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Tips for buyiing certified translation in Houston

Certified translation—This is the key to acceptance of foreign credentials.  These credentials include birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, driver’s licenses, death certificates, identification cards, visas, academic records and passports.  Individuals who immigrate to another country or emigrate to the US and businesses functioning internationally usually must supply translated credentials that are ensured accurate and authentic.  Such a guarantee requires certification that the translated documents are reliable sources of evidence to establish identities, commitments and responsibilities in places where English is not the recognized language.   

Consider any individuals or businesses, famous or unknown: in today’s global mobile economy, at any moment they may need to enter into agreements, establish their identities, share their credentials, prove their trustworthiness, and substantiate their reputation.  Others, like governments, financial institutions, health care providers, educational organizations, and anyone else with an interest or concern, needs reassurance that the translated information submitted to them is credible.  Certified translations ensure that vital information is presented honestly, accurately, legally and ethically. 

Maybe your lawyer told you to get a certified translation, or a friend or an acquaintance who had the same needs as you.  They needed to submit to USCIS for immigration, a foreign government for a work visa, the department of motor vehicles or some other agency.  These days, there are more reasons why you may need a certified translation than we can list here.  The purpose of this article is to help you decide who you should trust for your certified translation requirements, how much you should pay, how long it should take and whether it should be notarized.  We also discuss the process that a translation goes through to become certified.

Certifying a translation, notarizing a translation, signing a translation.  To be a certified translation, a translator must sign a certificate of translation accuracy.
The translator must sign a certificate of translation accuracy to certify the accuracy of the translation.

What Is a Certified Translation?

A certified translation requires that the translator, upon completion of the translation, sign a certificate or affidavit of translation accuracy.  By signing the affidavit, the translator attests that the translation is an accurate and true representation of the original source document.  The certificate of translation accuracy or affidavit of translation is usually printed on a separate page on official company stationary and includes the translation company’s mailing address, phone number and other contact information.  Sometimes these certificates are also notarized.  For a certificate to be notarized, the translator must sign the affidavit in the presence of a public notary, who then records the signing, applies a notary stamp to the certificate and signs and dates the certificate.

How to Choose a Certified Translation Service?

Many Houston translation services offer certified translations at what they promote at low prices.  But beware if this is your first time needing a certified translation and you really don’t know who to trust or anything about your requirements.  It’s easy to find a provider.  Just search Google for “Certified Translation,” or “Certified Translation Houston” and you are certain to find several pages of companies offering these services. 

In reviewing your options for a provider, you will run across many companies claiming to be local.  They list local addresses and phone numbers but do your research carefully because many of these companies aren’t local.  Thus they must mail the translation to you, which adds shipping costs and time to the process. 

That’s why we recommend doing your research carefully.  Even if companies tell you they are in Houston, it’s a good idea to plug their addresses into Google and see if they have a physical location.  Many of these companies have only a UPS mailbox or a virtual office.  They promote their addresses as physical locations even when they have no actual employees in the state.  Be particularly cautious if you need a certified translation quickly for an immigration hearing or an upcoming filing date.

Should Certified Translations Be Notarized?

A certified translation should always be notarized.  These days, most local translation services notarize translations for no additional fees.  In the past, translations for immigration (USCIS) and other government agencies did not always require notarization.  However, notarizing certified translations is becoming a standard practice.  Also, for a the legal translation of evidentiary materials to be used in court, it must be certified and notarized. 

Also, if the translation will be used for official purposes in another country, it needs to be certified, notarized and apostilled.  An apostille is a higher form of authentication from the Secretary of State’s office, located in the capital of each state.  The purpose of the apostille is to confirm that the notary public who recorded the signing holds a valid commission in that state.  Therefore, acquiring an apostille in Texas requires notarization by a Texas notary public.  Documents notarized in Florida, New York and California, for example, cannot be apostilled in Texas.    

How Much Should a Certified Translation Cost?

Over the past few years, the pricing of certified translations has become increasingly complicated.  Many firms promote $20 or $25 per page.  Pay careful attention to companies that promote prices based on the number of pages.  Because these companies usually define a page as 200 or 250 words, only very rarely will you ever pay $20 or $25 for a certified translation.  Most certified translations have between 300 and 350 words.  So you will pay for 2 pages.   Often these same companies also charge a credit card processing fee and perhaps even a handling fee.

