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Cómo elegir el proveedor de servicios de traducción adecuado

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Does your company need a translation service? Are you clear about the needs of your company and what are the requirements that a translation provider must meet? Most companies feel lost when faced with these questions.

Depending on your needs, choosing the right translation service provider can be more complicated than you think. 

Within the technical translation sector there are many different processes, tools and methodologies that serve different purposes and objectives.

Imagine that you need to present a technical report in another language to a client. Have you considered what type of translation service would be best for this piece of work? 

The translation service that you choose will be the only link between your business and the target market or final user intended for your translated project.

Your brand image and desired message will also need to be adapted to the other language. By "adaptation" we understand a much broader concept than simply translating the content of a text written in the source language to the corresponding terms in the target language.  

There are multiple factors that must be taken into account, the key is to define what your business needs are and choose the language service provider that can understand and satisfy them.

In this article, we will tell you the 5 keys that you must know if you want to make the right choice of translation service provider.

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5 tips for choosing the right translation service provider

Seek out qualified professionals

As far as translation services are concerned, it is essential that you have qualified and trained professionals who have   sufficient experience and knowledge to provide a quality service. It would not be strange to find amateurs on the web who believe they know how to translate for the simple fact of knowing more than one language, but can we consider someone a translator just because they know two languages?

The translation process must be carried out according to a methodology that allows establishing guidelines and determining certain quality standards, otherwise it will be practically impossible to achieve the expected results.  

A good option to ensure that the service suits your needs is to request a portfolio of translations carried out. In this way you will be able to evaluate the performance of your translation service provider and get an idea of its methodology to see if it fits your project.  

Define the nature of your translation: do you need a specialized service? 

Knowing what kind of translation you need is vital. When it comes to specialized or technical translation, it's very important for a translation service provider to be a technical translation expert.

On the other hand, if you need to translate an ecommerce website, your translator should understand coding language, know how to handle html files and be very creative, etc.

If you do not properly identify the nature of the texts to be translated, you will not be able to determine which translation service you need and this can have a very negative influence on the achievement of your goals.

Look for flexibility and good customer service

Something essential to keep in mind when looking for your translation service provider is to find out if these   professionals have the capacity to adapt to your needs at all times.

Your chosen service should also be able to guarantee on-time delivery of all translation assignments. That’s why it’s important for your translation service provider to have the necessary resources to cope with your different demand flows.

In addition, good customer service undoubtedly adds value. The translation service provider should be able to give you the support you need.  

The importance of having native translators

According to different translation standards, translators should have a sound knowledge of the source language and an excellent command of the target language, which must be their mother tongue or native language.  

As we pointed out before, knowing a language is not only knowing its words, but also having a deep understanding of the sociocultural aspects that surround that language. A native translator, who lives in the destination country of the translation, will know how to interpret and adapt the communication to the nuances of the local language, often related to regional expressions and sentiments. The more knowledge you have about this, the higher quality the translation is.

Trust in technological innovation

Nowadays, there are multiple tools that help a translator to obtain the best results and optimize their time.  

Translation technology is being perfected to make the translation process ever more efficient and affordable.

Thus, the CAT tools (Computer Aided Translation or CAT Tools in English) and the TMS or Translation Management Systems, together with the MT or MT (Automatic Translation or Machine Translation ), increasingly governed by AI (Artificial Intelligence), they make it possible to produce translations with less need for human participation, although the intervention of human translators is still essential if you want to obtain an impeccable result.  

It no longer makes sense to choose a translation service provider that doesn’t use these technological tools. 

We know that this is the direction in which the sector is evolving and also the world in general. Translation technologies are now a must for any language service provider wishing to keep up with market tools and trends. These tools allow translation professionals to speed up, perfect and simplify the translation process. 

 

We hope that these tips help you to make the best decision for your business.

Here at iDISC , we meet all the requirements to be your ideal translation partner. 

If you want to have a translation service provider that provides quality guarantees, do not hesitate to contact us , we will be happy to help you.  

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