The reality is that the bulk of our business is transacted over the telephone and the internet. In fact, we have a large number of clients that we have never met face-to-face. From our Ottawa (CANADA) Headquarters we manage a growing pool of freelance translators, writers, proofreaders and editors who live in various parts of the country (cities and rural areas). Our network of translation resources spans North America. In fact, we may have freelance translation resources located near you.
Our pool of clients mimics our resource pool. Nathalie, one of our Toronto-based resources may be working on a translation assignment for a Quebec city client while Marc who is based in Gatineau, Quebec may be working on an assignment for a client based in Long Beach, California. So far as we know, Marc has never been to Long Beach, but that doesn't prevent him from translating an instruction manual for power tools that are ultimately distributed to retail stores across North America. We think you get the picture.
The point is that it matters little where a freelance translation resource is located!
In this day and age, where you live and where the translation you require is performed is no impediment to securing the expertise you require and the service you need.
We get calls daily for a variety of 'exotic' language translation requests: Dari (spoken in Afghanistan and closely related to Farsi - which is spoken in Iran), Arabic (spoken throughout the Middle East), Inuktitut (spoken in Canada's far North), Korean, Sinhalese (spoken in Sri Lanka) and Slovak are but some examples. The requests tend to mirror present day global 'hot spots' as reported in international news networks.
The hard reality is that if you expect to find a qualified slovakian translator in your locale (say, Calgary, Alberta or Saint John, New Brunswick) you may be disappointed. More often than not, qualified resources, especially freelance translators who can certify their work, will NOT be in a location near you.
If you require a certified translation (also referred to as official or notarized translation) don't expect immediate gratification...
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