It takes more than just the ability to understand two languages.

Professional translators and 口译员 have the education, 经验, and expertise to understand the nuances in one language and transfer them to another. The right professional will have solid knowledge of your industry and will know how to culturally adapt your content for the target audience you are trying to reach. You only get one chance to make a first impression, so make sure it counts.



你不能不这么做. Getting your message wrong can cost money, ruin your image, and even cost lives. Whether you’re having a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign translated or need an interpreter to communicate treatment options between a doctor and patient, it pays to hire a professional to get the job done right.

而不是雇佣专业人士, this restaurant used machine translation and did not realize the result was an error message.


ATA publishes articles to illustrate why it is critical to hire qualified translators and 口译员.

The Spanish to English Translation Process: A Translator’s View

By ATA指南针 | 2023年12月1日

As an ATA certified Spanish-to-English translator specializing in medical and marketing translation as well as official documents, my job is not just to change words from one language to another; it’s about bridging cultures and connecting worlds. 我从2006年开始做翻译, 在这个博客里, I want to invite you into my process for bringing a Spanish…


6 Reasons NOT to Use Your Bilingual Staff as Translators or 翻译s

By ATA指南针 | 2023年11月1日

Your bilingual staff members carry a lot of weight on their shoulders. The pros of hiring multilingual employees are obvious: they make it easier to communicate with clients or patients. 但代价是什么?  Using employees who speak two or more languages to assist with in-house translation (written language services) or interpreting (spoken or sign language services) tasks can be…



By ATA指南针 | 2023年10月11日

This article originally appeared on the Bulletin of the UK-based Institute of Translation and Interpreting. 本文已获许可转载. All translators and 口译员 are bilingual or multilingual. But not all bilinguals or multilinguals can translate. 这是一种常见的误解, 尤其是在印度这样的多语言社会, that multilingual individuals can automatically translate well. 大多数受过教育的人至少学会了……



By ATA指南针 | 2023年9月26日

Technology is moving at a faster pace today than ever before, 许多人感到困惑. How will new technologies affect creative fields like translation? The 永利登录网址 has issued a position paper on machine translation (MT) to cut through the hype and explain the uses and limitations of this tool. 下面是主要的…


Subtitle Translation and Captioning: the Key Ingredients to Successful Social Media Video Marketing

By ATA指南针 | 2023年8月30日

Learn how you can leverage subtitle translation and captioning to expand reach, 提高参与, 确保可访问性, and more – from a professional subtitler and captioner.  You’ve created the perfect video for social media, 但它并没有得到足够的关注, 股票和喜欢你所期望的. 一切似乎都很好,有什么问题吗? You may have overlooked the key ingredients of successful…


How to Hire a Translator: A Quick and Easy Guide

By ATA指南针 | 2023年8月9日

本文最初发表于 经许可转载. Perhaps you have never purchased translation services before and suddenly find yourself needing to hire a translator or interpreter. There are lots of reasons you may need to hire a translator. 也许你的公司正在向海外扩张. Maybe you are organizing a meeting with international speakers. 也许你……



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There are times when machine translation is useful, and times when it's not. Learn when to use Google Translate, and when to hire a professional.