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SanTranslate can now meet even more of your interpretation needs

Because of increasing demand for interpretation services, SanTranslate has been working hard to find the best way to improve our ability to find the right interpreter for any assignment.  We’ve forged a strategic alliance that enables us to find face-to-face interpreters throughout the UK.

The great benefit of this for our clients is that it reduces the amount of travelling time required – and hence reduces the costs.  We’re even able to reduce our minimum charge for interpretation to just one hour in many instances.  Another way in which we’re happy to provide the best value possible for our clients.

By | April 16th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Keeping costs and complications out of court interpretation

SanTranslate has recently completed a court interpretation for a Chinese client.  What might have been a simple assignment for a small claim turned out to be more costly than expected when the defendant vigorously denied the charges.

It highlighted a couple of things that are worth bearing in mind should you find yourself on either side of such a situation.

Firstly, in this instance, although the defendant had a family member with good English who translated around 400 pages of statements for them, this could turn out to be a short-sighted approach.  Without a professional translation, there is a strong possibility that the judge could query the accuracy of the translation, causing delays in proceedings.  Additionally, should they win the court case, they might not have the translation costs reimbursed, adding to their inconvenience and costs of defending the case.

Secondly, we have had occasions in the past where we have turned up for an interpretation assignment only to find that the client has cancelled the appointment.  In these cases we have to levy our standard cancellation charge which is included in our terms and conditions.  We appreciate that sometimes clients’ plans change which is why we urge them to notify us of such changes as soon as possible – that way they can avoid the cancellation charge and we can conveniently re-schedule the assignment.

By | March 29th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Google pulls out of China – the perspective from inside China

The recent news of Google’s withdrawal from China has caused discussion and debate around the world.  Naturally, China has its own view and, if you’re interested, these sites from Hong Kong and China tell us what’s being said.  If you’d like a translation of any that are in Chinese, contact us.













By | March 24th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments
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