Best Translation Services Companies

Searching for the best translation companies on the web for your business? Here is a list of professional translation services by GoodFirms’ research team with client reviews. The translation service providers make it easier for businesses to deal with foreign language speaking clients with efficient translations fit into the required type of documents with appropriate fonts and spacing. The documents get QA scanned by two to three translators for accurate output. The translation business is huge and getting bigger every year resulting in better choices for all types of businesses. In need of one? GoodFirms is here to assist you with a rundown of best translation companies below:     

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Multilingual Connections
1

Multilingual Connections

Translation, transcription, subtitles & voiceover

Multilingual Connections is a translation and transcription agency that supports organizations looking to understand, engage, and grow their multilingual audience.  We are headquartered in Evanston Illinois, just north of Chicago, and our global team is located in Turkey, Egypt, South Korea and throughout Latin America. We work in over 75 languages and provide the following customized localization services: Professional translation services: we translate contracts, surveys, marketing materials, websites, apps, employee handbooks ... read more about Multilingual Connections

Quality service, great team!
- Kimberly Durón
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NA
10 - 49
United States,
Canada
Linguidoor Translation Services
2

Linguidoor Translation Services

We help you to go global and expand your business

Linguidoor is one of the fastest-growing Language service provider based in Berlin, Germany. We provide all-rounded and one-stop multilingual Language solutions which includes document translation, Website & Software Localization, Subtitling, Voice-Over, Transcription, Content creation and many more. We help you by providing professional services to develop a strong client base in your foreign markets and penetrate markets like in Asia, Europe and North America.  

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Germany,
Japan
Jinyu Translation
3

Jinyu Translation

Professional Chinese Translator Company

Jinyu Translation is a professional service provider focusing on Chinese translation, interpretation, travel guide and Chinese courses and so on. With rich experiences in converting all languages, we always bring the best for our customers.

Working with them
- Oscar D.
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NA
10 - 49
China
K&J Translations
4

K&J Translations

Connecting the World

K&J Translations is a dynamic, international team of professional and dedicated project managers who work with more than 200 translators from all over the world! Our most crucial values are good organization of the projects, top quality of the translations and the satisfaction of our customers. Therefore, we communicate with our clients quickly, effectively and always try to meet their expectations.

Professional service
- Jože Prelec
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NA
50 - 249
Germany,
Italy
Mars Translation
5

Mars Translation

Professional Translation Services

Mars Translation is an international leader in the translation marketplace that offers a transparent, intuitive and cost-effective online portal to customers who need documents, web content, and video content translated guaranteeing high-quality and speed.

The best services at very competitive rates
- Haider Butt, International Business Development Manager at CCJK Technologies
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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
United States,
China
Absolute Interpreting & Translations
6

Absolute Interpreting & Translations

Crossing The language Barrier

Absolute Interpreting and Translations Ltd is a leading UK based International Translation and Interpreting Company providing world class translation, interpreting, transcription, language and cultural consultancy services nationally and internationally. The Company employs over 1,2500 professional and qualified interpreters, translators, language and cultural advisors, consecutive interpreters, simultaneous conference interpreters, court interpreters who are providing professional expert translation, interpretation, transcription and langua... read more about Absolute Interpreting & Translations

Best Translation Company UK
- UK Software Company Ltd.
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< $25/hr
10 - 49
United Kingdom
Wordwizard Services
7

Wordwizard Services

Quality at its best

Wordwizard Services is a reputed translation agency based out of Hyderabad, India that offers quicker, competitive and quality translation/transcription/subtitling/interpretation for over 45 language pairs. Wordwizard manages specialized teams of experienced domain experts who are well-established and reliable members of our substantial linguist network, we ensure the best placement of your projects be it any content and field. This consistent model of project management brings together the clients and the translators defining the arrangemen... read more about Wordwizard Services

Commendable services
- Ronak Meghani, eCommerce Consultant & Magento Solutions Specialist at Magneto IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
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< $25/hr
Freelancer
India
From-To LTD
8

From-To LTD

Certified Translation Agency with ISO 17100

Key things you should know about us: 1. We have been translating since 1998 and the market holds no more secrets from us. This translates into a text prepared with passion and professionalism, and, of course, peace of mind. 2. Our certification to ISO 17100 means we fulfil very strict quality requirements. 3. We are experienced in performing short translations for individual customers as well as complex projects for large companies and corporations. 4. Our translators have completed thousands of projects for customers from 60 countr... read more about From-To LTD

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NA
2 - 9
United Kingdom,
Poland
ITU Translation Services
9

