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Importance of Spanish translation for US companies – II

Continuing the discussion on the importance of Spanish translation for U.S. companies, here are some startling statistics on the growing domination of Hispanics, the Spanish speaking population in the U.S.:

  • The no. of Hispanics in 2004 exceeded 43.5 millions accounting for nearly 15% of the total U.S. population. Their number is growing 5 times faster than the general population and has increased by over 70% in the last 10 years.
  • By 2020, one in five Americans … Continue Reading

Translation related iPhone apps

iPhone is one of the earliest and highly successful smartphones introduced into the market in Jan 2007 by Apple Inc. iPhones are portable multimedia enabled mobile phones having diverse functionalities. They have built in high resolution camera, multi touch screen, high quality music player, Wi-fi connectivity etc. The latest version of iPhone is iPhone 4 released in June 2010. Apple has sold more than 50 million units of iPhone so far with sale of iPhone 4 alone touching a figure of 1.2 million within 10 days of its launch.

A no. of applications for improving the functionality of iPhone have been … Continue Reading

Medical translation in pharmaceutical industry

Medical and healthcare industry is one of the most regulated industries through out the world as it involves health and life of common people. Any unbridled growth can spell doom for the society as a whole. Since medical translation of labels, dosage instructions etc. is also part of the drug manufacturing and marketing process, they are also subject to regulatory requirements regarding accuracy, completeness etc.

Labels in medicine bottles contain diverse information like dosage, storage instruction, side effects, warnings, frequency of use, expiry date etc. When these medicines are sold in a multilingual market like the European Union, they need … Continue Reading

Medical Translation – Tips for Medical Translation

Medical translation offers a wide gamut of opportunities right from translating medical reports, scientific papers, to labelling in pharmaceuticals, in clinical trials etc. that comply with various country specific regulatory requirements. One of the opportunities that has been growing of late is translating informed consent forms (ICF).

Clinical trial of newly discovered drugs has become a global business. With many non English speaking participants coming into the picture, drug companies particularly from US have to comply with FDA regulations of explaining the pros and cons of a clinical trial in the native language of the participants before undertaking it. FDA … Continue Reading

Importance of Spanish translation for US companies

Spanish is the third most widely spoken language in the world after Mandarin and English. More than 400 million people speak Spanish in about 24 countries. It is easily the most popular of the Romance languages which comprise languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan and Romanian. Romance languages were developed around 8th century A.D. mostly in Rome and trace their origin to a form of Latin called as Vulgar Latin. With such a long history and geographic spread, Spanish translation from and into other languages also has been practiced for a long time.

In addition to Spain, Spanish … Continue Reading

Sworn translator

For those condition and situation when we not only require high quality translation but also legal validations, at that time the much required service is the sworn translation service. In general, the service is available in different languages and from different sources. There are many attributes which makes sworn translation really different from other translation. The first one being the signing and sealing of the same by an authorised sworn translator and this is followed by the validity of being an official translation.

The world and art of translation is not as easy as it seems and requires efforts and … Continue Reading

Difficulties in Medical Translation

As noted in a previous blog, medical translation requires specialized knowledge in addition to proficiency in the language pair to be translated. One of the problems faced by medical translators is the free use of abbreviations and acronyms in the field of medicine. They are defined differently in various dictionaries and scientific literature. A commonly used definition of acronyms and abbreviations is given below.

An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase used for convenience and is spelled differently depending on language. It is mostly expressed in small letters. An acronym is a word created from the … Continue Reading

Translation as a marketing strategy

The world of internet has gripped us like anything and it is not a cobweb but a blessing which is and has been giving us endless opportunities not only does it help in reaching the outside world but at the same time it also gives us the possibility of bring the world right into the desktop.

Marketing firms just use this tool to make the most of their available resources. They not use it but use it effectively to bring back every pence of money they have spent on this. And having said this, it also needs to be told that … Continue Reading

Translation as an SEO Strategy

To understand the power of internet and the influence it has on the marketing strategies is the very first step to realise the requisitions and importance of website translation. It is useful for reaching out to native as well as global language scenario.

Most people today use internet for finding information and gaining access to those resources which they normally cannot get access to or would otherwise require some effort and travel to acquire it. That is the reason why internet is so much useful as it solves the disparity between the needs of the customer and the access it … Continue Reading

Indian Etiquettes and Hindi Translation

Translation is basically the process of converting the ideas and thoughts of one entity into the understandable form of another entity. It is the means by which two people from different language backgrounds are able to convey and express their thoughts and ideas to each other effectively.

For this purpose, professional translation services are essential. They act as an interpreter and transfer the source of the information converting the same into a language form that can be easily understood by the person at the other end. Translation is something that … Continue Reading