26907396 - group of professional businesspeople welcoming islamic businessman
May 17, 2017

Why a Bilingual Staff is No Substitute for Professional Translation Services

by Jim Dulin

There are many benefits to having a bilingual staff, but serving as a replacement for professional translation services is not one of them. Consider these 3 reasons for why your business may need to use the services of a translation agency.

Having staff who speak several languages can make your workplace more diverse, put visitors at their ease, and maybe even save lives if you’re delivering vital services to clients with limited English proficiency. However, fluency in another language is just one requirement for providing translation services. These are some of the advantages of working with a reputable agency.

Ensure quality. Professional translators often have extensive education and experience, and may have certifications in specialized areas such as the legal and medical fields. Plus, unlike working with a single staff member or solo free-lancer, engaging an agency gives you access to a team of experts who complement each other’s capabilities, and examine each other’s work.

Stay updated. Agencies have more resources for keeping up with the latest computer software and industry trends. Your staff member may be relying on what they can remember from their university days.

Save time and money. The time your employee spends on translation is time they’re diverted from their core responsibilities. That’s especially expensive when you’re on a tight deadline, and you realize that it’s taking them much longer than a professional translator to process the same material. Even more critical, if flaws in their translation damage your business reputation or cost you clients, you’ll appreciate that working with a professional agency is the better option.

Keylingo is a business to business translation company that provides timely, accurate and affordable services.

Contact us to talk more.

Related Articles

Avoid the Productivity Trap

Betty Friedan knew what she was talking about when she said, “You can have it all, just not all at the same time.” The idea that productivity equals value is an outdated and incorrect business model. It leads to exhaustion, frustration, and burnout. Mind Café defined the productivity trap as “a compulsive need to always…

Is your company providing the best Customer Experience possible?

Customer experience is crucial to every business’s success. It determines the business’s ability to foster customer loyalty, generate revenue, and differentiate its brand. Benefits of delivering an excellent customer experience: More customer satisfaction More customer loyalty More recommendations More positive reviews What is the customer experience?    The term, also known as CX, refers to…

Agile Project Management vs. Waterfall Project Management

What was once a means to keep software developers on task, and within the scope of their projects, Agile project methodologies have pushed the boundaries of what it means to manage a project and be part of a project. Even further, agile leadership has become a near-standard for managers across the globe.   Let’s take a…

here
for you

We’d love to learn more about your translation and localization needs.