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What you should know about

the translation industry in the US

In the US, translation is largely unregulated.  

Anyone can claim to be a translator, buy business cards, and write a resumé listing qualifications. There are no regulations requiring certification, accreditation, or licenses.  Some universities offer translation programs culminating in certificates, and the American Translators Associations has a certification program for translators.  But certification is not offered in all language combinations, and many excellent translators have no certification or accreditation of any type.

Before you hire a translator, please follow the links below to read about six important aspects of the translation industry. Being familiar with these factors will help you ensure that you receive the best product for your needs.

          Types of translators                               Cost

          Continuity                                                Specialization

          Direct contact                                          Convenience

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