PROS / You can request a topic-specific translator.
CONS / Babylon does not offer desktop publishing through this service.
VERDICT / Babylon’s human translation service is fast, effective and economical.
Babylon is a well-known name in translation software and services. The company’s Professional Translation offering found in this review is a human translation service that employs professional translators from around the globe. In our tests of the Babylon Professional Translation service, we found that this automated agency's accuracy was at least as good as the average of the top ten business translation services we reviewed. It's pricing is also very competitive and is one of the lowest of those we reviewed.
High rates of customer satisfaction, competitive prices, fast turnaround times and 24/7 customer service help this language translation service excel at extensive text translations. And, if you need in-depth and specific business, medical, legal or technical translations, Babylon’s Professional Translation is able to handle these and other increasingly expert arenas.
However, Babylon Professional Translation is not a full-service translation agency, as some services are on our lineup. Graphic design and desktop publishing, for example are not options available from this service. You cannot send a set of completely designed brochure files, for instance, and have the document returned as a print-ready but translated and localized version of the same brochure.
Like many of our featured services, Babylon Professional Translation employs translators from all over the world with varying levels of education, expertise and certification. Despite the absence of a corporate certification, the large size of the organization and the often-certified translators available to the company means that poor translators are weeded out quickly.
Other advantages of using the Babylon Translation service include an easy-to-use customer translation portal, transparent costs for each translation and a website that functions in seven different languages.
While Babylon Professional Translation lacks corporate-wide industry certifications, this doesn't hinder the service's translation quality. The service is also efficient and economical. For these reasons, Babylon Professional Translation takes a spot on our lineup among the best translation services.