Platform Video Tutorial for Freelance Translators

This video tutorial has been created to help new translators orientate themselves with the BigTranslation translation platform. It explains the various steps to follow to find and translate texts in your language combination.

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Platform video tutorial for translators

‘A picture is worth a thousand words’…. So, in that case, what is the value of a video?

As translators, we all love the beauty of words. However, there’s no denying that, in some cases, a video really is a pretty handy tool.

Here at BigTranslation, we know how important it is for translators to feel comfortable with the tools they use in their work. We also know how incredibly helpful it can be to see exactly how an interface works in video format.

That is why this video tutorial has been created, to help new translators orientate themselves with the BigTranslation translation platform. It explains the various steps to follow to find and translate texts in your language combination.

Platform by translators for translators

This online translation platform has been developed by a team of professional translators, working alongside knowledgable IT experts, to help the whole team to work more efficiently and to make the process as simple as possible for freelancers.

On our online platform, you will find all the projects and texts which are currently available and pending translation. This way, you will be able to select and carry out those translations which you feel are most compatible with your profile.

Our platform means that translators have the flexibility to manage their projects and time while, of course, bearing in mind the deadlines and other requirements of each translation.

Why Should I Put My Trust in BigTranslation’s Professional Translation Service?

A whole host of reasons! We offer unbeatable prices and pride ourselves on providing the very best online professional translation service – we promise never to compromise on quality, no matter how demanding your project’s conditions.

We offer unbeatable prices and provide the very best online professional translation service.

However, more than this, we promise never to compromise on quality, no matter how demanding your project’s conditions. In addition, all of our services are totally customisable and we offer a number of valuable benefits that you won’t get elsewhere.

Let’s take the example of web content – one of our main specialist subjects. By putting your website translation in the hands of our professional translation service, you are ensuring your company the very best advantages to succeed in the international market.

We know that our clients are busy taking care of their business and that it is important to make the translation process as simple as possible. That’s why we have designed this blog, with all the information you will need to get the most out of your translation, along with hints and tips, useful blog posts, and full access to all our services. We also have the benefit of having a large and competent in-house IT team at our disposal, which is continually working to make the user experience even quicker and easier.

Qualified native translators for your project.

We only work with native translators, that is a given offering a professional translation service. However, unlike many other translation agencies, we are also experts in SEO and marketing translation, meaning that we can offer extras like SEO optimisation and localisation, to ensure that your marketing strategy is effectively and consistently implemented in all of your target markets. (You can check out our SEO translation post here)

A translation service to fit your needs.

We also offer the assurance of a quick translation service. When you need your project in a hurry, you can simply select our rush order option and your project will be delivered to your upcoming deadline, and can be ready in as little as 24 hours in some cases. In addition, we offer our specialist proofreading service to ensure that not a single word choice or letter is out of place in your translation.

Finally, you are also safe in the knowledge that you are able to get in touch with our project managers directly for any query about our online translations. You can find all the details of how to get in touch with us on our contact page.

Whatever type of translation service you require, you can be confident that BigTranslation has the expertise and tools to satisfy your needs. We look forward to working with you!

Proofreading – Translation Services

BigTranslation offers the possibility to ensure that your translations are totally accurate and error-free with our excellent proofreading service. If you opt for this service, our native proofreaders will also ensure that your content is localised for the appropriate region with the corresponding vocabulary.

BigTranslation’s proofreading service:

Proofreading is essential when translating any kind of project. In order to have an accurate and error-free document, you need expert proofreaders. Luckily, we have an experienced team on hand to take care of this!

BigTranslation offers the possibility to ensure that your translations are totally accurate and error-free with our excellent proofreading service. If you opt for this service, our native proofreaders will also ensure that your content is localised for the appropriate region with the corresponding vocabulary.

When adding the proofreading service to your order, your project will be meticulously revised by our specialised editing and proofreading team to ensure that no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors go unnoticed. Our team of professional proofreaders will also ensure that the final project reads comfortably and has the proper tone to meet the text’s requirements.

