Recent years have witnessed the world being converted into a global village. Many traders, businessmen and ordinary people visit far off places in foreign countries for the sake of business and other purposes. Many of them have to send important documents in the languages that are easily read by the guys at the other end. All these guys do not know the native languages of those places for which they have to either learn the same or seek help from competent translators who are the masters of their trade. Few of them do not put their own efforts and depend upon machine translation work that is often full of errors. That’s why most of the hirers depend upon translators that believe in manual translation that is free from any type of errors.
Tips For The Translators: The guys in this line may adhere to the following simple tips for their own satisfaction and that of the hirers that depend upon them for the purpose of perfection:
Thorough Knowledge Of The Target Language – First of all it is very necessary that the translator should be conversant with the language in which the translation is sought. That’s why complete knowledge of the target language is a must for the translators that believe in full satisfaction of their clients.
Rules Of The Target Language – The translator should be well aware of the grammar and other rules as regards the target language. It is a fact that machine translation often carries many grammatical and other errors. Devices meant for machine translation generally lag behind in this regard.
The Basic Idea – The translators hired by the clients should first go through the whole text of the given text/documents. Without grasping the basic info about the subject it is quite difficult to translate the same in perfect ways. So first have a complete idea about the given text then go ahead with the translation work.
Specific Terms – The given text may carry some special terms in the source language. It is necessary for the translator that he or she translates the same as well as types those specific terms in its source language too so that the reader is able to grasp the translated version without any difficulty. It is because of the fact that some of the specific terms of the given text could be translated in somewhat different ways in the target language that is beyond the capability of the readers as far as its understanding is concerned.
Different Signs – Typing or writing something always contains some signs, i.e. full stops, commas, inverted commas, question marks and other symbols. That needs to be put in perfect manners. The wrong placing of these signs may change the whole meaning, so be wise to put them by knowing their specific rules as regards the grammar.
Compliance with the above simple tips can be much helpful for the translators that do their work on a manual translation basis.