Top 3 Ways of Reducing Your Professional Translation Costs

August 3rd, 2009
Professional translation does not need to be taxing on one's budget. You see, a lot of people refuse human translation because of an impression that it comes with a heavy price tag. Yes, translation service can be very expensive but only if you are not too smart nor too familiar with how it works. There are many ways you can reduce your professional translation costs. Below are the top three:
  1. Choose your translation service provider well. There are a lot of companies offering professional translation but not all of them are the same in terms of costing. When choosing your translation service provider with a serious consideration on cost without sacrificing quality, make sure that you look through its delivery method on top of its price list. A translation service that charges reasonably is the one which can deliver the work on time and on a specific standard of quality at a price that is not too far from what the competition requires.
  2. Mark efficiency and convenience as priced features. You will be able to save a lot of money by being able to contract a translation service when you need it. In this kind of field where working on different timelines is ordinary, translation service providers must be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.
  3. Simplify the document to be translated. Normally, translation service providers charges per number of words. If you have a document to be translated into another language, it would be ideal to review it first. Edit out the parts that are not necessary. You will waste a considerable amount of money if you will let a paragraph, a sentence, or even a word get translated even when it is not needed. Make sure that when you bring a document to your translation service provider, it is in its simplest form. It has to contain only the details that are important. Don't let paragraphs that you will edit out later get through. Lessening the amount of words to be translated does not only diminish your costs but also sharpens the message. You can use editing to ensure that the text or document you will have translated is suitable enough to the target audience. Unnecessary words, sentences, and paragraphs that you pay for are like clothes you never like wearing or food you never got around eating.

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