HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD TRANSLATOR FOR YOUR ORDER?

You need a quality translation of a website, advertising text, software or anything else into a language you do not know. There are a lot of translators willing to receive an order, but it’s not easy to find a good expert among them. Below, I will tell you how to avoid the translators’ advertising tricks and choose a truly professional translator for your order.

Language Pair

Writing an original or translated document doesn’t differ a lot - both require not only very good command of the language and understanding of the subject, but also literary skills and artistic abilities in most cases. It’s well known that translating from non-native into native language will certainly turn out to be more accurate, since it’s much easier to understand an idea written in a foreign language and express it in your native language.

That’s why translation orders are usually given to native-speaking or proficient translators.

How can I find a translator for my order if I don’t know the target language?

The best idea is to give the translator a test assignment (this can be an extract of your order), and then ask another native-speaking translator to assess the test.

It’ll be even better if the maximum number of native-speaking translators will translate your test assignment and provide their competitors’ test assessment. Good news is that you can do that on our website.

How to publish an order and choose a translator?

The process of publishing an order is simple and won’t take you much time. In your order, you can specify the maximum price you are willing to pay for the translation or set the “Open” price, that is, without a maximum limit. When the time you set for translating and assessing the tests expires, you will get the result as a summary table. You can view it on your profile page in the "Order activity" section. There, all translators who claim to receive your translation order will be ranked according to the overall assessment for the test translation. Next to the assessment, you will see the price offered by the translators, the time they spent for translating the test, as well as their total rating and % of positive feedback for the previous work. You can compare these criteria and select the best performer.

Таблица с результатами предложений переводчиков

Extra Functions

If you are a translator yourself, then right here in the table you have an option to open any test and put your score by clicking the corresponding number of stars. This score will also be visible on the "Translator profile" and "Find a translator" pages. If you want the translators you like to be at the top of all translators on the "Find a translator" page, then click the "Favorites".

Conclusion

Now you know how to find an expert translator for a reasonable price, even if you don’t know the target language and you don’t have any friends among native speakers. You can check answers to all other questions that might arise when placing a translation order on the «Customer Instruction» page.