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About QuickSilver Translate

CEO, Stephen Whiteley, established QuickSilver Translate in May 2004, in his front room. In October of 2004, Colin Whiteley joined him after 35 years in the fire protection industry. The new Agency progressed rapidly and by 2006, our Barcelona office was up and running.

Connect with Stephen and Colin on LinkedIn.

ISO 9001 certification

In 2006, QuickSilver Translate gained ISO 9001:2015 certification. This certification offers assurance to customers that they are employing a company capable of delivering consistent quality, using efficient, professional processes.

International expansion

Following a visit in 2012, Stephen opened the Miami office. This expanded the company’s reach to a global scale. QuickSilver opened the Madrid office in 2019.

The QuickSilver Translate Team

The core team now contains twelve people. This includes account, and project managers, translators, editors, and reviewers. We also collaborate with designers, localisation managers, desktop publishing experts, and a digital community manager.

Additionally, we also have a database of 4500 qualified, specialised translators. This enables the company to translate from any language into any other language! We select our translators very carefully and stick to those who give the best results. We ask for rigour, professionalism and dedication, as well as proof of linguistic and/or translation qualifications. All prospective translators complete a written test to assess their linguistic skills. For each project we assign a different translator, but in all cases:

  • they are native speakers of the target language;
  • hold university degrees in relevant languages, linguistics and/or translation;
  • use specialist CAT software tools (MemoQ or compatible);
  • apply glossaries and terminology supplied to them by QuickSilver Translate.
  • have extensive experience in the project’s specific subject matter (they sometimes hold degrees in specialist areas, eg: law, engineering, medicine, etc.);

We remain loyal to those freelancers who always produce high-quality, on-time translations. We want to build long-term relationships with our translators, just as with our customers.

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The QuickSilver Blog and community

Finally, we have a popular Language and Translation Blog which features original articles. We also have a vibrant online community on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Why not drop by, and say Hello!

The future of QuickSilver Translate

QuickSilver Translate’s aim in 2021 is twofold: Firstly, to maintain our place at the forefront of the language services industry, and secondly, to continue offering our clients the best linguistic work possible.


In conclusion, Quicksilver Translate can assist you with all your linguistic, translation and editing needs.

Contact us for more information, or a quote.