3 Reasons To Use A Professional Translation Service
The importance of professional translation service can never be emphasised enough. Professional translation is now necessary for everything; from translation of books and other literary works to website translation for companies that operate globally. With that said, settling for machine translation, amateurs or language service providers that do not guarantee quality, is a sure-fire recipe for disaster.
Why use a professional translation service?
While some still choose to rely on friends, colleagues, free applications and machine translation, it isn’t a wise decision if you are looking for a professional translation service. This is especially if you offer products and services worldwide. Here’s why:
Technology is not perfect
Even though technology is now more advanced than ever before, it still cannot do the job of a human translator. For example, machine translation tools usually cannot produce accurate translation for technical content. In fact, most translation tools focus primarily on word by word translation regardless if it makes contextual or lexical sense. Therefore, the translation should render the same meaning in the source text.
Native professional translators can also handle polysemous words and homonyms better than machines and applications. Hence, it is imperative for you to rely on a professional translation service provider. This will guarantee that the translation will not be inaccurate, incoherent or incomprehensible.
Friends, colleagues and native speakers are not skilled translators
A friend or colleague educated in a foreign language or even a native speaker is not the same as a professional translator. Only unique set of skills beyond fluency in the target language will produce quality results. It is tempting to ask your Spanish speaking Mexican colleague down the hall to translate your social media post targeting food processors in Argentina, but it is risky.
A professional translation company will also understand how to maintain cultural, social and political correctness in all translations. This is vital to not only ensure that the translated version of the content is understandable, but also that it’s not offensive to any of the intended target audience.
Guaranteed Quality/Protected by Professional Insurance
Finally, hiring a professional translation agency has multiple advantages too. In fact, many translation agencies particularly cover their final deliverable with professional indemnity insurance. Moreover, professional translation agencies protect your content through nondisclosure agreements (NDAs.) This means that you are legally protected and that your content will never be reused without your permission. On the other hand, the terms of service of most online translation tools are not the same. It actually state that the developing party has the right to store, use, modify, host and create derivative works of your content.
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