Whether you’re entering the global marketplace for the first time or you’ve been involved in multinational projects for years, an investment in quality translations is one of the best gifts you can give your company. In today’s post, we’ll cover four important things you should keep in mind if you’re planning to hire GlobalSpeak Translations for a technical translation project.
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Important Points to Remember
The Initial Content Is Key
If you’re at all familiar with basic computer science, then you’ve probably heard the expression, “Garbage in, garbage out.” It’s a bit harsh, but the underlying message is that it’s important to ensure that your initial documents are flawless before submitting them to be translated. Small mistakes and other errors can create issues when the information is translated from one language to another, and you don’t want to have to pay for revisions or be set back by a mistake!
Language does not exist in a vacuum, and professional translators need to know a bit about the context in which your documents will be used. For instance, if you’re working with a company located overseas, then it may be helpful to include some information about the area’s dialect and norms. We employ professional translators who are thoroughly familiar with various languages, dialects, and cultures, but it can be helpful to have more information that is directly relevant to a client’s needs.
We will discuss your specific circumstances during your initial project evaluation, but it might be helpful to begin thinking about reference materials, glossaries, and any other industry-specific information our team will need to know.
Longer Timelines Are Helpful
Generally speaking, it’s best to give your translation team as much time as possible to complete your project. While we do everything in our power to have projects completed early, building in a cushion can help to eliminate any stress that comes from a tight deadline. If you’re considering an investment in our professional translation services, then we recommend getting started as soon as possible with a quote!
Feedback Is Critical
At GlobalSpeak Translations, we take an immense amount of pride in delivering translations that exceed our clients’ expectations. We will submit your project back to you for an evaluation, and we encourage you to provide us with constructive feedback that will help us deliver a flawless finished product. We would also appreciate a written testimonial after your project has been completed!
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