Professional human translators
Quality control (ISO 17100 equivalent)
More than 150 languages
Multiple accreditations (NAATI, ATA)
You want to get your message across and ensure that it reaches the target audience. That’s what we have been doing for over 10 years: We provide translation services for businesses, governments and individuals across Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Our strategy is simple: What we deliver is linguistically and technically perfect. Rigorous quality and a comprehensive 24/7 service have made us an industry leader. If you are seeking an Australian language service provider and translation agency, you have come to the right place.
Applying high standards to every step of recruitment and project management helps foster great results from our team; but we don't stop there. Our rigorous review process is the key to how we are able to assess deliverables and guarantee the quality of our work. This, coupled with ongoing education and internal testing, helps to ensure that our quality is sustainable and consistent. In the end, professional translation services require experience, skill, and commitment.
Headings lie … sometimes. Our professional translation services are not free, but they're not too expensive either. Translation prices vary wildly. You can get your translation done for free or for next to nothing, or spend a dollar per word. What is it with these differences? Here's our very honest analysis of pricing in the language service industry:
|Very low translation prices||Very high translation prices||Free translations (Woohoo!)|
|Translators are professionals, often with tertiary degrees and other well-paid jobs (think lawyers, doctors, high-ranking civil servants). They don't want to translate for the minimum wage. If someone does, it's because they probably have to. Maybe they're so bad that they struggle at keeping their clients; or their work is just so mediocre that price is their only distinguishing feature. In either case, low rates should make you suspicious. You're not buying a bag of lollies, but an intellectual service; and you want someone smart, professional and committed handling your text.||There are a lot of translation agencies and translators who just hope that you don't compare – same as in any other industry (think tradespeople). Unfortunately, a high price doesn't say anything about quality, and you may end up with the same low level you would have received had you chosen the x-cent-per-word option. Your best defence mechanism is to shop around, as you would in any other industry. If you contact two plumbers, one might charge you $200, and one $800. Guess who's ripping you off…||Google Translate is the market leader in automatic translations, and it works OK for simple texts in certain languages. Maybe we won't need human translators in 10 years' time – but that time has not come yet. The output is not good enough for professional purposes, and then there's no certification either. Plus, you wave goodbye to privacy once you copy a text into Google Translate. We're not so deluded as to say that machine translations will never replace us, but it hasn't happened yet. So, unless you only need to get the gist of a text, machine translation is not for you.|
So what about our prices? They're mid-market. We pay our translators more than just a living wage, because we want to retain the best experts; but we don't ignore the global marketplace either. And then there's our track record of successfully handling even the most complex project in the field of professional translation services in Australia – for law firms, hospitals, government departments, or individuals. You'll receive a translation that works, and that you can be proud of … without having to take on a second mortgage.
Applying high standards to every step of recruitment and project management helps foster great results from our team. But we don't stop there. Our rigorous review process is the key to how we are able to assess deliverables and guarantee the quality of our work. This, coupled with ongoing education and internal testing, helps to ensure that our quality is sustainable and consistent.
Whether you need your professional translation in a few weeks or a few hours, we have the structure and process-management skills to handle it. Everything we do is directly supported by our company base of project managers and process overseers, who pull the strings to make sure that we have the right number of translators and business professionals working in the right specialties and languages.
With so many moving parts, our management staff use advanced project and communication software to resource and manage all of our clients and projects. We know what works based on personal experience, professional insight, and feedback from our wide-ranging customer base. It all comes full circle, back to our promise to you. A promise to deliver skill, commitment and passion. Contact us today for a free quote.
If you're currently sourcing a translation agency, you will come across a lot of providers. What you'll read here is insider industry knowledge.
To begin with, a core problem in the translation industry is that many clients like you will never know whether they received a quality translation. Some clients may be able to understand the translation, but most don't; which is why they need a translation services provider in the first place. So, it's a trust situation, similar to hiring a lawyer: You pay for a service, but you can never be 100 percent sure whether it could have been done better. If mistakes have been made, you'll probably never know.
The solution? Select a translation provider that
|There is a difference between a translation that is just OK, and one from a professional translation service. Aussie Translations does not take shortcuts.||The language industry is saturated with translation service companies promising expertise and experience. But many of them are only just good enough to get by.|
|We appreciate the complexities of communication; and so do our long-term clients from the public and private sector in Australia.||Our recruiters only hire the best language professionals, and set a non-negotiable expectation of proven, tested skills.|