Many of our clients have come to us for Catalan translation services after having tried and been disappointed with other service providers. Although these agencies may be proficient when it comes to other major languages, Catalan poses certain unique challenges. Indeed, many a client has even tried free online services that claim to be able to accurately translate text to and from Catalan, but most fail miserably when it comes to accuracy and overall context.
Why Catalan Translation can be Challenging
One of the reasons that this challenge is a very real one to most translation services is that the language itself is spoken at the native level by only a third of the Catalan population. In 2010, that translated to just over 7.2 million native speakers spread out across Spain, Italy, France and Andorra. This poses a significant problem to many translation agencies because of the sheer logistical difficulty of finding reliable native speakers who are certified and experienced translators in Catalan and another language. For example, finding a Catalan to Spanish translator may not be much of a challenge, but a Catalan to Russian translator, for example, is certainly not found on any supermarket shelf waiting for customers!
What Makes us Uniquely Suited to the Job?
Our translation experts are carefully selected after an intensive screening process, and need to be able to show appropriate credentials and experience before they become part of our team. In addition, our internal processes, data security protocol and confidentiality agreement options are designed to maximise value for your money. We also do not charge based on translated content; many agencies do this, leaving the client will little clue as to how much they will actually pay at the end of the project. Our charges are based on the word count of the source content, so you know exactly what you’ll be paying even before we start work on the project.
What truly sets us apart is our ability to source the right talent for the right jobWe have internal processes that match each incoming project to the person most qualified for the job. In addition, we also offer you the option of having the work reviewed by a second language expert proficient in the target language. This ensures that your work is not only accurate and properly formatted, but that the target content has the same relevance of context that your original document does – in terms of the people who will ultimately be reading it.
More than anything else, it is our focus on a long term relationship with our clients that really puts us in a different category from the rest of the crowd. We know that only a client who is satisfied with every aspect of our work will come back; and when they do, they bring friends. Our greatest marketing tool is a happy customer, and this is something very few businesses out there really understand. Their strategy is to make money – ours is to make life-long friends who trust us. It’s as simple as that.
So if you have Catalan content that you want translated, or you need something translated into Catalan, let us show you what we’re capable of. You can call us on +44 (0)20 7993 8080 or submit a contact form through our website, and we’ll give you a quote for your translation job – absolutely free and no strings attached.