About H.B. Translation Services

H.B. Translation Services has a team of highly qualified and experienced translators who are able to work with technical and legal texts in all areas of specialisation.

The company was started in July 1996 by Heather Batchelor, who after completing a B.A. degree in French and German, enrolled at Wits University (Graduate school of Translators and Interpreters) where she completed her Masters Degree in Translation (French, German and English).  Her thesis was entitled “Stylistic and Terminological problems in the translation of French and German pharmaceutical and medical texts”.

Heather then proceeded to do a two-year trilingual commercial course in Lausanne, Switzerland at the Ecole Moderne de Commerce et de Langues (French, German and English).  She then worked for some time whilst studying Spanish with a private tutor. In 1990 Heather travelled to Southern Spain where she spent 5 months at a language school “Hispanica, Colegio de estudios praticas” in Nerja, perfecting her Spanish.  She then went on to the University of Salamanca to complete a Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish.

Heather worked for a number of years in well-known international organisations, including Agence francaise de Développement, where she gained considerable translation experience and further knowledge of foreign languages.

H.B. Translation Services produces top quality translations in many different fields.  Its prices are reasonable and it is able to work towards very strict deadlines. Over the years the team of translators has been able to build up a considerable databank of highly specialised terms.

With globalisation and the Internet, H.B. Translation Services is now providing translations in many different countries and on 4 different continents.

Heather Batchelor is a member of the South African Translator’s Institute (SATI) and the Institute of Translators and Interpreters (ITI) in the UK.


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Tel: +27(0)11 487 0534