Certification and Language Testing for Translators and Interpreters

When it comes to choosing the right language service provider for a translation project or interpreting assignment, it can be difficult to determine if you’re hiring someone who is truly qualified to support your needs. After all, it is likely that if a client is requesting a language service, they probably are not adept in the language for which they are requesting said service. That being the case, and with so many options to choose from – whether a freelance translator or a translation agency – how can you assuage your concerns that the services you receive will be of high quality?

To address this issue, many linguists and language service providers offer “certified” translations. But, what does this really mean? When it comes to the language services industry, “certified” can actually mean one of two things.

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