As your organization looks into translation projects, it’s important to ensure that you have the proper people translating your documents. While machine translation may seem appealing and quick, and using your bilingual employees may seem like it saves you time and money, neither are ideal if you want accurate, high-quality translations. Partnering with a Language Service Provider (LSP) gives you access to qualified and certified translators who will be able to effectively translate your documents and reach your target audience. 

Who is a certified translator?

A certified translator is a linguist who has passed an exam that assesses their ability to accurately translate from one language into another. There are three main organizations that certify translators in the US:

  • The American Translators Association (ATA) 
  • The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators
  • The National Board of Certified Medical Interpreters (CMI)

There are other organizations that provide certification for translators as well, but these three organizations are the most well-recognized in the language industry. 

The process of becoming a certified translator involves a series of tests, as well as a track record of success in translation projects.

Why work with certified translators?

If you want to be sure that your translations will be beneficial to your end-users, working with certified translators can definitely help. You can have confidence that your translation team has a proven track record of providing excellent translations, as well as a proven knowledge of both your source and target languages. 

Pairing with an LSP gives you access to a host of certified translators specializing in a variety of languages and domains. If you need your healthcare documents translated, an LSP will have a certified translator available with relevant experience in the healthcare domain to translate your documents. 

Having certified translators available for your translation projects can make the difference between a high-quality translation and a translation that does not reach your target audience effectively. If you’d like to get started on your next translation project with certified, qualified translators, we can help. Call us at 530-750-2040 or request a free quote today.

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