Language provider selection needs care

… unless you REALLY, really  just want the “cheapest”

Developing new markets, much hangs on language quality. But with hundreds of language providers to choose from, where do you start?

Buying translation has more in common with hiring a skilled professional than it does with buying office supplies. Cost is one factor, but far more important are the right skills to make your project a success.

Most professional and government tenders weight “price” at just 15% – they understand that good language provision relies on many more important factors, and you really do get what you pay for.

Like hiring any professional, cost vs. ability needs careful balancing. Many providers charge lower than us; many higher. Our clients seem to think we’re about right.

Selecting the right language provider for YOUR needs takes knowledge.
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Our FAQs provide some good general pointers on what to look for (not always obvious!).

We’re also happy to share what we’ve learned the hard way from sourcing translators for 25 years. Here’s what WE expect of the language providers WE use.

  • Experience. Established 1990, we’ve been a quality provider 25 years and look for similar.
  • Honesty. If we say we’ll do something, we do it. We look for the same.
  • Professionalism. We ONLY use professionally-qualified, experienced mother-tongue linguists, and expect the same.
  • Helpfulness. Our team are hand-picked helpful friendly people; we want the same.
  • Trust. We retain the best linguists for your stuff by looking after them. Not all do.
  • Lack of hassle. Once we’ve quoted, that’s it. We may make one courtesy call, but (unlike others) we don’t hassle.
  • Capability. Few offer our range of services, but we will always look for proven capability in what IS offered.
  • Reach. With clients and linguists worldwide, we need partners who can keep up.
  • Recommendation. We get great reviews and look for the same.
  • History. Having delivered over 43,000 projects ourselves, we need to know our providers are there for the long haul.
  • Security. Total confidentiality, secure systems, and trusted staff mean your stuff is safe with us – but that’s no use if our providers don’t take it equally seriously.

Every page on this site provides more on what we do, and this page says how well. To learn more, just fill-in some details on the short form above on what you’re looking for and we’ll get straight back to you, or to chat over just call our friendly helpful team on UK Freefone 0800 783 4678 (Intnl 0044 1772 558858)

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Telephone Also optional, but it will help us to resolve any queries more quickly with you so we can respond faster. We promise not to share this with anyone else unless needed (sometimes for interpreting), and we WON'T hassle you!

Can you tell us a bit more about what you need? Size, format etc?If you're unclear, don't worry - our friendly team is here to help so you're welcome to chat over, on 0800 783 4678!

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Please just give us a brief outline of what you’re looking for, and one of our friendly team will get straight back to you.

Your Name (required)We PROMISE to use your information ONLY for our work with you. Your name and other details will never be passed on to other parties and will be retained only for as long as we need them.

Your Email (required)We need this to be able to send you our quotation. Your email will not be shared with anyone.

What would you like us to do? (required)e.g. "Translation into Greek of user manual"

Your company or organization, if applicableOptional - we're not prying, this just helps us see if we've worked with another part of your organisation before which helps us identify the best translator for you

Telephone Also optional, but it will help us to resolve any queries more quickly with you so we can respond faster. We promise not to share this with anyone else unless needed (sometimes for interpreting), and we WON'T hassle you!

Can you tell us a bit more about what you need? Size, format etc?If you're unclear, don't worry - our friendly team is here to help so you're welcome to chat over, on 0800 783 4678!

You can upload a file to us below; we recommend zipping to protect the contents. Only one file can be uploaded, so please zip multiple files together. Maximum file size: 10MB. NB: LARGE FILES TAKE TIME TO UPLOAD. PLEASE WAIT FOR "MESSAGE SENT" CONFIRMATION (beneath Send button) BEFORE CLOSING THIS WINDOW!

To confirm that you are happy for us to use the information that you give us, in total confidence, in order to handle your request, please click on the box below (the one marked "I'm not a robot" (which also helps block spam requests)   then click the Send button below it.

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