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Cardiff Met Translation Service

​The Welsh Language Unit provides an efficient internal translation service from English to Welsh or from Welsh into English, and can arrange a proofreading service for documents in English and Welsh. .
Using the Service

Please the following link to access the translation service, and follow the instructions on the page:


When you enter the Translation Service page on the Welsh Unit’s   portal, you will be asked to upload your document (s) onto the SharePoint systems please note that multiple documents must be uploaded as a Zip file. 
Once you have uploaded your file, you will be asked to complete a short online form.
You will be asked to create a name for your ‘project’, i.e. the work that you are sending for translation/proofreading, as well as your School / Unit and the total amount of words of the document(s) you have uploaded. 
You will also be asked for a ‘desired’ return date. Try and give us sufficient time to process your work. If the date is too early, the administrator will change it.
Size of documentation /Time allocated for translation
Size (in words)                                   Time
under 200 words                               Same Day*
over 200 words / under 1000          Next Day
between 1,000 - 2,500                      3 Days
2,500 - 4,000                                       5 Working Days
over 5,000                                            **
* - if received before Noon.
** - this would need to be discussed directly with the Welsh Language Unit
If you submit work that includes ‘track changes’ or highlighted sections drawing attention to a specific section of the document, please submit two files, one clean, and the other marking changes etc. for information. 
Then click on ‘Ok’ to send to the Translation Unit. 

When you have submitted your request, you will receive an email confirming the details of this request and if the date you required the work to be returned has been agreed with the Unit, you will not receive any further contact from Unit until your work is returned. 
You will be able to track the progress of your translation by logging on to the Staff Portal and going to the Translation Service page on the Welsh Unit’s site.