Regardless of what you may need a certified translation for, it’s always a good idea to make sure you’re getting exactly what you expect. That pretty much goes for everything in life! When you buy a can of chicken soup from the supermarket, you expect there to be chicken soup inside. Simple! This works just the same when it comes to seeking out certified translations, too. Putting the soup analogy to one side, let’s take a look at some of the things you should be looking for when you first apply for a certified translation.
What are You Paying For?
Always look at the bill of service. That, again, goes for anything in life you have to pay for! Good translation providers will let you know exactly what you are paying for ahead of time. It’s worth noting that, in some cases, you ‘get what you pay for’. (Although, we are happy to say, not with us, since we offer the highest quality certified translations at the lowest prices, guaranteed. Read more about how we are able to offer this on our website.) Discuss your needs with an expert carefully. This way, you’ll only ever get the package you require – at a price you can afford.
Check for Language Barriers
If you’re concerned about whether or not a certified translation expert will be able to correctly handle your language combination, never be afraid to ask. You won’t be undermining anyone. It is always a good idea to openly discuss any concerns both parties may have before work gets underway. Once again, any good translator will be up front about what they can and can’t do for you. A translator carrying out a certified translation should be a native speaker of the target language, or completely bilingual. If you find a translator struggling with your job midway through the process, it may be worth discussing things further.
Check Deadlines and Expectations
We know from experience that certified translations are generally needed by back by clients fairly quickly! If you aren’t offered clear, concise timescales, ask for them. Get any and all details down in writing, too. Therefore, you can refer to such documents later on in the process if you need to. In our case this isn’t a problem as we tend to discuss everything by email.
Check in Regularly
It’s worth keeping in touch with your translator. The best certified translation services will keep you up to speed on any developments. However, if you do have any concerns throughout the process, get in touch with your project manager or certified translator. It never hurts to ask questions.
Trust the Right Team
You’ll know that you’ve found the right certified translation service when you hardly ever need to ask questions. Our team understands that certified translations are extremely important to our customers. By their very nature, they are required for important procedures and processes. We therefore always make sure you’re fully up to speed on what to expect from us from start to finish. Not only will we give you all the information you need before starting the process, we will also keep you updated and informed along the way.
That goes for you, too. Never be afraid to ask questions about your certified translation. To get started – and to get access to the best prices and rates – upload your documents to our website or email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.