ITU Translation Services

Translations you can trust

Founded by the need to provide a better service at an affordable rate. ITU was established in 2017 to provide document translation services with quick responses, accuracy and affordability while providing quick business solutions in Language Services to businesses and individuals. We are strategically Headquartered in Miami, FL, but servicing the world. Our office is capable of translating in many languages with quick turnaround time.  With a large staff of translators, each translator specializes in their native langu... read more about ITU Translation Services

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
United States
Laoret
10

Laoret

Translation and Localization Services

Our most accurate and ISO-certified translation and localization services are entirely available online. Place an order and tap into our widespread network of native linguistic professionals for over 120 languages, tech-savvy localization experts, and broad-based, fully integrated localization technology. Laoret is uniquely poised to connect and serve clients to virtually every corner of the translation and localization world, to overcome cultural and language barriers at the local level.

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NA
2 - 9
United States
GTS Translations
11

GTS Translations

Professional Translation Services You Can Trust

GTS Translations is an international translation company. We provide translation of documents, website content and software products in over 60 languages. Main languages are French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. We are an ISO 9001:2008 certified translation company.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
United States,
Canada
Interpreters and Translators, Inc.
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Interpreters and Translators, Inc.

Language solutions delivered

iTi is an award winning multicultural language solution provider for a variety of industries including: healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace, education, government, legal, marketing, and corporations. From document translation services to in person interpreter services, iTi’s team prides themselves on quick response time, flexible and custom solutions, personal service with a smile and a ‘can do’ attitude. You have multilingual communication problems. We have solutions.

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NA
10 - 49
United States
webbingstone
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webbingstone

webbingstone

Webbing Stone is a digital marketing agency in Egypt, We believe that Strength and growth of any business come only through continuous effort and struggle. Our services cover a wide range of industries Middle East, Africa, Canada and USA. So what is Digital Marketing! Digital marketing covers all marketing campaigns using an electronic device or the internet. Businesses exploit digital platforms to communicate with current and potential clients, such as search engines, social media, email and other websites.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Egypt,
United States
Tech2Globe Web Solutions LLP
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Tech2Globe Web Solutions LLP

Ecommerce, Web Development, Data Mgmt, Digital Mkt

Tech2Globe is a name that stands for reliability, efficiency and trust. A team that works hard to provide best solutions to our clients, a management that makes sure the timely execution of projects and a collective effort to form long lasting relations with our clients is what makes us Tech2Globe. Established in 2014, Tech2Globe is one of the youngest and most promising software developing companies incorporating in India. We specialize in web, windows and ERP solutions.With our passion and flare to innovate and create, we provide the best ... read more about Tech2Globe Web Solutions LLP

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India,
United States
So Fraiche Media GH Ltd
15

So Fraiche Media GH Ltd

West African powerhouse

A bespoke London, Dubai & Accra (Ghana) based media production agency with international scope and an expanding database of creative professionals who produce the best visual content.

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$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
Ghana,
United Kingdom
Amtrad - Translation & Interpretation Services
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Amtrad - Translation & Interpretation Services

¡Confiabilidad que se traduce en Excelencia!

Since 1990 Amtrad has been characterized by providing simultaneous interpretation and high-quality written translation services. Through conference interpreters and professional translators, a wide range of technologies, and 6 offices in the Mexican Republic helped satisfy the national market and be closer to our customers.

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$100 - $149/hr
10 - 49
Mexico
Tomedes
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Tomedes

Smart Human Translations

Tomedes was founded on the principles of delivering accurate translations at affordable prices to clients around the world. Since our inception in 2007, we have become a key player in the translation sector on multiple continents. We now have offices in Asia and the United States in order to meet demand for our translation services. We embrace modern technology in the translation industry, while still valuing the role of human translators – machine translation is not yet accurate enough to match our high standards. Our evolutionar... read more about Tomedes

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< $25/hr
50 - 249
United States,
Israel
Translation AZ
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Translation AZ

Connecting Languages & People

Founded in May, 2009 in Florida, United States, Translation AZ is a fast-growing translation agency with offices in both USA and Europe. We have the knowledge, technology and resources required to provide accurate translations for business or personal use. Translation AZ agency provides certified translation for many fields like: corporate translation, legal translation, technical translation, website translation, medical translation and so on. The translation services offered are reliable and proficient and before being deli... read more about Translation AZ

Translation AZ means a great team, a professional team dedicated to customers' needs
- Adriana Gheorghe, Manager at at Madame B - Tea and Pancake House
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< $25/hr
10 - 49
United States
INVESTINDO
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INVESTINDO

