Are low-cost translations shoddy & of poor high quality?
Typically this query comes into our minds, and we’re unable to seek out any passable reply. I used to be requested the identical query and I replied, “Sure right, however not all the time”
“How will you say that?”, “I can not settle for this as true, as a result of as soon as I bought my doc translated from a translation company which provided me comparatively most decrease charges and it was horrible expertise.” It was Tony, my very shut pal who was shocked with my assertion.
Are you additionally the sufferer of any so-called low-cost high quality translation supplier, and that is why you’re actually towards low-cost translations?
Then I’m obliged to say that, you’re proper BUT it’s not all the time the case. It is not any mathematical rule that each one language service suppliers/freelance linguists who’re providing low value companies are offering poor high quality. And all skilled translators charging exceptionally excessive costs will present you good high quality.
All of it relies upon upon translators. In some international locations, the place translators are very badly paid by native translation companies, (for instance 2 USD per thousand phrases) you’ll discover them fortunately able to work at Four USD per 1000 phrases. Though it’s nonetheless very low charge in worldwide market however they are going to be more than pleased to work at this charge. As a result of they’re getting 100% greater than what is obtainable by native companies.
I’m of the robust view that there are nonetheless many translators/companies which might be blissful to offer their high quality translations at very aggressive costs. But it surely ought to be price mentioning right here; usually low-cost translators fail to offer high quality translations.
Then what’s the resolution round?
Primarily based upon my private expertise and internet analysis, I need to suggest you the next methods. Hope you’ll discover them useful in dealing with poor + low-cost and to find high quality + cheap translation suppliers.
1. Attempt to discover out translators who’re dwelling of their house international locations. Owing to competitors and good charges as evaluate to native companies they are going to be prepared to give you the results you want at low charges (excessive for them and low for you).
2. Take take a look at for high quality assurance, do not belief blindly merely on academic levels
3. See their Proz or translator’s cafe profiles, if out there.
4. Ask translator to indicate you non-confidential previous works.
[Please note that if you are individual or company other than translation agency, you should consult any professional translation agency instead of freelance translator. Established language services provider gives sense of security, quality, quick turnarounds and mental satisfaction]