Saving you time
If you’re looking for an efficient, friendly and personal translation service that delivers reliable results, giving you complete peace of mind in all your communications, you’ve come to the right place. We aim to exceed your expectations with our smooth, tailored process that allows you to get on with what you do best – running your business.
Saving you money
We are on-hand when you need us with our adaptable, cost-effective translation service. This flexible approach helps save money, as does our expert service ensuring costly translation blunders like those made by some of the world’s most well-known brands are avoided at all costs.
Increasing your long-term profits
Do you want to strengthen your reputation as a forward-thinking global company and build trust in your brand in the international marketplace? We help break down the language barrier with our quality, professional translation service, ensuring maximum impact and long-term success in your target markets.
The story behind ecls translations (Emma Cheetham Language Solutions)
Bitten by the travel bug at a young age, I have had a passion for exploring other languages and cultures from as early as I can remember.
My travels helped me develop an understanding of different cultures around the world along with their customs, often through many embarrassing faux pas that have innocently caused offence and hilarity in equal measure! From accidentally leaving chopsticks upright in rice in Japan (a custom used only at funerals), to telling somebody in France I admired their derrière when merely attempting to say “thank you”, the potential for mistakes and misunderstandings when communicating across languages and cultures even in the most commonplace of situations is huge.
This passion for languages led to studying French and German at the University of Nottingham, a degree that involved lots of hard work but adventure at the same time. One year of the course was spent in Leipzig, Germany and La Réunion in the Indian Ocean, where I was tasked with bringing the English language and British culture to local primary school pupils and teachers, while also gaining a fantastic insight into the languages and cultures in the two very different parts of the world. I remember the students in La Réunion decorating their Christmas cards with bright-red flamboyant trees and lychees while I tried to explain the alien concept of snow!
Québec, the next destination on the list to continue teaching English and perfect my French skills, didn’t have a shortage of neige! In temperatures as low as -22°C, I grappled with the Québécois dialect and have now developed what I’m told is a strange hybrid Créole—Canadian French accent!
Not wanting to cut ties with travel upon my return to the UK, I worked as a legal executive for the TUI Group while funding my MA studies in 2008, graduating with a Masters in Translation and Interpreting Studies from the University of Manchester in 2009.
My career in the translation industry really began that same year as I undertook training as a technical translator, focusing on French and German into English for some of the world’s leading technical companies. This was followed by the role of proofreader and then head of quality control, proofreading around 4 million words over a number of years with a hard-earned “zero-complaint” record. I subsequently became General Manager for the UK branch of a translation company with an annual turnover in excess of £30 million.
This combination of passion for languages and background in the translation industry in such varied roles led to the founding of ecls translations back in January 2016. And the journey so far has been an exciting one.
In our first year, we were proud to make it to the finals of the South Cheshire Chamber Business Awards in the category “Start-up Business of the Year”, an award application process that looked at key areas such as business planning and analysis and the company’s value proposition. The core values that drive us include our commitment to providing our clients with the highest quality when it comes to both the translations we deliver and the personal customer service we provide, as well as our ability to adapt and prove ourselves as a reliable translation partner. Together, this gives our clients complete peace of mind and frees up their time and money to devote to what they do best – running their business.
Our growing team of carefully selected native professional translators now regularly help companies communicate with their customers and colleagues in their own language, building trust in their brand, strengthening their reputation abroad and maximizing their impact in international markets, ultimately increasing long-term profits.
Current projects include the translation of technical and automotive documentation from French and German into English, legal and financial documentation, marketing material for large technology companies, as well as website content for IT firms into Scandinavian languages, Eastern European languages, Hebrew and Chinese.
Our aim is to exceed your expectations with our personal, efficient translation service, helping you navigate the global marketplace while avoiding the faux pas that are so easy to make where the stakes are that bit higher.
Word of mouth – what our customers are saying about us…
“Really efficient, responsive and friendly service.”
“Hope you will be pleased to know that the QA results for the test piece arrived and the score is 100%. Thank you very much for your help!”
“Very impressive piece of work. Strongly recommended. Fine appreciation of the niceties in English as well as in German.”
“This is an excellent translation. The style/tone are just right.”
“Marketing text – very nicely worded translation, reads very well in English. Technical text – again, carefully translated as regards both terminology and style. Care has clearly been taken throughout. Very nice to see such a strong translation.”
“ecls translations recently translated our website content for us into Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish and Dutch. Through their quality service, we were able to better communicate with and support our end customers and expand into our target markets with ease. The ecls translations team handled all aspects of the project in a reliable, professional and responsive way with a real passion for what they do. We couldn’t recommend Emma and the team more highly.”