French/Spanish to English translation

26 March 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

What is translation?

Translation is the process of changing text from one language into another, while retaining the original meaning and implication of the source text’s author.
The process is very involved and requires much more than just the direct match up of French vocabulary to the equivalent English words or vice versa.

Why should I have my document translated by a Professional Translator?

Professional French to English or Spanish to English translation differs greatly from machine translation (i.e. Google Translate, Babylon, etc.). A professional translator ensures that the translation reads naturally, implies all that it should without ambiguity and does not miss subtleties in the language.

How to choose a translator?

You should be discerning in your choice of translation services Brisbane. Your French to English or Spanish to English translator should meet the following criteria:

  • Check the professional translator Brisbane’s qualifications and, if you feel it is necessary, request information about their experience. French to English translators should only accept assignments for texts they are competent to fulfill.
    As a client, you should expect nothing less.

  • Is your Brisbane professional translator NAATI accredited?
    This is the most important prerequisite for official documentation translation. All official documentation must be performed by NAATI translators or fall under the rubric of NAATI certified translation.

    This includes documents such as: passports, birth/marriage/death certificates, reports, etc.
    For a more comprehensive list, please visit http://www.trada.com.au/services/translation-services

  • The competitiveness of their rates.
    Are the rates comparable with other Brisbane professional translators and will the cost fit within your budget?


How long does it take to translate a document?

This depends heavily on the subject matter, field and complexity of the translation. Generally, with a professional translation service such as Trada, you can expect personal documents to take between 2-3 business days. Larger jobs will vary, but if urgent, can be sped up to meet immediate deadlines.

FAQ

What is translation?

Translation is the process of changing the text from one language to another whilst conveying the same meaning as demonstrated in the source text...

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How long does it take to translate a document?

Although dependent on the field and complexity of the translation, generally speaking, personal documents can be translated within 2-3 business days. Larger jobs will vary...

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Why should I have my documents translated professionally?

Professional translation differs greatly from machine translation (i.e. Google Translate, Babylon, etc). A professional translator ensures that the translation reads naturally and not like a translation. Accredited through NAATI...

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How to choose a translator?

a. Check their qualifications - and/or request information about their experience. Translators should only accept assignments for which they are competent and as a client, you should expect...

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