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Certified Translations – How to select the best translation agency

Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Certified Translations often forms a vital part many organisations overseas business transactions through contracts or government documentation. It also has huge implications on the personal documentation for people, because certified translations can be required for aspects such as marriage and birth certificates or even police checks and medical reports. 

With so much at stake, it is important that ensuring the accuracy of the certified translation is of the highest calibre. So how do you select the best translation agency to undertake your certified translations?

Qualified translators

As with all translations, certified or otherwise, you should ensure that the translator involved is qualified to undertake your translation work. The qualification should not only be within the subject matter, particularly if the subject is complex or specialised, but also in the language itself. If you feel uncertain about the translator you are dealing with, it is always worth asking to see their qualification certificates.

Officially recognised by the country 

There are some countries that will only accept certified translations from organisations that they have authorised. Dependent on the languages you will need to ensure that the agency you use has been through the relevant processes in order to be legally permitted to undertake the certified translation for that particular country. If there is any doubt, then clarification can be obtained from the country’s embassy. 

Quick certified translations

There may be some occasions when time is of the essence and you require a certified translation quickly. In these circumstances you should discuss this urgency with the translation agency to ensure they have the capacity to undertake the certified translation in the timescale you need. 

Get a quote 

As with most work, it is always worth obtaining a quote for the work you are looking to place with an agency. Ask for a detailed breakdown of the work involved in order to fully understand the cost structure. 

If you need to arrange a certified translation and would like to discuss the details, or would like a quote, please speak with one of our translation team on 0203 696 8680 and we will be happy to help. 

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