So they use these people to translate or interpret and they end up with a terrible job. But there are a few reasons why they might continue to use these friends, for translation.
- They don't have any understanding of the languages so have no way to check the quality
- They are too embarrassed to tell their friend/colleague that they are doing a bad job
- They are too blinded by the cost of a professional translation or interpretation to pay for a professional
All three are really bad reasons. Would you trust an accountant to fix your car?
Then why trust one to translate for you?
Here's a great clip from the Catherine Tate show in the UK. It Illustrates my point perfectly.