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Why should I pay more for professional hebrew translation services?

We all want to cut expenses. Translation cost is high, and it is growing proportionally with the word count. Translation rates vary widely; cheap may prove to be very expensive; and as we shall realize, high quality doesn’t go hand in hand with low rate.

What do I need a professional hebrew translator for?

Well, maybe you don’t. If you only want to get the general idea and context, there are free translation tools, one of which is Google Translate. It is available and costs nothing, but the result is sometimes far from being satisfactory, to say the least. There have been many bold attempts to create a translating machine that makes the human translator unnecessary. Nobel prize is still waiting. It should be admitted, however, that in some cases machine translation makes sense, and for certain applications it could save time and money.

Why should I spend money on professional Hebrew translation service?

We all want to cut expenses. Translation cost is high, and it is growing proportionally with the word count. The English language gained a strong position throughout the world and particularly in Israel, and most Israelis have good command of English. Translation rates vary widely, and some proposals seem to be very competitive. But we shall see that high quality doesn’t go hand in hand with low rate.

I can get quality translation cheaply

Right, but: 1) Like in any other profession, there is a price for expertise. Consider that a professional translator gained his or her proficiency due to years of investment and experience. Skills and proficiency, in any field, are not common; 2) Quality translator is likely to be solicited by many clients, and soon would be fully booked up, not able to take more work. Demand causes price to go up (basic economics), so the rate is likely to reach the standard level or higher. Quality at cheap rate is gone with the wind…

When can I use a free translation tool?

Well, maybe you don’t. If you only want to get the general idea and context, there are free translation tools, one of which is Google Translate. It is available and costs nothing, but the result is sometimes far from being satisfactory, to say the least. Those bold attempts to create a translating machine that makes the human translator unnecessary, are probably doomed. Nobel prize is still waiting. It should be admitted, however, that in some cases machine translation makes sense, and for certain applications it could save time and money, and they should be considered.