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:     

1304 Companies
List of Companies for Top translation Services in 2021
Filter Reset
Back
Filter Reset
Sort ByRelevance
Hourly Rate
Select
Employees
Select
Location
Select

List of Companies for Top translation Services in 2021

Filter
Modis Design Inc.
1251

Modis Design Inc.

Communications strategy, creative services

Modis Design is an award-winning agency providing communications strategy, creative services and language solutions since 2006. We offer customized project management services for flexible engagement with both internal and external communication initiatives.    

Visit website
NA
2 - 9
Japan
Vie Support Language Services Pvt. Ltd.
1252

Vie Support Language Services Pvt. Ltd.

Translation Agency

Vie Support is the premier language service provider, based in Chennai. Our language services include medical, technical, financial, legal and other relevant areas. We aid the global companies to meet their language requirements. Vie Support family offers the world wide Clients with cost-effective, time-bound and high quality language services. The outcomes of our services are accurate and swift that our clients return back to us for their requirements. We ensure our translators and interpreters offer a clear and crisp language services with hi... read more about Vie Support Language Services Pvt. Ltd.

Visit website
< $25/hr
50 - 249
India
IntelliWorkz
1253

IntelliWorkz

Creativity. Innovation. Technology

Intelliworkz Business Solutions is a 360 degree marketing solutions company which offers entire gamut of business support services. With a decentralized business model we provide competitive outsourcing solutions to our client, create significant job opportunities and have developed technology driven business with a social cause. At Intelliworkz we also promote the brand, products & services of our clients and ensure their visibility to the right target audience at the right time.

Visit website
< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Drumyn International
1254

Drumyn International

TOP QUALITYBPO SERVICESIN THE CREATIVE ARENA

Our agency will enhance your organizational communication and help you convey the right messages in a creative way, both internally and externally.

Visit website
< $25/hr
2 - 9
Uruguay
Dualco
1255

Dualco

Thinking Ahead

We are a modern contact centre that understands the importance and challenge of delivering high-quality customer support. The mission is to make your customers happy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Our multi-national team of native speakers means we can deliver on our promises in almost any language. Dualco was founded to react to the growing need for highly competent Native language speakers. Initially in the Customer Service industry, however – the market for highly competent employees who speak a myriad of languag... read more about Dualco

Visit website
< $25/hr
2 - 9
Poland
BPO Nextdoor
1256

BPO Nextdoor

The Team you've been looking for.

  BPO Nextdoor is a business division of Edvantis Group which has over 17 years of successful history of supplying labor-intensive services to North American and Western European companies. The Group employs about 250 people and is constantly growing. BPO Nextdoor provides data entry and data analysis services, contact center services, web & mobile development as well as 2D & 3D design services worldwide. The leadership team of BPO Nextdoor consists of highly motivated people with an extensive experience in international outsour... read more about BPO Nextdoor

Visit website
$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
Ukraine,
Poland
EdenFrost
1257

EdenFrost

Make every word count.

Founded in 2009, EdenFrost is a leading content marketing and communication agency in Amsterdam. We are friendly, agile and have a genuine love of storytelling. We work closely with our clients and have a trusted track record of buckling down and getting the job done, no matter the size.

Visit website
< $25/hr
10 - 49
Netherlands
Yoppen
1258

Yoppen

Go Global by Doing Local!

We are multilingual marketing specialists with a colourful and international background. We understand that brands are going from local to global and that implies that their marketing strategy and approach has to change, thinking global but approaching local. We will help you develop your marketing strategy and use language as a medium and a tool and not a barrier. Marketing in Portuguese, marketing in French, marketing in Hindi, marketing in Spanish, marketing in German, marketing in Finnish, marketing in Swedish, marketing in all languages wi... read more about Yoppen

Visit website
$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Chile
Walk Production
1259

Walk Production

A Malaysia creative agency

Walk Production is a full-service creative agency based in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Our experience in strategy, branding, rebranding, creative design, copywriting, website design, search engine optimisation (SEO), digital marketing and execution across multiple media platforms translates directly to increasing your bottom line. We have everything you need to grow your business; all at an affordable rate. 

