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SELECTING US AS YOUR ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE TRANSLATION PARTNER

In order to be successful in the market, detailed knowledge of local conditions is needed. At least on the linguistic level, you have found the ideal partner in us because we will ensure that your text is smoothly customized to the culture-specific characteristics so that you are guaranteed to strike the right note across the borders.

Awesome Standards

Urgency is no stranger to us! In fact, it has become our default mode of operation.
In an economy where survival of the fittest is ever increasingly linked to the ability to respond and act fast,
you can depend on us to deploy our resources efficiently so that you never miss a deadline.

Accuracy/Quality

In translation, a single mistranslated word can skew the meaning and intention of a document. When you want the most accurate translation possible, you need to contract Iservice translation for service.

Consistency

Iservice Translation creates glossaries for each client that ensures document specific phrases are always translated the same way.

Industry Expertise

We have rendered document translation services to Government, Corporate Companies and Private Businesses , in subject matters such as business manuals, plans, presentations, proposals, insurance, advertising, legal, software, literature and education amongst others.

Efficient Turnaround

Experience is a key factor in producing quick and expert-crafted translations.

ISERVICE TRANSLATION IS A LEGAL-CERTIFIED TRANSLATION OFFICE OF OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS FOR

ANGOLAN CONSULATE
BRAZIL
PORTUGAL
SOUTH AFRICA
MOZAMBIQUE
and all other Portuguese countries.

In your application for Visas, you must provide certain documentation translated by a sworn translator.
The Visa Section provides information and support for travelers who would like to visit, work or do business in the Republic of
Angola, Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal.
All South African or Portuguese documents must be translated. The consular section will only
authenticate a document(s) that is translated by a court appointed Sworn Translator.

Our Services

Our unique technology-based quality assurance system is designed to be implemented at critical points before,
during, and after the translation process and, combined with conventional quality assurance methods,
is proven to be more effective than conventional methods alone.

Document Translations

We charge a flat rate pricing (price per word) on all levels of complexity of each document. For example, a general business letter (with non-technical terms), technical patent, medical text, complex legal contract, pharmaceuticals related document or software manual all at the standard rates.

Certified Translation

A sworn translation bears the signature and valid stamp of an authorized legal translator. This certification guarantees that it is an official translation, requiring our certified translation service.

Website Translation

We provide professional website translation services for companies and organisations wanting to reach foreign markets and communicate with their new, potential customers. In a fast paced digital world, website translation must be considered as a part of a long-term strategy and business development.

Technical Translation

We are known for our precision and accuracy in our work, giving every technical document the detailed attention it requires. It is simply essential that you or your business have someone on board who has in-depth industry knowledge, alongside a familiarity of specialised technical jargon.

Authentication/Notarization

All South African documents must be translated into Portuguese. The consular section will only authenticate a document(s) that is translated to Portuguese by a court appointed Sworn Translator.

Proofreading

Editing and proofreading are related services and can be priced separately in specific cases. In particular, if you had a translation performed by another company or person, we can provide you with an editing and proofreading rate that is lower than the one for full rate translation. Normally, the cost to edit and proofread is 50% less than fully translating the text.

INDUSTRIES

We help individuals,
businesses, and organizations to communicate with the
Portuguese and English speaking world.

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Banking and finance

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Consulting

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Corporate communications

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Certified Translation

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Contracts & Documents

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Engineering and Manufacturing

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Government documents

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Legal

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Life Science

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Marketing

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Oil & Gas

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Police Clearance

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Proofreading

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Web Translation

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All General Subjects

About Us

Iservice Service Translations is one of the fastest growing document translation service providers in South Africa - Cape Town.
We support English and Portuguese combinations and serve clients across the globe, helping them to break language barriers and bridge cultural differences. We play a prominent role in boosting the travel and tourism industry revenues.
Helping industrialization through technical translation across geographies and industries and understanding cultures and attitudes of other countries over the years. Our specialization, focus, quality management processes, and customer-centred attitude has earned the trust of many individuals and companies in the local market and aboard.

Tips

Whether you are completely new to the translation world or an old hat who deals regularly with translators
and translation agencies of all sizes, you might be curious about some ways to help you build a stronger
relationship with your translator and make the process more efficient. We have compiled a list of the top
9 ways clients can help make the translation process just a little bit easier.

SUBMITTING


Only send the final and original version of a document to your translator once any changes, edits or revisions have been made. Chances made to a document after it has been submitted to the translator and work has begun will likely incur extra fees and may affect the deadline. The quality of the original document (source document) in terms of content and language usage, used to translate from, is the quality of the final translation (target document).It is important to distinguish the difference between these two processes as there are some cases where clients request translation but their papers actually need editing /translating, and they think that these processes are all the same.

SOURCE and TARGET


Determine the source and target languages of your document. Naturally, we need to know what language the document was originally written in and what language the document needs to be translated into. If a document needs to be translated into Portuguese, one should specify European Portuguese or Brazilian Portuguese as the vocabulary and dialects vary based on the target audience.If you don’t know the source language of your document, ask! We are more than willing to help you figure it out. If we know the correct language combination from the start, we can quickly narrow our search to find the native-language translator best suited for the job.

CERTIFIED or NON CERTIFIED


Difference between Certified and Non - Certified Translation. The definition of certified translation varies from one country to another. A sworn translator has sworn an oath in the High Court of South Africa to “translate faithfully and correctly, to the best of their knowledge and ability”. To ensure that a translation is recognised as a sworn translation, sworn translators stamp and sign every page of their translations and add a statement certifying that it “is a true translation of the original”. A sworn translation of a document is the legal equivalent of the original document for evidentiary purposes in a court of law. A sworn translator will ask to see the original documents or certified copies of the original documents.

