Advantages of Hiring a Translation Agency

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Written by Diego Achio

The CEO & Co-founder of Traduality. Diego loves visiting national parks, playing tennis, go-karts, and Italian food. He also has over 13 years of experience in the translation industry leading language operation teams.

January 6, 2024

It’s time to bring your business to the international market. Of course, globalization is important, but how will you get there?


When it comes to translating your products and content across languages, the process seems daunting to most. Do you know anyone who speaks the languages you’re interested in? Where do you go to hire a translator? How do you know if you can afford them, and what if they don’t specialize in what you need?

Translation agencies are here to help.


What is a Translation Agency?

A translation agency is an organization that hires translators and manages projects for clients. Essentially, they’re your go-to for finding specialized translators in the languages and fields your project requires. Translators affiliated with particular translation agencies are open to jobs from the agency’s clients and even work in teams to tackle large translation projects. There are many benefits to using a translation agency for your project, including:

Access to More Languages

Typically, translators only specialize in a few languages. They are linguists, after all! However, translation agencies have contact info for various translators in their system. That way, if a client needs a particularly rare translation pair (say, German to Tagalog), the agency can look up affiliated translators specializing in those languages. With such a vast number of translators working with the agency, clients looking to translate projects into several languages will also have an easier time finding a team of translators.

Different Specializations

Different industries use different jargon. Unfortunately, this means the average person doesn’t always know what a field expert says, even if they speak the same language! The same concept is true for translators, which is why many of them focus on a particular field of translation, like medical or legal translation. A translation agency will help you find translators who specialize in the kind of translation you need, whether it’s for legal, bureaucratic, or marketing translation purposes.

Coordinate Larger Projects

While freelancers are limited to their own capacity, translation agencies have the advantage of creating massive translation teams to handle larger projects. The agency also assigns these teams a project manager, who is a middleman between the translators and the clients.

Translation agencies can also further specialize team members’ roles in a large project. Let’s say you’ve got a video game in need of translation. Each localization team would need translators, subject-matter experts, proofreaders, and quality assurance testers working together to ensure the translation is accurate.

Fast Project Turnaround

Along with working with large volumes of text, translation agencies can meet project deadlines faster since they can assign multiple translators to a project. Once again, teamwork is essential for the client to receive the best translation possible!

Production Procedures

Since translation agencies interact with multiple clients at once, they need to follow specific procedures for quality assurance. High production standards are one of the benefits of hiring a translation agency, too, since higher standards lead to higher-quality translations.


Ready to Get Started?

Are you looking for translators to help with your next big project? A translation agency can help! Translation agencies and marketplaces like Traduality allow clients to browse vetted translators, their portfolios, and customer reviews seamlessly while providing a one-stop shop for project management tools. To get started, create your first project today and find vetted translators, or book a meeting with us to learn more about your specific needs.  

Updated 2/21/2024. 

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