Chinese Translation Services in Singapore

Chinese Translation Services

Getting the Right Chinese Translation Services

Choosing the right Chinese translation service is often a tricky task, especially if you care about quality. If you’re focused only on price, then you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve seen Chinese translation services being offered from as low as S$0.03 per word. Yes, that’s amazingly cheap. How about the quality? We’d say it would be dubious at best and the definition of what constitutes a "Chinese translation service" is cause for concern at these prices.

Which Translation Company?

There are plenty of translation companies providing Chinese translation and it’s difficult to know which translation agency will meet your needs best. You would obviously like to tick all the boxes: translation quality, turnaround time, and of course, competitive pricing. We would safely place translation quality on top of the list, whether it’s for Chinese translation or another language, because regardless of how cheap a translation may be, it’s worthless if it’s going to cause your company to lose its reputation. And believe us it does happen. This is particularly true in China, where you probably won’t have the luxury of undoing a bad translation once it’s been received by your Chinese business associate or partner, especially if you can’t speak Chinese in the first place – it would be doubtful you’d know.

Chinese Translation Service Offerings

Translation services should never be judged on how cheap they are, but against reputable competition. It’s always advisable to look at the market rates as well as the Chinese translation services offerings in making your final decision. Does it include quality control checks? Does the translation company follow any quality guidelines? Will the Chinese translation be independently proofread and edited by a third party translator, where necessary? Is a translation guarantee in place should something be amiss?

China on the Rise

Chinese translation is one service area where there is now an abundance of translation companies, and even individuals offering their translation services. With China on the rise, it’s to be expected as there is a huge increase of Chinese to English speakers and this means more Chinese to English translators. It’s good for the translation industry because the demand for Chinese translation services is very high. However, speaking fluent English is just one of the prerequisites for a Chinese translator. Industry experience and qualifications are the other essential factors.

What Asia Translate Does Best

Asia Translate is a specialist Asian language provider and it’s why we’re more likely to offer you a comprehensive and better Asian language service than most of our generic competitors. We offer a competitive package and represent great all round value, but it’s unlikely that we are the cheapest. Firstly, we specialise only in Asian languages – which means that we have daily access to our translators, unlike generic companies, and we continue to develop and build very strong relationships with our Asian translators. It means that we can ask for special requests;such as meeting very tight deadline or minor DTP work without additional charges. We’re also able to immediately identify which translator will be most suitable for your project, whether it’s for document translation services, legal translation services, website localization services, medical translation services, marketing and pr translation services, financial services or any other translation services.

Native Translators

We only use native (mother tongue) translators – it’s critical to the success of any translation. If you are translating a file from Chinese to English then we’ll use a native English translator from the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, UK, Australia or Singapore (yes, some of our Singaporean translators have been brought up with English as their first language). Say you need document translation services from English to Chinese, we will find out where the document is to be used. If it’s for use in China, Singapore or Malaysia then it will need to be translated into Simplified Chinese and we’d select a translator from China or Singapore. And if it’s traditional Chinese, then a Hong Kong or Taiwanese translator is best.

High Quality Chinese Translation

Chinese translation requires the same preparation and checks as all our other language translation offerings. We always ask our customers to inform us of the subject matter, purpose and intended target audience. This enables us to relay as much info as possible to the translator so that he/she can style the translation appropriately and make the transition from the source language to the target language as seamless as possible. We might ask you if you would like to convey a young upbeat marketing message or a serious business tone? These are just few questions that you might expect to be hearing as we need to be clear on your needs. It's just a small part of the preparation in making your translation successful.


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