The UK’s user-friendly, professional
& trusted language services provider

“Why  ‘Lifeline’ Language Services?”

Lifeline Language Services started in 1990 providing emergency language services support to haulage, so “Lifeline” seemed appropriate! Now one of the UK’s most experienced and trusted language services partners, we provide Translation, Interpreting, Voiceover + Subtitling, Transcription, multilingual Typesetting and more in over 150 languages.
Hint: be wary of providers offering “all languages”(!) – with over 6,000 spoken can they really have expertise that wide? There’s also more advice on provider selection here.

Why partner with our language services?

Because we’ve delivered over 37,000 projects from 40 million source words with VERY positive feedback. Because we’re really helpful and widely recommended. But most of all because we really know our stuff – here’s some case studies.

Unlike most providers we’re a Translation Company, NOT merely an Agencythis matters! ALL our linguists are mother-tongue, professionally qualified and experienced, and ALL translation is 100% revised AND 100% reviewed.


+ We’re qualified

With 7 professional linguists in-house (4 Translation MA, 2 MITI (Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting – ITI) and 2 MCIL (Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists – CIoL) we’re Full Members of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) AND Corporate Members of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI). Our Managing Director is both MCIL and MITI, and sits on the ATC Council. Our Production Director is CEng, EurIng & MIET (Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology).

+ We’re experienced

Many translators have little “real world” experience. Our team’s all worked in industry, logistics and commerce so really understands your stuff. Our MD’s an internationally-qualified Transport Manager (and ex-National President of UKBPW). Our PD is a Chartered Engineer with 17 years managing technical & manufacturing operations, EHS and IT. The Operations Manager and our other PMs – mostly Translation MA qualified – have varied backgrounds including retail and military. Our translation quality reflects that real world experience.

+ We’re trusted

We understand that procuring translation is tricky, and that you also place great trust in your provider. We ensure that your trust is justified, whether you’re buying for a multinational or your daughter’s marriage certificate. We’re also trusted by suppliers; we never bully and pay fairly and reliably, meaning we attract and retain the best linguists for your projects.

+ We’re responsible

FAIR procurement delivers BETTER product. Unlike many providers, we strive for fairness – here’s our (“Star”!) ITI Bulletin letter, and our Sourcing Policy. We partner with our translators and interpreters (proven by our exceptional “Blue Book” score) – we don’t view them as simply “resources” to overwork and underpay. We also take placement students and work with schools encouraging new linguists, and help our community qualify as translators and interpreters. Here’s more reasons to choose us.

To see how we can help with your stuff, just drop us a few details (in total confidence of course) and we’ll get straight back to you. Or call our helpful team on UK Freefone 0800 783 4678 (Intnl 0044 1772 558858)


      Potential Suppliers PLEASE NOTE applications via this form will not be processed. Instead, please go here

      Your Name (required) (?)We PROMISE to ONLY use your information for our work with you. Your name and other details will never be passed on to other parties and will be retained only for as long as we need them.

      Your Email (required) (?)We need this to be able to send you our quotation. Your email will not be shared with anyone.

      What would you like us to do? (required) (?)e.g. "Translation into Greek of user manual"

      Your company or organization, if applicable (?)Optional - we're not prying, this just helps us see if we've worked with another part of your organisation before which helps us identify the best translator for you

      Telephone (?)Also optional, but it will help us to resolve any queries more quickly with you so we can respond faster. We promise not to share this with anyone else unless needed (sometimes for interpreting), and we WON'T hassle you!

      Can you tell us a bit more about what you need? Size, format etc? (?)If you're unclear, don't worry - our friendly team is here to help so you're welcome to chat over, on 0800 783 4678!

      Paypal, Paypal QR and card payment welcome!

      Accepted Payments

      You can upload a file to us below; we recommend zipping to protect the contents. Only one file can be uploaded, so please zip multiple files together. Maximum file size: 10MB. NB: LARGE FILES TAKE TIME TO UPLOAD. PLEASE WAIT FOR "MESSAGE SENT" CONFIRMATION (beneath Send button) BEFORE CLOSING THIS WINDOW!

      To confirm that you are happy for us to use the information that you give us, in total confidence, in order to handle your request, please tick this box: Confirmed

      Now click the Send button below and you're done!

      Learn more about your confidentiality
      Learn more about your GDPR protection

      Occasionally browsers may not confirm sending is complete - don't panic, it will get through!