Globalisation is here to stay and most companies nowadays are looking to expand even further into international markets. To do this successfully a company needs access to reliable language services such as translation services and professional interpreting services. Excellent document translation that specifically targets your overseas customers’ needs increases market potential. If you have well-written materials in your potential client’s language you automatically have more traction in a new market. Professional language service providers (LSPs) such as professional translation services or professional interpreters require a specific set of skills to be able to produce useful translations. Here are some hurdles professional linguists often have to overcome to successfully complete a translation or to provide quality interpretation
Each language has its own unique roots and structure. In general, an English sentence comprises a subject, verb and object. However, many languages are structured completely differently. As a result, most translators have to ignore the original syntax and semantics to effectively communicate in the target language. This is where machine translation can often fail.
Professional translators and interpreters are not simply fluent in a certain language are also expert in different fields. For example, when translating technically challenging medical documents a translator must understand complex medical terms and concepts and also be familiar with the science being discussed. To obtain such detailed knowledge, professional translators undertake a great deal of training in the medical field. Many linguists spend a great deal of time attending specialist workshops run by clinicians.
At Bath Translations, we offer extensive specialist translation, interpreting, voiceover, transcription and website translation services. We work in most mainstream languages but specialise in Asian languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean as well as non-standard languages such as Thai, Malay, Russian and Arabic. Email us or give us a call on 01985 250074 to find out more.