Boston, MA – Language Connections, a Boston translation company, has been offering education translation services for schools, education companies, and nonprofits for nearly three decades. Our vetted translators are native speakers of the languages they translate in. They also have strong backgrounds in education. One of our clients, an education company that sells resources and training, asked us to provide education translation services for resources for Spanish teachers.
Challenges in Education Translation Services
Language Connections’ Spanish translator had two major challenges in handling this project. The first was ensuring that her rendering stuck to a glossary provided by the client. This glossary gives a standardized list of Spanish words or phrases to be used for specific technical Education terms. By standardizing these terms, the language translator creates a work product that is clearer and easier to understand. Making sure this glossary is followed is a two-step process. Firstly, the translator uses the glossary as they translate the document, carefully utilizing the words in the list. The next step is for the Language Connections team to check over the translation. If there are any places where the glossary should have been used but was not, they have the translator make corrections. The process for this project was slightly more complicated than when we normally offer educational translation services, as the translator is usually free to use any words or phrases they think are best.
Beyond the glossary, the second challenge in this project was handling the Desktop Publishing element. The resources that Language Connections translated needed to be rendered in Spanish and in the same style and graphical design. When the client asks for Desktop publishing, as this one did, this requires placing the text in the right places. From English to Spanish, text expands about 20%. This meant that the Language Connections team needed to take the Spanish translation of the work, then carefully arrange it in a similar format to the English version—even though there was 20% more text. To achieve this, our Project Managers used InDesign to alter the look of the files. This kind of challenge certainly isn’t unique to educational translation services, though. Desktop Publishing can be requested by clients in any industry.
Through providing this Spanish translation for the education company, Language Connections helped them in their major mission. They were able to extend their reach and help prepare even more teachers to reach their full potential and serve their students to the best of their abilities. Language Connections is proud to provide educational services for such impactful missions like this.
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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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