About Us

How and why was this website created? 

Our quick translation service exists thanks to an evening lounging on the sofa and a confused German woman in the full throes of labour, both of which led linguist Kat, (picture, left) to create an instant online translation community.

"The German woman was a friend of a friend," says Kat. "She was in labour and they couldn't find anyone to speak to her in her own language. It must have been really frightening for her. I thought at the time it would have been so much easier if you could just get someone to do some quick translation over the internet."

Later, Kat was enjoying a quiet evening on the sofa when the idea came to her - cut out the middle man and link the linguists direct to the public through instant messaging and other online technology. Kat's own experience as a government translator helped her to research the market and create the quick translation service that is now Translive Global.

In particular, Kat discovered the huge demand that exists for pharmaceutical translation, the escalating costs and delays associated with legal interpretation services, and the specialist knowledge needed for technical translation. She set out to solve those dilemmas with an affordable and quick translation service for everyone, including professionals and business people with very specific requirements.

Today, Translive Global has a pretty impressive and constantly growing range of worldwide linguists from all walks of life. Many have specialist experience that makes them well suited to deliver technical translation, pharmaceutical translation or legal interpretation services. Together, they provide you and your business with effective and quick translation, interpretation and transcription at a price that won't break the bank.



We're thrilled to be in the final 5 for the Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year award. Our owner, Kat Birch, got to meet the Duke of York.

Watch Kathryn Birch's Dragon's Den style pitch and vote for us to win at -http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk/Content/Finalists


Translive Global have also been voted for an Excellence in Innovation Award at the British Chamber awards as well as bein shortlisted for the Shell Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a winner of the Shell LiveWIRE Grand Idea award!


Translive Global was the proud sponsor of the furniture design prize at the Design Week Awards 2014.

Not only have we won our own awards, but we also give them out too. Our founder, Kat Birch, was there on the night to provide the winner with their trophy.

We provide a lot of translation for the design and creative industries, so it was a pleasure to give something back.

Our translators have helped such big names as P&G and Kellogg's with their international marketing and competitions for consumers.

If you would like us to help with your creative translation requirements, either e-mail us with your request or go to the homepage and attach your document or file.



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Wannabet Bookmakers
Translive Global is an essential extension to our business, we deal with a lot of overseas clients and knowing that we have access to translators at any time of day or night is amazing! Not once have we been let down.
Website Development Manager
FTSE 100 Client
My team and I are impressed with the quality of Translive Global’s translations and they were all delivered before the deadline date.