November 11, 2013

Translation Software vs. Certified Translation Services

When language translation software was introduced, many companies thought it was the solution to all their translation needs: it would be faster and cheaper. At the same time, many translators thought their jobs would become obsolete. But this prophecy never came true. In fact, the demand for human translators has been steadily increasing…despite language translation software. What is wrong with translation software? Why isn’t it the answer to our translation needs? To understand why, let’s take a look at a true story. An English speaking doctor was meeting with his Spanish speaking patient. The doctor had a basic understanding of […]
October 7, 2013

The Cost of Translation Services

This old saying is always true: You get what you pay for. There are some instances when it makes sense to get things as cheaply as possible. But would you let the lowest priced doctor operate on your heart? It’s not much different when it comes to translation services and the cost of translation services. A few days ago, we published a post which showed major translation errors and the consequences of those errors to the company involved. One even caused major health problems to a company’s customers. So when shopping for translation services, it’s like shopping for open heart […]
October 4, 2013

How Professional Language Translation Services Can Help your Business

Professional language translation services can help any businesses gain a competitive advantage over their competitors. But when it comes to translating, most companies do it wrong. You’ll see why, and how to fix it so you too can have the advantage many companies enjoy. What Most Companies Do to Translate Translation services are necessary for any company doing business in more than one languages, whether the company is expanding globally, reaching new markets locally, or employes a multi-lingual staff. To save money, most companies begin the translation process by delegating the translation tasks to their own bilingual employees. However, these […]
September 23, 2013

Why a Translation Agency versus a Freelance Translator

When choosing a provider for your translation needs, you have two options. Option One: you can hire a freelance translator. Option Two: you can hire a translation agency. Depending on your specific needs, one option is better than the other. But before we discuss that, let’s discuss the main differences between the two. The Difference Between a Translation Agency and a Freelance Translator When you hire a freelance translator, you are hiring one person who is usually skilled in one specific language and one specific speciality (i.e, legal document translating, medical document translating, etc.). You will need to invest the […]