Translation & Non-advising Legal Service Solutions

Investindo is a specialist in the corporate and legal translation service industry in Indonesia. For more than 7 years, we have supported the country’s most significant, large-scale, cross border transactions for the most reputable law firms and companies in Indonesia. We have worked with more than 230 organisations from Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia, providing translation and litigation support for thousands of complex legal matters. Our team is dedicated and will ensure all of our clients are satisfied with the services... read more about INVESTINDO

Excellent service
- Rinna Justisiana, Founding Partner at at Lex Veritas Legal Network
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< $25/hr
2 - 9
Indonesia
Speakt
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Speakt

Discover Human Translation

Speakt is a fast-growing online translation provider based in the United Kingdom. We are able to provide high-quality professional human translations of over 35 languages and over 2000 language pairs. Over the years, we have successfully built a technology platform with an extremely user-friendly interface that has placed us among the leading language solution portal providers around the globe.

Translation
- Evi Tzouvanidou, Administrative Officer at Diavalkaniko
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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
United Kingdom,
Greece
Asian Trust Translation
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Asian Trust Translation

Asian Trust Translation ISO Certified 2015

Founded in 2005, with nearly 20 years of experience in the translation industry, we offer Multilingual Translation, Interpretation, and Localisation with over 120 language pairs.  We have over 2000 local and overseas clients with thousands of translation projects; especially many big projects from Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Burmese, Karen, Karenni, Hmong, Hindi, Nepales, Sinhalese, Tamil, Tagalog and Punjabi. Asian Trust Translation is one of the Top Translation Service Providers in Vietnam as well as in Asia.

BEST SERVICE
- Linh Lê Diệu
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NA
50 - 249
Vietnam,
Japan
DY+ Language Solutions
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DY+ Language Solutions

Connecting Cultures

DY+ Language Solutions is a Translation company / Language consultancy comprised of professional Tutors, Translators and Interpreters in Nigeria.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Nigeria
CHL Localization
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CHL Localization

Translating communications into opportunities

CHL Localization is an E-learning Localization company, an ISO 9001:2015; DNV & UKAS certified company offers end to end Localization and associated services. Starting with Internationalization/I18N Consulting to Linguistic Staffing our capabilities include Localization, Content Development & Management, Translation Memory & Terminology Management, Translation, Voice Over, Transcription, Subtitling, Interpretation & DTP. 200+ employees across 7 offices in Asia Pacific region (Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Malaysi... read more about CHL Localization

Perfect subtitling service
- shiwangi Vinay, Social Media Executive at Crystal Hues Ltd.
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$100 - $149/hr
50 - 249
India
GMR Transcription Services, Inc
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GMR Transcription Services, Inc

Human Transcription Services You Can Trust

GMR Transcription provides state-of-the-art, affordable and accurate transcription services in the United States. With several million minutes of audio recorded and thousands of happy clients from an ever-growing list, GMR is your trusted source for transcription services at quick turnaround times. We only hire US-based transcriptionists who come from a multitude of backgrounds to ensure that your transcript expectations are met. Our transcription services are professional and come with a guarantee that you’ll receive 99% accuracy for ... read more about GMR Transcription Services, Inc

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NA
2 - 9
United States
GTE Localize
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GTE Localize

Localization Partner for Your Asian Markets

GTE Localize is a fast-growing translation and localization agency focusing on Asian languages. Established in 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam, we have grown quickly from a single-language vendor to a regional one through constantly expanding our translation and localization solutions to all Southeast Asian and C.C.J.K languages. In 2020, GTE Localize opened the second branch office in Jakarta, Indonesia to increase our production capacity. As of February 2021, our team has 31 full-time staffs and a network of 700 freelance Asian linguists. D... read more about GTE Localize

Fast and Accurate Translation
- Siew Woon Lee, Office Manager at at RTB House
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< $25/hr
50 - 249
Vietnam
Shakti Enterprise
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Shakti Enterprise

Break the Language barrier with Power of Clarity

Based in India, shakti enterprise is a multilingual translation agency providing professional translation services in all the major Indian and foreign languages. With over 25 years of functioning, we add a wealth of experience in terms of translation expertise, technology and management, to your projects. Our long-standing commitment to quality, service, on-time delivery and fair pricing policy has made as one of the most trusted translation agency around.

Reliable firm
- Seby Fernandes
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< $25/hr
50 - 249
India
Fsnlink Communications
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Fsnlink Communications

It is offering high quality translation services

Fsnlink Communications is a certified translation agency offering high quality translation services from and into more than 20 (local and international) languages. 

