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Low Cost Translations™ Ltd

Low Cost Translations™ Ltd is a duly incorporated limited liability company that delivers premium quality translations from $0.10 to $0.17 plus handsome discounts on volume, free DTP and zero wire transfer fees. Our self-imposed stringent two-pronged approach to quality management is as follows: upstream handpicking of talented and experience-packed translators and downstream proofreading and review of translation in 22 critical points. We support all domains (technical translations, legal translations, literary translations, etc.) and all languages of the world. If you were to stop reading at this point, take this along: Low Cost Translations™ Ltd is a reliable and responsible company that seeks excellence in translation in particular and in its relationships with clients and translators at large. We have patiently and extensively brainstormed on translation best quality management practices of yester years and today, have charted those of tomorrow, and are now proud to be able to consistently deliver translations that stand the most rigorous quality tests you can image. Those nec plus ultra translation quality measuring rods – we have come up with and apply in the best interest of our clients and end users of our translations – are made publicly available on our bloc (see BLOG) for all to see, apply or challenge if applicable. We apply them closely and systematically for consistently premium quality results. As you can see, ours is a brand with a difference. Knock at this door, step in, and order experts-translated, proofread and reviewed (in 22 points) translations from $0.10 to $0.17 plus handsome discounts on volume, free DTP and zero wire transfer fees. Our clients include businesses, organizations and individuals who wish to make significant savings on their translation budget while being sure to get excellent quality translations. Clients who trust Low Cost Translations™ Ltd save, for a premium quality service, up to 50% of the amount that charge the top 10 translation companies in the world as per the ranking of Common Sense Advisory (commonsenseadvisory.com).

HERE IS OUR SELF-IMPOSED QUALITY ASSURANCE STRATEGY

We at Low Cost Translations™ Ltd are through and through aware of what quality translation looks like. Thus, we have imposed on ourselves an unpermissive quality assurance process with UPSTREAM and DOWNSTREAM components.

UPSTREAM: SELECTION OF TRANSLATORS

  • Graduates of known translation schools

    We definitely have special interest in translators who hold a translation certificate. Graduates applicants with less than 03 years of experience always take a test; only the talented ones are accepted into our database. The length and quality of the CV are used as selection criteria of translation certificate holders with more than 03 years of professional experience.

  • Specialists in various fields

    We hire engineers, lawyers, bankers, economists, tourism professionals, farmers, sportsmen, geologists, computer scientists, technicians, etc. who have at least two years of sound experience in translation.

  • Others

    Anyone with a translator profile and at least 05 years of solid experience in translation and / or a certification in translation.

DOWNSTREAM 1: TRANSLATION, PROOFREADING, AND REVIEW

  • Translation and proofreading: a translator with relevant skills translates a text and thereafter, proofs and checks his translation before delivery to Low Cost Translations™ Ltd. Proofreading and checking rest on 22 control points (DOWNSTREAM 2).
  • Review: a person other than the translator reviews the translation delivered by the translator by comparing it to the source text, and then delivers the so reviewed translation along with the corresponding Quality Certificate™ . The reviewer reviews using a 22-point quality control checklist (DOWNSTREAM 2).
  • Terminology approval by the Terminology Research Center (TRC).

DOWNSTREAM 2: 22 QUALITY CONTROL POINTS

LOW COST TRANSLATIONS™ LTD HAS IDENTIFIED 22 POINTS TO BE CONTROLLED DURING PROOFREADING AND REVIEW OF TRANSLATIONS.
  • 1. Omission, addition, mistranslation, nonsense
  • 2. Terminology and style ; register and naturalness of expression
  • 3. Spelling and grammar
  • 4. Consistent translation of recurring standard terms, expressions and phrases such as ‘Caution’, ‘Warning’, ‘Note’, ‘Look out’, etc.)
  • 5. Uniformity in the presentation of chapters, titles, subtitles
  • 6. Rules of punctuation and mechanics
  • 7. Localisation of references
  • 8. Cultural adaptation depending on the target audience
  • 9. Numbered or bulleted lists
  • 10. Metric and currency conversion
  • 11. Accuracy of the overall meaning of the translated text
  • 12. Target text length, especially titles, subtitles and captions
  • 13. Reader friendliness of the translation
  • 14. Layout, perfect match between the table of contents and the actual page numbers
  • 15. Respect of codes, tags, etc.
  • 16. Contact details (telephone, fax, street, etc.).
  • 17. Respect of client’s instructions, glossaries, and stylesheet when appropriate
  • 18. Reputation and reliability of terminology research sources
  • 19. Automatic spelling and grammar check when appropriate
  • 20. Exact rendition of lists, numbers and statistical data
  • 21. Management of acronyms and abbreviations
  • 22. Anglicisms, gallicisms, otther loanwords and interferences.
 

ECONOMY

Save much money! Trust Low Cost Translation Ltd and, for an equally good quality translation, save up to 50% of what you would spend with the world’s top 10 translation companies. With half of your translation budget saved, you can pay some salaries, rent, bills, buy fuel, etc.

Here is where and how with Low Cost Translation Ltd you will, for an equally good quality translation, save up to 50% of what you would spend with our most reputable business rivals who hire the translators we have in our database.

YOUR SAVINGS PER WORD: 14 TO 32 % CHEAPER

TYPE OF TRANSLATION SAVINGS PER WORD IN COMMON PAIRS (E.G. ENGLISH˂˃SPANISH) SAVINGS PER WORD IN RARE PAIRS (E.G. ENGLISH˂˃DUTCH)
GENERAL 14 % 31 %
TECHNICAL 32 % 25 %

YOUR VOLUME DISCOUNTS: EXCEPTIONAL

VOLUME IN NUMBER OF WORDS DISCOUNT SAVINGS / 1000 WORDS
25 000 TO 59 999 USD 200 TO 699 USD 14,25 / 1000 WORDS FROM 25 001 WORDS
60 000 TO 99 999 USD 700 TO 1 499 USD 20 / 1000 WORDS FROM 60 001 WORDS
100 000 TO 499 999 USD 1 500 TO 10 299 USD 22 / 1000 WORDS FROM 100 001 WORDS

YOUR SAVINGS ON BANK TRANSFER: NOVEL

PAYMENT METHOD CONTRIBUTION OF LOW COST TRANSLATION™ LTD
BANK TRANSFER 100% (FOR USD 1 001+ ) 20% (FOR USD 500 TO USD 1 000)
Credit card 00%
PayPal 00%
Skrill (MoneyBookers) 00%
Western Union 00%
MoneyGram 00%
Other transfert methods 00%