Levels of Service

We offer 4 main levels of services:

Standard Translation

A standard translation undergoes the following steps:
text review, technology research, formatting/desktop publishing, translation, re-reading, amending, proofreading by a second qualified expert who focuses on the format, layout, numbers, diagrams and any other non-linguistic elements.

This is our main service level. Each translation ordered under this service is translated by a qualified mother-tongue translator specially selected for their expertise in the subject-matter of the text.

Premium Translation

A premium translation builds on the quality of a standard translation and incorporates the following steps:
text review, technology research, formatting/desktop publishing, translation, re-reading, amending, proofreading by a second specialist translator (who verifies the accuracy of the technical vocabulary used, and performs a word-for-word check of the document in parallel with the source text to review the language, the style, and the spelling and grammar employed in the translation), post-proofreading amendment by the original translator, and an additional check by a third member of staff who scrutinises all non-linguistic elements of the text prior to delivery to the client.

Premium Translation is the Gold Standard of translation.

Sworn Translation

This is a Premium Translation by a specific translator who has been authorised by a Court. Some legal/governmental authorities will only accept a translation produced by a sworn translator.

Certified Translation

To assist our clients, Spectra is happy to provide Certified Translations. This is a Premium Translation to which our certificate of accuracy is attached. The certificate is supplied at no extra cost and may, in some instances, be sufficient to be accepted in place of a Sworn Translation.

 

Pricing

Our focus is always on quality, but we do understand that cost is a key issue for our customers. You can trust us to minimise your costs while maintaining high professional standards. We will work closely with you to understand the purpose of your project, and we will adapt our service to provide you with the best possible outcome at the most reasonable cost.