaans to English:

Certified Afrikaans to English Translation Services are for official uses where the receiver of the Afrikaans document translation requires certification that the translation is accurate and a word-for-word reflection of the original document. Our Afrikaans translators are qualified and accredited to provide certified Afrikaans to English translation services.

Afrikaans Translation Company Near Stellenbosch:

BLC is an Afrikaans translation company that offers translation services for anyone located near Stellenbosch.

Afrikaans Translation Company Near Cape Town:

BLC is a translation company that offers Afrikaans translation services for any institution or private client near Cape Town.

Afrikaans Translation Company Near Sea Point, Cape Town:

You can easily use BLC Afrikaans translation company for your translation needs if you are located near Sea Point, Cape Town.

Xhosa Translation Services:

Our Xhosa Translation Services are performed by Xhosa translators who are native speakers that can provide translations into and out of Xhosa. Our Xhosa translators can handle every technical level and will translate your documents, videos, and meetings into and from Xhosa with ease. Be sure to choose only the most qualified Xhosa translators to assist your business with BLC.

Xhosa Translation Company Near Stellenbosch:

BLC is a global language company that offers Xhosa translation services for businesses and individuals located near Stellenbosch.

Xhosa Translation Company Near Cape Town:

BLC is a Xhosa translation company that offers translation services for anyone located near Cape Town.

Venda Translation Services:

With BLC, you will receive expert Venda Translation Services performed by fluent Venda-speaking translators. Your written, audio, or video work can be translated into or from Venda by our professional translators. No matter where you are in the world, you will have access to our high-quality Venda translation services.

Venda Translation Company Near Cape Town:

BLC is a Venda translation company near Cape Town to ensure that your Venda translation requirements are covered.

Venda Translation Company Near Stellenbosch:

You can acquire the BLC Venda translation services if you are located near Stellenbosch.

German Translation Services:

BLC provides unbeaten quality in our German Translation Services. All of our German translators are certified, have years of experience, and have a proven track record of accuracy. You can easily find German-speaking and English-speaking translators at BLC to ensure that each translation sounds natural, professional, and culturally accurate.

Certified German Translation Services:

Certified German Translation Services are for official uses where the receiver of the German document translation requires certification that the translation is accurate and a word-for-word reflection of the original document. Our German translators are qualified and accredited to provide certified German translation services.

German Translators Near Me:

No matter where you are located, finding German translators near me is effortless with BLC.

German Translation Company Near Cape Town:

BLC is an accredited German translation company near Cape Town.

Professional German Translator:

You can easily find a professional German translator that is adept at German and the technicality of your content with BLC.

Cost of a German Translator:

Our German translation service falls into our international languages pricing, which is R180 to R230 per 100 words (Ex VAT).

French Translation Services:

BLC offers expert French Translation Services. Our qualified, accredited, and experienced French translators will accurately translate your documents, audio, or videos into and from French. We ensure that our French translations are clear, precise, and culturally correct.

Certified French Translation:

Certified French translations are for official uses where the receiver of the French document translation requires certification that the translation is accurate and a word-for-word reflection of the original document. Our French translators are qualified and accredited to provide certified French translation services.

Certified Translator French to English:

You can easily have your documents translated from French to English with BLC French translation services.

French Translation Company Near Cape Town:

BLC is your first-choice French translation company near Cape Town.

Cost of a French Translation:

Our French translation service falls into our international languages pricing, which is R180 to R230 per 100 words (Ex VAT).

Chinese Translation Services:

You can enjoy efficient, accurate, and professional Chinese Translation Services with BLC. Our Chinese translators are qualified and accredited to perform translations into and from Chinese, specifically Mandarin and Cantonese. You can trust that with BLC your documents, audio, and videos will be correctly translated into or from Chinese.

Certified Chinese Translation:

Certified Chinese translations are for official uses where the receiver of the Chinese document translation requires certification that the translation is accurate and a word-for-word reflection of the original document. Our Chinese translators are qualified and accredited to provide certified Chinese translation services.

Chinese to English Translation Rate per Word:

Our Chinese translation service falls into our international languages pricing, which is R180 to R230 per 100 words (Ex VAT).

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