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We are a long-established translation company with a substantial amount of experience working across all sectors. Read on to learn a little about our background, find out what’s important to us at Lingua-World, and discover why we’re the translation agency of choice for many businesses around the world.

Lingua-World first began carrying out translation and interpreting work more than 20 years ago. Since then we have grown considerably, under the stewardship of our founder and Managing Director, Nelly Kostadinova.

Bulgarian-born Nelly Kostadinova speaks five languages herself, and after moving to Germany she worked as an interpreter and translator. In 1997, she drew on her years of experience to open the first branch of Lingua-World, in Cologne, Germany. Though it would be more than a decade until the first UK branch of Lingua-World opened, our first ever client was BBC London, who commissioned a translation of an interview with a Russian cosmonaut.

Additional German branches soon followed, including offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Frankfurt. Eventually Lingua-World’s success saw us expand globally, to Maastricht, Vienna, Cape TownJohannesburg and, most recently to London, where it all began with that first commission from the BBC.

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Lingua-World has been at the forefront of the language translation services since our establishment in Germany in 1997. With almost 2 decades of experience in the translation service industry, Lingua-World only employs highly qualified and skilled translators and interpreters as we know exactly what is needed for a successful translation and for client satisfaction.

As we are a client-focused company, we will always ensure that our clients’ needs are met with efficiency and above all, professionalism. What sets Lingua-World apart from and ahead of all other translation service agencies are the specialised and comprehensive translation services that we offer our clients. These services include health care translation, business translation, corporate translations, legal translations and medical translations.

We offer translators for every language and dialect the world over, all of whom are exceptionally qualified and experienced in the translation business.

The Lingua-World Timeline


We have over 10,000 translators and interpreters around the world who can handle just about any project. But at the core of any effective organisation there must be remarkable individuals with a passion for delivering excellence and the experience to steer the business in the right direction.


Lucy Armstrong - Lingua World

Lucy Armstrong – Project Manager – UK Office

Lucy graduated from the University of Exeter with a First in French and German. Having completed further translation training and projects including study at FTSK, one of the world’s largest institutions for the professional and academic education of translators and interpreters, as well as enjoying her role as in-house translator in the beautiful French province of Berry, she is now responsible for project management at Lingua-World UK.




To view the full team please visit our Management Page.

If you have any further queries about the Lingua-World team or about any of our translation or interpreting services, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

Globally trusted translation services

Today we continue to follow our founder’s original vision: to provide a wide range of translation and interpretation services which are:

  • Accurate and precise
  • Cost-effective
  • Tailored to specific needs and sectors
  • Capable of meeting tight deadlines around the clock, 24/7
  • Secure and confidential

The Lingua-World process

Though we offer translation services that utilise cutting-edge technology and leverage our roster of 10,000 translators across the globe, for you the process is a simple one.

After an initial phone call to discuss your needs and aims, you’ll send us the documents that need translating. We will then use specialist software that enables us to eliminate any repetitions from the translation, thereby lowering the cost to you. Your translation will then be handled by one of our native speakers who is knowledgeable and experienced in your specific sector.

For accurate, simple to use translation and interpreting services, call Lingua-World today.

    Key Facts

    Business Quality Certification

    ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organisation:

    • needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
    • aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

    Lingua-Worlds certificate covers, procurement of translation and interpretation services for commercial companies and public bodies.

    CAT Tools

    Lingua-World uses computer-assisted translation (CAT) Tools in its translation process.

    The system enables the translator to edit the translated text and improve the quality of the output, making the process an interactive one between software and human.

    Lingua-World Data Security

    We have long-standing relationships with all our translators, interpreters and IT professionals. They are all contracted with Lingua-World and  governed by strict confidentiality clauses. All client documents are treated as confidential and securely held.

    Lingua-World Awards

    In 2010 Nelly Kostadinova was selected as one of three finalists for the Business Woman Award, “Prix Veuve Clicquot”. The prize was created in 1972 as a tribute to Madame Clicquot, whose name the champagne house bears, and is awarded to women who have followed her example and have made considerable achievements in business, society and culture or through their social engagement.

    In 2010 in Berlin Nelly Kostadinova was honoured with the VICTRESS Role Model Award for powerful and successful female role models in business.

    In 2014 Nelly Kostadinova sponsored the Fusion Award for the VICTRESS Awards. This award is intended to recognise women from a migration background.
    2014 Victress Award

    In 2014 Nelly Kostadinova was named as an “Inspiring Woman of the Year” and was once again selected as a finalist for the “Prix Veuve Clicquot”.
    Prix Veuve Clicqout

    European Business AwardsLingua-World has been selected as a National Champion representing Germany in the 2014/15 European Business Awards, The Award for Environmental & Corporate Sustainability.
    European Business Awards

    Services & Sectors

    Translation Service

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      Interpretation Service

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