Top Translation Services in Singapore

top language translator singapore digital marketing

If you have been relying on Google Translate as the only way to get by your intercultural transactions, I pray that you’re still in business! 

 

Most people underestimate the importance of an excellent translation service. A good translation company will ensure that your intention and sincerity are being understood by the other end. A shoddy one will cause potential misunderstanding and even jeopardise your reputation! They will also ensure your content is translated to the highest possible standards, while an inferior one will make you regret why you even hired them in the first place.

But first:

What are “Translation Services”? 

 

Different languages have different language structures, so a literal translation might end up looking weird through the eyes of another demographic. Translators have to ensure that the concepts and intentions remain the same as the original version.

Translation is also about establishing understanding and building relationships between different cultures. If needed, slangs may sometimes be included and translated to facilitate understanding.

 


The Top Translation Services In Singapore

 

Elionetwork digital marketing

Company

Elionetwork

About

Elionetwork believes communication sits at the centre of everything that we do online. They have, therefore, positioned themselves as the go-to, one-stop-shop for all your globalisation needs.

Their services range from transcreation, copywriting, translation, and interpretation, to engineering, filming, subtitling, editing, and DTP.

You can reach out to Elionetwork for any type of translation services, regardless of where you are and which country you’re targeting. The company has you covered on anything translation.

Services

  • Translation
  • Interpretation
  • Multimedia
  • Engineering
  • Creative Services
Pricing

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Website

https://elionetwork.com/

Address

8 Burn Road, #12-03 Trivex, Singapore 369977

Telephone

(65) 6509 5048

Clients

  • Blue Coat
  • Basler
  • Henkel
  • Panasonic
  • Microsoft

 


 

 

sage translation digital marketing

Company

Sage Languages

About

Sage Languages is a highly rated translation centre in Singapore. Created in 1995, the company has served thousands of clients both locally and internationally.

Their primary clientele are businesses that want to target international markets and are looking for an agency to help them communicate effectively with locals.

Services

  • Translation Services (English to Chinese)
  • Notarised Translation Services
  • Website Translation, Technical Writing Services
  • Document Editing Services
  • Document Translation Services
  • Print Services
  • Layout
Pricing

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Website

http://www.sagelanguages.com/

Address

60 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051

Telephone

 (65) 8280 3328

Operating Hours

  •  Monday-Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm
  •  Friday: 9 am to 12 pm

Clients

  • Banyan Tree
  • Eltron Microsite
  • Medical Fact Sheet for Vietnam
  • Porsche Spyder 918
  • Philips SE425 for both Romania and Hungary

Review 1

“Well professional and on-time service and moreover very generous and kind hearted person.”

Review 2

“I’ve documents urgently needed translation so I googled and found this company. The lady(Rachel) is friendly and helpful. Within 2 days my document are translated. Good services and reasonable price.”

Review 3

“Competitively prices and quick turnaround time for translation and notarization!”

 


wordburg translation services digital marketing

Company

Wordburg Translation

About

Wordsburgs are one of the most authentic translators in the country. They’re among the few translators who don’t believe in random translation or doing verbatim translations.

They have one of the most abled team you’ll ever come across, capable of translating more than 120 languages. Even more important, the company believes in making your personality reflect in your translation.

Services

  • Medical Translation
  • Technical, Travel and Tourism Translation
  • Business and Financial Translation
  • Certified Translation
  • Legal translation
Pricing

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Website

https://www.wordsburg.com.sg/

Address

105 Cecil Street, The Octagon #11-00, Singapore,069534

Telephone

(65) 6224 1987

Operating Hours

Monday-Saturday: 9am-6pm

Clients

  • Total
  • Bombardier
  • Bird and Bird
  • Shimano
  • Health Promotion Board

Review 1

“Very efficient team who responded to my queries very quickly and clearly. Some of them even worked over the weekend to answer my queries. I had to go back and forth with them a few times to clarify the translation but they were fast and easy to work with. Only feedback would be to work better with the courier service as I did not manage to receive my documents and had to go down to the courier company to pick it up.”
 

Review 2

“Quick and effective communication. Answered my queries and helped in getting documents translated and notarised fast. Highly recommended!”

Review 3

“Wordsburg provide a good service if you need a certified translation quickly and to get it notarised as well. It pays to know something of the language if you want to check the accuracy of their translation though.”

