How the Business Works
Translators do the writing >>
Translators work with print documents, converting text from a source language into a target language. Here's how they work.
Interpreters do the talking >>
Often confused with translators, Interpreters work with the spoken word, converting speech from a source language into a target language. Here's how they work.
Using a translation agency >>
Larger projects may require the help of a language services company. Finding the right partner is the key to success.
About machine translation >>
Can't a computer do all this? There are times when machine translation is useful and times when it's not..
The Right Professional
Do I need a professional?
Miscommunication can be embarrassing or even disastrous. Learn how things can go wrong and why a professional may be the right choice for your job. Translation: Getting It Right Interpreting: Getting It Right
Why hire an UTCT member? >>
Hiring a professional translator or interpreter is an investment that deserves the highest quality return. Selecting an UTCT member is an excellent first step in making that happen.
What is a certified translation? >>
Many official government agencies require a "certified translation" or a "certified translator." What does that mean?
Using the UTCT directories >>
UTCT maintains two of the largest directories of translators, interpreters, and language services providers in the world. Both are free to use and offer numerous options to customize a search.
The UTCT Compass >>
It's hard to know where to begin and what questions to ask. Look to The UTCT Compass for quick answers and insider information.
Guide to Services Agreements >>
In most cases, it makes sense to begin the business relationship with a formal agreement or contract for the services to be provided