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Ambition and Corporate Mission

An international language supplier who partners with clients to produce a bespoke service. No two clients are ever the same. Clients put their trust in us to deliver accurately translated communications that reflect their key messages and brand image. Not just once but time and time again.

Every assignment is project managed by a dedicated project manager who ensures that only a translator with industry specific expertise will be assigned to the project.  In addition we embrace the latest technologies to provide high quality translations, fast turnaround along with cost effective solutions.

  • More than 11 years of experience
  • Only collaborate with specialist, native translators
  • Dedicated project manager per translation project
  • Translator database of > 4000 approved translators throughout the world
  • BS:EN15038 quality accredited translation service
  • Member of Association of Translation Companies (ATC)
  • International Companies choose McFelder as their principal translation supplier
  • Fast turnaround and on time delivery
  • Price competitive
  • Translate more than 4 million words every year

McFelder Translations only provide human translations and do not provide machine translations. We use the latest Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) tools in association with human translators. Our network of freelance translators has been assessed and screened before acceptance as approved collaborators.

The Project Manager will select the translators and proofreader most suitably qualified for each project. The CAT tool software enables us to apply discounts to the client for any repeated text segments. We also as standard create Translation Memories to ensure consistency and accuracy of terminology.

  • Only provide translations via human translators
  • Do not provide machine translations
  • Quality accredited workflows to maximize efficiency
  • Use of latest Computer Aided Translation software
  • Build translation memories containing client and sector terminologies
  • Foreign language typesetting on Mac and Windows platforms
  • Use of latest design softwares and large library of fonts
  • In house desktop publishing experts
  • Multilingual projects with foreign language typesetting delivered in short timeframes
  • Latest subtitling and voiceover softwares

McFelder meets all the translation service needs of our clients but we offer much more than a standard translation supplier. We work in partnership with our key clients to reach the same goals. What are these goals?

High quality, excellent customer service, cost efficiencies, workflows that eliminate the requirement for multiple suppliers. Our ability to work directly with artwork files enables us to handle the entire translation process within the original file format. No requirement to extract the text from the artwork in order for the translators to work with the text. All translated artwork is then sent to the translator for final quality approval before final approval and delivery to the client.

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Company History

McFelder Translations was founded in 2004 by the company directors, Fiona McCrae and Christian Feldermann with the central office based in Girona, North East Spain. There was always a desire to create a company that could really understand the needs of global companies, the many demands of working on a truly international basis and that would form an integral part of the client´s team to enable them to meet all their communication requirements within the necessary time frames. As both McFelder directors have over ten years of industrial experience working in international companies they have a clear understanding of the clients’ expectations and requirements from their translation service provider.

Each client has their own unique requirements and as in every sector in which we operate the translation must reflect a sound understanding of the client´s brand as well as applying the correct terminology.  Our business has grown rapidly over the years by winning important contracts with global companies and government organisations.  We have also invested in the latest translation technologies and established quality accredited workflows as well as investing in the training and development of our in house personnel.  Continued investment ensures that we always provide our clients with a high quality service but in parallel with the most cost effective language solutions.

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Our long partnerships with key clients provide important advantages such as our ability to maintain or reduce client costs year on year but never lower our quality or service standards. We continue to work with the same clients that have been enjoying our services since the business was established.

We collaborate with clients to enable them to meet all their global communication objectives whether these are translation, desktop publishing, transcreation, interpreting or audiovisual services.  Our global network of more than 4000 specialist translators ensures that we can meet all your language requirements regardless of the number of languages required for any one project. We regularly manage multilingual projects of more than 30 languages within very short timeframes.  This can also include several different types of file formats. McFelder Translations has become the approved and trusted translation partner for many multinational companies throughout the world.

Expertise you can trust

McFelder Translations is managed by two professionals with over 15 years’ experience in the chemicals and engineering industries. Thanks to their expertise in many sectors and their intimate knowledge of corporate operations, they have been able to turn McFelder Translations into a successful international company in a very short time. The main reason for their success is the trust that their clients have placed in them because they fully understand their needs and are able to deliver high quality services and solutions.

Fiona McCrae
Fiona McCraeCommercial Director
Fiona´s key focus is on further developing McFelder Translations in the international market. Responsibilities include key account management, market analysis, and development of sales strategies and marketing. Prior to forming McFelder Translations, Fiona held senior management roles in the chemical and engineering industry for Tioxide, British Plasterboard and Enertech. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Strathclyde University and an MBA from De Montfort University in Leicester.
Christian Feldermann
Christian FeldermannOperations Director
Christian is responsible for all Operational and Project Management aspects of the business. Having obtained a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Göttingen University and a lectureship at MIT, Christian then worked in industrial R&D and product development roles. This included senior research roles in oxy-fuel combustion technology for BOC and Enertech. His strong technical and engineering background and knowledge has been pivotal in establishing the company as specialists in the translation of technical, scientific and engineering texts.

McFelder Team

We bring together talented degree-qualified individuals whose knowledge and abilities have resulted in the year on year growth of the business.

Every stage of the translation process is carefully project managed in order to achieve the maximum efficiency. This is critical with complex file formats and short delivery schedules.

McFelder Translations is quality accredited in accordance with the European Quality Standard EN 15038 and also members of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC).

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