How to hire Persian translators
Persian (or Farsi as it’s known to native speakers) is the official language of Iran. Dari, the official language of Afghanistan, and Tajik, the official language of Tajikistan, are variants of the Persian language. If you’re looking to localize your business for Persian-speaking communities, a Persian translator can help.
So how do you hire Persian translators? What follows are some tips for finding top Persian translators on Upwork.
How to shortlist Persian translation professionals
As you’re browsing available Persian translation consultants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the contractors you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:
- Industry fit. You want a translator who not only can translate Persian but also understands how to translate industry-specific lingo
- Communication. A translator needs strong written and verbal communication skills to ensure your message remains intact post-translation.
- Feedback. Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular Persian translator.
How to write an effective Persian translation job post
With a clear picture of your ideal Persian translator in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.
An effective Persian translation job post should include:
- Scope of work: From real-time Persian-to-English translation to audio transcription, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
- Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
- Background: If you prefer specific experience performing certain translation services, such as translating technical documents and user manuals, mention this here.
- Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.
Ready to bridge the communication gap between your business and Persian-speaking communities? Log in and post your Persian translation job on Upwork today.
PERSIAN TRANSLATORS FAQ
What is Persian?
Persian is an Indo-Iranian language that descends directly from Middle Persian spoken by the Sasanian Empire (224 BCE), which in turn descended from the Old Persian of the Achaemenid Empire (550 BCE).
Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in Persian translation consultants:
- Persian-to-English and/or English-to-Persian translation
- CAT (computer-assisted translation) tools such as Trados or MultiTrans
- Audio transcription (e.g., subtitles)
- Writing and grammar (English and Persian)
- Specialist, technical, commercial, or industrial knowledge
- Strong understanding of how style, tone, and other cultural elements should be transferred between English and Persian
Why do you want to hire Persian translators?
The trick to finding top Persian translators is to identify your needs. Is your goal to localize an email marketing campaign from English to Persian? Or do you require a real-time Persian-to-English interpreter to assist you with an upcoming teleconference or event? The cost of your project will depend largely on your scope of work and the specific skills needed to bring your project to life.
How much does it cost to hire a Persian translator?
Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.
- An experienced Persian translator may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
- A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their Persian translation services more competitively.
Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.