Spanish Translation Research for a Humanitarian Report
Boston, MA – Language Connections, a Boston translation and interpreting services company, has nearly three decades of experience translating for non-profits. We offer complete translation services, including document translation, website translation, transcription, and desktop publishing. Recently, we were proud to offer our services to provide Spanish translation for materials used for creating a humanitarian report about medical care for indigenous peoples.
Challenges Prior to Spanish Translation
The Spanish translation for this project wasn’t particularly difficult, but our translation services team encountered some problems they needed to handle before actually translating the text from Spanish to English. The first issue the Language Connections team needed to clear up was some grammatical errors or questions. Because the text was a transcription from a video-taped interview, and the recording equipment probably picked up a lot of background noise, some of the text wasn’t transcribed perfectly. This meant some parts were transcribed with grammatical errors. Our translators needed to go back to the source to find out exactly what was being said, which allowed us to fill in these holes from the recording equipment issues.
Once our team had cleared up all these questions, the next challenge was clarifying some of the acronyms used throughout the text. Again, these issues likely stemmed from the recording equipment picking up too much background sound and obscuring what was said. The transcription had a few acronyms that seemed like they could be the same but were not consistent. Our team went back and clarified until all the acronyms used in the text were confirmed.
After fixing these two issues, Language Connections translators went to work providing Spanish translation of the entire text, rendering it into clean, comprehensible, English.
With Language Connections’ help, this text was rendered into a form that will help scholars write an article about the complicated nuances of medical treatment for indigenous peoples. This text felt especially urgent in its message, as it explored treatment for life-threatening medical concerns like Cancer and AIDs. We were proud to contribute to such a socially-responsible project with our Spanish translation.
About Language Connections:
Language Connections is a language service provider. We specialize in technical, medical and legal translation, software and website localization, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, corporate language programs, and interpreter training. We provide certified, professional translation in 100+ languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, and French. With over 20 years of experience, we have expertise in all major industries including the life sciences, patent and immigration law, international business, global education, and advanced technology. Our cost-effective interpreting and conference solutions will meet your multilingual needs for all types of international events – business meetings, conferences, lectures or presentations.
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