Company Profile

Our professional language & translation services are delivered by a team of 80+ highly qualified and carefully screened translators, editors and award-winning copywriters.

General background

The managing director of Linda Botha Language Solutions (Pty) Ltd (lbls), Linda Botha, has been active in the language services domain for the past twenty-five years. After a spell as manager of the language services division at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) in the early 1990s, Linda went on to run a business that provided training in plain English business writing to clients that included PwC, BCX and Absa Bank. In 2004 she became a member of a languages services corporation that offered educational content development and general language services to publishers, corporates and government.

In 2013, Linda formed lbls, a language services company providing clients with turnkey solutions from copywriting to editing, typesetting and printing. Linda is assisted by project managers Erika and Adriana, as well as a pool of professional service providers.

Between them, the lbls team commands a force of some 80+ highly qualified and carefully screened translators, editors and award-winning copywriters. This is done with the focus on caring client relations with the promise of bringing total peace of mind regarding quality, timely delivery and value for money. Strict compliance with a tried and tested methodology guarantees consistently superior quality in all service offerings.

A caring attitude is what drives our company, and lbls demonstrates this by being active contributors to our community.

A large number of our language professionals are black.

Clients

lbls represents the culmination of two-and-a-half decades of serving corporates, government departments and publishing houses, managing projects of up to a million rand plus. This is only possible by knowing how to pull together a team with surpassing skill and know-how, and part of our niche offering is the ability to compose and manage a team that is just right for each client's brief.

Our clients include top global auditing firm PwC, FNB, Standard Bank and various law firms, corporates and government departments.

Service offering

lbls offers a wide range of language-related services. This includes translation; interpreting; transcription; editing; proofreading; copywriting; graphic design (including document layout, branding and typesetting); and printing.

A popular offering by lbls is plain English editing/overwriting, where technical texts are overwritten into language that the lay person can understand, in compliance with legislation. Linda, as plain English trainer, is well suited to overseeing a pool of plain English editors. Each project is micro-managed to ensure that the highest standard is maintained.

Location

Operations are conducted from the head office in the east of Pretoria, and a satellite office managed by Erika van Reenen in the East Rand. Our service providers are located all over South Africa, as well as a number of other countries.

Vision and Mission

Vision

lbls aims to make life and work better for ourselves and others.

We are guided by these principles:

  1. Love what you do.
  2. Serve because you care.
  3. Keep it simple.

Mission

Our mission is to offer quality translation, interpreting, transcription, editing, plain English editing, proofreading, copywriting, graphic design and printing services. We will do so by giving the best players in the game a platform through which to serve deserving clients. We will be different in that we will always be truly caring and kind in our relations with clients and service providers.