If you are like other companies that have target buyers in foreign countries, or you have warehouses and office locations in other countries that speak different languages, you likely need to partner with a translation service company to ensure you are being efficient in achieving your goals. When organizations rely on free online translation tools to communicate messaging in their marketing initiatives, a door opens up for poor a translation that sends confusing language to buyers, and that even falsely represents your products and brands. The same can be said for poor training manual translations, video transcriptions, desktop publishing materials, and any other time of internal content that’s used to run operations.
This article is intended to help organization heads learn how to identify the best translation service company that can help them achieve their growth goals while improving efficiency with perfect translations.
All too often companies make the mistake of hiring people who claim to be translation specialists when in fact they are just fluent in both languages and not true certified specialists. Translation work extends beyond being fluent in the appropriate target languages. It requires mastering specific skills reserved to the translation process. When you reach out to a translation service company, be sure to ask if the team members are certified translators. It is also a bonus if they are native language speakers fluent in all dialects within your target language.
Another way to determine if you are working with the best translation service company is to see what past clients have said about them. Make sure the reviews are left by actual companies or names that can be verified. Also, look for a number of reasons why the clients recommend the translation service company. They should praise the quality of the translations, communication quality, ease of working together, timeliness, respect to deadlines, professionalism, and whether or not they did multiple projects together. Satisfied clients from the past foretell your potential working relationship in the future.
You may be tempted to only look for a translation service company that specializes in projects within your industry. But the best multilingual translation agencies provide a plethora of services in every major industry because they are just that skilled and have the depth and assets to translate projects for any industry. Look for a translation service company that has a portfolio of work completed in finance, legal, healthcare, manufacturing, technology, energy and consumer products. These are the main big industries that any respectable, high-quality language translation agency will be well-versed in.