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Dependable, professional simultaneous and consecutive interpreting services

in all official South African languages as well as French, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, German, Russian, Spanish and Arabic – please book early to ensure availability

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Our transcribers undergo strict spelling and fidelity tests

Fast, accurate transcriptions of ai and other recordings, phone conversations, court and CCMA proceedings, disciplinary hearings, DVDs, interviews, and more. We deliver punctually and affordably according to the highest standards.

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Let us clean up your document and make it say what you really wanted to …

From normal spelling and grammar corrections to a complete overhaul into plain, easily understandable language – our expert editors will help you get your message across most effectively.

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Fields

we specialise in

Translation

Get your message across idiomatically and convincingly in any of more than 100 languages worldwide with lbls. Our translators are screened for the right qualifications and experience – as well as their love for language and their passion to magic your source text into the best possible version in their own mother tongue. Whether it’s a formal document or a conversational radio or TV script, we’ve got it covered.

Interpreting

Interpreting is an intensely personal experience. To start with, you need to know that your interpreter will arrive on time as promised, and will have the right personality and experience to seamlessly fit into any situation, with any group of people. Something we take seriously at lbls.

Transcription

We have transcribed thousands of audios for clients across the world at lbls, directly in Word or on their own software platforms. Our methodology ensures strict screening of transcribers for spelling skills and accuracy, as well as dependability to meet deadlines. We also develop training videos and present online workshops, as required, for large client projects.

Editing

There’s only a handful of truly proficient editors in South Africa – and the trick lies in knowing how to identify them.

Copywriting

For dependable and caring service, hit that quote button right now, email admin@lbls.co.za or call +27 82 553 1854.

Why

choose lbls?

years’ experience in translation, editing, copywriting and overall project management brought by Linda

highly qualified, experienced and carefully screened translators, editors and awardwinning copywriters

%

service providers from previously disadvantaged backgrounds

projects of various sizes successfully completed over the past three years

What our clients have to say

about our service:

Linda and her team are extremely talented and organised, and we really value our relationship with them. They are enthusiastic and bring great joy to every project, because they genuinely care, and without a doubt, keep a very high standard.

Anike Erasmus, Content Management and Publishing

Various language services, including translation & plain language English editing, Standard Bank

You’re quite possibly the most efficient person I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with!

Lisa Traest, Communications Manager

Various language services, including translation, editing and copywriting, PwC

…very flexible and accommodating and have continuously aligned the course with the needs of our organisation.

Paddy Gray, Executive Consultant

English language training, BCX

I would like to take this opportunity to thank lbls for the punctual service we received. We are looking forward to working with you in future.

Ms Temoso Mafalo

Sign Language Interpreter, the dti

Quality of work and service delivery rated as outstanding.

Lisa Traest, Communications Manager

Regular translation, copywriting, editing and proofreading of educational outcomes-based material, Vivlia Publishers

I found you efficient and professional from our first meeting… We are extremely happy with the quality of work produced.

Juliette Powell, Office Manager

Editing, The Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of SA (SIOPSA)

Real lbls Cases

There’s nothing like a satisfied client to prove a company’s worth…

We’ve worked for the likes of a Big Five auditing company, PwC; a number of major banks, such as Standard Bank and the African Development Bank Group; numerous government departments; and various corporates, media companies, attorneys, and others.

A few examples of large client projects undertaken:

• Big-five auditing firm PwC: Continuous editing contract for all overflow editing, and translation work into numerous global languages
• Translation of the new Company Bill within a period of two weeks
• Retranslation of all of FNB’s contracts into four SA languages
• Translated numerous school books for the major SA publishing companies
• Translated hundreds of psychology reports from Spanish, Dari and Russian into English for a US insurance company
• Conceptualisation of content and artwork for educational wall charts; sourcing, briefing and managing artists and photographers; commissioning and directing all artwork; and providing copy
• Providing numerous educational textbooks, exemplars, question banks and electronic worksheets to publishers, from conceptualisation to sourcing writers and artists, right through to delivering print-ready material
• Rewrote and edited a human resources training course for the Department of Public Service Administration
• Prepared a number of issues of the cpsi’s internationally distributed bi-annual journal, including conceptualising a new look and feel
• Provided business writing training to PwC, Business Connexion and ABSA

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