As globalization becomes more common, translation services have become an essential service for companies who do businesses internationally. If you are doing business internationally, you need professional translation service to translate your business documents, such as proposals, invoices, brochures, technical writings, and even your company website.

So how do you find a good translation service for your company? As translation service is becoming more in demand, you can easily find lots of agency offering this service to you. Finding a good service is not as hard as you think it is - as long as you know where to find it.

To find a translation service, you just need to power up your computer and visit Google. Google "Translation Service" + your local area, you should be able to find a few translation agencies. One advantage of using search engines to look for translation service is that you can be very specific with your search. As I have mentioned above, you can add your local area at the end of the search term to make your search more specific. For example: "translation service Singapore". The more specific your search is, the easier is for you to find the service.

Another place to find translation service is your local directory listing such as Yellow Pages. Simply open up the directory book and look under "Translation" category and you should be able to find quite a number of agency listings.

The last way to find a translation service is to ask your family, friends and colleagues. By getting personal recommendation from them, you can be sure that the service will be top-notch.

Once you have a list of translation agencies, it is now time to contact them for a quote. Before you call them up, make sure that you have all the necessary information of the work ready. Information such as number of source words, the nature of the text, what format will it be translated to, project deadline, etc. This information is necessary in order for the agencies to quote you a price for the work.

One thing to note is that when you are speaking to the customer service officer of the agency, make sure that you explain your needs clearly to her. This is to minimize any misunderstandings that will delay the project.

After you have gathered the quotes from the various agencies, it is now your decision to appoint one for the project. There are no hard and fast rules on how to choose the right translation service. It is really up to you to go with what you feel is best for your company, in terms of cost and working relationship.