A more honest approach bases pricing on the number of words.  24 Hour Translation, for example, offers rates from $0.10 per word.  At this price, a 350-word translation costs $35, significantly less than most companies offering per-page pricing.

How Long Does a Certified Translation Take to Complete?

Most companies should complete a certified translation within 24 hours.  Some companies charge you an express fee for 24-hour service.  Other companies like 24 Hour Translation include this service in their standard pricing.

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Culture and Communication: Improving Communication With Foreign Audiences https://www.24hourtranslation.com/culture-communication-improving-communication.html https://www.24hourtranslation.com/culture-communication-improving-communication.html#respond Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:53:37 +0000 http://www.24hourtranslation.com/?p=4037 Cultural and communication differences exist in many capacities.  In business, international managers often see differences in how meetings are used and conducted among cultures.  In some regions, meetings are used to approve key decisions, as opposed to debate the merits…

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Culture and Communications in Business Meetings

Cultural and communication differences exist in many capacities.  In business, international managers often see differences in how meetings are used and conducted among cultures.  In some regions, meetings are used to approve key decisions, as opposed to debate the merits of one strategy over another.  Where meetings are used to approve key decisions, the major planning and debating took place long before the meeting and generally done between a much smaller group of key decisionmakers. 

Introducing Arguments

Initiating new and conflicting arguments that deviate from previously endorsed decisions in front of a group might be embraced in western societies like the United States, but would be considered rude and embarrassing in Asia and the Middle East.  In the Middle East and Asia, meetings are considered ceremonial and traditionally reserved for drinking tea, signing contracts, shaking hands or bowing heads.  However, any disagreements would be held for private conversations. 

Making Intoductions

Particularly when the focus of the meeting is business, attendees should place great importance on making quality introductions and using names.  In western business practices, it is common to ask have participants to write their names on name tags or table placards.   Yet, in other regions, culture and communication differences make traditional introductions seem foreign to outsiders.  Consider the following introduction between a person from North America and another person from India.

“Is your name Professor Dean?”

“Yes”

“Sir, what are you called?”

“Is Professor Dean correct?”

“Professor Dean?”

“That’s fine with me.”

“Are you positive sir?”

“Yes, I am completely positive.”

In contrast to:

“Hello, what is your name?  Is it Professor Dean?”

“James, but you can call me Jim.”

Staying Alert to Cultural Undercurrents

In our global business environment, today’s managers must stay alert to the cultural and communication undercurrents, rules and conventions that govern exchanges, perceptions and relationships.  Responding intelligently to a global audience requires focused attention to the interactions, and subtle cues of verbal and nonverbal communication. 

As a foreigner, most audiences will permit some leeway in regards to cultural norm and communication deviations, but to communicate your message with authority and to be persuasive, you need to need to communicate in a way compatible with the cultural expectations of your audience. Partnering with an experienced translation services company can help you navigate a complex world of cultural differences.

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Communication Skills You Need For Global Business Success https://www.24hourtranslation.com/communication-skills-for-global-business-success.html https://www.24hourtranslation.com/communication-skills-for-global-business-success.html#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:18:35 +0000 http://www.24hourtranslation.com/?p=4028 The days of global strategy forethought are long past.  Today having a global strategy is a business mandate.   It requires identifying and responding to business opportunities and weaknesses while also being intentionally alert to threats and your own strengths in…

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The days of global strategy forethought are long past.  Today having a global strategy is a business mandate.   It requires identifying and responding to business opportunities and weaknesses while also being intentionally alert to threats and your own strengths in both foreign and domestic markets.  Additionally it implies the use of resources, including distribution and communication channels, to obtain the inputs and value-added services needed to produce and sell your finished products to the final customer.

Skills to Monitor and Respond To Opportunities and Threats

Business leaders today must have the requisite skills as well as access to the resources required to monitor and respond to opportunities and threats abroad.  At the same time they must develop  strategies to remain competitive and grow their business at home.  This is particularly important because a domestic company’s greatest competitive threats usually come from foreign competition.  A business leader today must also have a strong understanding of customer, labor and distribution networks and how they operate throughout the world and across geographical, linguistic, legal and political boundaries.

