With the increasing demands for translation and interpreting services in various fields and industries, a large number of translation agencies appeared, there are people who would set up some informal translation companies trying to scam their way to make a quick buck. Many customers suffer at the hands of such firms due to the lack of understanding and ultimately unsatisfactory results of wasted money and time. So, in what ways should the customer decide whether a translation company is trustworthy, or better yet, what should be done in order to choose an English Chinese translation services with competent English/Chinese interpreting abilities?
First of all, A company with good English Chinese translation services would definitely have full-time professional translators. Next, one should confirm how many professional translators they have on hand, comparing them with other translation agencies, whether the team is well staffed and capable of course, you can easily gain access to this sort of data on the internet, but just the information about the size of their full-time staff probably aren't enough to gain your trust. If a client wishes to understand the quality of the work, and whether it will meet their need and requirements, it is a totally natural and a formality to “test out” the ability of the assigned translator with a few short paragraphs from similar categories to test out.
A faster and more time efficient way to decide, is to evaluate past reviews/ratings by other clients and companies, to get a scope on the quality of their works. There are of course reviews leaning towards both pros and cons for all firms,(and translators) but as long as we keep in mind that we can simply see the strengths and weaknesses of each firm whether their weaknesses will affect the qualities of their works, and decide whether the company/individual is best suited for the current project, it’s a lot more reliable then deciding blindly.
In conclusion, it is crucial to thoroughly understand all aspect of English Chinese translation services that you work with, in order to determine the level of confidence to place. it greatly lowers the risks of wasting time and money by relying on the objectiveness of ratings/reviews of large firms.