When dealing with any kind of documents, small details can make a world of difference. Misunderstanding what these documents say and their context can negatively affect your life, which is why the global demand for translators is on the rise. When personal or official documents are in a different language than your primary one, you need a professional company to provide translations services in Dubai to assist you.
What is a professional translation service? If you’re in Dubai or plan on doing business here, how can you find a service partner that you can trust? Read on as we discuss these points and more!
What is a Professional Translation Service?
The translation is taking text from a source document and turning into another language while maintaining the meaning. This is an important skill because of globalization. Businesses now operate in almost every country in the world, and a missed translation could cause problems. For example, someone in the Middle East might take offense to what might seem like an innocent expression in an English speaking country and vice versa.
These misunderstandings can have serious consequences when they involve legal, marketing and other documents, which is why you need a professional agency to help you. Here’s what you should look for when choosing a company who provides translation services in Dubai and other parts of the World.
An Understanding Of Context
Every language uses words that mean something other than their original definition. These words, or slang, can confuse and throw off non-native speakers. For example, in most parts of the world, the word cool is meant to define temperature, but in some English speaking countries like the United States, it could also describe a fashionable piece of clothing, as in “those glasses are cool” or as a way to say that someone wasn’t interested in a person or idea: “she was cool towards him”.
Translation specialists can look at an entire sentence and use the context to determine the meaning of words that have multiple purposes to provide an accurate interpretation of a text. Before hiring a company for translation services in Dubai or elsewhere, you should ask them if they have an understanding of the various slang words in the language of the original text.
You should also find out if they have native translators for that language, as a native speaker can better understand the context and cultural meanings of words.
Point Of Contact
When hiring a company for translation services in Dubai or elsewhere, it’s important to find one that gives you a single point of contact if you have any questions. Make sure that the company you work with assigns you an account manager. This person will be your lifeline to the company. They can address any problems you may have, give you an update on your current translation order, and help you place future orders.
Find out what method the company uses for quality control. Do they have a quality assurance team to check over their translator’s work? If there is a mistake, will they make it right?
Companies should have qualified translators and editors to check over their work to make sure that there are no mistakes. They should also use native speakers for their translation services and have a system in place to make sure they only hire the best people for the job. Ask the company before you hire them what steps they take to ensure the quality of their work.
Do They Respect Your Privacy?
Legal, marketing and other documents require a certain sensibility. When translating your documents, the company will have access to sensitive information that you probably don’t want to get out. Ask the company what steps they take to maintain your privacy.
Find out if they will sign a non-disclosure agreement and what steps they take to ensure that your information doesn’t get out. Ask them how they handle sensitive information and what online security steps they take as well.
Certifications And Experience
Though all kinds of translation do not require it to be certified or made by approved translators, find quick information on certifications and their requirements as mentioned below. A certified translator may not be a good translator in all cases. An experienced translator is mostly required.
Several organizations certify translators based on their skills and professional conduct. Some of the certifications are from private associations, while others work with government authorities. For legal translations in Dubai and other Emirates in UAE, the translations must be made by the Ministry of Justice approved translators.
The ATA (American Translators Association) of the USA is one of the leading organizations in the world. There are many organizations other than ATA. It depends upon the authority that you submit your translation to specify which certifying body they approve of.
Ask the company that you’ll work with what certifications their translators have.
You should also find out how much experience they have translating documents. Understanding context requires more than a dictionary. The more experience someone has, the more likely it is that they’ve learned through trial and error about slang words and common expressions. Experience is the best teacher, and you need the best when getting your legal and other documents translated.
Speed of Service
When you’re dealing with legal, marketing, and other issues, many of them are time-sensitive. You don’t want to wait on a company providing translation service to give you the information you need only to find out that they’ve taken too long and you’ve missed out on an opportunity.
Ask the service that you’re considering if they offer express services. If you have a legal issue that needs a fast resolution, can they get the job done when you need it finished? Can they guarantee that they won’t sacrifice accuracy for speed? This is where having a dedicated account manager comes in handy. If you need something expedited, they can help you push it through.
Do They Offer A Wide Range Of Services?
Sometimes specialist is a good thing, but when it comes to legal documents, you need a translation service company that has experience in other fields as well.
Legal documents often involve other categories, such as medical, business, and financial information. By using a service that also translates these documents, you can rest assured that the company you use can provide the proper translation and context when your legal issue involves these things.
Once you find a company that you trust with your translations, you can also use them for other purposes as well, instead of going out and finding a new company for a different type of document. Dubai is an international city, meaning that a majority of the people here are from other parts of the world. They all have various translation needs, so finding a service that can meet them all saves time and money.
What Separates Dar Al Marjaan Translation Services From Other Translation Services?
If you’re looking for professional translation services in Dubai, Dar Al Marjaan Translation Services can help. The main thing that sets us apart from other companies is our dedication to customer service. We provide each customer with world-class service. From the first time you contact us, we will work to understand your needs and provide you with a plan on how we will meet them.
We also only hire the best translators for each language that we provide services for. Our translators are all accredited in their native languages, and we have certification from the American Translators Association. We’re embassy approved, meaning that foreign governments around the world recognize our translation services and approve of their use. That’s why many large companies trust us with their translation needs. Wherever required we provide the Ministry of Justice approved translations in all languages available in the United Arab Emirates.
We’re proud of our speed of service and ability to handle time-sensitive materials quickly. We also have expedited services available if you need translations fast. Since our translators are all accredited and experienced, you’ll never have to worry about the accuracy of our service. We’re both fast and quick! We have the fastest turn around time of any language service in Dubai!
We also take your privacy seriously. We understand that your documents are sensitive and will only share information with you. We have non-disclosure agreements and will maintain strict confidentiality throughout the process of translating your documents. We also have security measures in place to protect your information online. You can trust us to maintain and respect your privacy.
When you use us, you’ll also have access to a personal account manager that can answer any questions you may have and keep you informed on the work that we’re doing. You can contact your account manager at any time to ask questions, get updates, and order other services through us. It’s part of our commitment to customer service!
We offer language translation services in over 100+ languages, including:
- Chinese (simplified, Mandarin, and traditional)
- All Indian languages
- And more!
Since our translators are all native and certified, you can trust our accuracy and speed!
Get Your Legal Documents Translated Today
If you need translations services in Dubai, don’t wait! Get in touch with us and we’ll assign you an account manager and start working on your documents today. We also offer services in website translation, the medical and health fields, religious works, marketing and advertising, and more.
Whatever you need to be translated, we have professionals standing by and waiting on you. Contact us today to get started!
About the Author
Dr. Dipankar Kundu is the owner of Dar Al Marjaan Translation Services. He is an author of various books & blogs on topics related to Language & Linguistics, Content Development & Marketing, AI, Web Development & Social Media Marketing.