Accolade is a Belgian translation agency located in the region of Kortrijk. Founded in 1991, Accolade guarantees high-quality translations and grammatically perfect copywriting. We are also happy to take care of your text revision needs. After all, correct and carefully composed texts convey the image of your business or company to other people and businesses or companies! Thanks to our team of international translators and copywriters, we can always match the right project to the right person.

Just like all other people with a love of languages or professional linguists, we are extremely annoyed whenever we see spelling and grammatical errors! This is why we aim to ensure that all the texts we deliver are 100% correct and written in an engaging style. Additionally, we attach great value to fast and transparent communication. You can be assured that we will always respond to your email within 60 minutes.

The team behind the word with 26 years of experience in the translation world between them

Maarten Debie

After having run his own translation agency for ten years, enthusiastic entrepreneur Maarten Debie took over the baton from the former owner of Accolade in 2017. In addition to the work he carries out for the agency as a translator, he also runs the business smoothly, steadfastly and with a hearty dose of humour.

Greet Lannoo

Greet has worked at Accolade for fifteen years, and knows the translation world inside-out. She is the company’s administrative all-rounder, keeps perfect track of all administrative records and a close watch over all our projects. Greet is the first point of contact for both our customers and our freelancers whenever figures are concerned.

Phebe D’hondt

Phebe breathes and lives languages and ended up at Accolade thanks to this passion. She focuses primarily on creative translations and, being an experienced copywriter, produces exactly the right texts for you in just three shakes of a lamb’s tail. Additionally, social media holds no secrets for Phebe.

Satisfied customers: our highest priority

“Working with Accolade always runs smoothly and easily. Translations are delivered quickly and communication is always crystal-clear.” – Isolde Simoens, Toerisme Oostende (

“Collaboration with Accolade always goes without a hitch. You ask targeted questions if the context is not entirely clear and always meet the agreed deadlines. Your translations are a big help to us.” – Olivia Omwal, vzw Vrienden der Blinden (

“I have been engaging Accolade as our exclusive translation agency since 2005. I know that I am not the easiest customer. In my opinion, a translated text should never read like a translation, and that requires a great deal of effort from the translator. A French text should be engaging and well-written, while the same text in German should be business-like and succinct. This is something they understand at Accolade and, on top of that, I never have to wait long. Their service and customer-friendliness are simply exemplary.” – Patrick Maselis

“So quickly, despite today’s inhumanely high temperatures! Thank you, Accolade!” – Mella Pieper, Calliopen (

“The team at Accolade responded quickly and adroitly to our request for the translation of a document for one of our customers. They delivered a carefully written translation in a fluent style of writing, taking into account the terminology used in other communication channels. I would certainly recommend Accolade!” – Marijke Van Loo, Wisenose (

“Houtmagazijn Verdonckt and Outdoor Wood Concepts have been engaging the services of Accolade for at least a decade, and attach considerable value to our pleasant collaboration. Accolade always delivers on time, is reliable and correct. Translations and editing orders are always processed and delivered quickly. Even when deadlines are very tight, the team makes every effort to meet them. We are also highly satisfied with their copywriting and always receive fluently written and engaging texts that are tailored to our company from them. We will certainly recommend Accolade to other companies!” – Isabelle Breda, Outdoor Wood Concepts (

“We have been collaborating with Accolade for some time now. We regularly have texts that need to be translated into a plethora of different languages, even Arabic. Accolade delivers clearly and concisely translated texts every time. From time to time, we have an urgent request for a translation and this is always delivered to us on time, and without any problems. Super service, super friendly. A translation agency that you can count on!” – Katrien Proost, Hebeco (



  • Idiomatic texts composed by a native speaker
  • Meticulous quality control by a second professional translator/copywriter
  • Correct and carefully composed texts for a strong image
  • Transparent and clear pricing
  • Room for consultation, questions and answers during the translation or copywriting process