Here’s a great quiz question: What is the official language of the United States of America? The answer: none. Although the United States Constitution was drafted in English in 1788, it did not contain so much as a word about the official language of the new nation. And that was deliberate. At the time, immigrants spoke a multitude of languages. The idea was that designating one language as the official language would limit a lot of people in their freedom. And that is how it remained. However, English has been accepted as an official language in 25 states, but the United States still do not have a nationwide official language.
The differences between British English and American English are more than just spelling differences such as the British English ‘colour’ and the American English ‘color’. There are also quite a few words that are translated differently or have a different meaning. For instance, where one says ‘apart from’ in British, Americans say ‘aside from’. The British ‘aubergine’ is an ‘eggplant’ in America, and while the British wear ‘braces’, Americans wear ‘suspenders’. And should you ask for ‘suspenders’ in Great Britain, you will be given what is known as ‘garters’ by Americans.
Needless to say, we cannot translate into English without knowing what country the translation is for. Especially if you consider the fact that the underlying culture is very important as well and differs greatly between different places. That is why we like to work with in-country translators; in this case, with American translators who live and work in the United States.
We are in possession of the ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certificates. These are the highest achievable European quality standards for translation agencies. These standards impose strict requirements on us as a translation agency and the translators we work with. In addition, we offer a lowest price guarantee and our 100% satisfaction guarantee with all translations. This means you do not run any risk. On this independent website, you can find reviews from clients; perhaps it is best if you hear it from them.
What is the translation of your texts into American English going to cost? If you request a free quote, you will receive a customised response within 30 minutes.
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