Most efficient and reliable translation company
- Fatima Ineh, Administrative Secretary at UNIVERSITE BILINGUE LIBRE DU TOGO
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< $25/hr
2 - 9
Nigeria
Certified Translator Panama
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Certified Translator Panama

Universal Services

Certified Translator Panama provides professional translation and interpreting services. Our certified translators and interpreters provide language solutions to organizations, government bodies and individuals in Panama. Where you need us, we will be there. Certified Translator Panama shall make every effort to keep all documents and personal customer information absolutely confidential.

Reliable, ethical and thorough
- Rebecca Janet, English as a Second Language Teacher at The Oxford School
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< $25/hr
2 - 9
Panama
Promogate
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Promogate

Advertising Translation

Promogate – Arabic English translation service provide in Baharain , We understand what it takes to deliver effective, accurate and timely Arabic translation services. Our in-house project management, linguist and production teams provide personalized attention with the highest levels of Arabic translation quality. We are expert Arabic translation provider in Bharain. Our office is Located at Diplomatic Area, Kingdom of Bahrain. We offer a complete range of Arabic translation services to meet your individual needs, including Arabic web... read more about Promogate

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
Bahrain
ASTA-USA
30

ASTA-USA

America’s Most Recognized Provider Since 1987

With international clients spread all over the world, there was a definite necessity to have mission-critical and often hugely complex documents translated. Contracts. Sales manuals. Presentations. You name it. Having tried various translation companies, he found the results to be less than satisfactory. This got him thinking: “I need a totally accurate, fast and reliable translation service. I’ll build one.” ASTA-USA was born. Today, we’re based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with our international operations offices ... read more about ASTA-USA

In a class of its own.
- Sergio Puscalli
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$25 - $49/hr
250 - 999
United States
Chris Translation Service Company Limited
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Chris Translation Service Company Limited

Chris Translation Service Company Limited

Chris Translation is to help individuals and corporations achieve higher productivity by servicing all the areas in which language and their business intersect. We provide multilingual translation services in a wide range of fields, Best translation rates. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Get a Free Quote now!

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$300+/hr
50 - 249
China
Document Translation & Interpretation Services (K)  Ltd
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Document Translation & Interpretation Services (K) Ltd

We offer certified translation services in Kenya

Document Translation & Interpretation Services in Kenya Ltd  - (DTIS-Kenya Technologies) is one of the leading translation companies and agencies based in Nairobi, Kenya. We provide accurate, fast and professional certified document translation services in Kenya for all types of documents and interpretation solutions to guarantee your satisfaction in major all major international and local languages in general and specialized fields such as Legal, Commercial, Technical, Scientific. We handle any of the following internatio... read more about Document Translation & Interpretation Services (K) Ltd

The best translation agency in Kenya
- Joel MOMANYI, Osiemo, Head of Training and Development at at Language School in Kenya
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< $25/hr
2 - 9
Kenya
AL Syed Legal Translation
33

AL Syed Legal Translation

Translation Agency In Dubai

AL SYED LEGAL TRANSLATION “ASLT” is an officially licensed legal translation company duly accredited by the Ministry of Justice of UAE, Local and International Courts legal translation services, Governmental and Semi-Governmental bodies, Embassies and Consulates, UK-USA-Canada immigrations among others and all the diplomatic authorities and other official entities based in and outside the United Arab Emirates.

High quality
- Al Syed Legal Translation
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< $25/hr
10 - 49
United Arab Emirates
Axenda Translations
34

Axenda Translations

| Your Trusted Language Partner

Axenda Translations is a new generation translation agency focused on using new technologies in translation and improving customer service. We translate from/to 38+ languages with the help of over 100 linguists and language professionals. We also offer CAT translation, certified translation, editing, proofreading, localization, subtitling, prepress, copywriting and other related language and linguistic services. We cooperate with professionals in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, economics, law and technology to ensure terminological comp... read more about Axenda Translations

Excellent work!
- И. Иванов
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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
Bulgaria
Elite Legal Translation Services
35

Elite Legal Translation Services

Provides High Quality Services

We value your time! We are well known for our observation of deadline with a wide open eye on quality. We will help you get your translation at the time you need it.