In the past, from a competitive standpoint, involvement in global trade was in certain respects much easier for U.S. businesses that sought to sell their products throughout the world.  Four decades ago, it was unusual for foreign manufacturers to market goods in domestic markets.  But now, there is foreign competition in nearly every industry, even to the point of being an industry leader.  U.S. producers of consumer electronics, automobiles, clothing and linens, industrial products and even dinner wear have faced heightened competition, struggled to maintain their market shares and profitability and many have even downsized and reorganized.  Regardless, the global market has opened new opportunities for companies like General Motors and Ford which have experienced success in China.

Partnering With A Professional Translation Service

Being able to capitalize in global markets demands a strong communications partner that can translate your plans, policies, contracts, collateral and procedures into the native language spoke in each market.  A full service translation agency like 24 Hour Translation is your key to a successful international strategy,

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Asylum Qualifications In The United States https://www.24hourtranslation.com/asylum-qualifications-united-states.html https://www.24hourtranslation.com/asylum-qualifications-united-states.html#respond Tue, 04 Dec 2018 07:04:45 +0000 http://www.24hourtranslation.com/?p=4014 People who decide to escape from their home countries for social, economic, political and religious reasons to seek asylum in the United States are known as asylum seekers.  An asylum seeker is an individual who leaves their country of nationality…

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Asylum in the United States

People who decide to escape from their home countries for social, economic, political and religious reasons to seek asylum in the United States are known as asylum seekers.  An asylum seeker is an individual who leaves their country of nationality due to a fear of persecution in his own country and is thereby seeking asylum protection in the United States.  When arriving to a U.S. port of entry, these people must declare their fear or intention of not wanting to return to their country of nationality. 

Political asylum

Filing For Asylum

Anyone can file for asylum in the United States, regardless of their immigration status.  The individual may or may not even have documents to substantiate their identity such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate, passport, or driver’s license.  The person may even apply if they had previously only been granted a short-term visa, had overstayed a visa or had been living here illegally.  The claim can be made prior to entry of after entry into the United States. 

Conditions For Asylum

To receive receive the designation of legal refugee or seek 
asylum in the United States, an applicant must meet certain requirements.  These criteria include the fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, or membership in a group or political opinion.  The person must be either outside his country of nationality or unable or unwilling to seek protection of the country of nationality for fear of reprisal.  If outside the country of origin, they must be unwilling or fearful of returning to it. 

If these conditions are met, the applicant will likely be granted asylum in the United States if he is in the United States or has arrived at a port of entry in the United States, he is a refugee, isn’t a danger to thecountry, hasn’t been convicted of a serious crime.  The applicant’s petition is even more likely to be approved if rejection would lead to the loss of freedoms due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group.

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Immigration Opportunities and Challenges https://www.24hourtranslation.com/immigration-opportunities-and-challenges.html https://www.24hourtranslation.com/immigration-opportunities-and-challenges.html#respond Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:35:39 +0000 http://www.24hourtranslation.com/?p=4006 Immigration involves the movement of people from one country to another with the intention to reside permanently. This movement may require travel overseas or across land. In today’s global economy, nearly all businesses have exposure to some rules and regulations…

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Immigration involves the movement of people from one country to another with the intention to reside permanently. This movement may require travel overseas or across land. In today’s global economy, nearly all businesses have exposure to some rules and regulations concerning immigration. Most business owners and managers are also familiar with the effects of immigration on labor prices, productivity, risks and rewards.  Most business leaders also recognize that immigration opportunities and challenges exist for their companies. 

Immigration Challenges

While immigration raises many questions in businesses throughout the United States, it remains a very a complex subject in other countries too. Depending on your industry, political beliefs, competitiveness and need for labor, immigration may either be welcomed or opposed by local businesses and citizens in each community. In terms of immigrants, immigration can be the cause of dreams or nightmares. For a nation, immigration challenges and opportunities offer represent increased tax payer revenues or increased tax expenditures, population growth, cultural change, concern and conflict.

