Translation FAQs

At GCT we offer translation services covering a large variety of projects. We want to provide you with the versatility that ensures you can benefit from the best solutions possible.

Questions Relating to our translation Services

Naturally, a lot of questions are sent to us about our translation services, how we can help with all sorts of projects, worries, and more. We decided to put together this FAQs section that will hopefully answer more general issues.

If you cannot find all the answers here or anywhere else on our site, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Just click on the issue you are interested in for more information:

• • • • • • • • • • •


What are your translation language skills?
We specialize in English to Chinese translation and Chinese to English translation. This includes Simplified and Traditional Mandarin Chinese translation. We also provide other translation services. Please contact us to inquire about other languages as we must ensure our translators are able to take on new projects.
» BACK TO TOP


Do I really need to have two separate Mandarin Chinese translations?
There are two different forms of written Chinese - Simplified Mandarin and Traditional Mandarin. Simplified is used by people in China and Singapore. Traditional Mandarin is used by people in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Chinese speakers living abroad use one or the other. If you want business from all these markets, then yes, you should have two translations.
» BACK TO TOP


Do you use any translation software?

No. We believe that humans do it better. Software can only translate words. Humans translate sentences, sentiments, and correct cultural meanings.
» BACK TO TOP


Do you use freelance translators?

We have in-house translators but when are resources are stretched we have a pool of many freelance translators that are tried and tested.
» BACK TO TOP


What kind of 'experts' do you use to consult with?

We prefer to use academics in your translation's field because often these people have an excellent capacity for both the source language and the target language.
» BACK TO TOP


Is Traditional Chinese the same for both Taiwan and Hong Kong?

The characters are the same but sometimes the structure of sentences and use of characters can differ.
» BACK TO TOP


How much do your translation services cost?

The total cost depends on the difficulty of your translation (i.e. how specialized, technical, etc. it is), the quality you require (i.e. the amount of editing and proofreading needed), the nature of your project (document, website, software, etc) and the time frame you need the project completed in. Contact us for a quote.
» BACK TO TOP


How long will my translation take?

We ask you when you need the translation completed by and then work out a schedule for your project. The time we need depends on the difficulty of your project and our current workload.
» BACK TO TOP


Do you edit/proofread your translation?

Yes. The extent of our editing and proofreading depends on the difficulty of your translation and the time frame we agreed on. Obviously, when we take on a difficult translation, we demand enough time to carry out the very important edit and proofreading stage.
» BACK TO TOP


Why do you promote your English Chinese translation services more than your other language services?

At GCT we believe in providing the best quality translation we can. Because we are highly experineced in English Chinese translation, this is what we specialize in. We do not sacrifice the quality of our translation services for the quantity. However, if you have queries about other languages you need translations in, please contact us.
» BACK TO TOP


What format should I send translations in?

Regular formats that allow us to edit text are required. These may include MS Word, HTML, PDF, and so on. If you require software translation services, we would need original program materials.
» BACK TO TOP


What format will I receive my completed translations in?

This is mostly up to you as there are a number of applications we are proficient in (more on our skill set). We will agree on a format together before the project starts.
» BACK TO TOP


How will I receive my completed translation?

This depends on the size of your translation. We can email it to you or provide you with access to a private web page where you can download your completed translation project from.
» BACK TO TOP


Do you offer interpretation services?

We do have the means, however, you should contact us in advance so we can make arrangements. Our ability depends on language and location.
» BACK TO TOP


Can you translate any document?

We believe so. We will always require a sample or detailed information about what each translation project involves before we accept so be sure to provide us with as much as possible.
» BACK TO TOP


How do I need to pay for my translation?

We accept wire transfers to our bank account. Details of which will be provided to you on acceptance of your project. We will arrange a payment schedule before undertaking your translation project.
» BACK TO TOP


What if I want to make changes to the submitted translation?

This can prove difficult as it can mean extra work and therefore increase in cost to you and time. We recommend you alert us immediately if you need to make changes to your translation.
» BACK TO TOP

• • • • • • • • • • •

For more...

If you have any other questions about our services and how we can work with you please contact us and we will do our best to get back to you quickly.

 

  About GCT Translation
A History in Translation
Team of Translators
Project Methodology
Translation FAQs
contact us
clients
GCT Group
     
  Translation Services
  Website Translation
Document Translation
Technical Translation
Software Translation
Audio Translation
     
  Chinese Translation
  Mandarin Chinese
 » Simplified Chinese
 » Traditional Chinese
 » English to Chinese Translation
Chinese Translator Profile
Other Language Translation
     
  Translation Articles
  Chinese Search Engine Optimization
     
  More GCT Services
  Translation Localization
Software Development
Search Engine Positioning
Web Site Design
  The links above will open new browser windows to our other sites.
     
 

LINKS | SITE MAP