The Wordsmith Group is delivering services by skilled and certified professionals with over 20 years’ experience. With vision to benefit business and humanity, our core and related services will enhance knowledge and communication skills.
Working with integrity, efficiency and exacting attention to detail is our goal to become your trustworthy and reliable language solutions provider. We can relieve you of the headache of finding the right words when ‘up against the clock’. We understand that to ‘get it right, first time’ is more important than ever. In our experience, this is a priority for all businesses, whether in commerce, governmental or non-governmental organizations.
“A language is everything you do.”
– Margaret Atwood
We provide native speaker expertise in the following languages:
- Bahasa Indonesia
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- Bahasa Malaysia
If you need assistance with any other language, please let us know.
We specialize in the following sectors:
- Oil and Gas
- Law and Legal-related
- Food & Beverages
Digital Content Marketing
You’re still trying to figure out what digital content works for your business and audience?
Let us e-speak for your brand!
92% of marketers say that social media is important to their business and has helped them improve sales*.
Our digital content writers are always looking to the latest trends and striving to stay on the cutting edge in order to produce the best kind of personalized content for the voice and image of your brand and keep a consistent voice to promote higher engagement and help consumers remember your brand.
- Social media content
(*Social Media Examiner)
Sworn translators are available to ensure the legality and confidentiality of your documents.
As for regular translation, it’s a skill, if not an art, that requires the accurate rendering of meaning and a natural flow. Often a literal translation can be said to be ‘accurate’ but it may also ‘sound funny’ unless the meaning, syntax, and rhythm are all intact. A particular style, tone and manner must be chosen, depending on the project. When you give us your brief or a sample, you can rely on our experience to adopt the necessary approach.
As a minimum standard, our translators must be members of the Indonesian Association of Translators (Himpunan Penerjemah Indonesia) and/or be recommended by their respective embassies and high commissions.
- Articles, Agreements, Audit Reports
- Birth and Marriage Certificates
- Business Documents
- Certified Documents
- Court Documents
- IT/Technical Documents
- Land Registry Documentation
- Media Releases
- Medical Reports
- Monitoring and Evaluation Reports
- Software User Guides
- Title Deeds
- Sign language
- Equipment rental
We provide key interpretation services to help ensure the success of small, medium and large-scale seminars, conferences and gatherings.
Our interpreters must have a minimum of five years’ experience to help ensure a consistently high standard of delivery that you can trust.
- Digital/online campaigns
- Company profiles
- Annual reports
- Brochures, leaflets, posters
- Video scripts and commercials
- Radio scripts
- Writing and Editing
‘Copywriting’ comes from the advertising world. The skill of copywriting is all about, to use H.K. McCann’s phrase, ‘truth, well told’. We have award-winning copywriters for companies and individuals that need creative and effective marketing.
Our writers and editors are familiar with a wide variety of writing styles and conventions. Whether it’s a legal document, a multilingual instruction booklet, an annual report, a coffee table book, a monitoring and evaluation report, a blog, a media release – the most suitable writer or editor (or team) is chosen.
We also provide timely professional editing and proofreading support for businesses and individuals. Too often, documents are sent out in a rush with editorial mistakes. Rely on us to help you achieve zero-errors.
- Presentation Skills
- Public Speaking
- Business & Report Writing
- Conversation and Networking Skills
- Writing Classes
- Voice Overs
Invest in English or Bahasa Indonesia language training for yourself or your staff. See the result in higher standards of performance, faster career advancement and better job satisfaction.
Our language coaching is for individuals and small/large groups, with native and non-native coaches in English and/or Bahasa Indonesia.
We also provide and/or supervise Voice Over talents for broadcast and non-broadcast videos.
Increasingly, for added convenience and ease, our clients need comprehensive expertise beyond the typical translation and/or language coaching services.
In support of this, we provide international companies and investors with services related to setting up business in Indonesia. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
“Mastery of language affords one remarkable opportunities.”
– Alexandre Dumas
With the Wordsmith Group, you can consider it done.
for easier management
Integrated quality control system
to help ensure consistent quality
to help you provide faster service to your clients
Certified native speakers
who are expert and of high quality
Ensured accuracy of translation and sensitivity
to nuance of language
Here is an overview to our service offerings,
all of which are guided by our commitment to using the power of the best craftsmanship and quality.
We are pleased to provide our services to respected domestic and international clients.
Here are some of our clients and partners.
What our clients say about our service
– Jimmy Johan, CHUBB Life Insurance Indonesia
– Kevin Drouin – Program Officer CityNet
– Nisa Imanda, Account Manager, Suit Media
– Henny Hariani, Communication Specialist, BVM Digital
– Nunung Nurhayati, Office and GA Manager, Omnicom Media Group
– Novy Davita, Boilinkroom Creative Agency
– Nanda F. Moenandar, Communication & PR Officer, ASEAN Centre for Energy
– Lucy Sesanto, Business Director PT Haldin Pacific Semesta
– Fanny Kimeliana, Co-Founder & CMO PT Vocatio Trikanca Ciptamukti
“Language is worth a thousand pounds a word!”
– Lewis Carroll
Meet the Team
The people who work at Wordsmith Group are trustworthy, committed, with a can-do attitude.
Wordsmith Group comprises skilled professionals with insight to solve your lexical problems. Coming from diverse backgrounds, our group expertise is grounded in legal matters, finance, literature, lifestyle, politics, journalism, public relations, advertising, and also academia.