Factors Encouraging Immigration

There are many factors that encourage immigration. Some include economic rewards, new opportunities, safer environments, better education, more affordability and human rights. Immigrants may also be motivated by religious callings and promises of instant wealth and fame. In countries where immigration rules are relaxed, often immigrants are highly motivated to start new businesses, sometimes due to the lack of suitable and available opportunities or because the entrepreneurial spirit drew them.

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Increasing Immigration

As the world becomes increasingly connected, people are increasing migrating from one region to another seeking new opportunities with greater ease. The ease, speed and momentum at which migration is happening is creating politician challenges to advanced economies in Europe and North America. However, as a business manager in the new global economy, you need to stay current with the political trends, pressures, and challenges of marketing to new immigrants and employing them. Establishing a relationship with a reputable translation agency like 24 Hour Translation is your best bet for navigating diverse economies composed of immigrants.

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Immigration Issues: Workers, Employers and Students https://www.24hourtranslation.com/immigration-issues-workers-employers-students-tourists.html https://www.24hourtranslation.com/immigration-issues-workers-employers-students-tourists.html#respond Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:08:15 +0000 http://www.24hourtranslation.com/?p=3987 Every country has a set of laws and regulations that govern immigration issues.  Generally, these immigration laws and acts to control immigration are enacted and enforced at the federal level.  Some countries also have regional and local immigration regulations, as…

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Every country has a set of laws and regulations that govern immigration issues.  Generally, these immigration laws and acts to control immigration are enacted and enforced at the federal level.  Some countries also have regional and local immigration regulations, as well as regional immigration taskforces.  Although requirements and levels of enforcement differ among countries, immigration issues exert a powerful worldwide influence. They shape commerce, definitions of legality and illegality, foreign studies, asylum requests, medical care, short- and long-term foreign workers and tourism.

Many prosperous countries have a large undocumented immigrant population of workers. These undocumented workers are unauthorized immigrants or foreign nationals who reside in a country illegally.  Their status is illegal because they are violating the immigration and naturalization laws established in the country they live in or the country they left.  Depending on where they have entered and how they have entered the region, these undocumented workers may or may not have committed a crime because each country has its own laws and system of enforcement. Many countries offer undocumented workers a path to citizenship.

Undocumented workers in America play many important economic roles that include servicing automobiles, constructing homes and buildings, picking and packing produce, providing needed childcare services and paying taxes.

Undocumented Workers

Despite the possibility of penalties, fines and punishments, the benefits for businesses to employ undocumented workers may outweigh the consequences.  Before making the decision, businesses should evaluate relevant immigration issues including the level of enforcement in their area, the likelihood of being caught and the potential consequences and benefits.  Since laws, regulations and enforcement differ by jurisdiction, there is no universal answer for businesses seeking to do business internationally.

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Asylum seekers and refugees have been forced from their countries of origin due to fear of political and/or religious persecution, civil war, climate and environmental change or social upheaval.  They may request short-term refugee status, long-term status or permanent citizenship status.  As a human right, applying for asylum is overseen and monitored by international treaties and United Nations conventions that concern the handling of refugees.  Most fall under the oversight of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Under these conventions, people seeking refugee status must apply for asylum at designated ports of entry.  They must also have credible reasons for their application, provide evidence to support their applications and prove their identity.  Proving identity usually requires the certified translation of birth certificates, marriage certificates, and other identifying documents.  The application and waiting process may take months, but, if approved, the applicant will be granted legal status based on the individual circumstances.

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According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international students studying in the United Stated accounted for $39.4 billion in revenues to U.S. colleges and universities in 2016. 

Guest Programs: Exchange Students, Guest Workers and Visiting Instructors 

Guest programs are usually offered to guest workers, students and professors. Certain countries, including oil-producing nations, heavily rely on guest worker programs to supply needed expertise and supplement their existing workforces.  Sometimes guest workers are subject to different statuses under the law from those governing ordinary citizens. They may be required to live in compounds and adhere to certain standards and requirements that citizens aren’t forced to follow.  Also, depending on where the guest applicants reside in the country, enforcement may be unevenly delivered.  In the United States, Mexico, Canada, Russia and the European Union, international study programs are so popular that students and professors comprise a significant portion of all short-term immigrants. Often people who apply for guest student and worker programs must submit certified diploma and transcript translations or translations of their resumes, documentation of professional training and accomplishments and maintain updated records on visitor program portals.  Those who overstay their visas or no longer maintain a formal academic connection immediately lose their legal status.