 


chambers digital marketing

Company

 Chambers Translation

About

Chambers has been around since 1995. At the time of this publication, they have six extension offices from different parts of the world.

They’re the experts in bridging language barrier and erasing borders so that their clients can start targeting customers from any part of the world.

Services

  • Wedding Certificates Translation
  • Financial Translation
  • Website Translation
  • Insurance Certificates Translation
  • Marketing Translations
Pricing

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Website

 http://chamberstranslations.com/

Address

 1 Sophia Road, #03-09 Peace Centre, Singapore 228149

Telephone

(65) 9336 4479

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am-7pm

Clients

  • Bakers Hughes
  • National University of Singapore
  • Sunway Lagoon
  • OCBC Bank
  • HP

Review 1

“Translations are standard and reliable. The price is moderate and turnaround time is great. Hope to work with Chambers Translations in the future!”

Review 2

“The turnaround time is very quick than expected and the price is moderate. Thank you, Chambers for the fast response!”

Review 3

“Chambers in Singapore is the best for translating legal documents. Further, it comes along with legalisation. I was relaxed by the prompt service of your translation company. Thanks.”

 


lingua digital marketing

Company

Lingua Technologies International

About

Lingua Technologies was started in 1996 and has since then grown to earn a spot in the elite group of translation and localisation services in Singapore.

Their reputation remains untainted, while their experience speaks volumes on the quality of services that they offer.

They have established a large network of native-speaking translators that have earned their stripes for being consistent with delivering quality.

Services

  • Design
  • Subtitling service
  • Translation and Localization
  • Editing
  • Transcription services
Pricing

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Website

https://www.translationsingapore.com
Address

400 Orchard Road, #13-08 Orchard Towers, Singapore 238875

Telephone

(65) 6576 0138

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

Clients

  • Beijing 101
  • Burger King
  • HME Technologies
  • Keppel
  • National University Hospital

Review 1

“The thing that impressed me most is that they complete the task on time. Very reliable in that respect. Also, the quality of the transcription is good.”

Review 2

“Lingua Technologies International has been providing great translation service for many years. From my personal experience, I can testify that their service is efficient and superb. Most importantly, they are very willing to put in extra effort to make sure their translation work is reliable and accurate. Thumbs up !”

Review 3

“I used their service to translate my documents that are required for Singapore Permanent Residence application. This is the service with the most reasonable price and time. I am really satisfied with their service. Do consider them as your translation company if you’re looking for an affordable and fast one.”

 


translation services sg digital marketing

Company

Translation Service SG

About

Translation Service company was founded 14 years ago, and has grown to be one of the leading providers of translation services across a range of languages, including Malay, Chinese, Japanese, Cantonese, and English, to name a few.

It’s an all-rounded, notarised providers of translation services, with broad application – PR, citizenship, marketing, and so on.

Adding to that, the company also provides power translation, and for those that are caught up behind time, you have the option of ordering for their express translation services – which guarantees to get your work done within 24 hours.

Services

  • Proofreading Services
  • Copywriting Services
  • Translation Services
  • Transcription Services
PricingClick here to Enquire

Website

https://www.translationservice.sg/
Address

10 Anson Road, Unit #27-15, International Plaza, Singapore 079903

Telephone

(65) 6714 6715

Operating Hours

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm

Closed on Public Holidays

Review 1

“Great experience with Translator Services! Timely follow ups and great pricing too, would recommend to anyone looking for official translation services in Singapore :)”

Review 2

“Best Translation Services Provider Singapore!!!”

 


whizwordz digital marketing

Company

WhizWordz

About

WhizWordz only specialised in English to Chinese translations while starting out. They would eventually expand their services to incorporate other language pairs.

The agency caters to both local and international clientele in need of translation services.

The company has also ventured into copywriting, typesetting, website localisation, transcription, transcreation, and interpretation.

They’re your best choice of a translation agency if you’re looking for someone to help you translate between any Asian language and English.

Services

  • Translation Services
  • Type settings
  • Transcreation
  • Transcribing
  • Certificate Translation
Pricing

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Website

https://www.whizwordz.com.sg/
Address

151 Chin Swee Road, #13-04 Manhattan House, Singapore 169876

Telephone

(65) 6600 3798

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

Clients

  • Canon
  • Singapore Zoo
  • Carlton
  • StarHub
  • BreadTalk

Review 1

“Not the first time using WhizWordz, Gerald’s service has always being professional and prompt response. Good pricing and excellent translation services. Highly recommended.”

