FAQ

General Questions

We assist individuals, organizations, and businesses with a variety of translation, localization, and interpretation tasks. This includes document translation, website and application written translation and more.

We currently support 40 languages, and that list is continually growing.

Yes, our experts go through the long process of certification before they are being given any of the projects. If you would like a translator with a specific certificate to complete a project for you, we are able to assign them.

We believe we are in the business of communication optimization. It is our goal to facilitate communication between people and entities by providing professional translation services. This includes providing prompt and accurate translations that are created by translators who possess both knowledge of the languages involved, but also a cultural understanding.

Absolutely. We work in disciplines ranging from academics to game localization. It doesn’t matter what field you are in, we have a translator who is perfectly capable of taking on your project.

If you do not see your language in the list please contact us. We will work with you to find a translator who can help.

Translation Terms & Process

We get started on your Project immediately after your payment is received (depending on payment method). An Expected Delivery Date indicates when your translation will be complete. Rest assured that if work doesn’t start within twelve hours, a member of our support team will take the initiative to get a translator working on your project quickly.

Please remember that our translators are native speakers. Because of this, many of them live in their native countries, e.g., our Spanish translators live in Spain, Mexico, Central, and South America. That is why time zones do become a factor.

We try to ensure that your translation starts within 4 business hours. However, this can translate into several non-business hours, especially in the evenings or on weekends.

Translations can also be delayed if there is an issue with the instructions or documentation provided. This might include a problem with word count, or an order submitted under the wrong category.

We have implemented a system that guarantees available translators are always connected to us. When we receive an order, the proper translators receive notification automatically. Be assured that your translator will work hard to deliver your order on or before your deadline.

Remember that it is possible to divide a single large order into several smaller orders. This ensures that work is being completed on all deliverables at once.

At Himalayan Translations, we have developed a community of translation professionals. We work with language professionals located all over the globe. Before working with any translator, we diligently verify their credentials, and manually certify each one. In addition to this, our ongoing performance rating system is designed to ensure quality.

Because of privacy concerns, we limit the people who have access to our client’s documents. Only your translator and a member of our quality assurance team will see your information. The translator views the documents, of course, in order to complete the work you have ordered. The QA team member ensures that quality standards have been met. If you have opted to use our proofreading services, a proofreader will also view both the original and the translated documents.

If you have special requests or instructions once your Project has been placed, you can use the live chat feature to let your translator know what you need. Please be very clear when providing special instructions.

Your translator will make every reasonable effort to ensure that your document is formatted like your original document. If you send us an editable copy of your original, we are much more able to retain that format. If you have a specific formatting need, please inform us.

Your translator will make every reasonable effort to ensure that your document is formatted like your original document. If you send us an editable copy of your original, we are much more able to retain that format. If you have a specific formatting need, please inform us.

Our customer service staff is available 24 hours per day. They will walk you through any issue that you may be having, or they will connect you with someone who is qualified to help you.

Quality Questions

We have an excellent track record when it comes to customer satisfaction. Because we do such good work, many of our customers come back to us whenever they have new translation needs. Our translators and customer service staff will work with you to ensure that your requirements are understood and that you get the results that you want. We also keep in contact with you throughout the process so that any errors or miscommunications can be caught immediately. We will never close out a Project until you are completely satisfied.

All of our translators are trained to follow very specific procedures to ensure that each translation Project results in the highest level of quality and customer service. We also have policies and procedures in place to ensure that documents are proofread and verified.

You can facilitate the translation process by doing the following:

  • Being very clear in your instructions and letting us know your goals
  • Uploading materials as quickly as possible
  • Responding to communications from your translator promptly
  • Communicating any problems or concerns immediately
  • Reviewing translated materials as soon as you receive them

Your satisfaction is highly important to us. In fact, before payment is submitted to your translator, you will be able to review the work they have completed. Then, you may request any needed modifications. If that doesn’t resolve your issues, we can assign your Project to a new translator. This is done at no cost to you.

Because we have such high standards when it comes to accuracy and speed, we hire only the best translators. This means our translators must have several years of experience as translators. They must possess or be willing to obtain a certification, and they must demonstrate talents for efficiency, cultural sensitivity and knowledge, customer service, and technical skills.

Translators

If you are confident of your translation skills, like challenges in translation, always eager to learn new translation techniques or to perform tasks in new translation fields we are looking forward to welcoming you at our translators team. To submit your application please go to Registration page, choose “Translator” tab and carefully fill in all the fields. Get prepared to pass several proficiency tests to prove your skills as we hire only the best experts to deliver the best quality to our Clients.

Our pay rates depend on both the translator’s skill level and experience, along with the specific type of project they are working on. We can say with confidence that we pay our translators very competitive wages and that we make every effort to provide a great work environment.

Because the ideal translations are done by native speakers, our translators are located all over the world.

Rates & Payments

Our rates vary depending on certain factors. We charge according to the type of project you give us, the area of specialization, how quickly you need the work completed, and the complexity of the job. You can contact Customer Support Team to get more information or to request a quote.

To put it simply, we have leveraged the power of the internet to cut costs and connect qualified translators with clients. We then pass our cost savings on to you.

In addition to this, we encourage competition amongst our translators by using a bidding system. We also lower costs by only charging you for the number of words that you submit for translation.