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How to calculate how long a high-quality translation will take

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 02/03/18 06:06

Question: How long does it take to translate 1,000 words from language A to language B?

Short answer: One day. In most cases, send your text in the morning and receive the translation in the afternoon.

Imagine that a company in the electrical engineering industry has 8,000 words of text that they want translated from Finnish into English, German, and Russian. It will be used for training material, and they need it back as soon as possible.

In reality, the quality and the speed of that translation depend on many, many variables which I will go through below.

There are two terms we need to define first: source text = the text we receive from you, and target language = the language you want the text to be translated into.

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Topics: Translation agency, Specialized translation, General translation, Translation services

How to beat the rush for translations at Christmastime (and maybe save money, too!)

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 28/11/17 06:07

Christmas is coming, so the translation elves are getting very busy!

The next few weeks are traditionally the busiest time of year for translation agencies. Here are some insider tips on how you can beat the rush.

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Topics: Translation agency, Specialized translation, General translation

Translation services for e-commerce businesses and their suppliers

Posted by AAC Global news on 19/06/17 14:00

ECOMMERCE STHLM offers a network to develop, enhance and improve the digital world. The ECOMMERCE expo was recently held at Kistamässan right around the corner from AAC’s office, so we took the opportunity to learn more about the latest trends in e-commerce.

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Topics: Localization, Specialized translation, E-commerce, General translation

Translation Project Managers Answer 6 Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Annamari Korhonen on 16/02/17 07:13

We asked AAC Global’s project managers for translation services for the answers to the questions that they are frequently asked in their daily work with customers, and then we compiled this blog post of answers.


1. How quickly can I get 8 000 words translated?

Quick answer:  As with most translation agencies, it must always be agreed on a case-by-case basis; most likely within a week, depending on subject area – specialized translations can take longer to arrange, for example – and the criticality of the text.

Long answer:  The deadline for each job must be agreed with the Project Manager. Any translation agency will tell you that having your text in an editable format helps; if you send us a PDF file, the process is always a bit more complex and will take longer, at least if it requires the use of translation memories.

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Topics: FAQ, Frequently Asked Questions, Specialized translation, General translation

3 reasons why text editing makes your translated content better

Posted by Kieron Norris on 14/12/16 08:42

You have a good product or service. You have effective writers and skilled marketers, and you always use a professional translation agency to convert your marketing content into other languages.

Even so, if you’re not editing your text properly, you may not be getting your message through well enough. Here are our three favorite reasons why text editing makes your content better.

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Topics: Writing and editing services, Proofreading, General translation

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