Fast and accurate translation
- Ahammed Muzammil
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< $25/hr
2 - 9
United Arab Emirates
Torjoman
36

Torjoman

Easier, Better & Faster

Founded in 1994, Torjoman is an industry leader in translation and localization services in the MENA region. While operating throughout the world, Torjoman currently has offices in the UAE, KSA and Egypt and offers a wide range of translation and localization services, which caters to over 120 languages and numerous industries. We understand the importance of quality localization and translation and we assure our clients only the best quality of work, at the best prices. As mentioned Torjoman has been in business since 1994. In these two decade... read more about Torjoman

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$25 - $49/hr
250 - 999
United States,
United Arab Emirates
VOICE Language Service
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VOICE Language Service

Translation, Interpreter, Proofreading service

e translate documents, get them attested by the learned notary public, the court of law, relevant ministry of the country making your documents usable for your specific purpose. VOICE Anubad/Onubad aka ভয়েস অনুবাদ, as the recognized top language converter, has always delivered to the expectation of the clientele who seeks a recognized translation service near me, you or them. Basically, the following documents are required to be legalized or certified for the purpose of the client which are a prominent part of our service... read more about VOICE Language Service

Best translation centre
- alltime onetime
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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Bangladesh
iLanguage Translation Dhaka
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iLanguage Translation Dhaka

Translation, Transcription and Notary in Dhaka

Translation, Legalization, Transcription Service.  Global acceptance. Home delivery CLICK FOR TRANSLATION SERVICE ONLINE Difficult document translation Translate Book, Literature, Technical, Medical, Specialized document, S.R.O, Notification, Gazette, Rules, Acts, Laws, MSDS, Memorandum, By-Law, Marketing booklet, Service rules, Machinery handbook, Pharmaceutical literature.  Learn more Official document translation services for immigration, visit & student visa purpose Know what type of documents we t... read more about iLanguage Translation Dhaka

Excellent translation services
- alltime onetime
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NA
2 - 9
Bangladesh
Neoplus Translation
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Neoplus Translation

Empowering word solutions

Established in the year 2012, Neoplus Translation is a venture with a specific criterion wherein we provide the translation services in the pharmaceutical sector to the clients as per their requirements. Unlike other companies, our company believes in providing stellar services with an entire plethora of languages like Russian, Spanish and French. The facility of In-house translators is available in abovementioned languages and we also have a dedicated team which has an expertise in languages like Portuguese, Arabic, German, Polish, Czech, V... read more about Neoplus Translation

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$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
India
Polyglot Latvia
40

Polyglot Latvia

Translation and Localization

We are a capable, driven and ambitious language solutions provider, one of the fastest growing in Latvia, with a strong presence across Europe and the USA. Our team is dedicated and proactive and will ensure you are delighted with the services received.We support over 200 language combinations and serve clients around the globe, helping them break language barriers and bridge cultural differences.  

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Latvia
Author Assists
41

Author Assists

Get Published in International Journals

Author Assists was founded in the year 2004 with the prime objective of providing quality editorial and English language editing services to authors and scholars. For more than 15 years, our team has been committed to transforming the publishing industry by offering advanced content solutions to support authors in their publication journey. With a client-centric approach, we develop customized and effective editorial and digitization solutions to connect authors, scholars, and internationally recognized universities with each other. ... read more about Author Assists

Excellent service
- Kunal Swami, Manager - Sales & Marketing at DataPierce Consulting
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NA
2 - 9
United States,
South Korea
Alconost Inc.
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Alconost Inc.

Localization, translation & video production

Alconost has been providing professional translation and localization services for apps, games, websites, and other software into 70+ languages since 2004. We work with professional CAT tools and multiple translation management platforms and can set up continuous localization for frequently updated projects. We meet our commitment to top quality through proofreading, QA, and dedicated project management 24/7. For shorter texts try Nitro — an online human translation service. For GitHub projects, Alconost offers GitLocalize, so th... read more about Alconost Inc.

Excellent professionals
- Эдуард Заборовский
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NA
250 - 999
United States
CCJK Technologies
43

CCJK Technologies

Enable Global E-Business

CCJK is one of the most dominant translation services provider for corporate and personal use. We strive to maintain reasonable pricing in over 80 language pairs. With over thousands of native and industry-specific linguistics worldwide we ensure to work round the clock and provide fastest turnaround.

Beware translators
- Atefeh Pashazadeh
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NA
50 - 249
United States
PoliLingua
44

PoliLingua

Translation and Localization

PoliLingua delivers translation, localization and managed language solutions for clients large and small; in the corporate, government and private sectors. Our project management teams offer a professional and friendly service as well as an in-depth understanding of the project requirements and respects client's deadlines and budgets. 

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- maurizio caggiano
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< $25/hr
10 - 49
France,
Germany
Barnes, Thompson & Brown
45

Barnes, Thompson & Brown

Legal Translation Solutions

Barnes, Thompson & Brown is a specialist provider of legal translation services in Australia. The company is able to meet tight deadlines in over 150 languages and is a trusted partner of legal practitioners in Australia, the US, and Europe. Their panel consists of skilled legal translators with experience in many areas of law.

