Petite Planète is a translation agency specializing in IT and renewables. We also cover related fields, such as legal contracts and financial reports. But we do not try to do everything; for instance, we do not translate medical texts.
In principle, translating is a pretty straightforward task, at least in terms of the goal. Our clients want texts that do not read as though they were translated, and they have to have them by a certain deadline. If the translation is too late, it is often completely worthless.
Of course, the matter is much less straightforward from the viewpoint of the translator. The text is only available as an InDesign document? You cannot translate German law literally without explaining a thing or two here or there? And that spiffy headline contains a reference to a famous quote from German literature that, alas, is completely unfamiliar to English ears?
We solve such problems every day.