2/3 of people read content and buy products in their native language, which by the way is not English. Translation is one kept secret for a marketer to boost sales, page views, leads etc. When coming to choose which company to work with, here are. TOP 5 resources to choose from:
TRAVOD – Leading on demand translation service and professional network. With them you can localize, edit, proofread, interpret, or transcribe in 100+ languages. They serve more than 6000 global brands worldwide and have a network of 25,000+ translators, linguists, reviewers and interpretation experts.
Will choose for: 1) Great price for the great quality; 2) Fast turnaround; 3) Scale into more than 100 different languages with them.
Unbabel – Scalable machine translation post editing. Can do high volumes of content at great speed. They use AI to automate things and scale. One of their unique thing is Mobile Distributed Human Translation.
Will choose for: 1) General texts; 2) Customer support tickets.
OneSky – Apps and Games localization platform. A good translation management platform for apps. They cover over 50 popular languages. You can also come with your own translators and manage them using their platform.
Will choose for: App translation.
Proz – Freelance translators & Translation companies. Proz is a good place to find linguists. They have over 300,000 translators and translation companies. Also, they do not charge any commissions or fees.
Upwork – the world’s largest online workplace. They have thousands of translators on their platform. The good thing is that they have a rating system and the costs are cheap. The downside is that you have to manage the work and each project. They also offer transcription, data entry, content writing and other related services.
You can choose On demand translation networks for business translation and marketplaces for more general, personal usage translation. We would recommend not to try traditional language providers, they charge a lot, are slow and less customer service oriented.