Guest worker programs are often available to expatriates who work abroad on short-term or long-term assignments.  To be considered for a guest worker program, usually the person must have a unique skill set or have special work experience that is severely limited in the target country where the application is being made.  If a guest worker works beyond the specified visa terms, the status may be changed to illegal immigrant.

Residents and Tourists

Nearly all countries have policies regarding resident and tourist immigration issues.  Residents are considered non-citizens who have been given special status that affords them the opportunity to live in a designated area indefinitely.  Some countries may require residents to apply for citizenship or make economic contributions.  Although international tourists are highly valued by most countries because of the revenue they generate, individual countries impose their own unique application requirements concerning length of stay, financial health, and contraband.

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Developing Successful Business Messages For Non-English Speakers https://www.24hourtranslation.com/successful-business-messages-non-english-speakers.html https://www.24hourtranslation.com/successful-business-messages-non-english-speakers.html#respond Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:44:21 +0000 http://www.24hourtranslation.com/?p=3965 Developing successful business messages for non-English speaking audiences requires a well-thought strategy.  While you may already know your audience, you may want to consider how your audience will use the information, whether it will be needed for future reference and…

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Developing successful business messages for non-English speaking audiences requires a well-thought strategy.  While you may already know your audience, you may want to consider how your audience will use the information, whether it will be needed for future reference and how certain media channels may be more applicable than others.  Questions like these and others are particularly important when communicating to non-English speaking audiences.

In the following paragraphs, we examine various types of communication tools and why they may be more suitable for use in addressing your needs and the needs of your non-English speaking audience.

Business Documents; communication; translationDocuments

Business documents can take on a wide range of uses.  Usually, they are written to convey very important details, opinions and facts.  Documents are often used to convey information that is official or legal.   Because documents can be stored, are often portable and can be indexed, they are easily referenced and reread when audience members need to review the information multiple times to acquire a good understanding.  These attributes of documents make them ideal for conveying technical, difficult and lengthy information.    Because documents can hold very detailed subject matter that may only be applicable to certain segments of your audience, different versions of documents can be developed for different types of readers.  Furthermore, depending on the subject matter, audience, costs and timing, documents maybe written in different ways.  For example, an annual report my take a very formal tone whereas a teambuilding event may take a more formal and fun tone.   The style and tone of a document should always be aligned with the audience, purpose and intended use.  When your documents need to be distributed to non-English speaking readers, always hire a document translation services company like 24 Hour Translation.

Style

When it comes to developing successful business messages, the style of a message has wide ranging implications.  Choosing the right style can help you connect with your audience, amplify your message and persuade others.  Selecting the wrong or an incompatible style for your message or your audience can offend the audience, bore the audience and even reject you and your message entirely. Style consists of many factors, but among the most common include location, methods and roles.  The style you select is a critical factor when it comes to your approach and the effectiveness of your professional communication.   For example, an executive may develop a very open and cordial style when working with his equals and a more domineering style when working with his subordinates.  Different styles may also be exhibited during departmental meetings and company lunches.  When communicating to non-English speaking audiences, always choose a style that will be culturally sensitive.  Also determine if the audience is high-context or low-context and develop and appropriate strategy.

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Verbal presentations

Verbal presentations are frequently used for one of three objectives: to inform, persuade and explain and influence.  Depending on the purpose of your presentation, there are basic guidelines to follow for maximum effectiveness.  Verbal presentations offer you the opportunity to instill change.  In order to be effective, presentations must be authoritative, passionate, convincing and professional.

When giving a presentation to non-English speaking audiences, always include handouts that are professionally translated in their native language.  Instead of using Google Translate, hire a professional document translation services company that can professionally translate your notes, slides and other materials.  If legal materials are being presented, be certain to acquire certified legal translations that are notarized for accuracy.  The suggestions will really help in developing successful business messages for non-English speaking audiences.