Review 2

“Fast, efficient service and meet deliver timeline by Gerald of WhizWordz. He is excellence in service and honest, the price is reasonable. Will definitely use their services again.”

Review 3

“Very prompt in delivering the translation. Quote is also reasonable. Looking forward to working with Dawn again for future translation services.”

 


verztec digital marketing

Company

Verztec Consulting

About

Verztec is a global content consulting agency with its roots in Singapore. It’s one of the few companies that never compromise on quality as far as localisation and translation go.

Their services cut across different industries. They’re also cost-effective and delivered to the best standards that the industry has to offer.

The company also offers consulting services to businesses that want to scale up and try their luck on international ground.

Founded in 2010, the agency offers translation services in more than 100 different languages.

Services

  • Translation
  • Web Localization and Testing
  • Transcreation
  • Globalization Consulting
  • Multilingual Staffing Solutions
Pricing

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Website

http://www.verztec.com.sg/

Address

10 Jalan Besar, #16-01/02 Sim Lim Tower, Singapore 208787

Telephone

(65) 6577 4646

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-6:30pm

Clients

  • Google
  • Yara
  • Norvartis
  • Microsoft
  • Daimler

Review 1

“I was referred to this company by a friend. I am glad I took their advice. They were very friendly and made me feel very important. The had a good turn around time, quality translation services and were very responsive to my needs. Would definitely recommend them!”

Review 2

“I hired Verztec for translating and notary of some paperwork and i was amazed by the level of great and satisfying work they did. In particular, Low Ying Lin (the PM) was providing consistent quality of support and attending all my queries, clarifying the process and doing some extra work to ensure 100% satisfaction. Highly recommended!”

Review 3

“Nice friendly staff “

 


absolute translations digital marketing

Company

Absolute Translation

About

Absolute Translations consists of a team of passionate translators dedicated to helping you expand beyond your local market. It’s a boutique firm that’s super-flexible and friendly towards your pocket.

The agency has a thorough vetting system for their translators, most of who are hand-picked based on where they come from and if they have a way with words.

The agency doesn’t just handle your job in bulk. They first assign you a dedicated team that will ensure that your work is done to the best possible standards and that all your requirements are met and instructions adhered to.

In your team, there’ll be a translator (who will be doing the actual translating work), a reviewer (who’ll review the work and ensure the required quality standard are met), and an editor (who’ll go through the job and ensure its grammar and wording are up to snuff).

Services

  • Editing and Post-editing
  • Translation
  • Website Localisation
  • Conference Interpreting
  • Terminology Management
Pricing

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Website

https://absolutetranslations.com.sg/
Address

The metropolis Tower 2, #08-09, 11North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138589

Telephone

(65) 3158 3358

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm

Closed on holidays and weekend

Clients

  • Nufarm
  • Aesop
  • Strat
  • Rio Tinto
  • Australia Council of the Arts

 


raffles translation digital marketing

Company

Raffles Translation Services

About

Raffles is a professional translation service provider first established in 2002. They have one of the most competitive price rates and the fastest turnaround time.

The company stands out for several reasons, one being they do not outsource their services to a third party. Instead, they have an in-house team of translators hired for their talent and experience.

It’s one of the most professional translation agencies in Singapore, known for handling their work with strict confidentiality and the commitment to deliver quality services.

For language, the company offers translation services on all Asia and European languages – Malay, Tamil, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, English, French, and so on.

Services

  • Proofreading
  • Language Translation
  • Editing, Transcription
  • Interpreting Services
Pricing

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Website

https://rafflestranslation.com.sg/
Address

71 Jurong West Central 3, #07-17 The Centris, Singapore 648335

Telephone

(65) 6570 6028

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm

Clients

  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Central Chambers Law Corporations
  • Rocher Singapore
  • Jurong Engineering Limited
  • Conject Asia

Review 1

“Super fast translation that I think no other companies in Singapore can match. Delivered to promise after payment was made. Michael and Raffles Translation are highly recommended for any translation that you need to do.”

Review 2

“Excellent professional service with prompt response and high-quality translation. Highly recommended!”

Review 3

“Very fast and efficient on handling in urgent related matters regards to the notarization of my birth ceritficate and translation.”

