6 Questions One Need to Ask Yourself Before Hiring Technical Translation Servicesby Dennis Moreno Language Translation and Proofreading Services
If you’re looking a potential client searching for professional technical translation services, don’t get trapped in a scam. You need to know what to look for before signing on the dotted line.
Here is the list of essential questions that will save your critical documents falling in the hands of an amateur or fraudulent:
1. Does the company look like a skilled translation company?
Do they have an excellent webpage that does not consist of any errors? Their domain name professionally hosted? Or are they using some free AOL page they began 20 years ago and never made any changes? An email account that is clung to their website? These are some of the important questions that will give you an insight about the value of the company.
2. Is their information easy to find?
With a professional translation service business, its information (address, phone, skype, email, social media) are not difficult to find on the web. If you are unable to find the relevant details, don’t waste your time and steer clear.
3. Is there a real name attached to the professional translation service?
If you’re employing a freelance translator, this is usually easy to find. However, if you are going to contract with a translation company, you need to find an actual person. If there is no person’s name on the company’s information or webpage, then first make sure to contact them and have person to person communication regarding your requirements, what they provide you with and to ascertain their viability.
4. Is the professional translation service willing to discuss your project?
Be it a French translation company or any other language translation provider, if the company makes efforts to discuss the project; then it's undoubtedly a good sign. You hire a translation company that is not willing to spend adequate time on your project, then take it as an alert sign that it will not be able to meet your requirements. It’s a job of every translation company to meet client’s expectations. It won’t be fulfilled if the company isn’t even reluctant to discuss details about your project before initiating translation.
5. What is the fee for the professional translation service?
Many translation companies don’t list any information about their charges. Make sure to hire a reliable company that renders at least some sort of pricing structure or outline so that you can know what you’re paying for and about how much it will cost you.
6. Is the company able to provide any references from the past work?
Past work can predict the best whether the company will be able to give best outcomes or not. Client testimonials can also be faked. Certifications can be made up and don’t mean much. However, if the translation company can show their past work and give the contact details of previous clients along with contact information to validate, the chances of finding a professional company that can deliver your project the way you want gets high.
Asking these questions will take some of your time, but will definitely help you in picking the right provider for technical translation services that meets your business objective.
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