We are united by our love of language and the thrill of getting it right the first time.
Senior Copy Editor
Senior Translator & Interpreter
M Yesa Aravena
Senior Translator & Interpreter
Whether you need translation, interpreting, writing for various types of content/report/manuscript, and other related services, Wordsmith Group is the answer!
Send your inquiry to Wordsmith Group!
Yendi Amalia has 20 years’ experience in Communications, Advertising and Public Relations as a creative worker, writer/editor and consultant. She has also worked as a facilitator and trainer for corporations and several non-government organizations. She progressed from management positions through a variety of project and corporate roles to become the CEO of Wordsmith Group in 2013, which its business model empowers women and minorities. In 2018, she was selected for IVLP ‘Women in Entrepreneurship’ by the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC.
Yendi is a Cum Laude honors graduate in Communications and Journalism from Universitas Islam Bandung and holds certification of specialization in ‘Leadership & Management’ from Harvard Business School Online.
Iskandar Julkarnaen is the General Manager of Wordsmith Group with business development director and marketing manager background. He started his career in journalism in 2007, before he became a content manager and digital campaign manager that brought him to work in a new media company in Malaysia for more than three years. As a strategic planner, he is well-experienced in handling many projects from varied industries, locally and globally, that shaped him into a detailed manager, focussed on the clients’ satisfaction.
Iskandar graduated from Institut Pertanian Bogor and has led the operations and business development in Wordsmith Group since 2021.
Lucia Aryani (Lucia/Lucy) has more than 10 years of experience in general, marketing, and literary translations. She joined as the Translation Supervisor at Wordsmith Group in mid-2022, and prior to that she did various freelance projects―from translating marketing documents to subtitling for television programs and streaming services, with clients from Indonesia and overseas.
She is also a long-time translator of cookbooks, novels, and nonfiction books published by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama, and other publishers alike.
Her translation background and years of experience handling projects and clients of diverse industries guarantee the quality and timeliness of the documents she manages and proofreads. She also contributes her vast network of fellow translators and interpreters to the group.
Lucia is a graduate of Marketing Management from Universitas Islam As-syafi’iyah and a full-time member and member of the committee of Himpunan Penerjemah Indonesia. She also holds a certification on English – Indonesian translation (TSN-HPI) by Himpunan Penerjemah Indonesia.
Senior Copy Editor
Nurkinanti Laraskusuma (Laras/Lala) has more than 20 years experience in general and literary translations. Prior to her position as Sr. Copy Editor at Wordsmith Group since January 2018, she did various freelance projects―from translating corporate communication documents to scriptwriting for television, with clients from Indonesia and overseas―while working as a design consultant.
She is also known as a long-time translator of ChickLit and Young Adult novels published by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama.
Her literary translation and creative industry background lends readability to the documents she edits, making them not only grammarly correct, but also speak to the audience. Years of experience in handling projects and clients of multifarious industries ensures accuracy and punctuality in delivering results.
Lala is a graduate in Visual Communication Design from Institut Teknologi Bandung and a full-time member of Himpunan Penerjemah Indonesia.
Sarah Tobing is an expert translator, fluent in both English and Bahasa Indonesia. She gained her translating experience throughout her career since graduating from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, in 1998. Having started as a Public Relations practitioner, Sarah is skilled in translating corporate documents for multinational companies, NGOs and government agencies.
She has also developed her literary translation skills at Gramedia Pustaka Utama prior to joining Wordsmith Group in 2020.
Sarah is a full time member of Himpunan Penerjemah Indonesia.
Senior Translator & Interpreter
Noviyanti Sugita is a translator and interpreter fluent in both English and Bahasa Indonesia, with more than 10 years experience, both as freelancer or as part of a team, like in Wordsmith Group since 2012. She has worked on various kinds of translation projects, from the fun video games to the more serious economic, technical, and legal texts. In addition, she has experience in both simultaneous and consecutive interpretation as well as remote interpretation via Zoom platform, mostly in religious field but also at company meetings and seminars.
A good translation must convey the meaning and nuances of the source text, not words. Her experience of living abroad has helped her in producing a translation and interpretation that can convey the meaning behind the words, and this has helped greatly in her work as translator and interpreter.
Novi is a full-time member of Himpunan Penerjemah Indonesia (HPI) and a member of the Association of Indonesian Conference Interpreters (AICI). She joined Wordsmith Group in 2012.
M Yesa Aravena
Senior Translator & Interpreter
Muhammad Yesa Aravena (Raven) is a translator with over 10 years of experience in providing translation and interpretation services from English to Indonesian and vice versa, covering a broad range of subjects and various audience demographics. He also has experience and knowledge in editing, content writing, publishing, and journalism prior to joining Wordsmith Group in April 2015.
As a translator, he is used to providing quality and punctuality in his work, having worked in both individual and team settings for projects such as corporate reports, scientific journals, interview transcripts, and many more. Thanks to his experience working closely with corporations, NGOs, and governmental agencies, he also has the versatility and know-how to deal with various clients. As an interpreter, he is experienced in providing offline and online interpretation services for international conferences, corporate meetings, and interviews.
He is a full-time member of Himpunan Penerjemah Indonesia (HPI), and a member of the Association of Indonesian Conference Interpreters (AICI).
“An artist cannot do anything slovenly.”
– Jane Austen
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