Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Professional Translation for Students

By Amanda Somrekli

To find a translation service, you just need to power up your computer and visit Google. Google "Translation Service" + your local area, you should be able to find a few translation agencies.

Once you have a list of translation agencies, it is now time to contact them for a quote. Before you call them up, make sure that you have all the necessary information of the work ready.

Information such as number of source words to be translated, the format that the documents to be translated to, project deadline, etc. This information is necessary in order for the agencies to quote you a price for the work.

If you have visited various websites offering translations software, you more than likely have noticed they also offer translation services for a fee. If their software were so great, why would they offer the service as well?

If the agency you hire does not have skilled translators or maintain quality standards, you will get a translation that is a poor reflection of the source text.

Always ask for a sample by providing one of your documents. Remember, languages often change whereas a word can have new meanings or may not be used in the same way it was years before.

Professional language translation service is not cheap because of the amount of time and work to be put in by translators. So if you decide to hire a professional translation agency for your work, you need to be prepared to pay for the amount they ask for. However, there are some ways for you to save money on language translation.

You must use free translation tool in order to do simple task. You will get the information about these in the internet. You just need to type the keywords like free translation and you will get a whole list for these.

Today, you have choices. Take your time to screen through every translation agency and choose the best company for your translation tasks.

Before you submit a project to your translator always take some out in advance and see that you have everything you want with you. Check that you have every document that is required and then only submit it to your translator. - 16651

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