Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve answered a few common questions below.
If you can’t find your question below, let me know and I’ll be happy to help.

How long does it take to translate a document?

The time needed for translation depends on the length and topic of your text. As a general rule, a translator can translate on average 1,500-2,000 words a day, but this depends on the project, language combination and specific requirements.

What if I need a translation quicker than this?

At The Native Crowd, urgent requests don’t have to be a nightmare. Simply get in touch and we can chat through all available options.

Can I get a free quote without having the document translated/proofread/edited?

Yes. Just let me know what service you require, the word count and an idea of the industry. I’ll take it from there.

Which languages do you translate to and from?

I translate from Dutch, German and Russian into English (UK or US). If you need a different language combination, please get in touch as I work with a trusted pool of expert translators who will be able to help you with your project.

I can’t find the languages I’m looking for?

Over the last few years, I’ve built up a network of trusted and expert translation colleagues. I work with these fellow translators on larger projects and mutual areas of interest, and can vouch for their ability and professionalism. If you’re looking for a translator specialised in a different sector or language, please let me know and I’ll be happy to introduce you.

Where is The Native Crowd based?

I’m based in the Lake District, in the North West of the UK. I offer my services both nationally and internationally.

Can I translate my website?

Yes! All you need to do is take the content from your website and put it into a Word document or similar format. Pop this over to me and I can send you a completed translation. You can then upload this to your website. If you haven’t got access to your website’s content, just let me know so we can look for a solution.

How can I grow my business?

The first thing a customer will look at is whether you appear trustworthy. This means having a professional website, good quality products and a solid marketing presence. Things to consider:

Website translation/localisation: customers won’t buy from you if they can’t understand what you’re selling.
Your website design: make sure your website format looks ‘familiar’.
Typos and errors: there’s no substitute for a professional proofreader. 

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