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Errors in translations can have disastrous and potentially fatal consequences for you, your clients, your employees and your reputation. Erroneous translations can be confusing and sometimes even offensive. Translation errors do not merely cause problems because of the factual inaccuracies contained in the text.  The very presence of errors can provide grounds for complaints, litigation and various other loopholes which can result in significant costs to a company.  

Confusion and Miscommunication

Not every language translates perfectly into every other language and without a certified translator to navigate linguistic obstacles, you run the risk of accidentally creating offensive or embarrassing mistranslations. It is important to ensure that your documents are translated accurately, so that all information is communicated clearly to others. If employees are given incorrectly translated documents, they may fail to understand important policies, regulations or information which can affect their performance. If clients are given faulty translations, their communication with you may become convoluted and difficult to navigate. Translation errors are embarrassing;  the translation represents the company and any flaws or mistakes reflect badly upon the company.  


Legal Consequences

Depending on the documents you are working with, providing somebody with incorrectly translated documents can cause legal problems. If a person is being asked to sign a document that has not been translated correctly, they may not fully comprehend exactly what they are signing. In some cases, this can be grounds for legal action.


Poor translations may cause reputational damage and bad PR for your company. Some mistranslations are funny, while others are viewed as rude, offensive and unprofessional.  A mistake can mean unwelcome and embarrassing attention. Incorrect translations can create ambiguity and uncertainty, which does not inspire confidence in your company.  Translation errors damage trust and reputations. 

How can I avoid these problems?

It is vital to rely on a translation service provider with proven professional background.  

Niki’s Int’l Ltd. is a WBENC-Certified Women Business Enterprise with 20 years of language service experience in the legal industry.  A global network of highly skilled interpreters is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for on-site and telephonic interpretation services, document translation services, and website localization. Our linguists are available in over 350 languages and dialects, and our network includes certified interpreters and translators with verified legal experience. Our work is guaranteed with a $1 Million Errors & Omissions policy, so that you can be confident that your project will be completed with the highest level of quality and professionalism within the field.  For more information contact us at 1-877-567-8449 or visit our website at www.nilservices.com.


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