How to get a document translated for free

We decided to write an article about how to get a document translated for free because, sometimes, clients who are new to translations are surprised that translation costs literally more than a few dollars.  The advent of Google Translate and similar services have skewed client expectations into believing that translations is all done by computers and that it takes only minutes to deliver. This is only true if the LSP literally uses machine translation (MT), but even then, it’s not always possible to apply it to a document and, in most cases, is a terrible idea.  In this article, we cover three ways to get a document translated for free: Read more

How to get a document correctly translated

There are essentially four ways to get a document translated by a language service provider (LSP).  There is the fast way, the cheap way, the easy way and the correct way. All these ways are ok under different circumstances.  In this article we cover how to get a document correctly translated. In brief, the things to consider are: Read more

Application of the principles of quality management in the translation industry: Evidence-based decision making

BURG Translations has been certified in the ISO 9001 process since 2009. This article is part 3 of a series of articles documenting our application of the ISO 9001 to our translation company. Read more

Application of the principles of quality management in the translation industry: Engagement of people

BURG Translations has been certified in the ISO 9001 process since 2009. This article will review the application of the principles of quality management in the translation industry and the engagement of people. It is part of a series of articles documenting our application of the ISO 9001 to our translation company. Read more

5 step to improving your translation quality results

When you use a translation service, it’s easy to feel like you have no control over the quality of the final translation. However, it is possible to control this quality to a very high degree.

Let’s go through what you need to discuss with your LSP to ensure your next translation is the quality you want it to be: Read more

Application of the principles of quality management to the translation industry: Client focus

This article discusses how we apply Client Focus, one of the principles of quality management, to BURG Translations. BURG Translations has been certified in the ISO 9001 process since 2009. This article is the first in a series documenting our application of the ISO 9001 to our translation company. Read more