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NA
50 - 249
Australia
Prestige Network
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Prestige Network

Any Time Any Where Any Language

Since 1991 we've been providing translation services to organisations across the commmercial and public sectors with uniquely sucessful ability to reduce costs and intergrate seamlessly with existing business process. Our expert translators and interpreters are  backed up by specialist project management teams with vast experience in all industries.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
United Kingdom
AGATO Translation
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AGATO Translation

translation, translation Jordan, interpretation

Abu Ghazaleh certified translation office AGATO offers high-quality translation offered by highly-trained and qualified native language translators. A well-recognized and highly trusted translation office in Amman Jordan for decades. Certified translation office in Amman Jordan by NAATI, TOLES, MSP, MST, embassies and directories in Amman Jordan.

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NA
50 - 249
Jordan
NovimedGROUP
48

NovimedGROUP

Professional Medical Translations

Novimed Group is a medical research and linguistics organization that serves and supports the work of companies and researchers around the world. We partner with healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and life-science institutions to better their patient research.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
United States
Ulatus
49

Ulatus

Localize to Globalize

Ulatus empowers companies to communicate with their audiences in global markets in their native language. We offer innovative, timely, and cost-effective language solutions to global corporations exploring business opportunities in regional markets. We're among the 1% of translation companies in the world to be ISO 17100:2015 certified. This certification is only accredited to translation companies adhering to the stringent requirements essential for the delivery of quality translation, every single time.

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NA
Freelancer
United States
Intetra800AfricanTranslators LTD
50

Intetra800AfricanTranslators LTD

"We are Special"

Founded in 2003, InteTra (Interpretation and Translation) 800 African Translators is registered as Intetra 800 African Languages Limited. It is one and the first of its kind and one of the world's most trusted translation and language services consultants. With office in Kenya, Intetra 800 African Translators provides translation and interpretation services in a wide range of specialized subject matter and related fields. We utilize advanced technologies, highly experienced, well-trained and qualified native Translators/Interpreters that co... read more about Intetra800AfricanTranslators LTD

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$25 - $49/hr
10000+
Kenya

Buyer’s Guide

What Is Translation?

Translation refers to the transference of written text from one language to another. The sole aim of this process is to communicate the original tone and intent of the note, taking into consideration the cultural, regional, and socio-political differences between source and target languages. The source language is the original language in which the document is written, whereas the target language indicates the resultant language in which the material needs to be translated.

What is the Difference Between Translation and Interpretation Services?

  • As discussed earlier, translation deals with the conversion of written documents such as brochures, signs, books, websites, etc. On the contrary, interpretation deals with the interpretation of spoken words from the source language to the target language. 
  • A translator is paid either per word, per hour, or on per-page basis, while an interpreter charges by the hour or by the day.
  • Generally, translation projects are not required to deliver instantaneously; hence the translators get time to use added accessories such as dictionaries, grammar tools, etc. However, an interpreter needs to be extremely attentive as they need to listen and interpret simultaneously in unison with the original speech.

What Are the Different Types of Translation Services?

Due to globalization, the need for translating texts into multiple languages has increased drastically. There are mainly five types of translation services required by different industries. They are:

1. Legal Translation:

Legal translation focuses on different types of legal documents like summons and warrants, registration certificates, corporate statutes, and remittance drafts, court proceedings, etc. The best translation company recognizes the numerous underlying contexts of the reports along with the intended socio-cultural aspects and the politico-legal aspects. This is essential to make the document legible by the recipient party.  Hiring expert legal translation services providers can help the client create an error-free and reliable legal text. Translators must know the industry-specific jargon, as simply replacing a word with another or even a word for word translation can completely change the meaning and the tone of the document. Moreover, since these texts are considered as binding in the eyes of the law, a simple error or mistranslation can render the entire translation untrustworthy and useless.

2. Medical Translation:

Medical Translation deals with scripts associated with the healthcare territory. For instance, medicine labels, instructions, clinical paperwork, research papers, patient records, and reports, etc. Medical document translation is essential for medical practitioners to efficiently deliver the necessary treatment to the patients communicating another language. It also plays a vital role while reviewing medical histories of the ailing to provide them an accurate and safe medical service. Professional translation services help build a bridge between the doctors and their patients by interpreting the result charts as well as any undertaking that the sufferer might have to sign. Medical translation services also come handy when someone traveling to another country falls ill since the hospital can translate documents explaining the patient’s discomfort and promptly start the treatment. Besides, certified translation solutions can help prevent life-threatening mistakes in allotting medication dosages and prescriptions. Hence, it is imperative that the translation services providers are experienced and thorough in the process as well as possess the knowledge of the medical terminology.

