Buyer's guide: How buying translation works

Buying translation can seem confusing and intimidating, if you are unfamiliar with the process of what is involved. But it is actually quite a straightforward process – you can simply hand over your files to a freelancer or agency and receive a quote, no questions asked. But how can you ensure you get the most out of your request, and that the quality of your copy meets your expectations? This guide will demystify the translation buying process, explaining how it works in plain English. From reading this guide, you will learn:

  • the key things to consider when submitting a translation request
  • the importance of briefing and references
  • how to get the most out of your existing content
  • how to understand translation costing

Whether you are just getting started with translation as part of your international digital marketing efforts or if you want to improve your existing efforts, this guide is a must for anyone wanting to gain a fuller understanding of how the buying translation process works.