 


 


Lyric Technologies digital marketing

Company

Lyric Technologies

About

Lyric was established in 2005 as a content localisation agency that has since expanded to be one of the leading translation agencies in the country. It’s one of the few agencies that have had the opportunity of working with government agencies.

The company now employs more than 15000 linguistic experts, offering translations in more than 140 different languages.

Their translation expertise cuts across different industries, including medicine, engineering, finance, and automotive. Besides offering translation services, the company offers desktop publishing services

Services

  • Translation Services
  • Audio and Video Translation
  • Auto Mobile
  • Onsite Interpretation
  • Website Translation
Pricing

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Website

https://translators.com.sg/

Address

Level 19 Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place, Singapore 048623

Telephone

(65) 6631 2976

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm

Clients

  • Singtel
  • Daimler
  • Accenture
  • Stryker
  • Maybank

Review 1

“I am very much satisfied with the translation of my documents.
It’s so perfectly done by the translator.
I will definitely recommend to my friends.”

Review 2

“The staffs here are service orientated and they render excellent service and the are efficient especially when it comes to updates to be given to the their clients..”

Review 3

“They are very professional and I am much satisfied with their prompt responses and the good job. Thank You!”

 


language connect digital marketing

Company

Language Connect

About

Language Connect was recently sold to a UK company called The Hut Group (THG). After the company took it, it became one of the leading providers of translation services both locally and internationally.

The company is known for delivering fast and accurate translation services that cut across multiple industry sectors with no time zone restrictions.

They have offices in Singapore, London, Dubai, Melbourne, and Munich.

Services

  • Document Translation
  • Survey Translation
  • Proofreading
  • Transcription
  • Interpreting
Pricing

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Website

https://www.languageconnect.net/
Address

#09-01, 63 Market Street, The Bank of Singapore Centre, Singapore 048942

Telephone

(65) 8484 8001

Clients

  • Toluna
  • Skyscanner
  • The Scottish Parliament
  • Marvel
  • Hilton

 


letter crafts digital marketing

Company

Letter Craft Translation Services

About

Letter craft has a team of passionate translators, boasting many years of translating experience in more than 80 language pairs. Their team is equipped to handle all types of translation work, whether simple or too technical.

Although headquartered in Singapore, the agency has sales offices in Hong Kong, India, the UK, and Japan. They also have one of the most diverse and experienced teams of translators.

For large projects, they have a peer-to-peer review process that the project has to go through before it’s finally delivered to the client. That’s their way of ensuring their quality standards are met.

Services

  • Audio and Video Translation
  • Food and Culinary Translation
  • Personal Document Translation
  • Medical Document Translation
  • Business Document Translation
Pricing

Click here to Enquire

Website

https://www.lettercrafts.org/

Address

Servcop, Suntec Tower Three, #42-01, 8 Temasek, Boulevard, Singapore 038988

Telephone

(65) 6711 0135

Operating Hours

Daily 9am-8pm except Saturday 9am-6:30pm

Clients

  • Deloitte
  • Changi
  • Phillips
  • National University of Singapore
  • Ubisoft

Review 1

“Very professional and efficient! I receive my soft copy of translation within 24 hours, and soft copy of notary & authentication after three working days. AK provided a great service and replied my email promptly, thank you so much for him/her and the team’s efforts, they did a great job!”

Review 2

“Thanks for AK for the prompt replied email and advise. The translation and notary service is fast and satisfied.”

Review 3

“Thanks Letter Crafts. They professional service and the price very reasonable .”

 


ACTC Translation Centre digital marketing

Company

ACTC Translation Centre

About

Established in 1999, ACTC is an award-winning translation agency specialised in a range of linguistic services, including website localisation, interpretation, translation, etc.

The agency targets the local market and the whole of the Asia Pacific region. Their team consists of 300 conscientious translators offering translation services in 40 language pairs.

They offer a wide range of translation services, including desktop, interpretation, website localisation, transcription, and game localisation, handling both simple and technical projects.

Services

  • Translation
  • Copywriting
  • Interpretation
  • Transcription
  • DTP
Pricing

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Website

http://www.actc.com.sg/

Address

51 Bukit Batok Crescent, #07-26 Unity Centre, Singapore 658077

Telephone

(65) 6479 0098

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-6:30pm

Clients

  • Ipieca
  • Caltex
  • Sulzer
  • Flexim
  • Total

Review 1

“A very professional company who provides prompt responses to inquiries. Their service and communications across were also very clear, no miscommunication.. Will engage them again when opportunity arises . Keep up the good work !”

