2 Shocking Differences Between A Sworn Translator and A Freelance Translator That They Don’t Want You To Know

Do you know the differences between a sworn translator and a freelance translator? Both types of translator may look the same to the public. It is usually the cheapest translator service that they are looking for. However, the quality of translation becomes a priority, particularly for multinational companies.

So far, there have only been few cases of protest filed against the resulting translations of freelance or self-employed translators. This is because not all resulting translations produced by freelancers are dissapointing. However, you should know the differences between a sworn translator and a freelance translator, so that you may be able to decide on which translation service to use. Their differences are as follows:

  1. Certification Test

Certified translators are those who are recogized in writing and evidenced by a certificate. The certificate may be obtained by means of a long and rather difficult test. Just imagine, it is estimated that there is only five to ten percent of translators taking the test who will obtain recognition, due to the satisfying test results. The rest will be expected to take the test again.

Those passing the test will receive the title of Sworn Translator and will be sworn in as a sworn translator who will work professionally at a company or a private enterprise. Meanwhile, freelance translators do not hold any certificate. They tend to undertake translation on a regular basis. Some of them finally decided to take the certification test in order to gain recognition.

  1. Sworn Document Translators Are Paid More

Sworn document translators usually receive higher fees for their services in comparison to the freelance translators. This is because, as someone holding the title of Sworn Translator, they deserve to gain more recognition, due to the quality and accountability of their translation.

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