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How Do You Choose a Translation Service Provider?

Choosing a Translation Service Provider

Many people do not think much about translation until they need the service, and in most cases, they just go with the first translation service provider they can find.

While it is possible to find a translator or translation agency by doing research, clients need to find one that fits their requirement, since translation firms have individual expertise and experience.

Of course, the professional translation service you need depends on your content and the volume of documents to translate. Still, it is better to know the firm’s resources, from languages handled, type of translation service they offer, and the proficiency of their translators. So, what should you be looking for when you need a translation service provider?

Translation Service Provider

Finding the right translation service provider depends on a few essential criteria, such as the service they offer, their network of translators, the quality of the service and the price. These categories will help you find the translation provider that fits your specific needs. It is also best if you do comparison-shopping or find a translation company that has the following qualities.


In terms of service, choose a provider that will give you one point of contact, for example, a project manager, who will discuss what you need and the only person you will talk to while your translation project is underway so that you can collaborate. The contact could be by email or by phone. Clear and open communication is essential, so if the translation company only wants to get your project without any connection, look for another one.

It is vital to find a translation service provider that is willing to communicate with clients in plain English. Do not be taken in by their industry terminology. Look for a company that makes you understand the service and discuss your requirements, and what you need to know in a language that you can easily understand.

Service is not only about presenting you with the translated version of your content. Service includes adapting to the deadlines set by the customer, their fast turnaround, and handling your project and others simultaneously, with equal amounts of consistency and professionalism. This means that the company should have the resources and the staff to handle all clients efficiently, including tools that make their work consistent and accurate.

Native-speaking Translators

You should look for a company with native-speaking translators. Depending on your topic and target language, you must work with a translations service provider with native speakers who are also specialists in different subjects and market sectors. If you need business translation, for example, see to it that the company can assign your project to a translator with experience in translating business documents.

Quality Control System

See to it that the translation company has a dynamic quality control system. It is your assurance that the translation process follows the company’s protocol to see to it that every translation project they undertake is of high quality, assigned to a professional native-speaking translator with subject matter expertise if needed.


You pay the right price for the type of service you expect, and it applies to translation services as well. While it will be openly dubious if you receive a very low quote for your project, you should not be paying too much as well.

Local Translation Services

It is essential to choose a local translation service, meaning the translator lives in-country. It provides clients with several advantages.

You provide your target audience with the following:

  • Better customer experience
  • Excellent employee experience
  • Prevent first language attrition
  • Quick delivery
  • Professional qualification
  • Quality control

Language Service Provider

Clients have several things to know when working with a language service provider. You should know how many languages they handle, which is vital when you have volumes of content to translate into multiple languages.

Expect your language service provider to handle your translation project, no matter its size, with the same level of professionalism and efficiency, and provide you with the right translator who fits the linguistic needs of your current project. Find out the other services that the translation company offers, which you may need in the future, including desktop publishing, website translation, localization, transcription, and subtitling.

Need an Affordable Translation Service Provider? Contact Us!

eTranslation Services offers affordable translations of high quality, 100% accurate, and delivered on time. We only work with native-speaking translators located around the world. We give our clients the advantage of having a translation service from some of the best in the industry, translators who are professional, highly qualified, and culturally knowledgeable, and experts in different subject matters. Whenever you need translation services, contact us immediately, through phone at (800) 882-6058 or via email at [email protected].

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