Visit website
< $25/hr
10 - 49
Malaysia
Write that Right
1260

Write that Right

A Web and language solutions service

Write that Right is a North American based Language Solutions Service headquartered in Miami, FL whose mission is to help you share your message with the world in the most effective way possible. We employ only university educated and experienced editors, writers and translators who exclusively work within English and their native languages.  The entire team at Write that Right is dedicated to providing quality proofreading, editing, writing, translations and consultation for our clients.

Visit website
< $25/hr
2 - 9
United States
Indigoextra Ltd
1261

Indigoextra Ltd

Multilingual European SEO and web design services

Indigoextra specialise in European SEO. We pride ourselves on delivering stylish websites with optimised and engaging content in 6 (or more) different languages and managing multilingual link building campaigns throughout Europe. Our speciality is helping companies to grow in Europe through innovative web design and SEO that puts you on the first page with Google. Our services include: SEO audits Mobile friendly web design Copywriting from native speakers educated to degree level or higher with plenty of re... read more about Indigoextra Ltd

Visit website
$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
France,
United Kingdom
Lionbridge
1262

Lionbridge

Watch us build a more connected world.

Lionbridge partners with brands to break barriers and build bridges all over the world. For more than 20 years, we have helped companies connect with global customers by delivering marketing, testing and globalization services in more than 300 languages.

Visit website
$25 - $49/hr
10000+
United States,
China
Edatamine
1263

Edatamine

The Services You Expect , The Quality You Deserve

eDataMine is one of the prominent companies, consistently managing various fields of outsourcing work since its origin (i.e. from 2009). Numbers of team of experts are working under one umbrella for providing better services and solutions in compare to that of other market players. eDataMine is one of the leading Offshore Data Entry Company from India. We provide Data Entry Services, Data Conversion Services, Data Processing Services, Web Research Services, Graphic Design Services, SEO Services and Solutions as per client needs.

Visit website
$50 - $99/hr
50 - 249
United States
Atracore
1264

Atracore

Knowledge is a treasure

Atracore is a young start-up, emerged in 2012 from the encounter of Belgian and French businessmen. It is located in Cluj-Napoca, a place renowned in Europe for engineering and outsourcing of IT services. 

Visit website
< $25/hr
10 - 49
Romania,
Belgium
ARC Pointe
1265

ARC Pointe

Call center Solutions

ARC Pointe Call Center Solutions, a leader in global business process outsourcing (BPO). We offer you our expertise in managing diverse inbound call center and outbound call center programs as a solution to your customer acquisition and customer care needs. ARC Pointe’s nearshore call center solutions combined with a Philippine presence offer the best in both worlds, helping businesses dramatically increase their operational efficiencies and profitability of each contact center channel. We are equipped to handle all of your BPO need... read more about ARC Pointe

Visit website
$25 - $49/hr
1,000 - 9,999
United States
First Language Solutions
1266

First Language Solutions

First Language Solutions

Providing a translation service solution for all your language translation requirements, our translation agency provides the highest quality translation service in all languages across a wide spectrum of subjects. We understand how important it is to listen carefully to your needs and know that only after that can we ensure that our translation service is tailor-made to fulfil your translation requirements. http://www.firstlanguagesolutions.com/

Visit website
NA
10 - 49
India
Prospero Latino
1267

Prospero Latino

Hispanic strategic PR and communications firm

ProsperoLatino a PR and communications firm that operates at the intersection of language, culture, world views, entertainment, and politics. Prospero was built on a simple premise: you can't provide a solution until you understand the issue at hand. As a Hispanic-focused strategic communications firm built and powered by Latinos, we speak the language(s) and we understand the culture and its nuances because we are a part of the community.  Our mission is to create relevant messaging and strategies that resonate among American ... read more about Prospero Latino