3. Technical Translation:

Technical translation refers to the translation of product manuals, user guides, instruction materials, help texts, training booklets, etc. for the manufacturing, engineering or development fields. While dealing with technical content, translation service companies must possess a good understanding of the subject matter as it requires the interpretation of technical terms. Moreover, technical translation is complicated and requires the utmost attention since a minute error may result in manufacturing defects or system shutdowns. Hence, the translator must know the specialized terminologies related to the field in both the source and the target languages. While selecting a professional translation company, businesses must analyze their proficiency in their particular industry as well as make them understand the company's goals, their tone, and the overall industry guidelines. 

4. Financial Translation:

In simpler words, financial translations manage documents related to the finances, economy, and banking, etc. such as bank records and audits, account statements,  ledger books, bonds, equities, etc. Since different countries have separate guidelines relating to formatting, numbering, and financial lingo, businesses must opt for a solution that provides universal translation services. Partner up with a professional translator who possesses the knowledge of the economic vocabulary and phrases as well as signs corporate non-disclosure agreements (NDA) to warrant the confidentiality of your documents. The translation company should be up-to-day with the newest financial instruments and innovative concepts established in the market daily. Moreover, it is imperative to pay attention to the fluctuating currency values and exchange rates.

5. Literary Translation:

Literary translation involves the translation of literary texts such as poems, prose, drama, novels, etc. It is a more complex form of translation as it deals with the expressions and emotions of the writer as well as the characters portrayed in the article. The translator needs to express the correct tone of the text, whether it is happiness, sadness, humor, etc. Moreover, they need to correctly depict the figures of speeches intended, such as alliteration, hyperbole, simile, etc. It is also essential to stay true to the literary style of the author. They need to portray the number of connotations associated with each phrase and maintain the nuance of the text.

Which Are the Most Crucial Problems Faced During Translation?

The following are the top challenges in translation faced by language specialists:

1. Idioms and Phrases:

Translating idioms and phrases from one language to another can be extremely complicated since it needs to be compliant with the target language. Idioms and phrases often mean an entirely different thing even in the source language. Therefore, translating it for word to word can result in a baffling statement. For instance, the idiom "raining cats and dogs" explains that it is raining heavily. Translating this phrase accurately to another language will not depict the exact expression.

2. Compound Words:

Compound words refer to a combination of multiple words that has an entirely different meaning. Translating a compound word by individually interpreting each segment can result in an incorrect definition. For example, consider the word "throwback," which means "to have characteristics of a former time." It comprises the terms throw and back, if individually translated, do not indicate the same thing.

3. Accuracy:

Different languages have different accuracy levels. This means that one language can have one word to describe a particular thing, whereas the other language can have many terms to describe that specific object. For instance, the people of the Inuit region of Canada have 20 different words to describe "snow." Hence to correctly denote the essence of a text, translators must adopt the accurate wordings.

4. Names and Titles:

There is an ongoing debate amongst translation providers on whether to translate the names and titles or not.  It depends on the way each country/language identifies the term. Consider Canada, which has both English and French-speaking communities. There the English name of the states is not translated in French and instead are just pronounced that way. Whereas, ‘Ivory Coast’, a country in West Africa is called ‘Cote d'Ivoire’ in French. To tackle this issue, the certified translation services constantly refresh their understanding of the source and target language to deliver an optimal result.

5. Cultural Relevance:

Cultural issues arise from the difference in cultural values, such as names of food, festival, etc. To eliminate this problem, translation companies need to localize their solutions. To cite an instance, the majority of the world follows the DD/MM/YYYY pattern to write the date. Meanwhile, the USA employs the MM/DD/YYYY pattern. This can cause confusion while dealing with deadlines and time-restricted projects.

How to Resolve Frequent Translation Complications?

The translators must keep in mind the following points to avoid the above-mentioned translation mistakes:

1. Avoid Translating Word for Word:

Translation projects demand that the translated document reflects the contextual meaning of the original text in an accurate sense. However, translators must avoid literal translations. Word to word translation may produce more gibberish than fulfilling the actual purpose. Since every single language possesses its unique syntax style, verb placement, sentence construction, etc. word to word translation can confuse. For example, translating the phrase "Handwashing Recommended" word for word in French gives "Il se conseille de se laver les mains," which means "It is advised to wash their hands." Whereas, it should have been "Il se conseille de lavage à la main." Another instance is that in the German language, the word motherland does not exist, and instead, fatherland represents the actual feeling.