FILE FORMAT


Determine the file format of your document. Although most translation companies are equipped to handle a variety of file formats, such as Microsoft Office, CorelDraw, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Web pages, certain file formats need to be prepared before the ‘translatable’ material can be extracted. Knowing the file format can help us determine whether we will need to allow for extra time to prepare the file(s).

TARGET MARKET


Establish the intended audience of your document. Knowing who the document is intended for, whether it is directed at your customers or clients, other businesses, contractors, or institutions, to name a few, will help the translator choose the right tone, style and level of language to suit your audience.

CONTENTS


At least have a general idea of the technical nature of your document. Of course, if you cannot read or understand the language your document was written in, you will probably have a hard time figuring out what it is about. However, you can probably figure out whether the subject matter is general, somewhat specialized or highly technical with loads of expert terminology.

SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES


Determine whether you will need any supplementary services. You should let the translator know if you will need any additional services, including research, copywriting, search engine optimization, desktop publishing, back translation, etc., as early as possible in the process. This helps us accurately project the amount of time needed for your project from start to finish.

PLAN AHEAD


An urgent or “rush” translation runs the risk of potential errors and it won’t necessarily be an accurate representation of the best work that a particular translator can deliver. Most translators generally translate between 1,500 and 2,500 words per day, and this daily average can vary based on a document’s technical complexity, subject, file format, etc. (And “rushing” a translator won’t likely win you any praise from a translator who has to work all day and night to get a time-sensitive translation done on time.).

TERMS AND PAYMENT


Carefully read through the translator’s terms, conditions and payment policies. If you read through the legal stuff before the project starts, you can ask questions or make amendments before the work begins. This can help both parties avoid a nasty surprise after the work has been completed and invoiced. You can keep your translator happy and enjoy a long-term, mutually-profitable relationship by paying your translator for their services promptly. (No one likes to chase money and translators are no exception!).

Our Process

All translation projects undergo a multi-layered process of checks and reviews
in order to ensure the highest degree of quality
Over the years, we’ve developed a 6-Step Quality Assurance process
that enables us to deliver spot-on translations and the highest quality output.

1

REVIEW and ESTIMATE

2

PLAN TEMPLATE

3

BEGIN TRANSLATION

4

PROOFREADING and EDITING

5

FINAL VERIFICATION

6

DELIVERY of PROJECT

Meet The Team

The quality of your English and Portuguese translations is a direct reflection on you and your business.
We are known for our precision and accuracy in our work, giving every translation the attention to detail that it requires.

Our Sworn English and Portuguese Translator

and Commissioner of Oaths at the Supreme Court of South Africa Reg.No.:25610/11

Zarina Homem de Figueiredo
Co-Founder/ Sworn Translator

A Professional Court appointed sworn native speaking translator in the Portuguese and English languages. Her effective communication skills, specialization, focus, quality management processes, and customer-centred attitude has earned her the trust of many individuals and companies in the local market and aboard.

SKILLS

WRITING SKILLS IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE
85%
CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE
85%
SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE
85%
COMPUTER SKILLS
95%
TIME MANAGEMENT
95%

Fun Facts

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Pricing Table

The pricing for translation projects can be done on a flat fee basis, such as price per page or hourly rate. However, this is not an industry standard nor is it recommended for many reasons. First, as every document is different, the number of words per page can vary significantly. Also, many countries use different sizes of paper.
As for hourly rates, each translator has his or her own pace. More experienced translators tend to translate faster, while less experienced translators take longer. For the sake of transparency and budgeting, a price per word methodology is a much more reliable and predictable way to ensure fair and accurate pricing.
The rates charged for document translations are agreed on at the beginning of a specified project.
Depending on the client’s needs, the same flat rates can apply across many different projects.
Should the scope of a project change, we will work with you to agree on new pricing rates
that are more appropriate for the new project or scope.

When you request a free, no-obligation quote, we will provide you with a detailed pricing quote.
*(All prices are subject to adjustment for the change in the exchange rate and/or change
without notice where additional costs are incurred beyond the company's reasonable control)

  • STANDARD
    Translation
  • Min 300 words
  • English or Portuguese
  • R0.95

    per Word
  • SWORN/CERTIFIED Translation
  • Standard Rate applies with a min of 300 words PLUS R275.00 for the Sworn Translator’s stamp per document.
  • R0.95 + R275
    (Seal and Stamp)

  • ONE PAGE
    Certified Translation
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Death Certificate
  • Police Clearances Certificate
  • Angola; Brazil; Mozambique and Portugal
  • R240.00

    per PAGE
  • OTHER
    Services
  • Authentication @ Angolan Consulate
  • Authentication @ Mozambique Consulate
  • Authentication @ Portuguese Consulate
  • DIRCO - Authentication of the Registrar’s Signature
  • Proofreading
  • Interpretation Services
  • P.O.A

Get in Touch

For an official quotation, we would need the original document/s scanned and emailed in any format
that needs to be translated in order to do a computer word count for an official quotation.

Unit 9, Nottinghill Complex,
Nottingham Close,
Parklands, 7441
CAPE TOWN
SOUTH AFRICA

info@iservicetranslation.co.za

+27 (0) 82 741 2206

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