On 24 August 2000, representatives from translation agencies met in Tallinn and signed a joint declaration stating the need to form an association of translation companies. In 2001, the eight member Association of Estonian Translation Companies (AETC) was founded. Membership is open to all companies providing translation services in Estonia, as long as they adhere to the association’s articles of association, code of conduct and other requirements set by the association, and comply with the main characteristics of a member company.

Since 2004, AETC has been a member of the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies (EUATC). EUATC represents quality-focused translation companies from 13 European countries, and meets as a forum twice a year in order to discuss and solve shared problems and to network. To recognise the work done in Estonia, EUATC’s annual meeting was held in Tallinn, on 20 May 2006.

By 2006, AETC had made significant progress towards achieving its goals: a code of conduct and quality standards had been adopted, standard terms and conditions governing the provision of translation services devised, and the relevant vocabulary defined.

As a common endeavour, thousands of pages of EU directives and materials have been translated, educational articles published in the media, association-wide training sessions have been organised for the wider implementation of translation software, and cooperation is also ongoing with European colleagues.

When you send your query or translation request to AETC’s e-mail at , it will reach all members and co-members and each company will answer you personally.

Enjoy exploring our web page. We look forward to meeting you again! 

Management Board members

  • Inge Rätsep

    Inge Rätsep

    Interlex OÜ, juhatuse liige / member of the board

    Inge has been active in the field of translation since 1999. She is the owner and management board member of Interlex Translations. Inge studied Estonian language and literature at the University of Tartu, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in media and public relations. She initiated the founding of the Association of Estonian Translation Companies. In addition to the management board of ETBL, Inge has also been a member of the management board of EUATC (European Union Association of Translation Companies) since 2015. Throughout her career in the area of translation she has stood for the development of the Estonian translation market, written articles on translation in the media and appeared at conferences in Estonia and abroad.

  • Kristiina Püttsepp

    Kristiina Püttsepp

    Luisa Tõlkebüroo OÜ, juhatuse liige / member of the board

    Kristiina joined Luisa Translation Agency 23 years ago and is one of its managers and shareholders. Luisa was one of the founders of the Association of Estonian Translation Companies. This is the third time Kristiina has been a member of the association’s management board. She has also been involved in the running of the four conferences organised by the association. Kristiina is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tartu. Since 2016 she has dedicated herself to coach and supervisor studies at the International Coaching and Supervision Institute in Tallinn in addition to her work at Luisa.

  • Kerli Visso

    Kerli Visso


    Kerli is an Estonian philologist, but she has also studied economics and IT. Kerli has been active in translation/localization world for more than 10 years since she joined Tilde in 2007. Here, in addition to being a long-time project manager, she has also been engaged in sales and worked as an editor. In the past few years, Kerli has been a senior project manager which includes also helping and coaching other project managers, recruiting, and advising the managing director on issues of importance to the company.