Review 2

“Very professional & excellent service.Professional work at reasonable fee.Satisfied with the service.Recommend !!!”

Review 3

“Very professional services, delightful as the translated language flows well.

 

Very safe as they provide to sign non-disclosure agreement and besides the Company seems to be in the market for more than 1 decade so far never seen any bad review.”

 


Lexigo digital marketing

Company

Lexigo

About

Conceived in 2011, Lexigo has earned its place in the big league. They’re ranked as one of the leading providers of translation services in the country, dedicated to helping businesses grow and retain an international audience.

They have a strong network of translators, capable of offering translation services in more than 96 language pairs, including all Asian Languages.

Services

DTP, Translation, NAATI Certified Translation, Websites, Localized Translation

Pricing

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Website

https://www.lexigo.com/

Address

24 Raffles Place, Level 28 Clifford Centre, Singapore 048621

Telephone

(65) 6637 8621

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-6:30pm

Clients

  • Westfield
  • National Museum Australia
  • Centrelink
  • Atec
  • Gloria Jeans

 


Expertrans digital marketing

Company

Expertrans

About

ExpertTrans is one of the leading globalisation solutions. The agency was established in 2005 and has managed to gain a reputation among the top providers of translation services in the country.

The company prides itself on its strong network of translators (more than 100 to be precise).

Before jumping on any project, the company has first to understand their clients’ goals, which they consider their own. They then offer themselves as strategic partners, more focused on helping their clients realise their goals.

Services

  • Interpretation
  • Translation
  • Localization
  • Media
PricingClick here to Enquire

Website

https://www.expertrans.com/
Address

Block 216, #07-39 Tampines Street 23, Singapore 520216

Telephone

(65) 6715 7049

Operating Hours

24/7

Clients

  • Panasonic
  • Huawei
  • Jabil
  • Samsung
  • Honda

 

Berlo Translation digital marketing

Company

Berlo Translation

About

BerloTranslation started in the Philippines and Singapore. They were one of the most reliable localisation agencies at the time, offering professional translation, interpretation, and transcription services for individuals, private companies, and other institutions.

Their speciality is in Asian, European, and Middle East languages. In addition to providing web page translations, the agency offers translations to meetings, audio videos, courts, and conferences

Services

  • Business Translation
  • Legal Translation
  • Medical Translation
  • Engineering Translation
  • Interpretation
PricingClick here to Enquire

Website

https://berlotranslations.com/
Address

20 Maxwell Road, #17-18i Maxwell House, Singapore 069113

Telephone

(65) 6221 3437

Operating Hours

Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm

Friday: 9 am to 12 pm

 


Veqta Translation digital marketing

Company

Veqta Translation

About

The agency derived its name from the word vector, which is an image category in Desktop Publishing. The company wasn’t as big as they currently are while starting out. They started as a small boutique firm offering translation services to individuals and small businesses.

Over time, the company would grow to start taking on big projects. They have since grown to include thousands of translators in their network, ready to take on any type of translation work.

They have translated books, added subtitles to audio and film, and even provided voice-overs in different languages. There’s literally no limit as to what type of translation or localisation work the agency can do.

But what makes them unique is the fact that their team is purely made up of native speakers. You have someone who not only understands the language but is also well versed in its colloquial character.   

Services

  • Desktop Publishing
  • Document Translation
  • Website Translation
  • Multimedia Translation
  • Transcreation
PricingClick here to Enquire

Website

https://veqta.com/
Address

Centennial Tower 3, Temasek Ave Level 21, Singapore 039190

Telephone

(65) 6549 7259

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm

Saturday: 10am-3pm

Clients

  • Loxa
  • Tiger Balm
  • Cannon
  • Mazda
  • Tourism Malaysia

Review 1

“Thanks to Mike & Team for translating our app”

Review 2

“5 stars”

 


Translated Right digital marketing

Company

Translated Right

About

Translated Right has only been around for two years and is already causing waves in the world of translation. Their network consists of over 5000 professional native-speaking translators.

Their translation services run around the clock. You’re free to place your order with them at any time of the day.

The company offers professional, affordable, and quick turn-around translation services in more than 50 language pairs.

