Friday, December 16, 2011

How to Pick the Right Translation Agency

There are many translation agencies to choose from if you’re looking for good Russian translators. You can find these people listed in the web or even the yellow pages. However, when you have decided to hire an agency for your translation needs, how do you pick the right one? How can you be sure that the agency you’ve contacted will help you with everything you need?
Well, when choosing an agency that provides Russian translation services, the number one factor you should look out for is quality. You must keep in mind that these companies offering translation services compete against each other by offering the cheapest fees for their services. However, cheap doesn’t always equal quality in this case. Yes, you might have save a lot by getting the services of a certain company, but their translations are obviously mechanical and don’t seem to be written by real human beings.
Of course, price plays an important role when choosing a company, given that you also have a budget to consider. Hence, it’s advisable to compare prices first and get quotes from different agencies before you settle on one. Nevertheless, don’t choose a Russian translation company just because they offer affordable rates.
Read feedbacks and testimonies from past customers to gauge the quality of a company’s service. Try to investigate about the company and see if their translators speak the Russian language natively. Be wary if they don’t, because there’s a big possibility that they’re only using online tools for translation. 

1 comment:

shivakumar said...

It is important to get a translation done right instead of having "that [insert target language nationality here] guy from accounting" do it over the weekend. A professional translation agency usually offers independent proofreading services (or just includes them in the translation fee).