Based on my desire to educate others about language access services, like translation and interpreting, as a recommendation to all of my customers, I enjoy sharing these publications by the American Translators Association:  Translation & Interpreting: Getting it Right.  Before you submit that next translation request, take a moment to review these resources and conduct your own needs assessment.  Ask yourself if you are approaching your project in the most cost-effective, culturally-appropriate way.  Consult your translator for guidance - his or her expertise can save you more time and money; plus, open communication between you both will ultimately yield higher satisfaction and a better outcome.