Translating consists of interpreting the meaning of a text in one language and converting that meaning into another language. Language translation transmits
the same message into another language. The original text is called source text and has to be translated to a target language to obtain a target text.
Language translations have to take into account many constraints such as the context, the grammatical rules of languages, the writing conventions and
idiomatic expressions in both languages. In addition, specialized technical language and vocabulary also has to be taken into account.
A non-professional translator might think that word for word translation between two languages is feasible and that translating is a simple mechanical
procedure. But producing a literal translation does not take into account the above-mentioned elements. Non-professional translators also sometimes mix
idioms from both languages which results in hybrid non-official languages such as Frenglish, Spanglish, Poglish, etc. However, it is by respecting
strict linguistic rules and taking into account many cognitive elements that a professional translator avoids those kinds of mistakes. That is why it is best
to approach a professional translation company be it translation Regina or Edmonton translation services provider.
There many different kinds of translations. We will try to give some examples of them acknowledging that there are too many kinds of them to be all quoted
here. So, we will focus on the main specialized fields of the professional translation. There is for example a kind of translation called Administrative
translation that consists of translating texts used by businesses, organizations and governments that are used in day-to-day management. Audio translation,
on the other hand, is about translating audio contents (recordings etc.) from one language to another.
Another kind is the Commercial translation that is about translating documents used for corporate purposes such as tender documents, accounting records,
commercial correspondences, reports and similar documents. Another sub-field of translation are Computer translations (that differ from the Computer Aided
Translation which is a tool). These include translations of any documents related to computers such as software, manuals, help files, etc. Similar to this
field is Web translation, such as website translation, XHTML files and so on.
Another field within the translation business is Economic translation which is similar to business translation but it is a specific term used to qualify the
translation of documents related to the field of economics. These kinds of texts are usually more academic. Financial translation refers to the translation
of financial texts such as banking, annual reports, asset management, stocks, bonds, and similar topics, and requires highly specialized translation experts.
General translation can be considered to be the easiest field because general texts do not require specific or technical terminology knowledge to understand
them because the language used is not high leveled.
Legal translation is considered to be one of the most difficult fields because it deals with legal documents such as contracts, statutes, treaties, patents,
litigation documents etc. This kind of translation requires a professional language translator who fully knows and understands both the law and the culture
of the languages he is translating. Literary translation deals with literature texts such as poems, novels, theater plays, and so forth. Medical translation
concerns itself with texts such as manuals for medical equipments, packaging of medicine, medical books, pharmaceutical research and requires highly
specialized professional translators. And last but not the least, Technical translation refers to certain fields such as engineering or manufacturing and
deals with texts such as manuals, instructions, test reports, and similar documents. Technical translation covers a wide range of fields, from mechanical
engineering to chemistry to electrical engineering and many more and is a highly complex field that requires in-depth subject matter expertise.
As we have seen through this article, there are a lot of different kinds of translations and if you want to obtain high-quality results you need to select a
professional translation service provider that only selects translators with the highest degree of linguistic and subject-matter competence.