If you’re in need translation services, we understand that cost is an important factor. But, when it comes to translations, trying to save money in the short-term can end up costing you in the long-term. Here are four translation agency alternatives that may seem like a good idea, but might be more trouble than they’re worth.
- Multilingual Friend or Family Member
While it may be tempting to ask a friend to translate a document for you, we’d urge you to reconsider. For important documents, like immigration forms, reliability and timeliness are key. Our battle-tested translators can work in 150+ languages and certify their work. The limited cost savings aren’t worth the chance of error and strain on a friendship.
- In-house Translation Team
If you’re looking for translation services for a business with international reach, you may have considered hiring an in-house translation team. This option was more common in years past, but as globalization has opened up the market and allowed for better options, hiring a translation agency like ABS Translations can save you tons in overhead and allow your business to be more flexible.
- Machine Translation
Aside from obvious issues like lower-quality translations absent of nuance, using machine translation presents additional concerns worth considering. First, if the translation is wrong, there’s no one you can call to ask for a revision, you simply get what you get. Second, there are major privacy issues to contend with. Machine translation software programs use your text to improve their performance so your text may be stored indefinitely by the program, which is certainly not something you’d want for private medical or legal documents. At ABS, your documents are always secure and our native speakers provide both nuance and subject matter expertise to every translation project.
- The DIY Approach
There are many things you can DIY, but important document translation is not one of them! Running your documents through Google Translate or trying to remember sentence structure from high school Spanish is not a winning translation strategy. Instead, trust the experts at New Jersey’s favorite translation agency to get your documents translated correctly.
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To get your documents translated correctly and quickly, hire ABS! Give us a call at 215-233-3000 or email us to get started today.