The Importance of Proper Language Interpretation in Business
Posted on February 19, 2014 by Chris
When it comes to business, we know that first impressions count which is why so many businesses work hard to make sure the first impression they make is a good one.
However that doesn’t mean that you can let things slip, instead you should be working hard to make sure that every transaction and communication you have with people in your industry and with customers is a good one.
If you’re a company that trades internationally then one thing you should be looking at is the documents that you send to other people. A big mistake that people often make is not translating documents properly or checking over work before they send it. This means that people get a document that is hard to read or has literal translations that actually do not make sense. This is going to leave people feeling confused and unsatisfied in your service, which is a shame because there is no need for this to be the case.
Language Interpretation in Business
Rather than let bad language translation let you down, you need to look at ways around this. One of the best things you can do is get a professional language translation company on board. Just remember that you want someone who knows about your industry, sometimes general language translation is just not enough!
If you’re writing important business documents, medical records, financial contracts etc. then you not only need someone who can translate these for you, but you also need someone that understands the documents in the first place. These documents often include complicated, industry related terminology. If someone doesn’t understand this properly then the chances of them being able to translate it accurately are slim.
Finding Industry Professionals
There are an abundance of examples online where companies haven’t used an industry professional to translate their documents. You’d think that large companies would be exempt from this but when you look at the Clairol curling tong which launched in Germany with a name that translated as manure and the Mexican equivalent of the ‘Got Milk?’ campaign which meant ‘Are you lactating?’ you can see that international companies aren’t exempt from these blunders.
It just goes to show how important professional, industry related translators are. So when you need any business documents translated make sure you choose someone that is up to the job.