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The Best Translation Services

What are the best business translation companies?

Last updated December 20, 2016.

  1. Translation Services USA logo Translation Services USA Visit Site
  2. Ackuna logo Ackuna Visit Site
  3. Translation Cloud logo Translation Cloud Visit Site
  4. Foreign Translations logo Foreign Translations
  5. Dynamic Language logo Dynamic Language
  6. Day Translations logo Day Translations
  7. Net-Translators logo Net-Translators
  8. One Planet logo One Planet
  9. Babylon logo Babylon
  10. Gengo logo Gengo

Overall Rating

99%

Translation Services USA

97%

Ackuna

95%

Translation Cloud

85%

Foreign Translations

82%

Dynamic Language

79%

Day Translations

76%

Net-Translators

73%

One Planet

69%

Babylon

67%

Gengo

Translation Services Rating

98%

Translation Services USA

98%

Ackuna

96%

Translation Cloud

83%

Foreign Translations

79%

Dynamic Language

76%

Day Translations

73%

Net-Translators

70%

One Planet

66%

Babylon

64%

Gengo

Customer Support Rating

99%

Translation Services USA

96%

Ackuna

94%

Translation Cloud

87%

Foreign Translations

83%

Dynamic Language

81%

Day Translations

77%

Net-Translators

75%

One Planet

71%

Babylon

69%

Gengo

Example Pricing

English to Spanish used as control language pair.

Translation Services USA logo Ackuna logo Translation Cloud logo Foreign Translations logo Dynamic Language logo Day Translations logo Net-Translators USA logo One PLanet logo Babylon logo Gengo logo
$0.10/word $0.00/word $0.07/word $0.22/word $0.40/word $0.16/word $0.29/word $0.19/word $0.16/word $0.12/word
$15.90/page $0.00/page $21.00/page $57.62/page $100.98/page $48.00/page $72.62/page $51.27/page $48.52/page $35.60/page

Translation Services Review

Translation agencies can provide many different translations services depending on the client's needs and the translator's experience and availability.

Translation Services USA logo Ackuna logo Translation Cloud logo Foreign Translations logo Dynamic Language logo Day Translations logo Net-Translators USA logo One PLanet logo Babylon logo Gengo logo
Document Translation
Website Localization
Software Localization
Phone Interpreting
Video Game Localization
Certified Translation
Interpreting Service
Remote Video Interpreting
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What are Translation Services?

Translation services are, simply, services provided by a third party to translate your text from one (source) language into another (or multiple target languages). This is a broad term that can describe everything from a private translator working one on one with a client, to using Google Translate for automatic (machine) translation, to working through a translation agency for full-service, professional document or software translation.

Translation Services Ranking: What we found and how

Many translation service providers tend to keep things "under wraps" and hidden from the client until after filling out a quote request form. Those who put pricing and services and other information up front—in other words, with nothing to hide—seemed more trustworthy, low-pressure, and more reliable.

These providers boasted a large number of translators and services provided, but generally offered only a simple text input or generic file upload form, making it difficult to determine just what they can handle. Some of the more automated services made nearly everything public, including translator profiles, making the quality and scope of service much easier to determine at a glance.

Additionally, many also heavily promoted their purported technology and breakthroughs, such as customized crowdsourced solutions and APIs, seemingly relying heavily on the "wow factor" of buzzwords to win appeal over actual quality of service, often with only a handful of client testimonials or logos implying a relationship with major corporations and brands. Translation agencies and translation service providers who focused on translation services as a product, rather than a problem to solve, tended to have better results.

What makes the best translation services?

A number of factors go into determining which translation service provider ranks above another. Chief amongst those is support—if you don't have good customer support, either through individual account managers, a knowledgebase and tutorials, or other means, you will have big trouble.

Services offered is also very important. While focus on only narrow offering of services may seem on the surface to indicate strength in those areas, it can also suggest a smaller pool of qualified translators who may not be able to handle special cases and formats. And an agency that offers only document translation isn't going to be of much use once that same document requires certification.

Other elements, such as the age of the company, the number of employed translators, and so on, also factor into the overall rating as well.

Our findings on translation services

Weighing all the information above, for a well-rounded experience Translation Services USA can't be beat as far as services provided, pricing, and support offered, particularly for those looking for high-quality, professioanl translation.

For those looking for a simpler, faster option, mostly-automated translation services like Ackuna and Translation Cloud can provide fast and easy results at very low prices, with only a small trade off for quality and support, due to their machine and crowdsourcing features.