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About us

We are Absolute Translations, a bunch of experienced and motivated professionals who help you cross boundaries, open doors, and – why not – even conquer the world.

How? With tailored advice, a passion for languages and a broad cultural knowledge.

We’re boutique, flexible and creative, and we have an amazing track record in delivering quality work.

We tackle even the largest of jobs thanks to the technology we use and our translation teams worldwide.

How we work

We love technology! We work with the memoQ Server, an enterprise translation management system that gives us the edge we need to compete in this highly competitive market.

memoQ runs on a dedicated server and speeds up translation by allowing multiple translators and reviewers to work on projects simultaneously.

It also integrates a Customer Portal where you can manage your translation requests, approve quotes, track the status of a translation and download files when complete.

What we do

We work in specialised, technical, legal and corporate translation, artistic transcreation and audiovisual production for a wide range of sectors and services.

If you are in TV/radio, marketing/advertising, IT/software development, science/biotech, engineering or the agribusiness, read on. We have what you need.

For live events, like a business meeting with your guests from China, we offer interpreting in most languages. Our team abroad can assist you during trade missions, conferences or any other type of event.

Who will you work with?

Experienced and motivated professionals!

We handpick our translators based on native language, qualifications and specialty fields and we assign them to our clients based on the project needs. You will work with a team that is ‘your’ dedicated team.

A team consists of a translator, a reviewer and an editor. What our clients value the most from working with Absolute Translations is their ‘peace of mind’.

We have a peer review system in place that ensures the highest quality at all times.

Want to know more about us? Feel free to contact us – we would love to hear from you.

Thank you for all your wonderful work over the past week. We really appreciate it. And please pass our thanks on your translators; the feedback was fantastic!

How can we help you?

The team

emptyVeerle Vanderplasschen Alberta GuadagniniVanda NissenVictoria PorrittSonja Braun

Veerle is the Founder and Managing Director of Absolute Translations. She has such a passion for what she does, she thinks she hasn’t worked a day in her life.

Her respect for her team is immense and her devotion to her clients is second to none. She believes the company’s success is built on quality, integrity and customer service.

Veerle holds a European Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and Specialised Translation for the French, Spanish and Dutch languages, awarded with distinction by the prestigious Mercator College in Belgium. Mercator was integrated in recent years in Ghent University.

In addition, she holds the Australian NAATI accreditation for English and Dutch translation.

Her Master’s thesis studied the interpreting decisions made by simultaneous conference interpreters when confronted with inadvertent ‘errors’ and ‘error corrections’ by the speakers. The research received a high distinction.

Whenever Veerle has time off, she can be found MTB riding on hazardous trails, flying off ski slopes in winter and exploring the country-side on horse-back.

Alberta Guadagnini is our Business Development and Account Manager. She brings 14 years of experience in marketing and communication to her role. Alberta is a passionate and tenacious multilingual professional who is devoted to achieving outstanding results for Absolute Translations’ clients.

Prior to joining Absolute Translations, Alberta worked in the advertising industry where she held roles as international account manager, and communications and events manager.

Some of Alberta’s career highlights include the development, coordination and roll-out of international marketing campaigns for corporations such as Alfa Romeo and Fiat and Chrysler.

As a result of having managed complex projects worldwide, Alberta has gained an excellent understanding of clients’ needs when it comes to global market targeting and expansion.

Alberta holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the Business and Economics University in Turin. In addition, she holds a Certificate in Bargain and Negotiation from the London School of Economics. More recently, she obtained a Certificate in Management and Project Management from the Australian College of Technology and Business in Brisbane.

Finally, in addition to her passion for foreign cultures, yoga and classics, Alberta is a pole dance instructor which she enjoys almost as much as her role at Absolute Translations!

Vanda Nissen is a Project Manager at Absolute Translations and works from our Brisbane office. She brings along extensive experience in all things linguistic and offers our clients wonderful assistance with all their localisation needs.

Vanda holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and a MA in Russian Language and Literature from the Voronezh State University (the latter awarded with 1st class honours). This university is one of the oldest and most reputable universities in the Russian Federation.

In addition to above programs, Vanda studied Polish with a focus on translation and she received a prestigious scholarship from the Polish Academy of Science in 2001 to spend an academic year in Warsaw for her PhD program.

Vanda also holds the Australian NAATI accreditation for professional English into Russian translation.

Finally, she is an accredited teacher in Russia as well as Australia. She has been a lecturer of Russian at the Voronezh State University and the University of Adelaide. Moreover, she has delivered courses for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and a number of language schools across the country.

Vanda moved to Australia in 2010 after spending six years in Denmark and Sweden, where she learned Danish and Swedish. She really enjoys languages and feels comfortable in multilingual environments. And if this wasn’t enough, Vanda also is an accomplished pianist.

Whenever Vanda is not working, she will be found reading, playing music or enjoying the beautiful Brissie lifestyle.

Victoria Porritt is a Project Manager at Absolute Translations.  She holds a BA (Hons) in Classics from the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London. She was awarded this degree in 1992, gaining First Class honours. Victoria also studied Latin and Ancient Greek in Secondary Education. Guided by a vivid interest in languages and cultures, Victoria became a T.E.F.L. Teacher at the Bath Student Educational Tours between 1989 and 1992.

Victoria started her career as a Stockbroker with Prolific Asset Management, an investment house in the City of London. She was responsible for the historic pricing of Unit Trusts. After moving to Henley on Thames in 1996, she was recruited as a Business Analyst and Software Developer by Portrait Software in Oxfordshire. She was responsible for the project management, development and implementation of the knowledge management and intranet systems of the company until 2002.

In 2008 Victoria relocated to Perth with her family and to Brisbane in 2010 where she started as a Project Manager at Absolute Translations. When Vickie is not working, she is sure to have her hands full at home with her family of five children and husband all needing her love and attention! She also loves spending time reading, travelling and exploring her new home of Australia.

Sonja, Project Assistant at Absolute Translations, holds a European Masters in Translation Studies in English, French and Spanish awarded by the Fachbereich Angewandte Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften (FASK) Germersheim in Germany in 2009.

Sonja’s stint in Brussels, Le Mons and Strasbourg completely immersed her in the French language and culture. After this she was recruited by Absolute Translations to further her language experiences in the country “down under” that she had fallen in love with eight years ago.

When Sonja is not pursuing her job as a project manager, she is likely to found somewhere in nature taking beautiful photos, another one of her great passions.

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Quality & guarantee

At Absolute Translations we do our utmost to exceed your expectations. Our aim is for your communication to score, regardless of the language.

Our secret recipe? A combination of carefully selected native qualified translators and industry professionals.

  • Our language services are performed by highly skilled and native translators who specialise in different sectors and industries.
  • Translations and language services such as voice-overs are always double-checked by independent native revisers and industry experts to ensure accuracy.
  • We guarantee accuracy in every respect, observing integrity of content, suitability to the target market, respect for cultural sensitivities, correctness of grammar, spelling, tone, style, register and format.
  • Our Australia based translators and interpreters are NAATI accredited.
  • For emerging languages where no NAATI certification is available, we work with embassies, universities, tertiary institutions and multicultural organisations to select the most suitable language speakers.
  • We use memoQ Adriatic, a server based CAT tool, which improves the translation quality and assures a consistent style and terminology.
  • We build and maintain translation memories (TM) per client, per language pair and per topic/sector.