Services

  • Proofreading
  • Desktop Publishing Services
  • Translation Service
  • Transcription
  • Website Translation
Pricing

Click here to Enquire

Website

https://www.translatedright.com/
Address

5 Peck Hay Road, Singapore 228307

Telephone

(65) 9830 2249

Operating Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9am-6pm

Clients

  • AkzoNobel
  • AIA
  • Marina Bay Singapore
  • Motorola
  • Sheraton

Review 1

“Great Job! We’re very grateful for the quick turnaround to get our product summary sheets translated in time for our launch.”

Review 2

“We have been working with Translated Right as they offers reliable translation services that are cost effective. I am very happy with the results of our partnership.”

Review 3

“We managed to get our website localisation project completed on schedule. John was focused on our needs and was professional at every step of the way.”

 


Scribers International digital marketing

Company

Scribers International

About

Scribers is an internationally known translation and localisation agency specialised with digital content – websites, e-learning, and software translations, among others.

It started as a copywriting agency, and as the company expanded, they decided to incorporate translation as part of their services.

The company caters to both small and big business with no geographical restrictions.

Services

  • Sign Language
  • Interpretation
  • Translation
  • Conference Technology
  • Multimedia Localization
Pricing

Click here to Enquire

Website

http://www.scribers.com.sg/

Address

10 Ubi Crescent, #02-17 Ubi Techpark, Lobby B, Singapore 408564

Telephone

(65) 6742 6338

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

Clients

  • Health Promotion Board Singapore
  • Toshiba
  • NEC
  • Huntsman

Review 1

“Scribers International has been an invaluable and trusted team player for us. They are very professional and timely in the delivery of each project we assigned to them. I would like to say, Scribers International has an excellent team, excellent quality, and is a delight to work with!”

Review 2

“On behalf of my company, I would like to thank you for the extremely cost efficient, quick and professional service. I am really impressed by how you understood our business needs and offered us a better combination of accuracy, speed and cost. Keep up the great job! Thanks again!”

Review 3

“We were thoroughly happy with their service we received. No suggestion for improvement as everything is so great.”

 


The Sample Cost of Translation Services in Singapore

Several factors affect the cost of translation services, such as language pair, service level, and subject matter.

We’ve taken the trouble to dig up some information to show you what a typical translation fee might look like:

Language Pair

Price Per Word for General Text (S$)

Price per word for technical text translation (S$)

English to French

S$0.20

S$0.23

English to Spanish

S$0.13

S$0.19

English to Chinese

S$0.13

S$0.16

English to German

S$0.17

S$0.23

English to Russian

S$0.14

S$0.17

English to Portuguese

S$0.17

S$0.18

English to Korean

S$0.17

S$0.24

English to Italian

S$0.19

S$0.21


Tips for Choosing a Translator 

 

Find a Company with an ISO 17100 Certification 

 

This internationally recognised certification is awarded to companies which have achieved specific standards within the translation field. When you work with a company that has such accreditation, you can have peace of mind, knowing that your texts are professionally translated. 

 

Translator’s Language and Cultural Knowledge 

 

If you aren’t able to find a native translator, the next best choice would be people who have spent time in that particular culture or country. This job goes beyond the translation of words, but also the interpretation of concepts and intentions. Certain words might not sit well with another culture if literally translated. Hence, a translator needs to expert in the language structure to give your text a more native-friendly appeal.   

 

Industry Expertise 

 

There are several translators out there with different areas of expertise. 

 

Are you looking to translate a B2C sales copy? Look for someone who either has experience working as a copywriter or a transcreator. 

 

If you’re looking for someone to translate a bunch of IT-related documents, a translator who has knowledge in IT will do a much better job than a translator who’s a generalist.  

 

Clarify Before You Commit 

 

It’s essential to check if there are any hidden costs with the company to prevent unhappiness from both ends. Also, make sure that your documents are protected by a legally-recognised Confidentiality Agreement.  

 

Communicate With Your Translator 

 

Once you’ve found your ideal translator, state your needs clearly. Be specific about the end goal for anyone reading this piece of document. That would give your translator some perimeters to work with, which can speed up the delivery time. 

 

Your translator should also be proactive in highlighting parts of the text that may not sit well with that culture and offer suggested changes. 


The Role of Translation Services 

 

 

There are about 6500 languages around the world. Singapore, already having 4 official languages, is considered a major business hub in the region. This makes the country a hot spot for several cultures to transact with one another. 

 

The art of translation is more than just turning a piece of text word-for-word into a totally different language. 

