Learn more about ELITE TRANSLATION. KONG Pheaktra very early developed a strong taste for the English language. This is why he specialized extensively in English with certifications and experiences. Furthermore, he has been living in a country where the national growth is among the best of the world for years. Without forgetting that Siem Reap is a city booming, driven by the tourism industry mainly and where many companies, investors and foreigners come to settle. Consequently, Pheaktra rapidly understood the interest to provide language services to both locals and foreigners. That led him to link his passion for the English language to his desire for entrepreneurship. This, to meet a growing need that no company was able to satisfy at that time.

This is how Siemreap Translation Services, now ELITE TRANSLATION, was established. Owing to an increasing number of translation projects, he soon formed a dynamic team of experienced and competent translators and interpreters.

In March 2018, Antoine MANTOVANI joined Pheaktra. Thus, they together had the desire to combine their respective skills to bring ELITE TRANSLATION a new dynamic. Antoine acts as a help in terms of marketing, communication and business strategies. Thus, registering the company at the Ministry of Commerce, opening our services to foreign markets, getting our own website and an office have been some important events. In addition to that, Antoine performs some translation projects covered by his language skills.



To be the leading and most trusted language service provider in Southeast Asia.


Our dynamic language team will exceed our clients’ expectations. For that, we provide the highest quality service. Also, we ensure optimal communication, deadlines meeting, accuracy and confidentiality.



Our standards of excellence distinguish us from other providers.

We focus on the required purpose of the requested service and go beyond our client's expectations as far as possible.


Timelines and accuracy, with which we handle assignments, is a guarantee of insurance for our clients. They acknowledge us for our efficiency and professionalism regardless of the importance and urgency of any projects.


We do what we say. Thus, delivered services are in keeping with our promises.

We believe that our openess and righteousness build trust in relationships with our clients.


We are honest and transparent in making sure that the work is owned by our clients.

Our linguists are under contract to respect any confidential, oral or written information relating to each of our clients.


Maintaining an excellent cooperation, communication and partnership with our clients is fundamental to our service.

Also, and in the first place, for the assurance of an optimal work delivered.



Let us introduce Pheaktra who is a certified TEFL graduate with IELTS 7.0. He has got over 10 years of experience in teaching English as a foreign language and 9 years of experience in translating. Also, he was an EFL teacher at Australian Centre for Education (ACE) for 3 years and has provided separated English courses. At the same time, he started in 2013 as a freelance translator. Thereby, he managed translation projects from various organizations, companies and individuals. Indeed, it was tedious to find reliable translation services in Siem Reap at this time.

As his new activity runned well, he then decided to make it official and professional. That is why he founded ELITE TRANSLATION and created its Facebook page. In effect, he has reached more clients and gained in reputation. Thus, owing to an increasing charge of work, he soon formed a dynamic team of skilled translators and interpreters.

As said here above, Pheaktra is the CEO. Not only he supervises operation of the company with the staff, but also he manages the accounting and is still in contact with clients. In addition to his senior roles, he still performs proofreading and editing with the Quality Check Team. This, to ensure perfect accuracy and consistency of all translations. Plus, he has got knowledge in HR and marketing by working for another company, too.



Antoine gets more than 10 years of experience in high luxury hotel industry in Paris. In addition to his job, he first got a Bachelors’ Degree in International Conciergerie. Then, a MBA in International Hospitality and Luxury Brand Management.

Right after his studies, Antoine came to Cambodia. This, as he got a job opportunity as General Manager in a 3-star boutique hotel in Siem Reap. However, his thirst for independence and travel led him to change life again and so, to decide to cycle on Cambodia’s roads. At the same time, he was developing a blogger activity. Nevertheless, on a stopover in Siem Reap, he has finally stayed there by associating with Pheaktra after a chance meeting.

Henceforth, he has dedicated his time to the company development. For that, he has helped Pheaktra in various tasks. He has mainly been more in charge of the international market. This, by being in contact with our foreign clients and language experts. Furthermore, he meets some suppliers. Also, designs various marketing physical and online supports for the company. Thereby, he allows our team members to save time and is complementary to them. But his work is obviously implemented with the final agreement of Pheaktra. That was the case for our logo and website for example. After allowing the company a fast grow, he now involves much less. This, to focus on other projects and diversify his activities.

Office Manager/Linguist


Kunthea successively got High School grades. He then progressively specialized in the language field. On other words, his professional orientation follows a real passion to the point to now make it a real vocation. That is how he was led to successfully complete IEAP (Intensive English for Academic Purpose). This, with top credits at the Pannasastra University of Cambodia. Immediately after that, he worked at Tree House International School. There, he was both teacher trainer and marketing and communication officer. Not to mention several years of experience in teaching for NGOs. Kunthea proves his English skills day after day. In addition to that, he got a very high level in Korean and is assiduously learning Mandarin for which he already reached an advanced intermediate level.

Furthermore, beyond his technical skills, Kunthea shows strong personal skills in communications, guest relations, self-control, assiduity and company’s dedication. Also, he is a hard worker, able to conduct multiple tasks with effectiveness and efficiency. This, in all circumstances and with high flexibility. Plus, he is always ready to help and take up challenges. Owing to an overcharge of work, due to the company’s growth, ELITE TRANSLATION was looking for a skilled employee. Thus, the company is pride for hiring him as Translator/Interpreter. As a mark of our high satisfaction, we upgraded him as Office Manager.

In sum, Kunthea is a great representative of the company.

In-house Linguist


Please meet our youngest and last member who has joined us. Sok An has felt attracted by the language filed for a long time. That led him to first follow a four-year English training at PUC, in Siem Reap. Then, he went on to a one-year intensive tourism program. Always ready to take up challenges, he has pursued his studies to develop new skills by becoming major in international relations. To support himself, he started to work at the same time. That is why he now combines this part-time job with his current studies. This proves how hard-working and courageous he is. By working with ELITE TRANSLATION, he hopes to become a professional translator in English and Khmer. Conversely, we hope that his part-time experience with us will be achieved successfully to then employ him as an additional asset.

Not to mention that Sok An already got a solid background. Indeed, he early started to work at the international airport of Siem Reap at the Information office. This internship allowed him to face to an international clientele. Then, he became Operation Officer in charge of inventory, delivery and accounting. In view to always acquire more skills, he decided to multiplied his experiences. First, as Telephone Operator in a resort. That allowed him to understand the importance of communication by becoming an intermediary between clients and all departments of the hotel. As well as improving his English skills, phone conversations being difficult. As his English level became fluent, in turn, he has decided to be a ESL teacher, while being Front Office Agent in the most prestigious hotel of Siem Reap. Finally, he quit this last to choose to work with us, oriented by his love for the English language.


Unlike many of our competitors, we never outsource our services. We do prefer working with our own staff as we believe this is the best option to provide the best service. For the same reason, we have therefore made the choice to not use translation softwares like SDL Trados.

Please note that our linguists are native speakers of the language required. We carefully choose them for their high linguistic skills. Indeed, most of them have relevant experiences related to our services. And for the others, either they are language teachers for years or managers of prestigious language institutes.

So, we hope to have the opportunity to recruit new linguists thanks to you. As well as covering always more languages.