2. Watch Out For Incorrect Tone:

Every text holds a specific technique of documentation. However, if the translators are unfamiliar with the authentic style, the translated document could be extremely faulty. To cite an instance, UK-based HSBC Holdings' previous tagline was "Assume Nothing." However, when interpreted, it became "Do Nothing" in many countries, contradicting the campaigns' goal completely. Moreover, the tone of a legal document entirely differs from a medical transcript or even an advertisement. It is therefore vital to comprehend the nuances of different languages to do justice to the text. Certain words may depict contradictory meanings like the English word "strike," which means to hit as well as to miss. Translation companies must communicate with their clients to understand what message they wish to deliver to their audience. This brings us to the next critical translation mistake.

3. Maintain Effective Communication:

Both the translation service provider and the client need to build an open communication channel to obtain the desired result. The client end needs to be transparent regarding their requirements, targeted market/audience, as well as industry guidelines (if any). Meanwhile, the translation service companies need to outline their translation procedure, expertise, experience, along with specific tools employed by them. The recipient must also provide information regarding the tone of the company, corporate identity, etc. Lack of communication can lead to complications like inaccurate layout, no attention to detail, improper checks, etc. These errors can also cause difficulty for prospects to understand and interact with the business, limiting customer engagement, or even impacting loyalty.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Translation Service Provider?

Getting assistance from certified translation services can bring in several benefits in a business:

1. Access to Experienced Translators

By subcontracting the translation requirements, the translation partner ensures that a qualified native translator manages the process. Companies can pick the right language translator from the vast pool of available candidates. These candidates possess experience in the relevant field and can maintain the authenticity of the work while optimizing the entire interpretation process.

2. Meeting Deadlines

A professional language translation company is dedicated to decreasing the turnaround time of the translation process. By building a steady communication channel, the professional translators can timely receive critical recommendations and feedback. These experts can promptly resolve any errors and work on the suggestions to deliver an accurate translation of the document within the pre-decided time period.

3. Cost-Effective

Correcting translation errors in the later stage can be extremely costly and time-consuming. However, with the assistance of online translation service providers, service seekers can gain the freedom to analyze and shortlist the right candidate within their budget. Moreover, they can reap the benefits of the professional tools and software used by the translation services company and attain high-quality translation solutions.

4. Aids Business Expansion

When planning on expanding brands and products in different countries, companies must localize their solutions to reach their targeted audience better. This can be achieved by hiring the best translation company that can convert websites, product manuals, advertisements, etc. in the regional language. Dedicated translation solutions can also handle the intricacies of the source and target language and can aptly handle cultural and local influences.

5. Manage Extensive Workload

Businesses may require to translate large volumes of documents from one language to multiple languages. Language translation companies can manage these massive workloads efficiently since they have teams of experts working with them. These experts can help streamline business translation solutions.

What Questions Should You Ask Before Partnering With a Translation Service Company?

Organizations seeking translation solutions must ask the following questions before finalizing the deal with a language translation company.

How Do You Decide Upon the Cost of Translation Projects?

Different translation companies have distinct payment structures. The charges are calculated per-word or per-document. The translation service provider may charge for the project on the basis of either source word or target word. Translating texts from one language to another can cause a change in the number of words, resulting in fluctuation of the final cost. It is advisable to decide on the payment terms in advance to avoid any confusion or conflicts in the future. 

Do You Offer Proofreading Services?

Proofreading is an essential part of translation solutions. This ensures that the final document is error-free and maintains the tone of the original paper. Having a thorough proofreading service helps eliminate any flaws that were previously missed. Certain translation services providers offer proofreading services at an added price. Be advised to inquire about the cumulative cost of the entire solution.

Do You Have Any Certification?

While sorting for the best translation company, it is imperative to ensure that the service provider follows a high level of quality control. There are a few certifications that can testify the excellence of the company, such as ISO 13485:2016, ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 17100:2015 certifications.

GoodFirms Research Process:

The numerous advantages of incorporating translation solutions have inspired organizations to hire the best translation company or top online freelance translators who can efficiently and accurately convey unique business ideas and proposals for global clients. Therefore, it is vital to explore and assess the above list and find the ideal translation services company for the success of your translation project.

The companies that received a rank in the above list underwent investigation based on GoodFirms' exclusive research methodology that considers various qualitative and quantitative determinants. These featured professional translation companies have been identified based on their portfolio, market penetration, experience, domain expertise, as well as support service. The other valuable parameter considered by the expert research team is the reviews and recommendations offered by the prior clients highlighting the high-points of the service provider. After a thorough analysis, our critics found that the above-mentioned translation companies provide unmatched solutions to clients worldwide.