Visit website
NA
2 - 9
United States,
Mexico
AGOG Marketing
1268

AGOG Marketing

Get the Support You Deserve

Since 2016 when we first founded our agency, we have worked with many large brands in the local market as well as international businesses in countries such as Germany, Switzerland, USA, and established valuable networks in other states. We have learned a lot from these experiences and helped our clients grow with us.  We work along with our clients to achieve profitable marketing for them. We love what we do and take proud on our achievements. Yet, we are honest and transparent with our clients and businesses who seek our services or k... read more about AGOG Marketing

Visit website
NA
2 - 9
Albania
United Works
1269

United Works

Get more done at work

We are an Oslo-based internet marketing agency that offers services ranging from SEO, PPC, Content Marketing and Advanced Web Analytics. Our client list speaks volumes for the quality and the experience that we can provide. To find out more about the way we work, how we are constantly listening to our clients and acting on that feedback use the contact form on our website. 

Visit website
$50 - $99/hr
2 - 9
Norway
Wordvice Editing Service
1270

Wordvice Editing Service

Professional academic proofreading and editing

Wordvice is a global leader in language editing and proofreading of academic and admissions documents. Since 2013, they have edited over 120 million words and completed over 135,000 editing orders, serving more than 570 universities, medical centers, and research institutions and supporting hundreds of SCI journal contributions. The superior quality of their editing service is evidenced by high customer loyalty--more than 82% of existing clients have ordered a Wordvice service at least three times, and more than a third of new customers are ref... read more about Wordvice Editing Service

Visit website
NA
10 - 49
United Kingdom,
United States
Levert Marketing
1271

Levert Marketing

Everything you need for your inbound marketing

Born and raised in Montreal, QC, I now live in Hamilton, ON. When not fueling on achieving new business goals, I enjoy playing hockey and chess, recording music, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Visit website
< $25/hr
2 - 9
Canada
capital M asia
1272

capital M asia

Content Creation - Video Production

capital M asia is a professional video production company in Malaysia specialised in corporate video productions, social media videos, digital marketing, and Tv commercials. With a passionate team, capital M asia always aims to exceed customers’ expectations in all the video production projects that they undertake.  May it be the full production work or even if it’s only video filming or post-production work.  They are also a  video production company that is mindful of your budget.   Our mission is to help... read more about capital M asia

Visit website
$50 - $99/hr
2 - 9
Malaysia
Northern Link PR
1273

Northern Link PR

PR for companies with Nordic ambitions.

Northern Link PR - For companies with Nordic PR ambitions Northern Link PR is a collection of highly skilled communications consultants. Every individual is carefully selected for their unique expertise, and for the skills that fit our clients’ needs.

Visit website
< $25/hr
2 - 9
Sweden
Unisoft Datatech
1274

Unisoft Datatech

Data Entry Services Provider

Unisoft Datatech is experienced, professional administrative back office services provider company located in Ahmedabad, India. Founded in 2002, Unisoft Datatech is the preeminent supplier of back office administrative services, including 1. Offline & Online Data Entry 2. Data Capture & Data Extraction 3. Data Mining & Data Cleansing 4. Data Processing 5. Data Conversion 6. Image Scanning, OCR and Indexing 7. Web and Internet Research 8. Form Processing The Unisoft Datatech team has more than twenty collective years of ... read more about Unisoft Datatech

Visit website
NA
10 - 49
India
The Academic Papers UK
1275

The Academic Papers UK

Helping Students to Achieve Their Dreams

With more than 7 years of experience of providing academic services, The Academic Papers UK has helped thousands of students who are fully satisfied with The Academic Papers UK. It has most qualified, experienced and expert writers for all academic subjects who provide a well researched and custom written paper according to requirements of students. Not only this, get 15% discount on your first order. So why you are waiting? Just visit website and let top expert writers to write an academic paper for you.

Visit website
$25 - $49/hr
250 - 999
United Kingdom
Abel Software
1276

Abel Software

ERP Software for growing businesses

Abel Software is a global leader in ERP business management software. We provide flexible, integrated and affordable solutions to meet the unique needs of businesses of all sizes. For more than 20 years, we’ve helped customers around the world streamline and safeguard their business by providing powerful and reliable ERP functionality backed by exceptional customer support and service.

