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Hiring Professional Certified Document Translators

Professional Translation Services: Hiring and Retaining the Best Professional Certified Human Translators

 

By: L. Amado – 01/22/2010

As is the case with any business the most valuable resource in any professional translation service company is its people.

A professional translation service company can spend a fortune in the latest computers, professional translation software and translation memory management tools and it all would go to waste if those tools are not manned by professional translators.

Much in the same way, a professional translation service company can have in place professional translation and language quality assurance processes which look great on paper and they will still have little or no impact in the professional document translation process if the people in charge of putting them into practice are not up to the task.

Professional translation services companies must strive to hire and retain highly qualified certified professional translators and reviewers with experience in the field and who are highly motivated. It is also important to point out that ideally, in order to assure the highest quality of professional document translations, professional certified translators and reviewers/proofreaders should be native speakers of the target language and highly proficient in the source language in question.

Some professional translation service companies choose to work with the linguistics and related departments of universities, colleges and other higher education organizations in the places where they conduct their business for a better chance at catching the best talents.

Most professional translation service companies develop and maintain professional translator networks and databases to have in hand a readily available pool of highly motivated and professional language translation specialists. Professional certified translators and linguists may then be categorized by field of expertise, level of experience and internal professional translation Quality Assurance results.

Emphasis should be on hiring and retaining professional certified translators but also on providing and encouraging training and specialization whenever possible. Languages are living, breathing organisms and terminology changes very rapidly, particularly in highly specialized technical domains.

Professional translation service companies such as Legal Translation Solutions and its parent company, ASTA-USA Translation Services, Inc., understand that the single most important factor for success is their human resources and that it is impossible to consistently provide high-quality professional translation services without a readily available pool of highly motivated professional certified translators and linguistic experts.

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Legal Translation Solutions is a division of ASTA-USA Translation Services, Inc., a Wyoming Corporation with its primary international and administrative offices located in Dallas, Texas. Legal Translation Solutions also has Document Translation Services operations offices in New York, NY, San Diego, CA, Alexandria, VA, Montreal, Canada and Henrietta, Texas. Our Lead Project Managers and our Certified Language Translators are located throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Legal Translation Solutions provide professional translation services to US-based and international public and privately held corporations, law firms, government and private entities. Legal Translation Solutions provide certified translations that are accurate, clear, culturally as well as politically sensitive to the social environment of the target audience. Legal Translation Solutions work in strategic partnerships with translation companies and individual accredited professional language translators worldwide to provide first-class document translation services. Legal Translation Solutions and its parent company, ASTA-USA, are Corporate Members of the American Translators Association and of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators.

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