Languages de Luxe was established over 30 years ago by a group of multi-lingual professionals, who joined forces to provide a "rapid but well-considered" approach to translation. Although using the most modern equipment and techniques, they never lose sight of the "old-fashioned" values of care and consideration.
Rather than providing translations into and out of a wide range of languages, the company specialises in the languages of Western Europe. In-house specialities are enhanced by the use of freelance translators who are experts in their own particular fields. This means that mother-tongue speakers of the target language invariably have good personal knowledge of the subject matter, and the best possible translation will therefore result.
Translations are provided on paper and on disc in whatever format suits the client or their printer/designer. And of course they can be delivered by electronic mail.
Languages de Luxe is run by Robert West, who qualified as a Solicitor in 1969, his studies revolving around the University of Leeds, Columbia University in New York, and Leiden University in Holland.
As well as overseeing the entire operation of Languages de Luxe, he personally specialises in legal translation work, from French, German, and Luxembourgish into English.
For many years now, he has been closely involved with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, where a great many volumes bear his name. So much so that in 1988 he was honoured by the Grand Duke as an Officer of the Order of Merit, for his services to that country.
Bob travels a great deal all over Europe, and is often asked to give recommendations.
Since 2016, the main office of Languages de Luxe have been in St Martaize, France. The business also operates through a representative office in Luxembourg.