A Free Translation; How Much Could it Have Cost Us?

The following is a result of a LinkedIn posting to promote our own company, Translation Services LTD, yesterday on June 20, 2016. Initially, we were going to place the following line in German for the fun of it.

Translation Services LTD production department is getting a “make over”.   We strive to improve to better serve our clients. Contact us at 414-395-3693 or 414-369-9346.

Instead of asking one of our German translators, we thought that we must be able to find a “free online translation system” that could do the job.  However, we wanted to be sure so we tested four different “free” sights.  First, the translation did not cost us any money.  Second, here are the results from this experiment:

http://www.systranet.com
Produktionsabteilung Übersetzungsdienste Ltd.erhält „machen über“.Wir bemühen uns zu verbessern, um Aufschlag zu verbessern unsereKunden.Treten Sie mit uns bei 414-395-3693 oder414-369-9346 in Verbindung.

http://translation2.paralink.com

Produktionsabteilung von Translation Services LTD kommt ‘machen über’. Wir mühen uns uns zu verbessern, um besser unseren Kunden zu dienen. Setzen Sie sich mit uns an 414-395-3693 oder 414-369-9346 in Verbindung.

http://www.translate.google.com

Translation Services LTD Produktion wird immer ein “make over”. Wir bemühen uns, zu verbessern, um unsere Kunden besser zu dienen. Kontaktieren Sie uns unter 414-395-3693 oder 414-369-9346.

http://www.online-translator.com

Produktionsabteilung von Translation Services LTD kommt “machen”. Wir mühen uns sich zu verbessern, um unseren Kunden besser zu dienen. Setzen Sie sich mit uns unter 414-395-3693 oder 414-369-9346 in Verbindung.

As you can see no two are alike.  Thus for the average consumer, which one would you trust?  How would you verify which one (if any) is correct?  I have a feeling in some fashion that each one is correct, to varying degrees.

Finally, any one of these “free” online services could have cost us how much?  Bottom line: how much could it be costing you?

Translation Services LTD is here to be a valued vendor and consultant to all of our clients.  To discus improving your Global presence through translated materials, call us at 414-395-3693 or 414-369-9346.

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