A Startup to end your translation woes in the Middle East

Working in the corporate world in Middle East, I have often come across documents that are written in Arabic and need to get translated in English. Ideally we would send it to a translation company asking for a quote to translate the document. After this we  get internal approvals and translate the document. Alternatively, we could use translation sites like Google Translate for a quick fix.

Recently, I discovered a site QordobaTranslation that gets your job done online, by giving you the translation cost instantly.

They have a very simple process to get a document translated: -

1 – Submit your file 2 – Tell your deadline 3 – Approve the quote and start translation

You can upload a file or plain text of the content that needs to be translated. Once you get the instant quote online, you can approve and pay by Credit Card or Money bookers.

Qordoba relies on a taskforce of freelance translators to provide the service. With 400 translators and editors in 30 countries and 15 time zones, they’re making translation affordable. The website claims to prescreen every freelance translator hired, to ensure that quality of service is maintained.

Qordoba also provides the service to translate documents from English to Arabic, French to English/Arabic and vice versa, Arabic and English Copy editing.

They also have online chat support, which was not responsive to my queries though.

The website is a start up run by May Habib. Recently it has closed a round of funding by Intel Capital, CMEA Capital and the Mubadala Development Company, as well as the CEO of Aramex, Fadi Ghandour. The management team is currently based in Dubai Internet City.

If you are a freelance translator, get in touch with Qordoba to get hired.


2 Responses to “A Startup to end your translation woes in the Middle East”

  1. Ashwin Mehta
    May 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Great finding Tfour, I was desperately looking for some one to get my Arabic docs translated.

  2. Zainab Rizk
    May 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I am sure there are similar sites in the region offering this service.

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