Tips to Keep in Mind When Looking for Translation Services

TRANSLATION SERVICES – it is no secret that in today’s fast-paced and multicultural world, translation services are a must, especially if you are working in the export/import industry. Without documents and forms being properly translated, the entire business has to suffer, so consequently you also stand to lose a lot. This is why it is vital to make sure all the forms and documents you need are translated in time.

However, just finding a translation agency is not enough. You also need to make sure they provide you with quality services, so that you get your money’s worth. Fortunately for you, there are certain things you can keep in mind when looking for translation services to ensure you won’t regret your investment:

1. Inquire about all potential expenses.

This is an important thing to know, so you won’t have to deal with any unexpected expenses popping up at the last minute. Not only will it drain your financial funds, but it will also make your boss pretty displeased with you.

One thing you need to understand about translation services is that per-word rates are not the only expenses you will deal with. You need to make sure to ask translation providers if they also charge extra for project management, setup, using certain translation-specific software and other fees.

Also, remember to inquire if the translation agency offers any deals or opportunities that might help you save money in the long run.

2. Don’t automatically assume that low-cost offers equal quality translation services.

This is a huge mistake a lot of people in need of translation services make. It’s understandable that you don’t have a lot of time at your disposal to start interviewing all sorts of translation agencies, but you need to at least do some research. If you really don’t have the time, then delegate the job to someone you trust.

Keep in mind that going with the cheapest offer is never a good idea. Remember the saying „You get what you pay for”? Well, it applies in such situations. Some translation agencies offer low rates because they actually skip on certain important aspects of the translation process. This means you won’t get the quality you need. And quality is something you can’t overlook when translating business related documents.

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In short, never rush a decision just because you think it’s cost-efficient. Take some time to think it over and see if you can find better, more reliable alternatives. After all, you need quality translations if you want to offer your clients all they need.

3. Experience is generally a good indicator of quality.

Working with a translation agency that hasn’t worked for a lot of clients or doesn’t really have anyone to vouch for it is a pretty bad idea. Most reliable translation service providers have a „Clients” tab on their website where they list all the businesses they’ve translated for.

Here at Slavis, we’ve worked with a lot of companies, both big and small ones, over the years and have the experience to prove it.

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We have the experience and the tools to back up our claims. Not only are our prices fair, but, thanks to our extensive knowledge of CAT tools, we are able to handle large volumes of text and deliver quality translations in a short time.

Contact us today and ask for a free quote. You will never regret it.

 

Autor: Michal Wiewior

CEO in Slavis Technical Translations, Sworny - Certified Translations