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How to choose the best translation agency for your business?

A translation agency can be a valuable means of support when companies and professionals require translation services to establish international relations with their customers.

A good translation is an excellent business card that can win the trust of new customers, resulting in the expansion of business to new countries.

What is a translation agency?

A translation agency is a group of translation professionals specialising in languages and other related fields.

A large translation agency employs several project managers, who oversee translation projects and coordinate translation teams.

Professional agencies use specialised software to facilitate and optimise in-house translation activities. These tools guarantee that translations are consistent, even when different translators are working on the same text at the same time.

Translation agencies provide translation services for different types of text, including:

  • technical translations;
  • tourism translations
  • food & drink translations;
  • scientific translations;
  • marketing translations;
  • and many more.

A good translation agency can provide high-level services in all of these areas.

Why rely on a translation agency

As mentioned above, translation agencies employ translators specialised in numerous languages so that they can fulfil any and all translation requests, including between rarer languages, with a quick turnaround.

For example, EuroTrad employs translators specialised in language combinations such as:

  • English;
  • French;
  • German;
  • Spanish;
  • Japanese;
  • Turkish;
  • Arabic;
  • Greek;
  • Hindi;
  • and many other languages.

How to choose the right agency for your business

As previously mentioned, translation agencies are indispensable business partners for companies that need to take care of international affairs. Below is some advice on how to choose the right translation agency for your business.

Be wary of agencies that are too cheap

The price of translation agencies varies depending on a range of factors, including the length and type of text to be translated, the quality level of the translation, and the distance between the source and target language.

For this reason, we recommend being wary of agencies that offer fixed prices for all types of translation. Often, they will not tailor their translation services to their customers’ specific needs.

Have a good look at agency portfolios

The best translation agencies offer specialised, high-quality translation services spanning a range of projects in various fields, including highly technical ones.

We therefore recommend checking whether an agency has a portfolio of translation jobs it has done for companies operating in the same (or a similar) sector as you.

Don't just look for agencies near you

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digitisation of various sectors, and translation agencies are now increasingly able to work remotely, i.e., to manage translation projects with customers located in Italy and abroad.

If you are looking for a translation agency, do not limit yourself to those nearby. We recommend considering agencies that are further afield. You can communicate via e-mail, video calls, and shared platforms for receiving and sending documents.

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September 28, 2021

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