Role plays

Role playing is a team event where each member takes a part playing a role in a scenario.  One scenario might include a team member training a machine operator on the safe operation of heavy equipment.  Other members could take the role of machine operators receiving the training.  The trainer might record the exercise and evaluate it for ideas to incorporate into a formal training event that he plans on holding.  Role playing is an excellent strategic planning approach for approach for developing successful business messages.

Although role play can be difficult to organize, particularly when non-English speakers are needed to take roles, they can be an effective way of delivering a message and acquiring feedback.  Role plays also offer opportunities to test new ideas and for ensuring that a message will be communicated correctly.

Multimedia presentation translated for non-english audiences using translated subtitles and voiceoversMultimedia presentations

Multimedia presentations can be shown to one person or many people.  They can be shown locally or internationally, in meeting halls, conference rooms or living rooms.  Through video streamlining, multimedia presentations can either be shown live or recorded for future use.  Multimedia presentations can also be two-way enabling audiences to interact with speakers by asking questions, tweeting remarks and texting opinions. In a business setting, a multimedia presentation is often displayed using a computer and projector, but smartphones are also becoming popular choices too.  The availability to view a multimedia presentation anywhere at anytime is particularly valuable to overseas audiences or audience who don’t speak English and require translated voiceovers or translated subtitles.

Imagery

Choosing the right imagery goes a long way in developing successful business messages.  As most professional communicators know, audiences remember images better than facts, figures, opinions and ideas.  When using images, relevancy is key.  Only use images that add meaning to your presentation and don’t drown your presentation in graphics.  Try to use coordinated colors, stay away from being overly flashy and avoid distracting images.  Make sure your images add to the meaning and support points being made.  Always, refrain from using images that could be viewed as are culturally appropriate.

internet presentation; multimedia presentation; computer; joinInternet-based presentations

Internet based presentations offer the ability to stream slides, recorded videos, live events to almost anyone, anywhere.  While some technologies require viewers to have installed versions of applications like Skype Business and WebEx, others offer solutions that only require an internet browser and a stable internet connection.

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Trust Our Dallas Document Translation Team https://www.24hourtranslation.com/trust-our-dallas-document-translation-team.html https://www.24hourtranslation.com/trust-our-dallas-document-translation-team.html#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 15:42:46 +0000 http://www.24hourtranslation.com/?p=3945 24 Hour Translation, a local Dallas translation company, has serviced the needs of North Texas businesses, law firms, academic institutions, organizations and industries for 15 years. Though located in the North Dallas city of Addison, we service the needs of…

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Dallas translation services company. Providing certified and notarized translations in Dallas.

24 Hour Translation, a local Dallas translation company, has serviced the needs of North Texas businesses, law firms, academic institutions, organizations and industries for 15 years. Though located in the North Dallas city of Addison, we service the needs of everyone needing translation services throughout Texas and around the world. As a full-service provider of document translation in Dallas, we understand the importance of delivering accurate translations of documents quickly and inexpensively.

Full-Service Dallas Document Translation

While companies often trust us to provide translations of their websites, multimedia voiceover translations and multilingual captioning translations, we primarily provide document translation services. With our vast capabilities, we can translate your Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel and Adobe Indesign and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. Further, we have the resources to provide professional document translation from any language to any other language. Here are some of the common languages that we offer: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese, as well as various dialects.

Perhaps the main advantage of hiring 24 Hour Translation is our ability to provide local Dallas document translation and support. We are located in Addison Circle, near Dallas North Tollway. When you call us, a human will answer your call and address any questions or concerns you have.

Dallas Legal Translation; Houston Legal Translation

Certified Translation Services in Dallas

We provide better translations than our competition because our screening process is more rigorous. All of our certified translators have a minimum of 10 years of professional translation experience, hold a college degree in their specialty field, and have received careful background screening. Based on your subject matter, we will assign your project to a translator who can provide an accurate and professional translation.

Best Dallas Translation Service

We provide greater value than other Dallas Document Translation Services too. By keeping our overhead costs low, we can pass the savings along to you. We also provide certified and notarized certificates of translation accuracy for no additional charge. Call us today to receive a free proposal and learn why we offer the best document translation in Texas.

