Mission and Vision

Vision: professional translation

Bothof Translations was one of the first professional translation agencies in the Netherlands. Speed, clarity, expertise and customer convenience were the goals that we envisioned at our inception in 1972, and they still remain our main focus today. Dat stond ons voor ogen bij de oprichting in 1972 en is nog steeds onze focus, elke dag weer. Dat stond ons voor ogen bij de oprichting in 1972 en is nog steeds onze focus, elke dag weer.

From this vision, we have actively contributed to improving the quality standards for translation agencies over the years. Bothof Translations stood at the cradle of the VViN (Association of Translation Agencies in the Netherlands). The initiative for the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies (EUATC) also came from the VViN.

Priority to quality

As a customer, how can you be sure that your translation agency meets the requirements when it comes to quality? In response to this recurrent question, Bothof Translations was one of the first translation agencies in the Netherlands to achieve ISO certification. Our quality procedures meet the strict requirements of ISO 9001:2008. In addition, our translation procedures are certified for EN 15038, the European standard for translation agencies.

What do these certifications mean for you? It gives you the certainty, for example, that each text is checked by one of our professional revisers prior to delivery. Furthermore, you can rely on a transparent complaints procedure if you are not satisfied. Each year, our quality management system is subject to an external, independent audit.

Broad range of supplementary services

Our services do not stop at translation and writing. We aim to provide an optimal service. This is why we provide the following supplementary services:

  • Graphic design and DTP (Desktop Publishing)
  • Proofreading of printer’s proofs
  • Video production
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Do you require a supplementary service that is not mentioned here? Please inform your account manager at Bothof Translations. We will make every effort to take as much work off your hands as possible.