KONG Pheaktra developed a strong taste for the English language very early. Thus, he specialized in English and got diplomas accordingly. Also, he has been living in a country with one of the best national growth in the world for years. Not to mention that Siem Reap is a booming city. Indeed, this last is driven by the tourism industry mainly. So, companies and investors come to settle there. Pheaktra then understood the value of providing language services to both locals and foreigners. That led him to link is passion to his desire for business. This, to meet a growing need that no company was able to satisfy at that time. Here is how ELITE TRANSLATION was born. Due to an increasing number of requests, Pheaktra soon formed a dynamic team of skilled linguists. Our expert translators and interpreters are now ready to help you.

In March 2018, Antoine joined Pheaktra after a chance meeting. They have combined their skills to give ELITE TRANSLATION a new dynamic. He acts in marketing, communication and strategy. To be registered at the Ministry of Commerce, open our services to foreign markets, build our own website and get an office, have been some major events. To that, he performs some translation projects covered by his language skills.

As for many, we have been strongly impacted by the Covid crisis. On the one hand, the stop of tourism. On the other hand, the closure of schools and hundreds of companies. This led to a sharp drop in activity. While we were close to bankrupt, our efforts have allowed to maintain our services. We would like to warmly thank our staff for this feat. With the sign of the world largest trade deal, the RECP, in mid-November 2020, new days have come.



We aim to confirm our leadership in the country and become the reference in East Asia.


As far as possible, our expert team exceeds your expectations. For that, we provide the highest quality service. We also ensure optimal communication, deadlines meeting, accuracy and confidentiality. Learn more about ELITE TRANSLATION by discovering its core values here below



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.


Elite Translation Profile Picture Owner CEO Senior Linguist and English Teacher Pheaktra Kong

The beginning


Pheaktra is a certified TEFL graduate, with IELTS 7.0. With over 11 years of experience as English teacher and 10 years in translation, he is the pillar of the company. For instance, he was an EFL teacher at Australian Centre for Education (ACE) for 3 years and provides separated English courses. As he always aim to broaden its range of skills, he is freelance translator since 2013. Thereby, he has managed translation projects for various clients. Indeed, it was tedious to find reliable translation services in Siem Reap at that time. Pheaktra then came as a solution for many.

Birth of Elite Translation

As his new activity runned well, he decided to make it official. This is why ELITE TRANSLATION was founded and its Facebook page, created. This last has been essential as it is the main used by locals. Indeed, people use it as a website due to its usefulness and absence of charge. In effect, he has reached more clients and increased reputation. Thus, in order to meet an ever increasing demand, he soon formed a team of high-skilled linguists. Step by step, Pheaktra has built a company with strong assets. He has now become an example for many. By dint of will, goals can be reached.

Always going ahead

As he is the founder, he does not count the time spent in management. First, he is in charge of the operation of the company with the staff. Second, he supervises the accounting. Third, he is still in contact with some clients. In addition to his senior roles, he still performs proofreading and editing with the Quality Check Team. This, to ensure perfect accuracy of all translations. Nothing can stop him. For a while, he kept in mind the will to get more knowledge. Since 2020, he has thus added new skills in HR. Thanks to his strong background, he has got a high position in a hotel group and now pursues his career. Contact us to learn more about ELITE TRANSLATION.

Elite Translation Profile Picture Mantovani Antoine, Kong Pheaktra's partner
Associate/Strategy Manager
Such a different background


Antoine gets more than 10 years of experience in high luxury hotel industry in Paris. Having a strong will to evolve, he first got a Bachelors’ degree in International Conciergerie, along with his job. In order to reach his goal, he then gratuaded with a MBA in International Hospitality and Luxury Brand Management, at IEMI-CMH.

Arrival in Cambodia

Right after his studies, a job opportunity led Antoine to come to Cambodia. There, he was General Manager in a 3-star boutique hotel in Siem Reap. However, life is full of twists and turns. Thus, his thirst for independence and travel led him to change life again. This is why he decided to leave, to cycle on Cambodia’s roads. At the same time, he was developing a blogger activity. While he planned to go to countries in East Asia, he has finally stayed in siem Reap by associating with Pheaktra after a chance meeting on a stopover.

Now, linked to Elite Translation

Since then, he has dedicated his time to the development of the company. He has helped in various tasks. First, by focusing on the foreign market and being in contact with our clients and expert linguists. Second, by meeting some suppliers. Third, in marketing, by designing different physical and online signs and supports. With time, he has tried to find his place among the members of the company. He tends to be complementary to and allows them to save precious time. Of course, his ideas and work are implemented with the final agreement of the CEO Pheaktra. That was the case for our logo as well as for our website or different ideas in strategy for example. After helping Elite to grow fast, he now involved less. This, to think about other projects and to diversify his activities. Contact us to learn more about ELITE TRANSLATION.

Elite Translation Profile Picture Office Assistant Keo Soarak
Office Assistant
A person of will


Welcome to the first woman in our office team. Rak come from a charming village close to the West side of the province of Siem Reap. There, she started to learn English for 6 years. While it was few hours a month only, she felt a special interest in learning English. In order to go deeper, she came to Siem Reap to follow a course in English Program that she achieved with success. She then got her diploma at PEPY Learning Center. There, she also enjoyed to get comunication and IT skills, as well as some soft skills. Besides, she could attend a couple of other training at PEPY's partner. Thanks to the latter, she then learn about clients relation, confidence, team work, and so on.

