|Affinity Translation||Some Other Translation Companies|
|1) Quality Control||Post-translation proofreading by a second linguist included standard.||Proofreading by second translator not included or included with additional cost.|
|2) Native Speaking Translators||Translators are native speaking in the target language. Standard for all projects.||Sometimes native speakers. Sometimes not.|
|3) Human or Machine Translation||All projects performed by skilled professional human linguists. No machine translation.||Lower quality machine translation.|
|4) Project Management||A personal project manager is assigned to each translation project. They’re available for interim project status reports and any questions as needed.||Anonymous project managers.|
|5) Specialization Focus||We specialize in translation of written material, including translation of video content, which typically includes a written text component (transcripts, scripts, et. al.).||Offer numerous language services but do not specialize in translation of written text.|
|6) Pricing||Competitive to below market pricing in all languages. Significant volume discounts for larger projects.||Pricing levels vary significantly from vendor to vendor.|
|7) Rush Service||No additional charge for expedited service.||Extra charge for rush service.|
|8) Company Stability||Established, stable company with years of experience.||New or limited experience in the translation industry.|
|9) Certified Translations||Official signed letter of certification available upon request (no charge).||Additional fee for certified translations.|
|10) Multilingual Desktop Publishing | eLearning Application Integration||Expert multilingual desktop publishing (DTP) and eLearning application integration services available as needed.||DTP and eLearning application services not available.|
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