Understanding what words say is one thing. Conveying the meaning in another language is a completely different story. The more complex the message, the greater the need for an expert who speaks your language.

In business, a good translation can make the difference between sealing a deal and losing face and harming your brand and reputation. For it's not just what you say, it's how you say it. Translation is more than putting words from one language into another. The result needs to sound good, to flow naturally and to ring true, which is why our track record in journalism is as important as our translation experience.

In an increasingly globalised world in which English is the lingua franca, are you confident that your English is fit for scrutiny by a global audience? Our editing, copywriting and proofreading services ensure it is.

At Abacus, we believe in delivering what we promise. That's why we mainly stick to what we do best: translating, editing, copywriting and proofreading business communications in Dutch and English. And you may find it reassuring to know that our years in real-time media have taught us the importance of meeting deadlines - and the inevitability of rush jobs!


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Abacus Translation aims to raise the standard of corporate communications in English and Dutch.

Having read thousands of press communiqués and other corporate publications during their years in journalism and translation, the Abacus partners believe that the quality and accuracy of translations often leaves something to be desired and that a good... read more

About us

Abacus, a trio of multilingual English and Dutch native speakers with top-notch translation and language credentials. With more than 60 years of combined experience in translation and financial reporting for various media, the Abacus team knows your business.... read more