Frequently Asked Questions


Do you charge for estimates?

No. You can see our rates on the site, and they are very simple to understand and apply. If you are still not sure, we provide free quotes for any of our services, with no obligation. To use our online quote form, upload your document, indicate the target language and your e-mail address and we'll respond within 2 hours at the latest.

How long will my translation take?

Our standard timetable is a maximum of three business days (it usually takes much less) for up to 2000 words (approximately 10 pages). That is the average translator's rate per day. To ensure the best possible quality, we allow some additional time for research, proofreading, and administration details. Turnaround time depends on the complexity of your document, your requested mode of delivery - e-mail or USPS mail - and availability of translators for your target language if it is not listed on our site.



 



Do you offer express service?

Yes. If you have an urgent project, we offer express service for up to 10 pages within 24 hours and optional USPS Proprity Express Overnight delivery.

How much will my translation cost?

AllslavicTranslations.com offers very competitive prices for work of the highest quality, making our services an excellent value for your money. We build our rate structure with affordability and convenience in mind. It is very simple to navigate and implement. For example, for a one-page birth certificate, you do not need to wait for a quote. It will be $30 for translation plus $10 for certification. If you need it quickly, add $5.00 per a page for express service. As soon as we receive your payment and your document, we'll start the work.


What is your definition of a page?

One page is 200-250 words - usually a legal document like a birth certificate. Please note that sometimes you can have one page in a very small font size, which comes out to many more than 250 words. If your document is in MS Word format, you can check the word count yourself. If it is a hard copy or a different format and you are not sure, send it to us and we'll try to give you the best possible estimate. The final count will be determined by the count of the translated document but will never exceed the initial estimate.

What do I need to give you when you do a translation for me?

For legal documents to be translated into English, please give us the spelling of the names, if you already have official documents in English with those names. This will avoid discrepancies later when you submit our translations along with the other documents. The names in all your documents should be spelled the same.
If at all possible, please submit your document in a legible form; electronic formats are best but you can still fax or mail your document.
Knowing the context of the document and the target audience is a great help to the translator as it enables us to select the right style of language. If you have captions to be translated, please supply the illustrations. This will make them easier to put into context.


How do I place an order online?

Just go to our order page, enter the number of pages, add any other option you choose, enter the target language, and your e-mail address and submit your payment. Upload or fax your document and we'll start working on it as soon as we receive your document and payment confirmation.

I don't have any knowledge of the language my translation will be in. How will I know that your translation is accurate?

Our quality control procedure means you can be sure that we will provide you with precise translation. We select a person with specialized knowledge for each individual job. Our track record proves that we provide top-quality translation; just click on testimonials to read about the experience of our satisfied clients. Also see our refund policy below.


What is certification?

Certification means that the translation agency has provided a written notarized statement declaring that the translation is true and accurate to the best of the translator's knowledge. Certification is required for all official documents: birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce decree, diploma or academic transcript. Our certified translations have been accepted by the US immigration services (USCIS) and all other official institutions.

In what formats do you return translations?

We will return your translation in the format that suits you best, whether that is  a hard copy, MS Word, PDF, HTML, Power Point or a graphic format. We can supply work via regular mail, USPS Priority Express Overnight, e-mail, FTP or CD.

Can I be sure that your service is confidential?

Although we compile glossaries and databases for quality assurance, we guarantee that we never share your information with a third party or allow any portion of it leave our office computer. All our translators abide by the Translators' Professional Code of Ethics, set by professional translators associations around the world. This implies full confidentiality and nondisclosure of clients' information. For projects involving sensitive information, we agree to sign confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements with our clients. Our track record in providing translations in the fields of law and medicine proves that we fully understand the importance of confidentiality.

What do 'source' and 'target' language mean?

The 'source' language is the language your original document is written in while the 'target' language is the language it is translated into.


How do you translate web sites?

We take your existing web site and translate the content into the language of your choice. We translate and culturally adapt the text, verify all hypertext links, localize graphics, and make your web site fully interactive. For example, if you have online inquiry forms and order forms, we make them accessible in the appropriate foreign language(s). When the work is finished, we set and test your site on our server to make sure that all hypertext links and graphics operate correctly, that the translated site appears properly in different browser environments, and that the site architecture has been done according to your specifications. Upon your approval, we send you the files.

Do you have refund policy?

So far, we have never had anybody ask for a refund. Still, if you are unhappy with our translation, please let us know. We will try to rework the material to your satisfaction. If we can't we'll be more than happy to refund your money.


How do I pay?

We have set up a very convenient and absolutely secure online system. We use 128 Bit encryption and work with one of the most reliable long-term hosting providets. You can submit your payment online by using your Visa, Discover, Master card or American Express through the PayPal link. You can also send us your check electronically or by fax.

How does check by fax option work?

"Check by fax" is a software program, which we have on our computer. It is like the online debit option that most bill payment web sites offer. The only difference is that your check information comes directly to us. We enter it manually into our computer program and then print a check for exactly the amount you have authorized on your original check. The banks accept those checks and we have been using this method since the year 2000 without problems. This speeds up your payment and delivers your translation in a timely manner. It is absolutely safe and secure.