Why spend money on professional translation?

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As more and more businesses expand into international markets, the need for translation has increased. It can be tempting for companies to rely on bilingual employees or translation software for this work, but is that enough? Is it worth spending money on a professional translation service?

The dangers of going it alone

As with any professional service, qualified translators guarantee a quality product. Although translation software has come a long way, it still fails to produce nuanced texts which take context into consideration. And, while your bilingual employee might have no problems communicating with international business partners in their native language, without experience and training they will struggle to produce accurate translations that are fit for service. Not to mention it will take them much longer than a professional.

Relying on these subpar measures will lead to translations containing errors, leaving your customers with a negative impression of your company. Bad translations tell people that you are unprofessional and may lead them to question your company’s abilities in other areas. This could result in loss of business and, in the worse cases of mistranslation, legal action being taken against you.

The value of spending money on a professional translation service

Now that we’ve touched upon the issue of poor quality amateur translation, let’s take a look at how and why professional translators are able to produce such high standards of work. Like experts in most fields, it comes down to training and experience.

Professional translators like those working for BeTranslated have gone through many years of education in order to become experts in translation, as well as working hard to be skillful linguists in their language combinations. In addition to this, professional translators usually have experience and training in their specialisms. For example, financial translators may have studied economics or travel and tourism translators may have worked in the travel industry.

This education is continuous throughout their career; translators must stay on top of changes in both the translation industry and the industry of the specialism, as well as continually working on their linguistic skills. This effort leads to highly skilled professionals whose work cannot be compared to that of amateurs or machines. It’s also worth noting that when you hire translators through an agency such as BeTranslated, you can rest assured that all their translators are of a certain standard and that they exclusively translate into their native language.

Investing in translation means investing in your business success

If your company’s motto has been ‘let’s try to do it ourselves instead of hiring a professional’ in relation to translation, we hope that the information provided in this article is making you question your stance. Your attempts to save money by skimping on translation could cost you big in the long run.

Instead of asking yourself if you should outsource to a translation service, you should start asking ‘what is the best translation service for my business?’. Finding the right translator for you, who is skilled and knowledgable in your industry could make or break your international expansion.

At BeTranslated we work with talented translators with language combinations such as English to Dutch and Spanish to French. If you are in search of a reliable translation service, look no further. For more information or a free, no-obligation quote contact us today.

The benefits of employing multilingual people

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Employing multilingual people or staff with a knowledge of foreign languages is crucial for companies that are working at an international level. Having a good knowledge of English, for example, is a significant advantage in the workplace as in many locations around the globe English is considered a lingua franca when working with overseas clients.

With that said, the ability to master additional languages could be just the thing that gives your business the competitive edge. This is particularly important when doing business in regions where knowledge of English is not a given. Consider hiring staff that are proficient in langauges that are relevant to your sector, whether that’s Spanish, French, Chinese, or any other language.

The benefits of speaking your clients’ native language

Your client will view your dedication to having invested the time to learn their language as a long-term commitment. Furthermore, this will reward you with long-standing relationships and loyalty from your customers. It’s also worth noting that having an understanding of the language used in your new market will enable you to acquire far better insights into the local character, customs, and beliefs. This is invaluable knowledge when it comes to marketing and providing the best service to your clients.

Multilingual employees help foster strong relationships with clients

Employing multilingual people can bring great benefits to your company. These employees will enable your business to seamlessly connect with foreign customers and other local organisations. The ability to provide your services in multiple languages gives clients a strong impression of your company; it will build greater trust and appreciation for your services, resulting in strong relationships with your clients. These relationships can be translated into significant profits, meaning hiring multilingual employees is a sensible financial decision.

What if your staff isn’t multilingual?

Not all companies have the luxury of being able to employ people with linguistic skills, which can put them at a disadvantage. But never fear! By hiring a professional translation service your company can gain many of the benefits of multilingual employees, and more besides.

Translators can be used for a wide variety of communicative tasks, from informal communications between companies to legal contracts and marketing campaigns. Contracting professional translators guarantees that any content you produce in the target language is of the highest quality.

BeTranslated’s vast network of expert translators could be just thing your company needs to facilitate its international expansion. Get in touch today for more information or a free,no-obligation quote.

What makes BeTranslated unique as a professional translation service?

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Established in 2002, BeTranslated is a professional translation service with a vast network of freelance translators and project managers. Our staff are located in many different countries across the world from Europe and Asia to North and South America. We efficiently supply reliable translation services according to the availability, specialisation, expertise, and resources of our team members, matched to our client’s needs.

What puts us at an advantage as translators?

Our mix of geographical locations provides us with a unique advantage. This allows us to use the time zone differences in our favour to benefit our clients, enabling us to not only meet the tightest deadlines but also to hold a deeper understanding of the various cultural and language requirements needed. This helps us to cater for the variation in the client base that we serve and to enable a worldwide reach.

BeTranslated is very flexible and our company prides itself on collaborating with those who value quality.  We offer a working environment based on mutual respect and a team that is good at communicating openly.

The service we offer our clients at BeTranslated

In case you were wondering what the translation process looks like for a professional translation agency like BeTranslated, we thought we’d break it down for you:

Step one

We have representatives in different countries and allocate translators that are the best fit for our client’s needs.  They are usually selected based on being experts in the specific regional versions of the languages involved in the project. For example, if a text will be published in Spain, the translator will be specialised in European Spanish. They will be the contact and obtain the client’s precise project spec and details.

Step two

The core members of our network will discuss each project to evaluate its needs. Then the client is provided with a comprehensive quote.

Step three

Based on the specifics of a job, we will assign the freelance translator who matches these needs the best. This might be a specialist in website translation, or perhaps a linguist dedicated to the field of IT or telecommunications. Our linguists are always fully supported by our technical resources to provide a top-quality translation.

Step five

We deliver the requested documents or files on schedule whatever the format, to the highest specification.

Step six

We always follow up with our clients to check that everything is has been delivered as required and that they are happy with the service/s we have provided.

Step seven

If there are comments or alterations to be made, we will act on these and make any necessary changes. Upon confirmation of satisfaction, an invoice will be issued for payment.

A professional translation service you can trust

All our translators are highly qualified professionals. We can cater to most types of translations and, with clear guidelines plus a reasonable deadline, we will ensure that all of our clients are impressed and delighted with our work.

We look forward to the opportunity to wow you with what we do and in welcoming you as a new client at BeTranslated. Got a translation or localisation project on the horizon and looking for reliable professional translation service? Request a free, no-commitment quote today!

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