About Translation Matters

We offer Dutch into English or Afrikaans, and English - Afrikaans - English translation and English and Afrikaans proofreading, and academic editing in English. At Translation Matters we deliver fast, accurate language translation and proofreading services. With more than 15 years’ experience in technical, corporate and legal translation in particular, we are what you need.

Substandard translation services can very easily erode the credibility of your business. Accurate and professional translations are a must for your success. Poor quality or inaccurate translations can undermine your company, destroy your reputation and cost you money. Translation matters.

At Translation Matters we know there’s more to professional translation services than mere words. We understand your need for speed, work at a fair price and respect for your reputation.

We offer our clients fast response, timely delivery and great quality language translations, proofreading and editing services first time, every time. Technical translation is what we specialize in. We are native speakers of the target language(s) into which we translate and are based in South Africa where the target languages are used daily.

We are accredited by the South African Translators’ Institute


Translation is a task that requires many skills. Besides the more obvious ability to communicate text clearly and correctly from one language into another, professional translation also requires other skills, such as experience of the industry, the ability to understand the context of a document, and the skill to adapt the translation to the target reader.


Proofreading services exist to ensure that your documents are free of embarrassing mistakes before they go to press or online. Knowledge of your target market gives our proofreading services a cutting edge.

Any documents intended for publication or print, any formal communication and all advertisements and tenders should be proofread by a professional with a broad general knowledge and ample experience. An extra pair of eyes with a keen sense for detail will review documents of this nature to ensure the highest quality. Allow us to help you improve style and ensure clarity of the text. Our proofreading service is available regardless of whether we originally translated the document for you or not.