When a certified document translation is required, the only acceptable outcome is one of absolute flawlessness. Certified translations are sought only when errors and imperfections simply cannot be allowed to creep into the equation – hence the importance of selecting the most appropriate provider.
But with a vast array of translation companies all claiming to offer the same superior standards, how can you be sure the translator you work with really is of the required calibre?
1 – Established Translation Companies
Well, first of all it’s a good idea to seek the services of established translation companies, as opposed to casual freelancers. While it’s not to say that a great many freelance translators are incapable, the importance of certified translation calls for a reliable, robust and dedicated team you know you can trust.
2 – Experience and Specialism
It’s also important to acknowledge that fact that certified translation is a very specific, highly-specialised translation discipline unlike any other. Even in instances where a translation service provider has been in business for decades, this alone doesn’t necessarily qualify them for producing outstanding-quality certified translations. If they aren’t well-versed and experienced in this specific field, you could be taking a risk.
3 – Quality and Value Guarantees
Any certified translation service provider with total confidence in its own abilities should be able to offer quality and value guarantees as standard. In fact, any such service offered without quality guarantees would be largely nonsensical, as the very nature of certified document translations makes flawless output the only acceptable standard. Price, however, should of course be factored into the decision-making process.
4 – Client Feedback
Last up, it’s always worth looking into the client feedback the provider has built up over time, in order to see how exactly they perform when put to the test. Suffice to say, this can be quite the eye-opening process and will often make it a considerably easier decision to make.
For more information on working with professional certified translation services, get in touch with the Semiotic Transfer team today.