Guidelines for Selecting the Right Translator for Your Needs

Translators have received appropriate training at a university or school and may or may not be certified members of a professional association. The following are a few hints to help you select the best translator for your needs.

  • Use the services of professional translators.
  • Determine the source and the target language of your document.
  • Determine the readers (clients, friends, scientists, children, British persons, etc).
  • Determine the subject area of your document. (general material, technical material). Keep in mind that translators specialize in certain areas.
  • Determine the data format (software needed).
  • Don't hesitate to ask translators about their experience and expertise. You can also ask them for their CV, résumé or professional references.

For more information, read this guide.