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Benefits of Using Translation Services in Singapore

 

Boost Your Website’s Search Engine Ranking 

 

Your site will always be read as a single site by search engines, regardless of how many language translations it has. Therefore, search engines can bring in more traffic from different language searches, which also boost your site’s ranking as a result of more visitors. 

 

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Besides, you can leverage “Geo-Targeting”, a practice where you can strategically reach out to your audience from a particular region. 

 

Ability to Enter into a New Market 

 

Website copywriting aims to connect your audience emotionally with your organisation and products. When appropriately translated, you’re exposing your business to newer markets. 

 

Ability to Articulate Out Your Mission, Vision and Goals 

 

Your company’s intentions and directions must be clearly understood. Professional translators have cultural sensitivity and vast vocabulary of words to deliver your objectives clearly. Through this process, the client from another culture can also feel that you empathise with their issues. 

 

You May Learn Something New About the Culture

 

Through working with a translator, you may discover that certain words and phrases may not translate well in another culture. Hence, you’re able to gain some knowledge about your new demographic.

Gain Trust From The Local Market

Get your customers, partners and government officials to trust you, and feel you genuinely are sincere in your dealings.

 


The State of Translation Services in Singapore

Translators in Singapore are in huge demand. We have both local and international clientele requesting for their services, especially those looking to localise their businesses.

Historical sources seem to suggest that Singapore has been an international trading centre for many centuries.

Since ancient times, traders from Arabia, India, China, and — later on Europe have been passing through Singapore on their trade expeditions.

So, asked to describe this amazing city-state, and one of its characteristics would be multi-lingual and multi-ethnic, fodder for translation services.


Translation Trends to Watch for in 2020 (In Singapore)

 

Post-Editing of Machine Translation

 

 

Machines are gradually taking over the tedious translate-from-scratch tasks for regular translators. However, they are not humans and are not able to phrase concepts in an empathetic and reader-friendly style. 

 

The future of translation may involve human translator refining and editing machine-translated texts. This could finally assist regular translators in speeding up their work and possibly take in more new clients as a result. 

 

Transcreation

 

 

Transcreation is a brand new subgenre of translation. It is used mainly in the world of advertising and marketing. Transcreation aims to translate the essence and emotions of the original text into localised sensibilities. 

 

Transcreators understand that different cultures view the same product differently. Hence it’s essential to translate the message to connect emotionally with the new audience. The goal of transcreation is ultimately to trigger the reader to take some action.  

 

Several TV shows and movies have been harnessing the power of transcreation even before the popularity of this term. 

 

One recent example would in the award-winning movie, Parasite. During a scene, the word “Oxford” was used instead of “Seoul National University” in the subtitles. Despite being a highly respected institution, Seoul National University may not spark familiarity with an international audience. Hence, the translator had to use a more familiar name with similar gravitas, so that everyone, regardless of where they’re from, can understand the humour immediately. 

 

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Video Translation 

 

Video marketing is becoming a big part of content marketing, not just to boost SEO, but also to provide a more enjoyable alternative to consume content. 

 

Hence, video translators are high in-demanded. 

 

 


Editors Note:

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What are translation services?

There are more than 6500 languages in the world, and at least 4 spoken languages in Singapore. Consequently, there’s a higher possibility that your readers speak different languages.

Translation services are the services you look for when you want to convert your messages or materials from one language to another. For instance, in Singapore, a translator may help you convert your material or content from, say, Malay to English and vice versa.

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How to choose a translation service?

Find a company with an ISO 17100 Certification, has translators that speak the native tongue and have cultural knowledge, has industry expertise in the various translation works

How much does translation cost?

It varies greatly but ballpark its between $0.13 to $0.24 per word depending on the language pair.

What are the benefits of using translation services?

1. Boost your website’s search engine ranking
2. Able to enter a new market
3. Ability to articulate your mission, vision and goals
4. Learn something about the culture
5. Gain trust

Author Bio

Tom Koh is widely recognised as a leading SEO consultant in Asia who has worked to transform the online visibility of the leading organisations such as SingTel, Capitaland, Maybank, P&G, WWF, etc. Recently he was instrumental in consulting for a New York-based US$30B fund in an US$4Bn acquisition. Tom is a Computational Science graduate of the National University of Singapore. In his free time he performs pro-bono community work and traveling.
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April 09, 2020

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