How all this began
Anyone who has traveled much knows that the world is full of bad translations, mistranslations, and downright hysterically funny translations. Take, for instance, the following from an ad for a Hong Kong dentist: "Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists." Or this sign seen in a Rome laundry: "Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time."
Unfortunately, Kyiv is no exception to this international trend. At best, it's amusing, like the handicapped restrooms at the Kyiv Boryspil Airport that are labeled "Disabled Toilets" and the posted warning that travelers must declare "antics or works of art" to the customs agent. At worst, however, it can be completely incomprehensible. Try figuring out what the following translated sentence is supposed to mean: "Its business acumen correctly prompted trading Venice that properly organized glass manufacturing can become an inexhaustible source of income."
Living and working in Kyiv, we have seen so many poor translations that we eventually concluded that the city (and possibly the country as a whole) was in dire need of a quality translation agency. Since none of the professional translation agencies we have encountered seemed to able to get it right the first time, we decided to create an agency that would do just that, eliminating the client's need to invest in costly and time-consuming in-house editing.
Is it too much to ask of a translation agency that they provide error-free, understandable, native-sounding translations? We don't think so, and we think it's about time someone started providing this kind of service.
Who is behind all this
KEY TRANSLATIONS is an agency of professionals who know how to deliver the best language-related services at very competitive prices. We are genuine translators, interpreters, and editors, not only experienced in our fields, but also possessing a deep respect for our clients and their orders.
Our interpreters have worked with numerous VIPs, including:
We can provide both simultaneous and consecutive interpretation at any event:
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