Translation: Getting it Right (free download)
If you don’t know anything at all about translation, it’s a good idea to read Translation: Getting it Right. This is a guide published by the American Translators Association (ATA), offering tips and advice for when you are looking for a translator. The guide is aimed at people from outside the language industry. It answers basic questions like the difference between translation and interpreting, how much a translation will cost, what to look for in a professional translator and how to decide if a texts needs to be translated at all. So it’s basically ‘Translation for Dummies’, and highly recommended reading if you think your text needs translating but you don’t know where to start.