Why loyalty and other old-fashioned values are still needed in the language industry

23.02.17 05:22 AM By eloy - Comment(s)
The world moves faster than ever and in their pursuit of short term profits, some companies might be missing the bigger picture and forgetting that true partnerships with translation vendors should be based on trust, fairness and loyalty. Overlooking these timeless values might lead these companies ...

Suggestions for translation buyers

14.05.15 05:54 PM By eloy - Comment(s)
A translation buyer must be aware that correcting a poor translation is difficult and the results are never fully satisfactory. If the translation contains errors that are not discovered until shortly before publication, a project may miss its deadline. Worse still, if the errors are significant and...

Translation word rate: are we talking about the same thing?

21.03.15 08:57 PM By eloy - Comment(s)

 

In the translation industry, translation jobs are generally charged per word. While theoretically this is a fair way of paying the translation effort, rate per word in itself can be very misleading.


When a potential customer requests our rate per word, there are a few factors that have an impac...

The added value of a translation agency

24.02.15 04:22 PM By eloy - Comment(s)
When thinking about translation services one could think the following: a translation agency acts as a middleman between the translator, who actually does the work, and the client, who pays for the service. In the age of internet and direct communication, middlemen might seem unnecessary because the...