Chinese Translation Agency
Chinese Translation Agency
The translation industry is quickly evolving and new translation agencies continue to appear. Each translation agency has varying strengths in both technology and language. Depending on its business model, a translation agency may or may not offer Chinese translation. Even Chinese translation agencies differ from one another: not all choose to supplement Chinese translation services with Chinese localization, internationalization, desktop publishing, globalization consulting services and testing.
Chinese translation agencies provide Chinese translation for many industries, including advertising, life sciences, medical, telecommunications, legal, and information technology. Most translation companies provide Chinese translation services for several basic media: websites, software, applications, associated components and documentation.
Localization deals primarily with the front-end or linguistic and cosmetic aspects of a website or software application. This includes cultural correctness, locale-specific content, design and translations. Translation agencies who provide Chinese localization adapt a product for Chinese-speaking markets by localizing it specifically for target locales or regions.
Chinese Internationalization (I18n) is the process of enabling back-end technologies to function in and provide support for the Chinese language and its locales.
Chinese Website Translation
Your translation agency must use experienced Chinese web designers, Chinese web developers and Chinese web testers who follow a thorough test plan in order to ensure that your localized Chinese website application is fully functional in Chinese and completely adapted for Chinese online users.
Chinese Desktop Publishing
Chinese translation of documents refers to translation of printed materials such as user guides, marketing materials, medical inserts, financial information and more. Chinese translation agencies that provide this service usually provide Chinese desktop publishing; this involves compliance with source document format specification.
Chinese Software Translation
Experience Chinese developers and testers who follow a complete development and test plan are also required to guarantee that your Chinese software translation is fully functional and appropriately adapted for Chinese-speaking users.
Chinese Globalization Consulting Services
Some Chinese translation agencies also offer globalization consulting services. These services provide consultation and education in areas like target markets analysis, website promotion, analysis for cultural correctness analysis, and more.
Chinese translation agencies are those which are equipped with the necessary staff (translators) and tools (translation technology) to handle translation into Chinese. If you need Chinese translation services, take the time to learn about how your potential Chinese translation company is equipped in the following areas.
While some Chinese translation companies maintain an in-house team of native Chinese speakers, most create a network of off-site Chinese translators who are employed on a per-project basis. Either model can result in successful Chinese translation, as long as projects are managed and coordinated properly. A Chinese translation company can often more closely match projects with translators who have relevant knowledge or experience by drawing upon the skills of freelance Chinese translators.
Chinese Translator Accreditation: Translation accreditation programs vary from country to country. The most commonly recognized accreditation program in the United States is offered by the American Translators Association. Experience can make up for a lack of formal accreditation: a Chinese translator who lacks formal accreditation may have extensive experience and education enabling him to be an effective, highly-skilled, professional translator.
Chinese Translator Education: Although Educational requirements vary, a Bachelor's degree is held by most professional Chinese translators, and many have also earned a Master's degree. Chinese translators specializing in industries like as pharmaceuticals or law often have even further professional or educational experience in that field.
Chinese Translator Technical skills: Chinese translators must have competence with translation memory (TM) tools. Trados, Catalyst and other popular tools aid linguists in repurposing repetitive text and managing terminology additional consistency and efficiency. A working knowledge of desktop publishing software is also highly useful for effective Chinese translators.
Chinese Translator Professional Development: Effective Chinese translators must develop highly specialized translation skills throughout their careers. Extensive professional experience empowers a Chinese translator to master specialized terminology (life sciences, for example), approaches to subject matter research and the ability to deliver efficient and accurate Chinese translation under tight deadlines. A Chinese translator's skill set is also increased by exposure to a wide variety of clients and project types.
Chinese Translation Technology and Tools
Translation memory (TM) tools are incorporation into Chinese translation workflow by effective translation agencies. Your Chinese translation agency should also maintain the very latest versions of applications for developing and editing software, documentation, online help and websites.
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