Language services for the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries
We are an...

...experienced team of translators, editors, pharmacists and regulatory affairs experts strongly committed to the translation business

Our aim is to help you communicate across language barriers. Whether you need to translate technical information for a regulatory procedure or a case report for pharmacovigilance, we have the know-how to ensure a fast, efficient and quality service.

About us

Skilled linguists providing language services from Catalan, French, Italian or Spanish into English and also from English into these languages. We will ensure that your documents are translated accurately, both from a linguistic and technical point of view, and that the translated content adheres to industry guidelines and best practice.

We each have over two decades of hands-on experience across a wide range of medical and pharmaceutical translation tasks. By concentrating on what we do best, focusing on only a few industries and on our core working languages (Catalan, French, Italian and Spanish), our aim is to provide an expert tailor-made service to the industry.

Services

From clinical trials and patient records to product information and patient-facing materials, we offer the following services:

TRANSLATION

English to and from Catalan, French, Italian or Spanish

PROOFREADING

Small mistakes can make a big difference

EDITING

Editing is not a cost, but an investment

LANGUAGE CONSULTANCY

Language matters!

STYLE GUIDE OR GLOSSARY

Shape your branding with a style guide

REVISION AND MODIFICATIONS

Recycle and reduce costs!

Our goals

  • To convey your voice in the language of your customer
  • To focus on what we do best: delivering quality translations for the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries

Why us

  • 100% on-time delivery of clear, accurate and concise translations
  • Translations that are fit-for-purpose and compliant with industry guidelines
  • Direct communication at all times with the same linguist
  • Strict confidentiality and peace of mind
We provide language services both from English and into English of the following languages: Catalan, French, Italian or Spanish. If necessary, we can also coordinate translations in other languages.

Timing depends on the language, volume and how technical the document is. Contact us and we will respond within 24 hours with a quote.
As a general rule our turnaround times are:

Standard

• Our standard translation delivery time is 3 to 4 days for short documents
• In general, our translators can translate about 2000 words per day (3-4 pages)

Urgent (surcharge of 30%)

• We also provide an urgent 24-hour translation service for short documents (2 to 3 pages)
• For longer documents, we will prioritise them and deliver as soon as possible without compromising quality

The cost depends on the language, volume and how technical the document is. Contact us and we will respond within 24 hours with a quote.
As a general rule, the following rates apply for translation:

General translation service (at rate of 0.10 – 0.15 euros per word of original document)

• Accurate translation by specialised translator
• Final quality control

Premium translation service* (at rate of 0.15 – 0.20 euros per word of original document)

• Accurate translation by specialised translator
• Revision by second specialised translator
• Final quality control

*The premium service is recommended for documents that are to be published

Other conditions
• We apply a minimum charge of €50 per order.
• We also apply a surcharge for rush jobs (+ 30%) and discounts for large jobs with repetitions.

We are seriously committed to quality and have adopted a set of measures to be implemented before, during and after our translation process (in line with ISO 17100). The key to the quality of our translations is our team of experienced and specialised translators. All our translators have over 10 years’ professional experience in the field. They systematically check and revise all documents to ensure the quality of texts before delivery. We complete an assessment sheet with detailed information on the types of errors encountered. All translations are cross-checked following our double-check policy.

PIL Translations has a strict customer confidentiality policy. Your files are private and protected from unauthorised access. All of our professionals have signed NDAs and strict confidentiality agreements. We are happy to sign other agreements when necessary.

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