"All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation."

George Eliot

"Translation is that which transforms everything so that nothing changes."

Gunter Grass

"The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility."

Albert Einstein

Teneo Translations offers professional translation services from Italian into English. We specialize in the following fields:
Scientific, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Technical.

Teneo Translations

Translation has become one of the most critical jobs in modern society. As the world is coming together based on information sharing and communicative advances, it is only natural that there has been a constant demand and an unprecedented need for translation of ideas from one language to another. Translation is no longer just the process of translating words, but has evolved into the transformation of meaning and intentions.

Founder of Teneo

The founder of Teneo Translations, Lena Taki, is an English mother tongue linguist with a strong scientific background who translates from Italian into English. Lena earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She participated in a number of research projects and worked in various hospitals and medical companies including Quality Assurance departments during and after her studies, resulting in a profound and practical knowledge of various aspects of the scientific, medical and pharmaceutical fields. A solid background and hands-on experience in these areas is mandatory when dealing with specialized and delicate translations such and medical and pharmaceutical documents.

Lena moved to a town in Italy north of Rome in 2000 and was immediately immersed in the Italian language and culture, which also plays a vital role in translation. She then earned a Certificate of Continuing Studies in Translation from City University in London and an M.A. in Translation Studies from the University of Bristol. The paths of knowledge, science and linguistics were fused together and Teneo Translations was founded in 2004. Lena is currently an active member in the professional translating, scientific and medical communities. She has translated millions of words of medical and pharmaceutical documents and more for a wide range of clients.

Why choose us?
Our Small Team with Big Ideas

Teneo Translations is a professional translation resource providing translation services to both businesses and individuals. Teneo was founded by a linguist/molecular biologist with the aim of providing quality and specialized translations at reasonable rates. Our highest priority is customer satisfaction and as a result, we are highly responsive to the needs of our clients. Our small size is one of our greatest attributes as it allows us to focus on creating direct contact between our client and the expert translator throughout the process while providing a cost-effective solution.
We guarantee our clients maximum confidentiality.


Teneo Translations is able to provide your company with accurate and reliable translations due to our blend of certified experience in both linguistic and scientific fields.

Service Analysis

All of our projects begin with an initial service analysis based upon the client’s requirements and objectives.

Customized Translations

This analysis allows us to clearly identify the client’s specific individual needs and requests, which allows us to produce translations that are customized for each client. This channel of communication between Teneo and the client will be active throughout the translation process so that our client's individual needs are clearly understood and met.

Quality Management

Quality Management is a key factor in the translation process. In addition to careful revision by the original translator, all of our translations are proofread by a second professional who is qualified and experienced in each specific field. The reviewer checks the documents for correctness, style and consistency. The translation then undergoes a final review process by the translator.


This streamlined approach of identifying our client’s needs and working closely with them throughout the process allows us to maximize time while producing a better result at a lower cost.

Bridge the Gap


Teneo Translations provides a wide range of specialized translations services
to companies and individuals worldwide.

Medical and Scientific

Translating the extraordinary scientific and technical advances occurring in medical and scientific research laboratories leads to advances in patient care, which can be extended to communities worldwide. Medical and scientific translation requires precision and up-to-date technical knowledge. We can help medical companies effectively bridge the communication gap with their patients by providing them with a professional linguist specializing in the medical industry.

Our medical and scientific translation services include:

  • • Physician manuals
  • • Instructions for Use (IFU) for medical devices
  • • User Manuals for medical devices
  • • User Guides for medical software
  • • Patient reports
  • • Test procedures
  • • Articles for medical and scientific journals
  • • Questionnaires for medical surveys
  • • Laboratory reports
  • • Company newsletters
  • • Research experiments


Accuracy, clarity and consistency are of the utmost importance in pharmaceutical translations. At Teneo Translations, your pharmaceutical projects are handled by a professional with a sound knowledge of the industry terminology and experience in the field.

Our pharmaceutical translation services include:

  • • Pre-Clinical Reports
  • • Research Papers
  • • Clinical Trial Agreements
  • • Informed Consent Forms (ICF)
  • • Clinical Study Protocols
  • • Study Synopses
  • • Investigation Brochures
  • • Packaging and Labeling
  • • Product leaflets
  • • Marketing Authorization Applications
  • • Marketing Materials
  • • Regulatory Documents
  • • Patient Questionnaires

Technical Translations

“Technical translation is the medium through which language, discourse and communication can exist in a global world”. Our multi-faceted cultural and technical knowledge ensures that technical information is properly interpreted and communicated. We can create a customer-specific database in order to maintain consistency in your technical translations and lower prices.

Our technical translation services include:

  • • Health and Safety Guidelines
  • • User manuals
  • • Product Brochures
  • • Technology Articles
  • • Product Specifications

Website Translations

Marketing your website demands more than just word-for-word translation. It requires carefully adapting your message to convey it to your audience. Website translation requires paying attention to even the smallest details, including adjusting dates and times to the correct local format, converting measurements and using the proper currency. We have an in-house web team who can create your website from start to finish in both Italian and English. If you already have an existing site, they can work with you in order to arrange for the translated text to be uploaded directly to your website.

Travel & Tourism

Translation services are of the utmost importance in the constantly growing market of Travel and Tourism since its target is to reach out to people all over the world. Travel and Tourism companies must bridge the language gap in order to bring their services to their existing and potential customers.

Our Travel & Tourism translation services include:

  • • Tour Interpretation
  • • Airport & transportation Documents
  • • Websites
  • • Tour guides
  • • Marketing brochures
  • • Emails
  • • Menus
  • • Newsletters
  • • Proposals
  • • Guidebooks
  • • Flyers
  • • Letters

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Teneo Translations is an active member in
the Translation Community.

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