Foreign Language Voiceover and Subtitling

Professional voiceover & subtitling services which guarantee high quality, on-brand communications.

Foreign language voiceover and subtitling services have become an essential component in activities including digital marketing and health and safety, as companies increasingly opt for audiovisual means to facilitate communication with overseas audiences. Whether it’s a marketing campaign on social media for your international customers, a CEO’s message to employees across the world or a health and safety course for your global workforce, having a quality foreign language voiceover and subtitling service is vital to ensure your message is understood.

Our specialist voiceover artists, translators and production team will accurately reflect the intent of the original message and ensure on-brand consistency. Here at The Translation People we boast state-of-the-art studio facilities and expert foreign language voiceover and subtitling project management so you can benefit from a complete service solution handled with all the professionalism and reliability that has helped make our reputation what it is – unbeatable.

Why choose The Translation People?

Professional voiceover artists

By recording only in their native language and with a knack for recognising and reflecting tone, style, and the most subtle of nuances, our artists lend every project an unbeatable level of integrity, clarity, and natural charisma.

Voice variety

Despite only working with the industry’s very best professional artists, our voiceover network is incredibly vast in scope and sector experience. The Translation People offer a truly tailored experience where you can choose from virtually every world language and select your preferred artist based on gender, age, dialect and accent.

State-of-the-art studios

We record and edit in our advanced media studios under the watchful eye of highly-skilled engineers with specialist experience of foreign language voiceover and subtitling. Whether we are mixing backing tracks to voiceover recordings or matching subtitle timings to speech, we always approach our work with painstaking precision and hone it to perfection.

Technologically advanced

Our reactive, progressive approach to our work keeps pace with technological developments so we can exploit them to your benefit. We are comfortable working with all file formats imaginable, and lay back voiceover and subtitling with unrivalled accuracy for impactful multilingual media.

Complete capability

We offer a tailored service whatever your localisation project. Transcription. Time-coded script creation. Dubbing. Voiceover and subtitling. Post-production. Layback. Guidance on usage rights. Pre-recording review stage. Our skill and adaptability optimise quality and accelerate cost and time savings across our entire range of services.

Range of services

As well as voiceover and subtitling, we also offer transcreation, technical translation, document translation, interpreting and multilingual DTP. A full range of translation services is available here.

Our Voiceover & Subtitling Process:

  1.  Receive video file: You send us the video file/s for voiceover or subtitling in a variety of methods, including secure file transfer.
  2. Transcript creation: We create a timecoded transcript for the video.
  3. Translate the transcript: Our expert translators get to work on translating the transcript into your specified language.
  4. Add subtitles or record voiceover: Based on the translated transcript, we record a voiceover or add subtitles (or both) to the video.
  5. Quality assurance and delivery: Before delivery, the voiceover and subtitles undergo our strict quality assurance process.

Voiceover & Subtitling File Types and Projects Handled

Our expert translation engineers have the tools to translate files in a wide range of formats, from specialist software to standard office packages.


mp3 and mp4
Training courses
Corporate presentation videos

Medical IFU videos
Promotional programmes
Film dubbing

Educational talking toys
Global internal communications
Market research interviews

If you’ve got a file you need a voiceover or subtitles for in a format not included in this list, please get in touch with us for a bespoke quote. We can cover almost any format, including industry-specific or other non-standard formats.


Languages we can provide voiceover & subtitles in:

Our bank of experts includes translators with the highest level of proficiency in an array of languages. The most common languages for business document translation are as follows, and you can see our full list of languages here:

We can translate from English into the languages above, into English from the languages above, or between language pairings above.

Whatever languages you need, get in touch for a bespoke quote.


Voiceover & subtitles for:

We are proud to have helped businesses around the world with their translation needs. Our clients include global businesses looking to internationalise their communications, smaller businesses looking to expand into new audiences, and everything in between.

Our bank of specialists includes translators with expertise in a range of industries, letting us deliver impactful and engaging translations in fields like:  

and many more 

To find out how we can help your business with its translation needs, whatever your industry, get in touch for a bespoke quote 


Voiceover & Subtitling FAQs:

What is the difference between transcribing and subtitling?

While both services involve converting spoken word into written form, there are some key differences between transcribing and subtitling:

  • Multilingual transcription looks to convert spoken word in a language the reader can’t understand into written text they can understand, whereas subtitling involves creating written text that displays on a video
  • Multilingual transcriptions usually include more detailed summary of the spoken audio, including pauses, non-verbal sounds and so on, whereas subtitles look to capture only the spoken words, or perhaps even a summarised version of them
  • Multilingual transcriptions are often presented as a piece of text with no timestamps, whereas subtitles feature timestamps that let them synchronise with the video and appear at the relevant time
  • Multilingual transcriptions are ideal for spending longer with where the context demands it (for example, analysing linguistic patterns for research purposes) whereas subtitles are designed to facilitate the understanding of video content in real-time

What is a language voiceover?

A language voiceover – perhaps better known as a dub – is a rerecording of a voice in a different language to the original. Language voiceovers can be used in a wide range of contexts, from advertisements to market research interviews, and from corporate presentation videos to training courses.

There are many elements that determine the quality of a multilingual voiceover, including things like:

  • Accuracy of the translation, both in terms of meaning and in terms of its cultural resonance. An effective voiceover will retain both elements, meaning it remains engaging for audiences in other languages.
  • The talent of the voice actor, with the most engaging voiceovers coming from actors who can replicate the tonal and emotional aspects of the original. A sympathetic and convincing delivery can make or break the audience’s ability to engage with a voiceover.
  • Lip-syncing: if your voiceover is for footage where the original speaker can be seen, voiceover specialists will try to match their delivery as closely as possible with the mouth movements of the original. This is an important aspect of maximising immersion.

How do I subtitle a voiceover?

It’s often the case that a business will want to provide voiceovers and subtitles together, to increase the ease with which audiences across a range of languages can engage with the video. Our subtitling and voiceover services can involve whichever combination of these two services you require, meaning that the most effective way of subtitling a voiceover is to commission the services of a specialist.

What is localisation subtitling?

Subtitling involves more than just transcribing the content of the original audio. For an audience to be able to best engage with subtitled content, it should also have the following properties:

  • Culturally aligned, with expressions, slang, references and other nuanced parts of speech brought in line with the target culture rather than translated directly from the original
  • Localised, with punctuation, text direction, font size and other factors aligned with what is considered the norm in the region
  • Correctly timed, with timestamps updated where necessary to ensure that translated subtitles still display at correct times during the video

What is the typical cost of voiceover and subtitling?

This is a complex service with lots of moving parts, so we are not able to provide an estimated cost without reviewing the specifics of your project. To allow us to put together a bespoke quote for your voiceover and subtitling project, please get in touch and let us know what the project involves. We will review this information and come back to you as quickly as possible.

Where do I find a voiceover translator?

At The Translation People we are proud to have an expert team of professional voiceover artists and state-of-the-art technological capabilities. So if you are looking for a high quality voiceover, with artists covering a comprehensive range of languages, dialects and accents, you’ve already found it.

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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