There are four qualities you must consider when searching for an English to Spanish translation service. They are are not limited to, but must include the following attributes.
* CLEAR AND CONCISE
When using any translation service, the last thing you want is to receive confusing responses. If you are in a foreign country and using a mobile device, you certainly don’t want to struggle with a muddled translation. This could possibly be the single most important aspect of any translation service, regardless of the language. Imagine that you are standing in front of the Chi’chen Itza and you need desperately to find a restroom. At this point, you definitely want your service to work for you, to be completely clear and leave no question as to your request. The translation service should also offer pronunciation help so that you have the ability to speak the words at least close to the way they should sound. Sometimes one syllable can make a difference, or where the inflection is placed on a syllable. So, clear and concise translation is an absolute must.
*FAST AND EASY TO USE
This aspect is not quite as important if you are sitting in the comfort of your own living room experimenting with it. But, if you are out on the go and need help, you want a provider who makes the process easy for you. No scrolling through numerous screens to get the answers you need. Response time is crucial and any delay could cause complicating circumstances. Fast and Easy are the keywords here.
This quality is pretty self-explanatory. I’ll refer back to the situation of being in a foreign country and totally dependent on a translation service. The results must be accurate. It could mean the difference between life and death in some situations, avoiding misunderstandings, or at the least between comfort and discomfort. You will find many similarities in the language from one Spanish-speaking country to another, but at the same time, there are some differences. An important aspect of your translation service should be the flexibility of choosing what country you are in and receiving a consistent response including local dialect. Accuracy is crucial in any translation.
*DEPENDABLE AND RELIABLE
This could possibly be the second most important factor in deciding on your translation service. I highly recommend examining the response stats for any service you are considering. There are many free translation services available to choose from, but sometimes free may not always be best when you are getting what you pay for. I recommend that you do your homework. Look around at all of your options. Use the four main points laid out here, to make an educated decision. Read reviews on English to Spanish translation services. I find reviewers, for the most part, to be fair, honest and critical. This is simply another tool to help you choose the translation service that most suits your needs.
If you use these guidelines, you’re sure to find a top-notch translation service.