Thursday, 26 November 2009

Why translate?

Ok.... so as a director of a translation company, I get asked ALL THE TIME, why should I translate my website? What's the point of it really, it's in English, my clients speak English...

The answer to this is quite simple. Opening up your horizons to other languages and potential markets for your products and services is only good business sense.

Take the example of the London-based businesses that have used the English to Spanish translation services of Translator UK.

Some of these companies haven't even gone through the expense of translating their entire website. Instead, they have translated a few 'core pages', about what their business does, and what their products or services are. They then go on, explaining that they will happily arrange for an interpreter / translator to deal with them if there are interested to learn more.

A simple idea like this (especially with Spanish) can suddenly make your company internationally recognised and start trading with Spanish customers as well as South American customers.

Think about what each language addition might do for you?

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Translator UK starts blogging!

I have tried and tried to resist blogging, but the time has finally come, as the director of a translation company, that it is time to start voicing my opinions to the world. I promise to keep this as business-like as possible, but please don't hold it against me if I use this medium for an occasional rant!.
I will start by introducing AOD & Translator UK. Owned fully by my Spanish company, Acute Business Services. The AOD group is a fast-growing group of websites dedicated to local translation business in Malaga (where I am lucky enough to live) and throughout the whole of the United Kingdom.
The following are just a few of our websites:
Translator UK - The primary website for translation services throughout the whole of the UK. Based in London, yet reaching out to people everywhere in the United kingdom.
London Translation Services - Our London-specific arm that handles a wide variety of language pairs, and specialises in Legalised translation. Both certified and standard.
Translation Birmingham - Our Birmingham-specific arm that has been growing quite rapidly, gaining a reputation in Birmingham for being one of the elite translation companies around.
Glasgow Translation - Our latest addition to the AOD group of translation service providers, Glasgow Translation handles translation services for the whole of the UK, obviously with an emphasis on Scotland.
I welcome your feedback on all of these sites, especially if you are in search of translation yourself. We have done our best at providing full transperancy and providing as much information to our clients and potential clients alike as possible.
Much much more to come!