How do I know I am dealing with a professional translator with the high level of skills I need? Here are 8 things to look out for when searching for a translator.
A series of tips aimed at lifestyle brands looking to use translation services in order to launch or expand into the French market.
Be aware of which type of French your customers speak.
Be aware of the difference between source and target language.
Use a native French translator and check their knowledge of their mother tongue.
Check your French translator's knowledge of their source language(s).
Work with a French translator specialised in your type of content.
Use members of professional translation associations (like the ITI and the CIOL in the UK).
Before getting quotes, prepare an initial "info pack" about your translation project.
Give your translator a project brief
Give your translator as much context as possible.
Enjoy the extra avlue a professional, human translator can add.