The Complete Guide to Korean Translation Service

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After much thought, you have decided to take your company in a new direction by translating your product or service to Korean. Making that decision was a big step in growing your business, but now there is another critical determination to make that can affect the outcome of your entire project; that decision is how to select the best Korean translation service for your work. To help you pick a translation company, Ulatus has put together the following complete guide to choosing a Korean translation service.

First, Know that Hiring a Korean Translation Service is the Right Decision

As you have thought about your approach to your Korean translation project, you might have considered trying to tackle the work yourself by using translation software or by hiring an individual translator. However, if you want a precise translation that conveys not just words but also a message, your best option is to partner with a language services provider (LSP). By working with a reputable LSP, you can have peace of mind that your translation will be completed accurately and on time.

Next, Look for a Company that Specializes in Korean

If you seek a Korean translation company online, your search will yield countless results. The first step in narrowing down your search is to find a translation company that specializes in Korean language pairs, such as translations from English to Korean. It is particularly important to find an LSP whose translators are native Korean speakers since they will understand not only the language but also the Korean culture.

Make Certain the Company has Vast Experience in Korean Translations

Just about any translation company can state that they specialize in Korean translations, but it is imperative that the company back that assertion by sharing an extensive portfolio of their work. The company’s client list should be readily available on their website; peruse the list to make sure the LSP has successfully completed both small and complex Korean translation projects.

Look for Other Information on the Company’s Website

The first glimpse of an LSP’s level of professionalism starts with their website. From their site, you should be able to find the following information clearly and easily:

  • Translator profiles and experience, as well as the company’s process for assessing and hiring the translators.
  • Information about the company’s quality management system, including data that demonstrates client satisfaction with the LSP’s work.
  • Verification that the LSP is certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which is the highest certification that an LSP can achieve as proof of its commitment to excellence.

Think about Your Budget and the Project Cost

Costs for Korean translations can greatly vary, so give some thought to your budget ahead of time. Most often, translation companies charge per translated page, but the cost also will depend on the scope of the project. For a simple document translation, expect to pay about $30-$70 USD per page.

An LSP should be able to give you a straightforward cost breakdown, so there are no surprises later. A company that starts with an initial cost assessment online is a good choice because you will know where you stand as soon as possible. Additionally, the LSP should be able to work with you to provide options on how to reduce your cost if their quote is out of your budget range.

Choose a Company with Expertise in Your Industry

Along with verifying the company’s Korean language proficiency, it is also vital to find out if the LSP has expertise in your industry. Translation is much more than converting words from one language to another; if the LSP has hardly any experience in your field, then your message might be lost. Consider the specific terminology that is unique to your industry. If a translator does not understand the jargon, it will be hard to accurately convey the information.

Seek as Much Information as You Need to Make a Decision

Choosing the right LSP for your Korean project is a big decision, so ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable. If the information is not available on the company’s website or you simply want to verify something you read, then email or call the company to get answers. If the LSP is not transparent in their responses, then they are not the right translation company for you.

Why Ulatus is the Best Choice for Your Korean Translation Work

With a 99.45% customer satisfaction rate, our complete focus is on ensuring that each translation project is absolutely precise and our clients are completely satisfied with the entire process, from our first conversation to the end product. Here are just a few examples of how we achieve successful results:

  • Our translators are native speakers, and most of them have Masters degrees or PhDs. Additionally, we will pair you with a translator who is a subject matter expert in your industry, so you can be certain that your translation will be precise.
  • Ulatus is among the 1% of translation companies across the globe to be ISO 17100:2015 Only translation companies that adhere to the stringent requirements necessary to consistently produce quality translations can receive this certification.
  • We provide a dedicated project team to work with you throughout the process to ensure that the entire experience is flawless and smooth.
  • Our team will work within your budget to make sure you are getting top-notch results at a reasonable cost; our Korean document translation starts at $0.12 per word.
  • We have a stellar quality management system to ensure that every word is accurate and that each milestone is met.

With South Korea ranked sixteenth in the best countries for business, the need for Korean translations is increasing. As you consider potential LSPs to accomplish your Korean translation goals, remember that Ulatus is ready to undertake a project of any size or scope.


To help you select the best language services provider for your Korean translation work, take a look at our complete guide to choosing a Korean translation service.

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