CreatiVoices Translation Services is a professional language provider specializing in Tagalog translation. We offer document translation services in such diverse areas as business, legal, medical, technical, financial, scientific, government, engineering, software, gaming, and IT just to name a few. We also perform related services in desk top publishing, graphic design, transcription, copywriting, as well as website localization. We can also perform translations in non-English language pairs.
Tagalog, also called Filipino, is the dominant language of the Philippines (with Cebuano being a close second). It was officially renamed Filipino in 1961 in an attempt to further a common Filipino national identity and establish a language of wider communication among the 120 to 175 distinct linguistic populations native to the 7107 islands that comprise the archipelago.
There are currently 12 languages in the Philippines with a minimum one million native speakers which, taken together, represent almost 90% of the population. These are: Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Bikol, Pangasinan, Waray-Waray, Hiligaynon, Kapampangan, Kinaray-a, Maguindanao, Maranao and Tausug.
Despite the heavy influence of English and Spanish, Tagalog has retained its centuries-old grammatical structure. Filipino is taught in all schools and is gaining acceptance as a second language.
An interesting aspect of Tagalog translation is the relatively large number of English language “borrowings” commonly employed. Many technical terms and newly coined words and phrases are incorporated directly from English. Spanish speakers will recognize countless transliterations. For approximately four centuries the Philippines was ruled by foreign powers, first by Spain and then by the United States, which left an indelible imprint. The Philippines became independent on July 4, 1946.
Filipino is the modern name for a standardized version of Tagalog, the dominant ethnic language of the Philippines. About two-thirds of the country speak it natively, and it is a second language for the remainder Its official status as the national language dates to 1959, but it was not until 1971 that the name “Filipino” was established as official. The 1987 constitution of the Philippines specifies that Filipino is the national language of the country.
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CreatiVoices can customize our services to suit your needs and your budget. You can read more about the different types of Tagalog language services we offer and their associated costs here.
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PRICING & SERVICES
CreatiVoices can customize our translation services to the requirements of your project and your budget. Not only can we put our vast talent pool of professional linguists at your disposal, our project managers are consummate professionals with more than a decade of experience in implementing optimal practices. Green Crescent can take care of all of your language communication needs at fraction of the cost of in-house production.
When making a decision to expend valuable resources on a translation, it is essential to begin with one basic premise: translation is not a commodity but a professional service performed by highly-trained professionals with specialized skills. While many firms or even freelancers can get the job done, getting the job done well is where our experience really counts.
How much will my translation cost?
There are many variables that contribute to the cost of a translation. These include subject matter, language pair, turn around time, formatting and design requirements, language memory requirements, target market, and end use. When considering a translation, one should always attempt to strike the proper balance between cost and the level of quality required to achieve one’s goals. In as much, CreatiVoices offers several basic levels of service from which to choose:
|Simple Translations||Translation whose goal is basic communication. These are translations performed by a single translator without the assistance of an editor or proofreader and should not be considered a polished work or publishable, though they are typically of very high quality. These translations are ideal for office use, personal letters, email, or as a first draft of work that will later be edited. Rates start at $0.08 USD per word in select language pairs.|
|Standard Translations||Such translations proceed with the goal of producing a high quality translation for use in most normal circumstances such as official business correspondence, websites, reports, presentations, and similar texts. These translations are performed by a minimum of two translators and are translated, edited, and carefully proofread. Rates start at $0.14 USD per word in select language pairs.|
|Business Critical Translations||These are translations where perfection is an absolute must. This option is recommended for texts that are to be published on a large scale, for texts that contain highly specialized language, or texts that must be localized for audiences outside of the mainstream. In brief, these are translations that cannot be performed by generalists alone, but require translators with specialized knowledge of the subject matter, defined areas of expertise, and extra quality control steps. Medical, legal, and technical texts as well as culturally sensitive marketing and business communications normally fall into this category. Such translation work requires not only editing and proofing, but most often language validation by one or more area experts. Rates start at $0.20 USD per word in select language pairs.|
|Minimum Fee||CreatiVoices changes a minimum fee of $75.00 USD for all projects however small. This fee can be reduced or waived for regular clients.|
Tasks such as updating translations, certain varieties of proofreading, data entry and other intangibles are billed hourly at previously agreed to rates.
Additional Language Services
In addition to translation, CreatiVoicesoffers a variety of other Philippines languages in such areas as interpretation, transcription, website design and development, and desktop publishing.
Volume discounts are available for large projects and long-term clients as well as for non-profits, charities, NGOs and governmental organizations. We also offer discounts in exchange for crediting CreatiVoices with links from your website.