Don’t ignore the importance of certified translations! If you need a document translated for an important purpose, there are basically two ways of going about it. One is to have it translated by anyone willing to do it, the other is to have it officially notarised/certified (Translation Certified).
Get your Translation Certified, Stay on the Right Side of the Law!
What’s the difference?
Well, both options will provide you with a translated document, but only one guarantees you’ll stay on the right side of the law!
If it Matters, Get it Done Right!
There are endless examples of the types of documents and texts that could land you in trouble if not translated properly. University qualifications, medical history, criminal record background checks, business contracts, instruction manuals and so on. For obvious reasons, these are the kinds of things that need to be translated 100% perfectly.
Not 90% or 95% correctly – 100% flawlessly and accurately.
What’s the Big Deal?
The big deal is that if the translated document is sub-par or incomplete, it could mislead the recipient. Which could in turn have very serious consequences – all of which would be directed at one person and one person alone:
If you submit a poorly-translated document of importance, it’s your fault, your responsibility and dealing with the aftermath is your problem. Not the translator’s – yours! So if you end up in court or lumped with a fine, you’ve no one to blame but yourself.
…and the Answer?
The only way of avoiding all of the above is to have your documents converted by way of certified translation. Having been translated by a pro and stamped by a notary, the document both carries weight and guarantees accuracy of information. Errors and omissions don’t come into the equation, but even if they did, you’ve demonstrated that you’ve done all you can to prevent them.
Hence, less risk and liability to deal with!
So once again, if it matters, it’s worth getting it done right – certified translations are the way to go!
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