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Trust Our Houston Document Translation Team https://www.24hourtranslation.com/trust-our-houston-document-translation-team.html https://www.24hourtranslation.com/trust-our-houston-document-translation-team.html#respond Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:53:40 +0000 http://www.24hourtranslation.com/?p=3925 When it comes to document translation services in Houston, trust 24 Hour Translation.  We employ only  accomplished language translators who have been thoroughly tested and screened and have received special certifications or earned degrees in the various subject areas that…

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Document translation is a necessity for international businesses, educational systems, non-profits and governments to communicate.

When it comes to document translation services in Houston, trust 24 Hour Translation.  We employ only  accomplished language translators who have been thoroughly tested and screened and have received special certifications or earned degrees in the various subject areas that they specialize in.  Our Houston document translators include experts in fields including legal, technical, medical, financial, management, personnel and immigration.

Unlike many agencies, we tailor each translation for the specific audience, purpose and meaning.  We do not operate on a one size fits all premise.  When we receive a project, we evaluate it carefully and then assign it to the most qualified translator.  If we don’t have a qualified translator, we let you know upfront, so we don’t waste your time or damage your reputation with a poor translation.    Our document translator matching process insures your translation will include the appropriate terminology and be culturally sensitive to match the needs of your intended readers.  Because we translate in most languages, we can easily meet your English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Arabic, Russian, Vietnamese and Polish document translation needs.  In addition to translating simple documents, we also provide expert multilingual multimedia voiceover and subtitling services.

Quality Document Translation in Houston

24 Hour Translation, a Houston document translation service, has matured into a full-service translation provider.  With nearly 20 years of experience in document translation, our experience encompasses employee handbooks, legal contracts, business formation documents, technical manuals, corporate websites, insurance policies, investment proposals, novels, academic records, and immigration documents.

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Communicating with Diverse Groups https://www.24hourtranslation.com/communicating-with-diverse-groups.html https://www.24hourtranslation.com/communicating-with-diverse-groups.html#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 19:26:07 +0000 http://www.24hourtranslation.com/?p=3880 You might be familiar with the old adage, “We cannot escape our culture,” which is true. Our culture identifies behavioral patterns and beliefs that we share in common with others in our society but which may differ radically from patterns…

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Communicating with Different Cultures

You might be familiar with the old adage, “We cannot escape our culture,” which is true. Our culture identifies behavioral patterns and beliefs that we share in common with others in our society but which may differ radically from patterns of other groups. According to Gerald Schoolcraft, of 24 Hour Translation services, “Distinct differences exist among geographical regions, races, religions and classes.” Communicating with diverse groups can be very complicated in very heterogeneous markets.  In the United States, we see differences in culture between urban and rural residents, new immigrants and second-generation residents, educated and uneducated, old and young. We are all shaped by the culture we come from, the culture that developed our ideas about appropriate thought and action. For instance, in the United States people share the following common beliefs:

1. You should arrive 15 minutes prior to a scheduled appointment, unless otherwise specified.
2. If you see someone who seems unsure or confused or is making mistakes, politely offer help.
3. Make efficient use of time in meetings by addressing the issue upfront.
4. A gentleman should open doors for women and allow them to enter and exit ahead of himself.

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In international business, translation services such as 24 Hour Translation recognize cultural differences. Not every culture shares the 4 common practices listed above. For example, in some cultures it is considered rude to discuss business in a meeting without first exchanging some sort of niceties that, depending on the culture, may last a very long time. This is particularly true in Central and South America and especially true for first meetings. In Latin American cultures, exchanging pleasantries upfront is an important step in building trust

Like the Central American cultural example, Asian cultures also differ significantly from American culture. For example, in some Asian countries a woman would be considered impolite if she exited an elevator before an elderly man. In many Asian countries, showing respect to seniors is highly valued.

Communicating with diverse groups doesn’t require knowing every detail about every culture you confront.  This is impossible and not expected. However, you can begin the process of becoming a better international communicator by understanding the main ways that cultures differ and by developing successful communication strategies for communicating with diverse groups.

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