Full-scale technical translations from English to Czech

My services
What do I offer?
Technical translations

I translate technical texts from English to Czech language. With the top-notch accuracy I am able to translate everything from simple documents to voluminous technical manuals and documentation.

Proofreading and editing

I offer proofreading and/or editing of already translated technical documents. These services include careful checking of the text not only in terms of correct grammar, stylistics, accurate terminology used in the given field and overall quality of writing, but above all the meaning

Localization of software, applications or websites

I also test the correct functionality of the translated text for the final product. In other words, I check whether the target text is in the right form in the right place and whether its original meaning is preserved.

A few words about me

I'm a professional freelance translator with vast experience in handling technical translations from English into Czech. I've been providing my quality services to my clients since 2002. My technical education and in-depth knowledge of technical terminology, combined with several years of expertise and active collaboration with many engineering technicians, as well as direct clients and agencies have taught me that quality, a deep understanding of front-end technologies, accuracy, reliability and meeting deadlines are the most important factors for manufacturers, agencies and the ultimate market.

It is my goal to provide services to match your needs and - in turn - ensure your complete satisfaction.

I don't belong to the group of translators, who translate text word by word and I don't translate texts that fall outside my specialty.

I always adhere to delivery terms
according to the agreed conditions and requirements.

What my clients say about me

Jan is one of the most determined and reliable translators that I have had the opportunity to employ and collaborate with. His skills are continuously improved and perfected, even though he has always provided technical translations which are works of excellence. You can rely on him for timely results at an excellent price and value. For translations into and out of Czech, Jan is the perfect fit for your projects.

Tom Hughes
Head of Translations & Communications at G.D spa

We’ve been working with Jan since 2015 and he has never let us down. Jan is a pleasure to work with. He is very professional, friendly, reliable and punctual. His responsiveness, positive attitude and general business etiquette is exemplary. He always confirms and replies quickly and delivers his work on time.

Jonathan Nater
Owner, Wessex Translations Ltd and Translation and Localization Consultant

Jan is a highly-skilled professional translator and assisted with a large translation project regarding complex IT products. The work was delivered on time and to a high standard.

Dominic McGrath
Projects Director at Web-Translations

We've been working with Jan since 2014 and during this time he translated more than 30k words from English into Czech. We appreciate working with Jan as he has a high technical competence and professionalism. The communication is great (always fast replies and confirmations) and the translations have always been delivered within the given deadline.

Nina Dederbeck
Project manager at COMLOGOS GmbH & Co. KG

I've worked with Jan on a very demanding, technical EN<>CS project and both me and my client were very satisfied with the outcome. Delivery on time, with great results and at reasonable price. Highly recommended.

Piotr Jagielski
Programme & Projects Services Manager w HSBC

I am in charge of the translation department of my company. As project manager, I work with agencies and free lance translators. We provide translations into 17 languages (for manuals) and 23 languages (for glossaries) Mr. Kolbaba has been working for us for the past 10 years and is in charge of all our translations from English into Czech. He has always delivered on time, providing excellent services and so-far we have never had any complaints from our customers. He approached our market field in a very professional way, getting acquainted with terminology and process methods. His questions prove that he constantly tries to understand what he is translating, and is not only looking forward to reaching the end of the job. We consider Mr. Kolbaba as a very precious collaborator and look forward to improving our relationship in the future.

Anna Maria Passador
Translation Project Manager at G.D SpA

We had the pleasure to work with Jan on a technical translation project within the language combination English into Czech in September 2013. Due to the complex terminology which was applied in the source text, we needed a real expert within this area. Jan showed us that he has the expertise required for this kind of text and that he is always striving for excellence. The translation was perfect, which was also confirmed by the end-client. Jan is a very reliable translator and we are looking forward to continuing our cooperation in future.

Erik Hansson
Professional translator from German into Swedish | Swedish | Co-founder of the German translator association DVÜD e.V.

Behlert & Behlert Translation and Conference Services has worked with Mr. Jan Kolbaba in the field of written translation in English – Czech, since 2013. We have come to know Mr.Kolbaba as a fully professional and reliable translator, competent in the thematic field of the translation projects he is entrusted with. The service he offers is of very high quality. We can definitely recommend Mr.Jan Kolbaba to future employers.

Dagmara Pitala
Project Manager at Behlert & Behlert | Translation and Conference Services

It is a pleasure to working with Jan. He is always delivering high quality on time. I was very satisfied with our cooperation.

Faludi Andrea
Terminologist at Language Experts Group

Jan is highly professional, independent and very cooperative person with nice approach to people.

Jakub Absolon
President at Association of Translation Companies of Slovakia - ATCSK, owner at ASAP-translation

Jan is excellent translator, punctual, reliable and accurate. Highly recommended.

Radovan Pletka
Owner, Czech and Slovak Services

I had the pleasure to work with Jan on several projects in the past years: he is very responsive and always available to perform an excellent job. He is very reliable, always on time and most of the times he delivers earlier than agreed! He is one of the best translators I have worked with, both professionally and personally.

Barbara Bernardi
Localization Project Manager, NZTC International

Great cooperation, high-level professionality!

Petr Masner
Localization Project Manager, NZTC International

Jan was such a pleasant person to work with. He was always ready to help me any time his assistance was needed. Whenever I contacted him, I knew he would have delivered on time and provided me with high quality translations. It was definitely a big pleasure to work with Jan!

Sarah Ori
Localization Project Manager at SDL International

Jan is an excellent, punctual and careful translator, who also has a very friendly but professional manner of communication. He has always been very consistent with deadlines and very proactive in letting me know about any possible delays (even if he is usually earlier than requested!). It's been my great pleasure working with him and I would recommend his services as a translator without a doubt.

Annalisa Barbaglia
Senior Project Manager at SDL International

Excellent! Fast and high quality, he never leaves you anything to worry about. Very impressed.

Derek Zhang
Project Manager at Oland Corporation

We enjoy the professional work done by Jan. His quality is good and all comes on time.

Ashraf Al Saad
Project Manager at Arabic Locatrans

Jan is a professional translator, delivering high quality. It is a pleasure working with him!

Sandor Sojnoczky
Prooject Manager at Hunnect Limited

Ideal cooperation, prompt delivery and excellent translation.

Aurora Lee
Project Manager at Oland Corporation

Jan did a wonderful job and was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him!

Emma Kim
Project Manager at Ruah Language Services

Jan is a pleasure to work with. He is communicative, respects deadlines and agreements.

Istvan Németh
Owner, CTA-group

Very efficient, professional and on schedule.

Massimo Zeppieri
Owner, CDS & Associates, Inc.
Long-term cooperation

The logos shown below belong to companies that I have translated, corrected and/or localized various texts for. With some of these companies I cooperate directly or through agencies mostly based outside the Czech Republic. A list of successfully completed projects is available upon request.