Work Activities In Translation

Translation is the method of converting a source version (generally English) of software, documentation, multimedia, or web material to a target-language version (any language) by  rewriting the words from one language to another.

Few activities involved in translation process are:

  • Reading complete original material and editing it in the target language, making sure that the meaning of the source text is preserved.
  • Utilizing specialist dictionaries, thesauruses and reference books to identify the nearest substitutes for terminology and words utilized.
  • Making use of correct software for presentation and delivery.
  • Studying legal, technical and scientific phraseology to identify the appropriate translation.
  • Communicating with clients to discuss regarding any confused points.
  • Proofreading and prepare final translated text.
  • Offering clients with a grammatically accurate, meaningful final version of translated material, generally like a word-processed document.
  • Utilizing the Internet and email like a research tools in the complete translation process.
  • Prioritizing work in order to meet deadlines.
  • Giving quotations for translation services provided.
  • Discussing with experts in specialist areas.
  • Providing subtitles for foreign films and television programmes.
  • Maintaining and developing specialist knowledge on specialist sections of translation.
  • Networking and making contacts.