Why is proofreading important? Spelling and grammar.

Proofreading is important for any translation project. When ordering a proofreading service with BigTranslation, we will ensure that all our projects are fully checked by our proofreading staff to ensure that no spelling or grammatical errors go unnoticed. Translations are checked by hand rather than using an automated system to ensure that the final project reads comfortably and has the proper tone for the topics discussed.

Proofreading for an error free text.

To have an error-free document, you need qualified and experienced proofreaders. Order our translation service and we’ll take care of it. You can rely on your document being error-free and correct throughout. All projects are reviewed by professional proofreaders with knowledge in the subject matter to ensure that the terminology is correct and that no errors go unnoticed.

BigTranslation: Translation Rates

Here at BigTranslation, we offer different levels of pricing and quality assurance, depending on the language combination, length and complexity of texts to be translated, as well as the type of translator required for the job and the turnaround time. This way, our clients can select the service that most suits their needs at any one time.

High-quality translation services at the best rates.

Here at BigTranslation, we offer different levels of translation rates and quality assurance, depending on the language combination, length and complexity of texts to be translated, as well as the type of translator required for the job and the turnaround time. This way, our clients can select the service that most suits their needs at any one time.

Thanks to our state-of-the-art technology, we are able to offer clients highly competitive translation rates. BigTranslation is an online professional translation agency whose totally automated platform allows us to dramatically cut administrative costs. The only part of the process which is not automated is, of course, the translation itself! All translations are carried out manually by trained native professionals with a keen eye for detail.

Translation rates: BASIC

From €0.03 per word

Translations carried out by native junior translators

Translation rates: PRO

From €0.06 per word

Translations carried out by experienced native translators

Translation rates: BUSINESS

From €0.09 per word

Translations carried out by specialised senior translators

Translation Services Overview

We are a translation agency with a strong technological backbone and we have implemented a multitude of automated processes to make the translation process itself easier for both our clients and our translators. Any of the translation services that we offer can be requested automatically from our website.

Our comprehensive translation services are easy to request, competetively priced and are carried out to the very highest quality.

AUTOMATED PLATFORM

We are a translation agency with a strong technological backbone and we have implemented a multitude of automated processes to make the translation process itself easier for both our clients and our translators. Any of the translation services that we offer can be requested automatically from our website.

ONLINE QUOTES AND ORDERING

Our platform is totally automated, meaning that clients can calculate the cost of their translations and request our services, depending on their needs. We accept a number of different payment methods such as credit/debit card, PayPal and bank transfer.

NATIVE TRANSLATORS

Our specialised translation team is made up of qualified and native professionals. All our translators are appointed via an exhaustive selection process in order to guarantee our customers only high-quality translations.

We know the importance of working exclusively with native translators, as precise terminology and appropriate context in each language is of vital importance for your text.

ALL TYPES OF DOCUMENT

We cater for wide variety of project types: web content, product catalogues, documentation, emails, newsletters, corporate and publicity brochures, reports, presentations, articles, guides, etc.

We offer both general and specialised translation services, with different levels of pricing and quality control.

We offer all kinds of incentives and services to both our clients and our excellent team of translators!

TURNAROUND TIME

We have a 99 % customer satisfaction rate due to the fact that we adhere strictly to the quoted delivery deadlines.

Quality Translation with Confidentiality Guaranteed

Here at BigTranslation, quality translation and confidentiality assurance are our top priorities. As such, we have created a series of guides and manuals outlining the obligatory standards required for each and every piece of work carried out by our translators.

QUALITY TRANSLATION – TRANSLATOR TRAINING AND SATISFACTION

Here at BigTranslation, quality translation and confidentiality assurance are our top priorities. As such, we have created a series of guides and manuals outlining the obligatory standards required for each and every piece of work carried out by our translators.

 

Our work force is a key factor contributing to our success. In recognition of this, we have devised a series of incentives for both our in-house and freelance translators, ensuring that they stay motivated and continue to grow professionally.