In order to get new skills, she is pursuing a Bachelor Degree in accounting in Vanta Institute, for 2 years.  For her young age, she has already explored different fields and we think that she had great potential.

First step in the work field

Always willing to try new things, she has built a nice business project which consists in selling local products from poor villagers. As she does not manage it alone, she then applied to ELITE TRANSLATION. From now on, she is the one who will welcome you in our office to help you with your needs. We are glad to count her as a part of our team and we hope that she will learn and feel well with us.

Contact us or meet us directly at our office to let us assist you.

Elite T Profile Picture Project Coordinator Linguist Freelance Translator Tour Guide Phear Kimthuon
Project Coordinator/Linguist
A lot of willpower

Kimthuon started teaching English from his Grade 9. At the time, he was only 16 years old. From that, he then taught in different private schools, both in Oddar Meanchey and Siem Reap provinces. Also, he worked as project facilitator in the NGO "International Child Support". Since then, he has always sought academic and professional challenges. That led him to successfully got a bachelor's degree in Tourism Management, in 2018 at Build Bright University with an outstanding GPA: 3.81/4.

A career focused on languages

We are glad that Kimthuon started his linguist career with us in July 2019, with English<>Khmer as language pair. Besides, he has been an official English-speaking tour guide. As he usually works with a lot of foreigners, he has become fluent in English. And this, in various contexts.

A real asset

Kimthuon has always proven his skills and talents in completing different fields of projects in a timely manner and often went beyond our clients’ expectation. He is a bright and hardworking linguist, striving for perfection in everything he does. Thus, he provides high-quality translations and is always willing to help with urgent requests. Also, Kimthuon has remarkable communication skills. We can say that he demonstrates the utmost professionalism and integrity. It was then natural to us to promote him as one of our project coordinators in order to move forward and grow together. There is no doubt that Kimthuon is a real strength.

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Elite T Profile Picture Project Coordinator Freelance Translator Linguist EFL High School Teacher Nhen Socheath
Project Coordinator/Senior Linguist
A strong background


When life shows you the way, you have to follow it. This is what he has kept in mind. Indeed, Socheath very early showed a clear ease in English. Of course, it was not with no efforts. Also, it was in prestigious schools that he had the chance to build his educational path. Indeed, he first entered the Pannasastra University of Cambodia, then became a certified EFL teacher at the National Institute of Education. This brilliant person has many years of experience already. Not only did he enjoy a volunteer experience, but also was an English instructor, then, a high-school teacher. His new goal is to achieve a Master degree at Royal University of Phnom Penh.

Welcome Elite

Socheath did not intend to stop there. Indeed, he wished to explore other ways to reach his passion for the language field and has then turned to translations. That is how he has joined ELITE TRANSLATION for 4 years, while perfecting himself always more. The fact to live in Phnom Penh is an opportunity for us to be present in the capital and so, to reach more clients. If the global economy runs again, what we do hope as soon as possible, we would like him to be our representative and manager of a branch there so that we can welcome and meet our clients under the best conditions.

A new asset for our company


Through his background, it is obvious that Socheath has high teaching skills, as well as confidence in front of people. A person in which people can trust with closed eyes. Without forgotten strong language skills, of course. All this seems very relevant to meet our clients and discuss their needs. We our proud to now count him as a part of our team.

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Elite T Profile Picture Project Coordinator Linguist Freelance Translator Kong Sela
Project Coordinator/Linguist
A collection of diplomas

Let us introduce our junior team member. The least we can say is that Sela has not wasted his time. Once his high school diploma in hand, he did not hesitate to go to Thailand where he got a Bachelor of Agricultural Technology. This, with a high GPAX: 3.62/4. As it was not enough for him, he carried out other trainings in parallel with his studies and got new certifications according to his passions. First, the International martial arts and culture camp 2014. Second, the Insight Thailand camp 2015-2016. Third, the MSU Startup camp #2. Fourth, the KUBOTA Smart Farmer camp 2016. Fifth, The 6th & 8th Thai Training Program for Cambodian Sirindhorn Scholarship Student (volunteer). Sixth, the ASEAN Student Ambassador Project at Mahasarakham University. Not to mention a seasonal job done at RAI RUEN ROM Organic Farm in Thailand. What a talented person!

A new horizon

All these years spent in Thailand have allowed him to become fluent in Thai. Sure of this strength, he has then decided to use it to open new doors. That is how he came back to Cambodia and joined Elite Translation in 2018 as a freelance linguist in Khmer<>Thai. His level in English is high but still not enough to be able to perform projects from/to English. The fact that we have provided him with occasional work and that he manages his schedule, allowed him to optimize his time. Thus, he first became manager of the Makro's fruit and vegetable section, which is the newest and biggest supermarket in Siem Reap. On the strength of this last experience, he aimed for more duties. He has then become sales manager and dealt with many hotel clients.

For the benefit of Elite

Our proximity with Thailand leads to many trades between the two countries. Strengthening our coverage of the Thai language has been obvious, through a relevant representative, and Sela has logically been this person. If you want to learn more about ELITE TRANSLATION, just contact us.


Unlike many of our competitors, we do not outsource our services. We have chosen to work with our own staff in whom we trust. Indeed, we believe this is the best option to provide the best service. For the same reason, we do not use any software. Yet, no matter the size of the project is, we do not have any limit.

Please note that our linguists are native speakers of the language required. We choose them carefully 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 or managers of prestigious language institutes.

Of course, our goal is to recruit new linguists. This will be possible if you are always more to trust our services. And so, we aim to cover still more language pairs. Learn more about ELITE TRANSLATION through its current services.

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