about us

Established in 2005, Waterstone Translations is a provider of high quality translation and interpretation services. Our offices are based in London and Shanghai and our team includes professional translators and interpreters with over 10 years of experience. In order to meet the needs of our clients, we cherry pick the finest translators with a 4% pass rate and have also developed a bank of terminology in multiple professions.

Priority is foremostly given to professional work ethics. This, coupled with a strict quality control system and respectful after-sales service means that Waterstone Translations has organically grown year on year. Approximately 30% of new clients are referred to us by existing clients, demonstrating how we are seen by the clients that work with us, reliable and trustworthy.

Professionalism & Excellence

To ensure excellence, our high-calibre translators and interpreters periodically undergo professional training, has suitable qualifications and are full members of professional translation bodies. Not only are they technically sound, they also have a deep understanding of their specialist field of expertise. It would not be surprising for example, for the translator assigned to your legal document to be a qualified lawyer as many of our translators and interpreters have previously worked in industry in a professional capacity.

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After the translation process, we independently proofread the document and scrutinise the details before submitting in a timely manner. On any occasions that we overlook mistakes, our priority is to urgently make it right as soon as we can.

Speed & Efficiency

Normally, we are able to translate 2,500 words a day however, if a project is required urgently, we are able to coordinate a group of translators with similar translation styles to complete the project. In this case, we are able to translate 20,000 words within one working day to efficiently meet your business needs.

Confidentiality & Reassurance’

Waterstone Translations promises to protect your confidential information. We sign confidentiality agreements with all our translators and at your request, happy to sign a non disclosure with you also. In addition, through our secure servers, only those assigned with the project can have access to relevant materials.

Services

Waterstone Translations offers translation and interpretation services for all your requirements.

Clients

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Legal Agreement

37,000 words

English to Chinese

4 working days

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181 Company Policies

55,000 words

English to Chinese

1 month

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3 Lease Agreements

25,000 words

Chinese to English

4 working days

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5 User Manuals

61,000 words

English to Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian and German

8 working days

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Patent

8,000 words

English to Arabic

3 working days

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Technical Document

11,000 words

English to Chinese

3 working days

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Financial newsletters

5,000 words

English to Spanish French, Italian, German, Japanese and Korean

3 working days

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Software

54,000 words

English to Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese

10 working days

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Website Translation

180,000 words

English to German, French, Spanish and Italian

16 working days

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Press release

3,000 words

English to Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Korean

3 working days

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Website Translation

25,000 words

English to Greek, Danish and Swedish

6 working days

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Legal Documents

200,000 words

English to Simplified Chinese

5 working days

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Marketing Brochure

4,000 words

English to Chinese

2 working days

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Interpretation Internal Audit at Shanghai office

English to Chinese

2 weeks

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Audio Translations

Market research audio tapes

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Interpretation

Beijing office visiting London head office

3 days

Partners

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Yao Wang

Co-Founder

Yao Wang

Yao is the Co-Founder of Waterstone Translations which was established in 2005 with the purpose of delivering exceptional quality translations and interpretations to facilitate global success to businesses.

Yao became a certified translator and interpreter in 2005 and obtained her degree in English for International Business from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade in 2009. She spent four years in London where she interpreted for a number of high profile clients including the Association of Chartered Certificated Accountants (ACCA), China National Audit Office (CNAO) and UK Financial Reporting Council and has vast experience in conference interpretation, business meetings and negotiations. She is also an experienced translator of technical and legal documentation.

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Alex Ly

Co-Founder

Alex Ly

Alex received his bachelors degree in Mathematics and Accounting at Loughborough University (UK) in 2005. After which he worked as an Accounts Manager in a group company based in London. In 2007, he was headhunted to the fastest growing company in the UK as a Senior Accountant managing the financials of several high profile clients including Veolia, Baker Tilly & Towergate Insurance. In 2009, he decided to challenge himself and to restart a completely new life in China. Very soon, he joined Waterstone Translations and became a partner.

Career

We are always on the lookout for fantastic language professionals to join us.

Position: Freelance Translator
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree or above preferably in translation
  • TEM-8 or Advanced Interpretation Certificate holder (China)
  • Solid industrial knowledge and experience
  • Strong ability to use languages
  • 10+ years of relevant experience and background
Position: Freelance Interpreter
Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree or above preferably in interpretation
  • TEM-8 and Advanced Interpretation Certificate holder (China)
  • Solid industrial knowledge and experience
  • Able to speak clearly
  • For Conference Interpretation roles, please provide at least 3 references
Note:
  • If you think you have the skills set above, please send over your CV and scan copy of certificates to: cv@waterstonetranslations.com
  • Please specify in your CV which job you are apply for, industry you have solid experience in, contact details and location
  • If you are shortlisted, we will contact you either by email or phone to arrange an interview
  • If you pass the interview, we will then sign a cooperation agreement and NDA with you

Contact Us

Shanghai Head Office

25F, Wheelock Square, 1717 West Nanjing Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai,200040
Tel: +86 21 6224 3798

London Office

16 High Holborn, High Holborn, London, WC1V 6BX
Tel: +44 203 514 3629