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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 to 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 Language Unit’s portal, you will be asked to upload your document(s) onto the SharePoint system. 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 on-line 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)​
​Under 200 words
​Same day*
​Over 200 words/under 1000
​Next day
​Between 1,000 and 2,500
​3 days
​Between 2,500 and 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 Service. 

When you have submitted your request, you will receive an e-mail confirming the details of this request and if the date you required the work to be returned has been agreed with the service, you will not receive any further contact from the service 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 Language Unit’s site.