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What does it mean to certify a translation
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N.L.
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Jun 12, 2003

I have been asked for the first time to "certify" a translation. I have not yet accepted the project and would like to know exactly what it means to certify a translation. I have noticed requests for certified translations on the job board as well.
Should I charge extra to certify the translation?
Thank you for your thoughts.
Nadja

[Edited at 2003-06-12 21:03]

[Edited at 2003-06-12 21:03]


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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Notarizing Jun 12, 2003

Hi Nadja,
ask the client if they have a ready form to certify this particular translation. In the US it is a simple form where you state that you are fluent in both languages and that the document you have translated is true and correct to the best of your ability. Then you take this to a notary to notarize it. Please contact me directly if you want me to send my Certificate of Translation to you, so you can see how it looks. As far as charging more, it is up to you. Most of the companies offer to pay for this service.
Hope this help
Monika
monika @ albaniantranslators.com

[Edited at 2006-05-23 00:14]


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N.L.
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Thank you for your help Jun 12, 2003

Thank you, Monika, for answering my question.

Nadja

[Edited at 2003-06-12 21:41]


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DGK T-I  Identity Verified
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Subject to the caveat that definitions of Certified, Sworn......... Jun 13, 2003

(and other procedure) translations vary from country to country.

Just in case it helps readers from outside the US, or who need to do work for a different country.

[Edited at 2003-06-13 15:09]


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