Visit website
$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
New Zealand,
Australia
Code Clinic KreativAgentur
1277

Code Clinic KreativAgentur

Oberpfalz's Website Expert

We’re an independent digital studio based in Bavaria, Germany that works on helping start-ups and not-for-profit organisations with a conscience, passion and a sense of community. We specialise in the planning, design and development of websites and online services that make an impact and change markets for the better. On occasion  -when time permits- we do some graphic & print design too. Our team takes great pride in crafting beautiful & effective design solutions that boost our clients business, productivity and prof... read more about Code Clinic KreativAgentur

Visit website
NA
2 - 9
Germany
Flatworld Solutions
1278

Flatworld Solutions

Diversified outsourcing services company.

Flatworld Solutions (FWS) is a global corporation offering solutions in IT, Business Consulting and Outsourcing Services. Flatworld is committed to providing ongoing value to our customers. We leverage technology and implement best practices, to provide a range of high quality and cost-efficient Information Technology Solutions, from global locations enabling customers to achieve their business goals.

Visit website
$50 - $99/hr
1,000 - 9,999
India
Yengage
1279

Yengage

Mobile Games Marketing Experts In Japan

Yengage is an advertising agency that specializes in helping foreign apps and games with their user acquisition in Japan. Founded in 2016 by Japan's largest digital media buying company, Digital Advertising Consortium, and a member of Hakuhodo Group.

Visit website
NA
2 - 9
United States
Brightech Studio
1280

Brightech Studio

LET'S CREATE SOMETHING TOGETHER

BrighTech Studio is a company that offers a wide range of services in graphic design, branding, and web development. Our mission is to support and expand the business of our clients. Our solutions are created to wholly change the face of a customer’s business, make it brighter and more recognizable. We are ahead of the digital wave and can offer full-service to each client.

Visit website
$150 - $199/hr
50 - 249
United States
Spoorthi Ads
1281

Spoorthi Ads

ALL YOUR ADVERTISING NEEDS

oday the World is changing faster than ever; competition amongst brands is intense than ever. In this era global competition it is very important for a brand to stand out from the rest of the brands. The communication that a brand makes with its prospects should be highly impressive and unique. It requires a creative agency with right blend of skills and understanding of advertising and branding to make deliver high quality of communication strategies for the clients; this is where Spoorthi Ads comes in to the picture. Established in the year 2... read more about Spoorthi Ads

Visit website
NA
2 - 9
India
WinWin Agency
1282

WinWin Agency

Promotion of app/games in China and worldwide

MOBILE APP PROMOTION IN CHINA China is the largest market for mobile apps and games in the world. We offer an adequate scaling of products: half of all visits to app stores are made from China. More than 1.1 billion people in the country use smartphones. China is the largest mobile market in the world, even for products with a narrow target audience. So we monetize games and apps and become a reliable guide to our partners.

Visit website
NA
10 - 49
Russia
Trailblazer Innovation
1283

Trailblazer Innovation

Building future-proof businesses

Trailblazer helps businesses grow sales with expert lead generation and content writing services. Our Trailblazers have helped over 300 companies across 4 continents optimise their inbound & outbound marketing, reach new audiences and consistently engage with users to scale and accelerate sales. ​Our copywriters and lead gen specialists are all native English speakers with expert knowledge in specific fields, and are overseen by European project managers who interact directly with clients. Content writing and lead generation services t... read more about Trailblazer Innovation

Visit website
< $25/hr
10 - 49
Singapore
Outsource Services India
1284

Outsource Services India

Engineering Services from Outsource Services India

Outsource Services India is a most reliable and a rapidly growing outsourcing company by establishing global presence quickly and highest level of customer satisfaction. Outsource Services India works on its unique philosophy, mission and methodology to deliver accurate and quality IT Services, Financial Services, BPO Services, Engineering Services and KPO services.

