Entries by Ron McCoy

What Makes A Translation Certified?

Below are two definitions of what makes a translation certified: 1) A certified translation is a translation accompanied by a signed statement attesting that the translation is accurate and complete to the best of the translator’s knowledge and ability. Any translator or translation company may certify a translation. – American Translator’s Association (ATA) 2) A […]

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How Should Clients Check Professional Translations Delivered By Agencies

Do translation clients have a role in checking the accuracy and suitability of translations delivered to them by translation companies? Here we discuss some considerations related to this question. How Urgent Is The Need For Clients To Check Delivered Translations? When a completed translation is delivered to a client it has typically undergone a standard […]

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Dutch-to-English Legal Translation

One of the translation projects we’re starting off with in 2020 is a sizable Dutch-to-English project. The entire project includes more than 100 files of various types and lengths. Our client is a legal firm. The entire project will take several weeks to complete. After the translation process is complete (performed by a skilled human […]

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Beating Competition With Translation

Businesses and other organizations can use language translation as one way to gain advantage relative to others operating in their respective fields. To do this effectively they must identify ways to use language that their competitors are not using, or perhaps are not using as effectively as possible.   If an organization matches their competitors’ […]

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Oddball Translation Projects

Simple translation projects are, well, simple. That is they’re relatively straightforward to complete. They’re just plain vanilla text on a page in a Word files, or something along these lines. For a translation company these are good projects to have yes? Well, not entirely. Projects that are more difficult, either in the subject matter, or […]

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What New Translation Clients Ask

The top three questions new translation clients ask us usually center around cost, time, and qualifications. That is: 1) What will the translation project cost? 2) How long will it take to complete the translation project? 3) Do our translators have experience in the subject matter of their project? Preparing and issuing a quote will […]

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