When working with your preferred translation supplier it's incredibly important that you assess the quality of their multilingual work across a variety of languages and specialisms in order to make an informed decision. Without ensuring quality in the beginning then you may put yourself at risk of receiving sub-par translations later down the line. Sample, or test, translations will enable your in-house or in-country teams to assess the quality of your supplier's work early on.
A small piece of text will be translated by a number of suitable professional translators, each with expertise in your field or industry, to allow your teams to identify which resource would be the perfect fit for your new translation projects.
By approving a small team of translators per language, and potentially per specialism, you're ensuring that you select resources that capture the essence of your brand in terms of style, tone of voice and terminology, resulting in consistency across all your translation projects moving forward.