an you imagine traveling on a business trip to another country and not being able to communicate effectively? I doubt the biggest business deal of the company’s history would take place! A promising career advancement is not probable either. A business deal cannot just be done online with a simple click of a button to translate and then e-mail it or fax it over to another country. However, there is hope and a wise decision can be made.
A translation service is a must and definitely something to do some serious research on. Translating is not just a matter of knowing the language but also being specialized in various fields. Documents, such as legal papers, require in depth knowledge to properly transcribe to another language. Depending on the area of business, it is important to see what the area of expertise is for the translation service. Do they have experts for legal translations, financial, medical and/or pharmaceutical? What about various types of technical translations such as engineering, patent, IT or website? For some business transactions even Braille or sign language translation is something to seriously consider.
Besides having qualified translators, it’s also just as important to have excellent proofreaders and editors along with quality assurance, prompt translation delivery and reliable feedback and follow-up. It is also of great importance to check into the translation services privacy and security, to make sure all transactions take place in a secure place so no business and personal information is exposed.
When a business depends on out-of-country business transactions to take place, finding the best qualifying, trustworthy translation service is a must.