Human Element of Language Translation
No one wants to talk to a robot all the time. There are some tasks that machines do better than humans, like making calculations, but there are some that humans do better. When you contact a customer service department, you usually talk to a human who gives more detailed responses.
Similarly, a good translation requires the use of humans to interpret the words correctly. This is known to anyone who has used an automatic, online translator. A machine leaves out certain words or confuses some words with others. The sentences sound choppy and incomplete or may be incorrect in some places.
Human translators know all of the basic and difficult words. They use proper grammar and punctuation so that words flow smoothly from one sentence to another. Machines cannot place all of these words together properly. Humans also make edits and correct mistakes wherever they are made.
A good translator reviews the document before translating it much like a good writer brainstorms before writing a story. A review helps someone to prepare for a major task and know what to expect. During their reviews, some translators find that they are not familiar with certain words and phrases. They should know right away if they can make the translations and need additional resources.
Translating is not just listening and typing the responses. The main steps are reviewing, translating, editing, proofreading and revising. Proofreading seems like it can be eliminated from the process, but it’s necessary to catch errors. No client will accept a translated work that is full of writing, grammar and spelling errors. It takes only a few minutes to double check the translation, and someone other than the writer can complete this task.
Translating consists of different steps and tools to get the work done correctly. Most importantly, humans are needed to make correct translations and fix errors. Free, online translators are convenient but not reliable for complex translating needs. An experienced company provides customized options at different prices and turnaround times. They also provide legal, religious, educational or business conference translation services. There is an option available to anyone in need of quality translation services.