Spanish Translation for a Public Health Brochure
Boston, MA – Language Connections, a Boston translation and interpreting services company, has years of experience translating for non-profit reports and pamphlets. Our translators are native speakers of the languages they work in, but they also have a deep understanding of the background knowledge and public policies relevant to the organizations they translate for. One of our most widely-known clients, a highly-regarded ivy league university in the US, asked us to supply Spanish translation services for a public health brochure for parents.
Spanish Translation Services with the Right Tone
Language Connections had two major challenges in completing this project. Firstly, the brochure required a great deal of desktop publishing. Since the brochure was laid out in a visually stimulating way, it required our project managers to ensure that even with the changes in the text (because of the English to Spanish translation), the same look was maintained. This took extra hours of work in a desktop publishing program to achieve the same result visually, from English to Spanish.
The second challenge was in keeping the pamphlet’s contents accessible and appealing to the parents it was meant to speak to. Because the pamphlet was written for wide array of parents, the vocabulary and sentence structure needed to be kept at a certain reading level. The Spanish translation couldn’t be written with complicated or overly academic language. That would make the text impenetrable to any parents who had only reached a certain reading level, thus making the whole pamphlet useless. Beyond this linguistic requirement, the content also needed to retain a helpful, informative tone. The translation absolutely couldn’t feel patronizing or alienating to parents, since then they’d simply toss it in the trash.
With Language Connections’ help, this major university could share their public health advice with parents in English and Spanish. Thus, our attention to these translation service challenges helped bridge the gap between local Spanish-speaking children and the care they needed.
About Language Connections:
Language Connections is one of the top language service companies in the US. Over the last 30 years, we’ve focused on providing the best business translation services, interpreting services, as well as interpreter training and customized language training programs. In addition to top-tier corporate language training, we offer certified corporate interpreters and professional business translation services in 200+ languages. Our network includes linguists with backgrounds in all major industries. They’re ready to meet your needs, whether they’re for technical translation services, legal translation, government translation services, international development translation services, education translation services, life sciences translation, or something else. Reach out to us today for a free quote on our cost-efficient and timely translation services, interpreters, or other linguistic services.
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