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Organization Profile

Organization Overview

Folio Online

Headquarters

Unit 2
10 Pepper Street
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa

Telephone: +27 21 426 2727
Website: www.folio-online.co.za

Organization Overview

MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission: Translating our passion for languages into effective market penetration for clients. In addition, we are committed to maintaining our position as the world's leading provider of African language services.

ABOUT US
The Folio Group is a Language Service Provider (LSP) located in Cape Town, South
Africa. The founding company, Folio Translation Consultants, was established in 1988 by Philip Zietsman, currently the MD of the group. A new division, Folio Online, was created in 2000 in order to serve international clients. The Folio Group is a global leader in the provision of African language services and manages a significant volume of work in West and East European and Asian languages.

SERVICES
TRANSLATION: We offer a professional and high-tech translation service, working together with specialists in many fields, notably in the growth areas of telecommunications, IT, Life Sciences (medical trials, medical devices and pharmaceutical advertisements, packaging and labelling).

COPYWRITING: A wide range of content including scripts, advertising, website copy,
mailers, press releases, brochures and all types of marketing requirements are handled by a talented creative team.

EDITING & PROOFREADING: This is carried out by qualified editors and copy editors. Applying many years' expertise and advanced language skills, our team will proofread/edit or rewrite original material to achieve optimum standards for publication and dissemination.

TRANSCRIPTIONS: Recordings and voice clips are accurately transcribed with time coding and, if required, translated.

LOCALISATION: We are specialists in the adaptation of content to suit various target
markets - a process that goes beyond translation. As a long-term member of GALA - we have continually updated our skills in localisation, which is increasingly in demand due to the global economy.

INTERPRETING: Our reliable team of professional interpreters is capable of both
simultaneous and consecutive interpreting.

FOLIO INTERTEL: An instant telephonic interpreting service which links clients to qualified interpreters via telephone. At the touch of a button any one of 37 languages may be selected for instant interpretation. Each interpreter is fully bilingual in their own primary language and English. Currently, the main focus of Inter-Tel is medical interpreting in hospitals and clinics, and the service will soon be extended to other areas of operation including courts, border posts, refugee centres and hotels.

CHAPERONING/GUIDING: Visitors to South Africa who do not speak English fluently can request a chaperone/guide to interpret at meetings or to provide a full driver-guide service for visits to tourist destinations.

VOICE -OVERS: The voice-over department recruits voice-over artists, makes voice clips available on our website, conducts voice coaching, attends recordings and undertakes production supervision. During recording sessions, adjustments of scripts can be done by the voice director (a professional linguist), who will advise on language issues as well as editing and trimming of scripts to fit the prescribed time slots of the final broadcast.
Please visit our voice bank at: http://www.folio-online.co.za/Folio-Voices-List.html.

TELECONFERENCES: Our reliable team of professional interpreters can assist if you need to communicate with someone in another language via an arranged conference call.

Products and Services

Subtitling and Captioning, DTP, Interpreting, Internationalization, Localization, Multimedia Localization, QA Testing, Software Localization, Translation

Sector

Government, Non-profits, Automotive, Banking/Finance, Consumer Products, Education/Training, Energy/Utilities, Entertainment/Gaming, Graphic Arts, Hospitality/Tourism, E-commerce, Legal/IP/Patent, Marketing/Communications, Medical/Pharma/Healthcare, Packaging/Distribution, Software, Telecommunications, Other

Source Languages

Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, Filipino, Finnish, French, French (Canadian), German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Other African, Other Asian, Other European, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese

Target Languages

Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, Filipino, Finnish, French, French (Canadian), German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Other African, Other Asian, Other European, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese

Organization Type

Vendor of Language Products or Services

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