For Global Companies, A Professional Translation Concierge Service Eases The Way
Let’s say you’ve just landed a big contract with a foreign partner in Asia, South America or Europe. Congratulations! But now comes the hard part: working out all the operational details between your people and their people. And their people–at least those outside the C-Suite–all speak a different language.
Corporations expanding their business outside the U.S. are confronted with this issue all the time, and it’s not just communications with your new partners where many of the challenges lie. For the international business traveler, there’s also the big list of incidental arrangements like drivers, security details, airport and rail transfers, customs issues, equipment rentals, meeting reservations, or simply personal care or wardrobe assistance for a big event.
A professional translation concierge service will make all of those arrangements, in a single customized package.
There are plenty of translation services that can quickly translate written documents for you. Our company, Lingua, offers standalone professional corporate translation services in multiple languages. Various translation services are also available to hire onsite interpreters who will facilitate live verbal communication in your face to face meetings. In our case, we offer interpreting services for consecutive interpretation and simultaneous interpretation in any language, both in the U.S. and abroad, as well as arranging multilingual events for clients where a polyglot of languages must be accommodated.
But in addition, Lingua offers something different and more valuable to the global business traveler. We have recently launched a professional translation and language concierge service that handles all your needs when traveling abroad, from business to travel-related to personal services. All interpreters are fully vetted and can be trusted for confidential communications.
Lingua is also a credentialed travel agency, and can take care of every last detail of planning your business trip to a foreign country.
Basically, we handle language services for anything a company might need done for their international business interests.
But wait – are human interpreters and translators really needed, with all the Artificial Intelligence devices around us?
Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) Tools aren’t ready for prime time yet, when it comes to interpreting and translating for business. Although it is good to recognize the achievements and progress of machine translation, these systems are not ready to replace human translators for several reasons:
- Globalization requires handling of more dialects and languages.
- Translation services will be needed more in specialty vertical markets, such as automotive part manufacturing, healthcare and law.
- In the business context, lots of horizontal documents are needed, such as those used for systems, requirements and decisions.
- Specialized translation of a product’s functional aspects such as documentation and menus is increasingly in demand.
It’s undeniable that there will be more CAT tools to help facilitate and systematize the work of translators, but human translators can never be fully replaced by machines. Machines cannot understand the contextual meaning of words and passages. For highly accurate translation, you still need human translators and for business especially, you will want highly proficient and experienced translators with familiarity on a wide range of subjects.
Why the “human touch” matters.
After having been in business for over 18+ years, we’ve gathered a large network of the best and highest quality professional interpreters worldwide. Our highly skilled interpreters are chosen by their subject matter expertise to ensure they have the requisite vocabulary and understanding of your business model to provide an excellent quality service. They will be there to greet you on arrival, help get you where you’re going, and then facilitate the conversations you will be having with your foreign business associates.
If this is your first time using interpreters, you’re not alone. Plenty of people in your situation don’t know where to start, or how to go about it. We can take care of all of it for you, and answer all your questions, then together we will come up with your best solution. We can customize each project based on budget, need and timeframe. Many of our clients doing regular business overseas pay a low monthly fee to get the lowest rates for high quality translation services, on demand.
Think of Lingua Company as your global, multilingual corporate concierge. We have the resources, connections, tools and expertise to arrange, plan, manage and carry out your entire event from A-Z. And, we’re available plan and manage your overseas global event, handle all your corporate travel needs, from hotel booking to airfare.
Email us or call us today at 1-866-201-2921 if you’d like a quote on interpreter services for an upcoming business event.
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Translation and Language Services With Live Interpreters – What Are My Options?
When you need to organize a business meeting, training session or conference where the attendees are from different countries, speaking different languages, that’s no easy task. Where do you turn for business meeting language and translation services, and what kinds of options are available?
First, you must understand the difference in terminologies. “Translation Services” refers to written translations of documents, manuals, etc. “Language Services” can mean either written translations or verbally delivered. Most often, if you want live translations in a face to face setting the proper term is “Interpretation Services.”
Breaking this down further, there are several different ways you can engage language and translation services using live interpreters:
Telephone or Video Call Interpretation
Our company, Lingua, can provide telephone interpretation services in multiple languages. Interpreters are chosen for their industry-specific expertise. They participate in a conference call to provide translated dialogue during the call.
Many seeking language and translation services end up going this route. Consecutive interpretation is most commonly used in one-on-one or small group settings, and it’s generally the least expensive option for face-to-face situations. Consecutive interpreters listen to a speaker, who then pauses while the interpreter relays their words in a second (or sometimes even third language, depending on the situation). No written translation notes are kept by the interpreter.
Simultaneous interpretation is used for larger meetings, conferences or perhaps training sessions in various settings, where two or more languages are required. Simultaneous interpretation is generally a more complex and strenuous process than consecutive interpretation, which will be reflected in their relative costs.
In this situation, multiple interpreters sit in an isolated booth while they listen to the speaker through a headset. The interpreters then speak the translation into a microphone, and their voices are wirelessly transmitted to headsets worn by audience members. This is often referred to as “U.N. style” interpretation. Interpretation services require specially trained interpreters and specialized equipment, all of which can be provided by Lingua.
Complete Conference Services
Lingua Company also provides complete global conference services in a package that includes everything you would need for an international meeting, including onsite interpretation (simultaneous, consecutive, whispered, or escorted), American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, document translation, meeting coordination services, interpretation equipment rental and audio-video transcriptions.
Whichever type of interpretation service you need, the bottom line is that it all goes more smoothly with a “concierge” approach, which is our hallmark at Lingua Company. ONE PLACE for all your translation and interpretation service needs, or wether, you are looking to plan, arrange and manage your upcoming global event, perhaps you need your corporate travel planned or simply translate your corporate document into several languages. One project manager is immediately assigned to each translation project in order to ensure that all quality steps are checked and met. Your language concierge will ensure that all your documents are translated, proofread, edited and quickly delivered back to you.
Contact us if you need a quote or call us at 1-866-201-2921 and our project manager/language concierge will assist you.
Professional Corporate Translation Agency
Hiring the ‘right’ translations agency or language service provider is a central component of your success, regardless of whether you are translating presentations, emails, websites, or simply need to reach out to your international clients and partners. A professional translation service agency is able to provide linguistic services, global and international resources, and access to talented and skilled translators who are hand picked for each linguistic project.
When it is crucial for your corporation to have access to multilingual services that are specifically customized to your requirements you need a hire language or translations agency who has years of experience. Regardless of whether you need a small, large or ongoing translation project, a corporate document translated into several languages, or any number of other language related services, a professional translations agency can handle them quickly and accurately.
What should you expect from a professional translation agency?
A professional corporate translation agency should have a long record of delivering high quality translation services, accurate document translations that are carried out by expert translators, interpreters and editors. These professionals should be native and bilingual in both, the source and target languages, who have the skills and the cultural know-how in order to be able produce an accurate interpretation of the source text, recognize stylistic and cultural styles and to be able to deliver quickly.
A corporate translations agency will provide high quality document translations to the client by evaluating context and target audience and providing a final translation that is translated, proofread, edited and formatted for final delivery.
Here at Lingua, we are professional, seasoned, and experienced with carrying out any size corporation translation services from and into all commercial languages. Email us today at [email protected], or call us at 1-866-201-2921.