First of all, translating is a difficult craft. Professional translators need years of study, experience and top-notch writing skills in order to excel in their work. And those who are good are in high demand and know their worth.
An excellent translation agency will be hiring those crème de la crème translators to work on your documents. And the best translation service providers will go even further. In addition to the excellent translator, they will also hire a professional proofreader to review the translation. And lastly, the agency’s dedicated project manager will perform a final quality check before the translated document is delivered to you. The agency will also maintain glossaries and style guides to ensure consistency further contributing to your document’s quality standard. All these steps incur costs.
But it’s money well-spent. The alternative could cost you much more in loss of reputation, stress and even more money trying to fix a poorly done translation.
The rock bottom translation agencies hire the least qualified linguists. More likely, they will start out by translating your document using machine translation and then employ a human linguist to edit it; the results will be questionable. A service that is cheap will skip the review process. You can’t blame really it; if the agency charges little for translation, it simply doesn’t have the budget.
So, if you want to have a document, or website, or game translated properly, if you don’t want to have to fix it down the road, and if you want to avoid embarrassment due to translation blunders, pay a little more the first time around. It will be worth it.
A+ Translations is a translation agency based in Vancouver Canada. We ensure that quality and integrity always comes first for all of our translation services.
From food menus, to website content, or online games, we provide expert translators that are finely tuned to your target industry, audience, and region. All of our translators are experts in their respective fields.
Please contact us or request an online quote to learn more and get started!