Translation is the process of rendering one language into another. This means transforming a text or any content that is made with a source language into an equivalent content made with a target language.
Throughout this process it is essential that the meaning from one language into another remains the same, or as similar as possible. For this reason, at Stillman Translations we work with qualified linguists -both translators and native speakers- from all over the world.
How can translation be understood?
The translation process can be understood as the search of a voice. For example, if a book is being translated, it is the finding of the author’s ‘voice’ what matters to the linguists. It is a job that implies a tension between meaning and music: it is not the same to translate a medical or legal text as it is to translate poetry. There are also some texts in the middle, for which literary prose becomes a great way to adapt that content.
Translation can also be understood as a way of accessing the world, and to position products or services in the global market. It can allow people to reach and experience different types of content and to become aware of the elements that constitute each culture.
According to the anthropologist Wade Davis, “language is not just a body of vocabulary, or a set of grammatical rules. A language is a flash of the human spirit. It’s a vehicle through which the soul of each particular culture comes into the material world”.
Why is translation important?
Translation allows people to be connected, making possible the sharing of knowledge within the elements that constitute an entire culture. It is a craft that opens a window to the world that helps to overcome barriers and borders. In this way, it serves to build community.
When it comes to making possible comprehension between people who speak different languages that find themselves in situations of emergency, translation can also mean saving lives.
In the case of businesses, translation helps reaching local customers in their respective languages. In the world we live in, translation is the key piece that assures companies to position themselves in the global market. When businesses expand or migrate from one country to another, they also need to prepare all their documentations, which should be adapted to the native languages. Translation is essential because it makes it possible for communication to take place, and as we all now, that is extremely important in a world that operates through digital platforms and devices.
Translation services at Stillman Translations
At Stillman Translations we provide a huge variety of language pairs, and we are also able to gather new teams to work on other language pairs upon request.
We specialize in many different fields, including:
- Education – Handbooks – Reports
- Medical – Pharmaceutical – Insurance
- Technical – Automotive – Equipment
- Legal – Certificates – Trials
- IT – Computing – Software
Contact us today and request a free quote! We are eager to become your most reliable linguistic services ally.
Stillman Translations is a success-oriented company persistently working to be the most reliable language provider in the region. Our aim is to fulfill our clients’ needs so that they succeed both locally and internationally.
Offering translations in all possible language combinations, Stillman is particularly renowned for its into Spanish translations from English and Portuguese. Always striving to convey your intention throughout the linguistic process, we confidently draw upon our know-how to assist you in translations with other language combinations as well. We are there for you.