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The 6 Most Important Types of Translation Services

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The 6 Most Important Types of Translation Services

Last updated: November 24th, 2017 by admin

Types of Translation
The 6 Most Important Types of Translation Services

Last updated:November 24th, 2017 by admin

General Translations

The texts that are called general translations are generally not accepted today as they were completed by translators who had no formal qualifications or experience.

Certified translations

These sorts of translations are often a necessity for documents like birth certificates, college degree certificates, divorce documentation and death certificates. Organizations or agencies requiring these documents often require the translator to certify them before they are considered to be valid translations. 

Legal translations

These translations should never be conducted by amateur translators but need the skill and expertise of a professional legal translator who is both fully conversant with the legal terminology and the cultural use of legal language in both the source and target texts. Laws are made in a country based on its culture and a legal translator needs a firm grasp of this.

Legal translation services cover a wide range of very different documents. These may include legal documents, such as summons and warrants; administrative texts such as registration certificates; corporate statutes and remittance drafts; technical documents such as expert opinions and texts for judicial purposes; and a number of other texts in addition to reports and minutes of court proceedings.

In certain societies, legal translators often work in courtrooms as juridical translators, or act as official legal experts.

Juridical translations

This sort of translation is when a legal translator is required to translate legally-binding documents, for example, translations of laws, decrees and regulations. Additionally, legally binding contracts fall into this category like commercial contracts, internal regulations and partnership agreements. These sorts of translation must be perfect as there is no room at all for errors.

Medical translations

These require not only impeccable translation skills but also specialized knowledge of the medical field. These sorts of translation work could involve medical books, manuals about the use of medical equipment, drug packaging, medical journal articles and clinical research results. Reports about pharmaceutical tests, drug instructions and information make up medical translations too. It’s one of the most challenging areas of translation?

Technical translations

This is a broad term that covers such things as product user manuals, instructions for use information sheets, medical translations and financial reports. They also include engineering, electronics, mechanics, as well as texts related to industrial processes. Technical translations require a high level of knowledge in key areas and a technical translator normally chooses an area and specializes in it.

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