Multilingual DTP and Typesetting Services

Our in-house multilingual Desktop Publishing (DTP) team handles a variety of file types, applying linguistic skill and technical precision to format your translated documents.

Multlingual DTP – formatting translations in different software packages, has been a key service offering for over 40 years. Aesthetics play an important role in the success of content, so the look of your translated materials needs to be every bit as good as the original for consistently impactful global reach. Formatting errors in translated documents can have negative effects on the impact of your product and brand, and the consequences of misinterpretation can be damaging and far-reaching. With special characters, right-to-left scripts and text expansion and contraction to take into consideration, the risk of non-specialists completing this work cannot be understated.

This is where our reliable and highly experienced in-house multilingual Desktop Publishing (DTP) services come in to their own, combining technical talent with linguistic knowledge to reproduce your documents with precision and care. By coupling this expertise with subsequent rigorous quality checks, we deliver documents with quality and style, whether a brochure, a manual, a label or a product catalogue.

Why choose The Translation People?


Our specialist operators are skilled in a wide variety of languages and draw on decades of industry experience. Their exceptional command of the latest technology means they can produce flawless replica materials which boost credibility, do the original justice, and are ready for print or distribution.


Our dedication to quality goes above and beyond translation and influences our multilingual desktop publishing. Script direction, text expansion, different hyphenation rules, spacing variations, character corruption – we consider every last detail.

Post-DTP proofread

Unlike many other translation companies, The Translation People conducts rigorous final checks with the help of experienced, vigilant, native-speaking proofreaders to guarantee a job well done.


We work across software packages on both Mac and PC platforms, and perform all multilingual desktop publishing services ranging from page layout to rekeying, reformatting, font matching, and following source pdfs as templates.


By drawing on our in-house DTP resources, we can offer unrivalled adaptability to suit your exact needs and drive efficiency, tailoring workflows to include client review and approval stages.

Integration with translation technology

We bridge the gap between DTP software and Translation Memory technology by allowing easy export/import of contents and hassle-free integration with translation interfaces. This means we are able to achieve cost savings of up to 60% when compared to traditional DTP processes.

Other Services

As a translation agency that has been serving clients for over 40 years, it should come as no surprise that we offer a full range of translation services: from website translation to technical translation and including voiceover and subtitling, interpreting and software localisation. Whatever your translation needs, we’ve got you covered!

Our Experience

Adobe InDesign ®
QuarkXPress ®
Adobe Illustrator ®

Adobe Photoshop ®
Adobe FrameMaker ®
Adobe PageMaker ®




Our Recent Projects

We’re a trusted translation provider for many leading global brands as well as smaller businesses.

  • Translation of 30,000 words into 16 languages for patients on how to improve health, fitness and reduce obesity.
  • Translation of User Manuals and Engineer's Notes into 14 languages for an engineering company.
  • Translation & subtitling of internal communications in 5 languages for a client in the food & drink sector.
  • Software Translations for an online payment system into over 50 languages.

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