 

 

QUALITY TRANSLATION – TRANSLATION RATING AND VALIDATION

 Each translation is rated by a supervisor (proofreader) or by the end client, allowing us to rate the quality of each translator.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY – COPYSCAPE

We have established a system of plagiarism and duplicate content controlsThese ensure that our clients’ texts are suitable for translation and that they do not infringe any intellectual property rights.

CONFIDENTIALITY – DATA PROTECTION

We comply with all European data protection regulations. We guarantee total confidentiality regarding both translated documents and the entities which request our services.

Professional Translation Team: Stefanie Crolla

Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Stefanie and I’ve been a Dutch translator for BigTranslation for several years now. I was born in Belgium and am currently living in the Netherlands.

translator-dutchProfessional translation into Dutch:

Allow me to introduce myself: my name is Stefanie and I’ve been a Dutch professional translator for BigTranslation for several years now. I was born in Belgium and am currently living in the Netherlands. During my academic career, where I achieved a BA in Language and Literature, MA in Business Communication and MA in Journalism, one thing was always on my mind: I wanted a career as a professional translator, and one way or another I was going to achieve it. And I did!

A passion for translation

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been passionate about languages and professional translation. As a kid, I was always looking for spelling mistakes in newspapers and magazines. I would read the subtitles on television to see how translation and subtitling worked. I would watch kids’ television in French, English and Spanish without subtitles, just to develop my language skills. Because that’s what it is: language is a passion, professional translation is a passion. Trying to find the right words, putting them in the right place, conveying connotations and meanings that are created by putting specific words together and helping someone else understand something they never could before. Without professional translation and translators, we might have never heard of some faraway countries, we would never have understood the lyrics to our favourite songs and we wouldn’t be able to follow a movie in another language.

Translation as transferral

To translate is more than just replacing one word after another with words of a different language. To translate is to replace one language with another, transferring the meaning of the text, but also conveying the words between the lines, all the nuances and suggestions. It’s like the famous English writer Anthony Burgess once said: “Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.”

What Languages Should I Translate My Website Into?

One of the toughest decisions a company will face when carrying out website translations is deciding which markets to target first and, consequently, which languages to translate into.

We work with specialist native Spanish translators so that you can translate your website effectively.

One of the toughest decisions a company will face when carrying out website translations is deciding which markets to target first and, consequently, which languages to translate into. A great example would be the Spanish market: Spanish is one of our most popular target languages.

Thanks to the internet, it’s possible for even small and medium business enterprises to make their mark on the world and they put themselves at a distinct advantage when contracting translation services that work exclusively with professional Spanish translators. At BigTranslation, our website translation service is one of the most effective ways to reach new customers in an international environment. Not only is website translation a must for expanding companies, but also the translation of documents that appear on your website is another additional, and valuable, option. When deciding whether you want a traditional translation agency or an experienced professional business translation service, where translations are carried out by native Spanish translators, your business’ reputation is at stake!

Professional translation by native translators.

With approximately 75 % of the world’s internet users using a language other than English to browse the web, without website translations your business is missing out. BigTranslation offers translation services from and into 24 different European languages including Spanish, as well as every other combination from around the globe.

Our translation website services include: translating your entire website, multilingual SEO positioning, marketing translation services and multilingual translation services.

E-commerce translation

Sell your products quicker in all of your markets with product description translation or your entire catalogue localised for a new market. Flexible services and customisable pricing.

Marketing translation

We specialise in the translation of marketing content and our creative Spanish translators will accurately communicate your brand’s voice. They will localise it to each of you target markets’ cultures, provide multilingual, SEO-friendly content, and make sure that any terminology is accurately used in the given context.

Enterprise and business translation

Translation services for businesses with specialist Spanish translators who will concisely and effectively translate publicity brochures, internal and external reports, corporate communications, etc. across a wide range of sectors

Other language translation options…

As well as Spanish translation, we work with native translators in all other language combinations. Get in touch and see what BigTranslations professional native team can do for your company!

