What are the Different Translation Options and which one to Use?

As a business you have three options when it comes to translating your important business documents for your target audience. Each of the three- machine translations, professional translations and crowd sourcing come with a set of pros and cons. Have a look at the three, their benefits, costs and purpose:

  1. Machine translation: Online translation tools like Google Translate are one of the fastest translation resources are free to use. All you need to do is copy and paste the text to be translated into the translation box and hit the “translate” button. You will get an instant translation of the document. However, these tools should only be used for basic translations and not for complicated documents as they are not accurate.
  2. Professional translation companies: Professional translators are native speakers of the target language who are subject matter experts in their niches. They are experience, educated and well versed in the language they are targeting. These translators take into account the cultural nuances and dialects of the target market while translating and can handle huge and complicated projects.
  3. Crowd sourced translation: These translators have comparatively less translation experience than professional translators and may take more time to complete the project. However, they are relatively less expensive than the latter.

Certified Translation Services is a leading translation company in UK that offers document translation, desktop publishing, website localisation, subtitling, interpreting, proofreading, multilingual copywriting, voiceover and transcription services to name only a few. The company serves almost all industries and offers translations in more than 100 global languages.

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