Tomlex offers the following English/Dutch language services:
Translation • Subtitling • Proofreading & Editing • Transcription
Tomlex is located in Wellington, New Zealand and carries out translations for different agencies and direct clients from around the world. Tomlex is run by Esther Hay, who is a full member of the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters and can provide certified translations. We are approved by the New Zealand Transport Agency to supply English translations of Dutch language driver licences and can provide certified translations of police/birth/death/marriage/divorce certificates for immigration purposes.
Where appropriate, Trados is used during the translation process and we always create a glossary for each client so that terminology will be consistent throughout the project as well as in future jobs.
Subtitling work can be carried out with or without a template and with or without a script.
Subtitling is usually only done for agencies as specialist equipment and/or preparation of the files is required. Tomlex works with Swift subtitling software (version 6.004), which requires digital clips (MPEG and AVI). Subtitle files can be delivered in .o32, .x32, .stl, .pac, .890, .sif, .doc, .rtf, .txt formats or exported for DVD in various formats. Esther Hay is an approved NETFLIX QA Operator.
Proofreading & Editing
Own translations are always proofread and checked for spelling, grammar, punctuation, typesetting, terminology, register and style. Where necessary, target texts are edited to comply with space or time restrictions, such as in translations of voice-over scripts or newsletter segments.
Tomlex can also proofread and edit work of other translators. This can be done with the source text for comparison or as a single language edit to ensure the target text produced appears as if written in that language originally.
Sometimes only an audio or video file is available while clients need a written version of it. Tomlex can provide speedy (time coded) transcriptions, combined with a translation if necessary.
We can provide full accessibility scripts for online content, based on a provided audio script, subtitles or from scratch.
For enquiries about availability or for a free quote, please use the contact information provided here.