Translation can be defined as the process of converting a written text from one language into another.
Document translation services by certified translators allow proper communication among people who cannot understand, read or write in the source language. Once translated the translated document also called as the target text should render the perfect meaning as was intended in the un-translated version or the original text also called as the source text.
Professional translation from one language to another is not about finding equivalent words and translating the whole document word by word. The translated text should use appropriate terminology in the target language and take into consideration the cultural perceptions of the target reader. The translator should always aim at finding right words which match the main context in which the word was originally used in the source text. It is also possible that there is no equivalent word in the target language which exactly matches the meaning of the word in original text. Further the structure and grammar rules of languages differ widely and the resulting word to word translation might not make any sense at all.
A translation agency provides translation services by professional translators. Professional translators are experienced in the art of translating a document written in the source language into the target language. Besides the content in the source text, a translator also translates the ideas and the information contained in it. The main aim of a translator’s translation should be to link people of two different groups who might belong to different cultures and read different languages. He should act as a communication bridge between the two groups and should be able to communicate the ideas from one group to another in writing that is clear, accurate and culturally relevant.
Professional translators who provide translation services or are part of a translation agency should have good understanding of the subject matter of source text. They should have sufficient knowledge of the terminology, definitions and vocabulary used in the source document or a scientific document that requires professional technical translation. The translator should understand the intentions of the author and should be capable of conveying the intended messages and ideas in the translated target text. Before translating the translator should read the source document to fully understand the messages and meaning of the source text. When translating the document they should use the right style that matches with the target readers preferences and styles.
Professional translators are often native speakers who are expected to have strong knowledge of the target language and a very good understanding of both the source and target cultures. Translation agencies that provide professional translation services often have separate teams for translation experts, proof readers, editors and project managers. In addition to translation services some translation companies also provide Simultaneous Interpreting and a wide range of other Interpreting services. While a translator translates written texts from a source language into target language, an interpreter translates oral speech or sign language from the source language into the target language.
A translator should be an expert in the vocabulary, grammar and construction of both the source and target languages. A translator must also be a skilled and experience writer. A translator should always keep in mind the target readers abilities and should respect the culture and educational levels of the target reader. Though the field of professional translation consists of numerous bodies that provide certifications, however there is no single body whose certification is sought by all certified translators.
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