Visit website
< $25/hr
50 - 249
India
VoiceNotes Ltd
1285

VoiceNotes Ltd

Dictation, Transcription and Proofreading Services

We are an eclectic mix of investors, entrepreneurs, management professionals, audio-transcriptionists and proofreaders who all share the love of beautifully written, grammatically perfect work.   In 2006, two investors came up with the ‘call reporting’ idea. Embarrassed by the little amount of detail they could recollect from client meetings, they wanted to dictate their notes and receive a transcript back for their own recall. Since 2006, with transparency, compliance and CRM coming into the frame, documenting client mee... read more about VoiceNotes Ltd

Visit website
NA
10 - 49
United Kingdom
ABOU NAJA Intellectual Property
1286

ABOU NAJA Intellectual Property

All Your Rights, RESERVED!

ABOU NAJA Intellectual Property is committed to protecting forward-thinking ideas since 1971. Our practice has always been informed by our passion to make the world a more conducive environment for nurturing human genius. Hence, our belief that original ideas should be protected from malicious intentions. This enables ideas to flourish. And we forward the world by forwarding world-changing ideas. Driven by our passion for protecting innovations, we devised a holistic approach that propelled us to stand above and beyond every expectation. ... read more about ABOU NAJA Intellectual Property

Visit website
$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
United Arab Emirates
Altura Interactive
1287

Altura Interactive

We help you grow your business in Hispanic markets

Altura Interactive is an award-winning agency focused on creating digital strategies for those business that want to reach Hispanic markets. Whether leading strategy or following yours, we’ll grow your business across boundaries and language barriers. Our work is dedicated to reach and overcome our client’s goals. We’re fluent in SEO, PPC, Content Marketing, Social Media – and Spanish – so we can start making an impact. We’re happy to follow your lead – or take the wheel. We know you want a team you can... read more about Altura Interactive

Visit website
$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Mexico
Faslis & Co. Legal and ADR Services
1288

Faslis & Co. Legal and ADR Services

Lawyer Athens, Litigation, ADR, Arbitration

Faslis & Co. Legal and ADR Services is a law firm located in Athens Greece. We provide legal and ADR services in a nationwide level in Greece. Our services are civil law, corporate law, real estate law, trademark law and ADR.  

Visit website
$50 - $99/hr
2 - 9
Greece
TAMLO
1289

TAMLO

Language, Culture, Markets.

TAMLO is a Japanese content agency based in Tokyo and London. We help international companies targeting the Japanese market through content marketing. Now that international business is easier than ever before, how can companies communicate with potential customers in these new markets? A deep understanding of local language, culture, and market is key. Your tool is content marketing.

Visit website
NA
10 - 49
Japan
ANUMAN SOFTECH PRIVATE LIMITED
1290

ANUMAN SOFTECH PRIVATE LIMITED

ANUMAN SOFTECH PRIVATE LIMITED

Anuman Softech is an web, mobile and game applications development company. Client satisfaction is our prime concern and to achieve this we use latest generation technology, smart managing skills to ensure on-time delivery.

Visit website
NA
50 - 249
India
NS Group
1291

NS Group

A generation ahead

My Name is NS web Labs ! This is our identity.. We are Known for our team coordination. 4 people from entirely different backgrounds with their varied experience in their fields of writing, web development & designing, marketing and android development had a vision of providing services that could help people in achieving their business and new venture goals by providing branding services such as digital marketing, content marketing and brand value improvising acts and finally N & S Web Labs came into existence. Making every virtual ... read more about NS Group

Visit website
< $25/hr
2 - 9
India,
Australia
Fidel Softech Pvt Ltd
1292

Fidel Softech Pvt Ltd

An IT services and localization firm from India

Fidel Softech Pvt Ltd is a LangTech firm offering IT services, localization & testing services & tech staff augmentation since 2003. We are a 200+ employee company with almost 20 years of experience in the IT services industry in both India and Japan. Our IT services include new web or mobile application/product development, application modernization, and product localization and translation. Fidel Softech is the recipient of ISO9001 (Quality) and ISO27001 (ISMS) and continously invests in training and building awareness regarding quali... read more about Fidel Softech Pvt Ltd

Visit website
$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India
Shift E Business
1293

