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Planning To Go Cheap On Translation – This Is What You Might Come Across

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“You get what you pay for” is a phrase that honestly represents the language services industry, and how it affects the pricing models set by the translators. How much a translation really costs isn’t just about the money that you transfer into the account, instead, it involves the hidden, trickling effects that a translation will have on a brand or business. It’s important to ask yourself: can you really afford to hire a cheap translation service?

The cost of translation work is always something at top-of-mind for businesses and business owners looking for best quality translation services all over the world including USA and Canada.


Most companies who look for and require translation services are always concerned with the bottom line – how much will a translation project cost. The goal? Find the cheapest translations out there.

The most affordable options are often the ones with the most translation risk and fallout, however. Don’t let the cheapest option fool you.

In the words of John Rysking - “It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money – that’s all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”

With cheap translations in mind and hiring cheapest options available, you can come across these few hidden costs, but GTA Translation Services understand what your clients expect. At GTA Translation Services, we strive to deliver high-quality translations promptly, while ensuring that your message is accurately delivered to your target audience at the reasonable price and in the given time frame.

COSTLY & EMBARRASSING ONE – Unlike others, GTA Translations make sure that every translated work has no error. The team of experts make sure that the pieces of marketing collateral, presentation, advertisement or manual never come back from clients with errors and mistakes highlighted. For these mistakes, in the long run, might become the foremost cause of the loss or downfall of the business. On the other hand, this will be an embarrassing situation for the client too for they will experience decreased sales. According to an article published by BBC News, UK-based online entrepreneur found that “an analysis of website figures shows a single spelling mistake can cut online sales in half.”


CULTURAL NUANCE INACCURACIES – The most affordable translators who generally have the team of most inexperienced persons in the required field who rely on the help of digital translation tools, like Google Translate. GTA Translation services have a network of experienced translators and proof-readers who work together to achieve our goal of delivering accurate and culturally sensitive translations. Beyond the issue of spelling, grammatical, and complete word errors that occur with these online translation “tools,” the team makes sure to accurately fine tune the text based on specific cultural nuances. Ultimately, these cultural nuances are what connect a customer to a marketing campaign or company brand, and poor implementation will leave native speakers confused or even upset.


SCAMMERS AND TRANSLATOR FRAUDS – Translator websites and directories have done a better job than in the past when it comes to weeding out scammers, but translator frauds still run rampant on the internet. Scammers posing as professional translators will often plagiarise or forge an existing translator’s resume or CV, publishing it online for new “clients” (or rather, prey) to browse when looking for affordable translations. But, GTA Translations never use inaccurate, mechanical translation tools to produce their translations irrespective of the number of projects lined up. We make sure to never produce and present our client with error-laden work.


At the end of the day, incredible service and quality should always matter more than the cost of a translation. At GTA Translation we have direct access to highly skilled and experienced translators available for financial, marketing, legal and literary translations. We offer the impeccable range of customer care with best quality translation services in Canada.


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