When it comes to selecting a translator we often ask ourselves: what are the criteria to follow to find the right professional? This article sets out guidelines aimed at helping you to find the service provider that will satisfy your translation service needs. The article discusses basic selection criteria.
When cultural accuracy is a concern, it is crucial to ensure that the language the document should be translated into is the translator’s native language. A native speaker will usually not only have knowledge of the proper grammar but also of cultural nuances of the language. A translator must take these nuances into account to ensure documents are translated accurately.
Another important criterion is how well the translator knows the source language of the document. Even if the translator knows the target language very well, without in-depth knowledge of the source language of the document, he may not be able to capture the correct context and may translate the document incorrectly into the target language.