Shift E Business

Software Company

We are a dynamic, international team of professionals based in Cairo, Egypt who combine capability, experience, and passion to create advanced online solutions to realize your vision. Shift’s process begins by taking the time to listen and understand before using technology to develop solutions with interactive designs and multiple degrees of functionality that simplify the way you do business

Visit website
$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Egypt,
Germany
Paso Corporate Services
1294

Paso Corporate Services

Your Company Formation Done Right

Paso Corporate Services is a professional business setup company based in Dubai, founded to help entrepreneurs and startups establish and expand their businesses in Dubai and the UAE, through our registration, incorporation and consulting services, Paso provides a one-stop shop solution that includes business setup in Dubai mainland, Free zones and Offshores, PRO services, legal translation and attestation services, That is done by offering quality services and  by simplifying the business setup process.

Visit website
$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
United Arab Emirates
ALTERA.MEDIA
1295

ALTERA.MEDIA

Information technology and services

Our company was founded in 2017 in Lviv (Ukraine) specializes in providing unique solutions and comprehensive Internet services for the development of your online business. The goal is an individual approach to the development of the business of each individual client. Before starting a collaboration? We - know what your business needs! We create solutions, a way to stay ahead of the competition and set new trends! We want to create an effective tool and open the door for online business for you. The speed, quality and speed of decisio... read more about ALTERA.MEDIA

Visit website
< $25/hr
10 - 49
Ukraine
BPO.MP Co. Ltd.
1296

BPO.MP Co. Ltd.

Business Process Outsourcing

BPO.MP is the leading provider of Outsourcing Service and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in Vietnam. Since the establishment of 2017, BPO.MP has been dedicating efforts to putting Vietnam on the international BPO industry map. With more than 2,000 staffs nationwide, BPO.MP is located in 3 biggest economic regional centers including Ha Noi Capital, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang City. BPO.MP has years of cooperation with Japanese Co., and is awarded with ISO27001, and many other certifications.

Visit website
NA
50 - 249
Vietnam
Shree Balaji Technology
1297

Shree Balaji Technology

A Developer & Designer Company

'Shree Balaji Technology is leading IT company in Ahmedabad. We providing IT services like Secure Website Development, Software Development, Application Development, Graphics & Logo Designing, Animation & Introduction Video making and many other services. We are providing IT services since 2017.

Visit website
< $25/hr
2 - 9
India
First Idea Web Development Private Limited
1298

First Idea Web Development Private Limited

Web Development Software House Lahore

First Idea Web Development is web design & web development company / IT Company / Software House offering the best digital services at cheap prices in the world with instant results. The development house is located in Pakistan, whereas, the online services are available in Pakistan, USA, UAE, UK, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Kuwait, and other major countries. We have teams of experts related to web development & designing, Digital marketing inclusive of SEO(On-page & Off-page), SMM, SEM, Linkbuilding, Graphic Designing, eCo... read more about First Idea Web Development Private Limited

Visit website
< $25/hr
10 - 49
Pakistan
International SEO expert
1299

International SEO expert

Become visible worldwide

Hello, thank you for taking the time to visit my profile on goodfirms. If you know me or already working with me, then you know that I am a one-person company. I operate as SEO specialist in Mauritius, the country where I am from.  However, having worked in international web agencies, I have gained valuable digital marketing experience on a global level. Moreso, my profile of international SEO expert is at the service of companies from around the globe.  If you are a client or you've come here via a link or email I sent... read more about International SEO expert

Visit website
$25 - $49/hr
Freelancer
Mauritius
Microcis Software Solutions
1300

Microcis Software Solutions

Microcis Software Solutions

Microcis is an industry-leading web and mobile app development company known for delivering innovative and award-winning solutions for the government and private sector entities. Microcis is renowned as one of the best app development companies in app space with its outstanding capabilities and a world-class team of mobile app designers and developers. The company offers winning app strategies, stunning app designs, powerful agile app development, and stand-out launch marketing.

Visit website
< $25/hr
10 - 49
Afghanistan

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.

GoodFirms