With continued globalization, businesses around the world are being forced to find newer markets in order to thrive or at least survive. It is for this very reason that many businesses are today looking towards China as a market for their products and services, for purposes of making profits and expanding their businesses. In addition to business savvy, if you want to succeed in doing business in China, you will either need to know the language or at least find a good Chinese interpreter to break down the language barrier for you.
There are many China translation companies available today which offer language interpretation services. If you are based in Shanghai, hire a company with translators well versed in Shanghai translation. If doing business in Beijing, contract interpreters skilled in Beijing translation. Below are some more tips to enable you to make the right decision when selecting your Chinese interpreter.
While most people do not feel the need to always use a professional Chinese interpreter, it is important to nevertheless always select your interpreter to suit the specific occasion. For instance, if you are having someone come over to your office, you may have an in-house translator do your interpretation for you. They would be the perfect interpreters as they already know your business and what your company is all about. Hence they are better placed to help you make a good impression with potential clients.
On the other hand, when you have an important meeting which will involve many people, it is wise to contract the services of Chinese interpreters from a professional Chinese translation services company. Of course, you may still have your own in-house Chinese interpreters along to monitor the efficiency of the contracted interpreter. This way, you are guaranteed that the contracted interpreter is delivering great translation services because your own in-house guys will be looking out for your interests.
When selecting the right interpreter, you should also look into their personality. An arrogant or unpleasant interpreter will give off the impression that you share a similar character as well. Select and retain the services of interpreters who help you win the favor of your conversation partners due to their English-Chinese translation skills, as well as their professionalism. On the other hand, if you wish to hire the services of a Chinese translator who will interpret your words while negotiating a contract, only settle for someone that you can not only trust, but who will also not back down when confronted by your negotiating partner.
Your Chinese translator should always take the time to understand the meaning of your intended message – be it in oral or written form – in order to deliver the highest quality translation services possible. In order to ensure such high quality, it is paramount that you always furnish your interpreters with accurate source information or briefings beforehand. Other things that you should do to assist your Chinese interpreter in providing you with the best quality translation may include always speaking in complete sentences and phrases, being respectful and civil with your words, avoiding slang, idioms and sarcasm, as well as too many affectionate words.