As business is now taking place on such a global scale, you may recognize the need for your business to be able to communicate across language borders. Translation services are crucial in our global economy. Before you start making payments to a translations company though, you should make sure you have all of the information first. While most translation services may provide a suitable service, choosing the best possible translator for the specific situation at hand is important. Don’t agree to a translation provider until you know exactly how they line up when it comes to these three factors.
1. Business Model and Specialization
Every company offering translation services does things a little bit differently. You can’t expect one company to do it all. You just need to find the one that specializes in the exact services that your project requires.
For most projects, a company that only offers translation as a secondary service will not meet expectations of quality. When a company specializes in translations, they will have made quality translation services a priority, and you can expect them to be more dedicated to providing this. While more casual translation service providers may offer lower rates, the price for a company that specializes in translation services is worth it for better overall quality.
If your business is part of an industry that operates through highly technical terms, you would benefit from an even more specialized translation company. Fields such as legal, oil and gas, engineering, and healthcare require translators with specialized knowledge of the specific industry. A translation company that specializes in technical translations for your company’s industry is sure to provide the most accurate translations and best meet your project needs.
2. Translator Quality
Of course, one of the most important factors in getting high quality translations is having the work completed by a quality translator. Before you put your trust into a certain translation company, make sure that the actual translators completing your project know their stuff. It’s really these translators that you’ll be trusting with the success of your business, so you should expect them to be nothing less than experts.
While it can be difficult to discern the quality of the translation professionals before signing up and getting your documents back, there are some ways to determine whether a company’s translators will meet the needs of a particular contract. First, you can check the company’s online reviews and customer testimonials. It might not give you a completely clear picture of what your particular experience in receiving translation services will be, but browsing through recommendations from others can help weed out the problem companies.
There are a few things you should look for that might hint at the quality of a translation company. If they are just not receiving any good online reviews, this may really indicate a problem and you should probably look elsewhere for translation services. Look for a company whose translators are true professionals with native language proficiency, strong linguistic skills, and sufficient knowledge of your project’s subject matter. Asking questions will help you to find out if this is the case for a particular translation services company.
3. Strength of Management
Keep in mind that you can still get poor work back from incredible translators if the company’s management is not the strongest. While in most cases, translators should be able to effectively perform their work, where things go wrong, it helps to have a leadership management that is accountable and will take responsibility for challenges. When deciding on a translations company, ask about their management process before making your decision.
With an attentive project manager making sure your translations get done, you can feel much more secure in everything being carried out as it should be. You have a budget, a deadline, and high expectations for the quality of your translation. Strong management at the translation company ensures these things are respected and met.
Contact GlobalSpeak Translations
When you pay for translation services from GlobalSpeak Translations, you can be sure in what you’re paying for. We offer technical translations for specialized industries, such as oil and gas, healthcare, and science. Our professional translators have the specialized language skills needed for a quality translation of documents with technical language. These native language translators are experts in their field as well as yours, guaranteeing a high quality translation. With the dedication of our project managers, a successful completion of your translation project is further ensured.
You can trust us to provide translation services that are worth the price. For over 25 years, we’ve been translating for clients that have not been disappointed. Get in touch with us today if there’s anything else you need to know. We’re sure to have the answer you’re looking for.