Lately, we at Language Translation, Inc. have received more and more requests for back translations during quote requests from both new and existing clients. Many companies call for this service as a kind of insurance policy on their translation. We understand that back translations are sometimes a requirement and not up to the discretion of the person making the inquiry.
However, we also see some flawed reasoning behind this demand. When you're getting a certified document translation, back translation is an unnecessary step that can result in doubled (or even tripled) costs.