Our Philosophy: Professional Translators and Translations

Here at BigTranslation, we are a translation agency par excellence, a reference in the sector. Our slogan is ‘Swift translations by committed and native professionals’ and this claim is achieved through and backed by our Corporate Philosophy.

Our Philosophy: Professional Translators and Translations of the Highest Quality

Here at BigTranslation we are a translation agency par excellence, a reference in the sector. Our slogan is ‘swift translations by committed and native professionals’ and this claim is achieved through and backed by our Corporate Philosophy. As such, we would like to share with all of our team the five key underlying guiding principles of this philosophy, that help us to always stay at the top of our game and which form the basis of our day-to-day business and shape the way that our company’s processes our developed.

1. Deliver a service that we can always be proud of

This is why we only work with native language professionals and why we have all of our professional translators undertake our test translation before starting to work with us. We also then have every text checked over by our Validators to make sure that our projects are always of the very highest quality and we take great pride in doing everything in our capabilities to deliver on time 100 % of the time.

2. Make the process as easy as possible for both clients and translator

This is why we have created an almost fully automated platform as well as this support area for professional translators. Both endeavour to make the process of joining our team, carrying out translations and even invoicing us as easy as possible. For customers we also offer an automated process and customisable project options allowing them to get the exact service they need exactly when they need it.

3. Constantly seek to improve and innovate

We are very proud of our customer satisfaction rate and we receive excellent feedback from our team. However, we don’t like to rest on our laurels. We are committed to working constantly with our very capable and experienced IT team to make sure that our platform is as user friendly as possible. Likewise, we like to actively encourage our team of professional translators to continue to hone their skills by checking their validated texts, making note of any remarks and edited text. This is why we also offer informative post such on topics such as SEO translation, for the benefit of our professional translators.

4. Diversity makes us stronger

Our team is made up of professional translators with a multitude of different language combinations and specialisations. We like to be able to provide our services to clients from numerous sectors and locations, so we work with professional translators from all different backgrounds.  Our methodology and our automated platform provides not only flexibility to our freelancers but also allows us to offer a wide variety of services in numerous fields and languages, creating new market opportunities.

5. Communication is key

We try to keep our support area constantly updated with any new developments here at BigTranslation, we stay in close contact with our professional translators regarding available projects and we always aim to respond quickly and effectively to any queries about any aspect of the work. We also welcome any feedback from our team regarding any changes and love to receive suggestions to help us improve in the future.

Marijke van Veelen – Dutch translations

I have been a translator at BigTranslation for some time now, and recently became a validator as well. I like BigTranslation for their easy Dutch translations of products and for their flexibility: you can take work when you can, as much as you can.

Dutch Translations: Freelancer Marijke van Veelen

I have been a freelance translator English-Dutch since 2008.

 

dutch translationWhat’s great about carrying out Dutch translations as a freelancer?

What I like about Dutch translations is also the hard part of it: trying to find creative solutions to overcome the limitations of language. Translating is like solving a puzzle. Besides translating in different fields like toys, fashion, games, marketing and others, I also frequently work on reviewing texts, transcribing audio, and I have even done some subtitling for American and British shows being broadcast in the Netherlands. That is the second thing I like about translating: the diversity. As a Dutch translator, you never know what your day will bring when you wake up in the morning. But the good thing about being a freelancer is that you can easily structure your day yourself and take a break when you need to. Whatever happens, you are still in control.

What challenges do you face in your work?

The downside about being a freelance translator, besides the lack of colleagues, is the danger of overloading yourself with too much work or not getting enough work. For me, I tend to take on way too much work for one day and I find it hard to keep track on what I have to do during the day and when my deadlines are. But by watching the clock regularly, taking notes on what I have to do and when it has to be done, and not being afraid to turn down a job sometimes, I always make it and that makes me feel proud.

Dutch translation for BigTranslation…

I have been a Dutch translator at BigTranslation for some time now, and recently became a validator as well. I like BigTranslation for their simple Dutch translations of products and for their flexibility: you can take work when you can, as much as you can.