The need for translation services comes in various forms. Almost every facet of our lives has some connection to the written or spoken word. Look around you with your eyes open and you will see that, because we live in a global economic community, we have some form of translation in everything we do. Many of us have trouble understanding the legal world and their terms.
To most of us it could be considered a foreign language all of its own. Now imagine that you speak French and all the legal documents your lawyer has sent you are written in Japanese. The language is not only not your own, but it is written in Japanese legalese. You have to take into consideration not just the language, but the customs and laws that back up the document. Every day you are touched with the need of a translator or translation service. You go to the furniture store and to save money you decide to assemble the product yourself.
The piece of furniture was manufactured in China and imported to the United States. You open the package and all the directions are in Chinese with no illustrations. What do you do now? You hope to find someone that can translate Chinese or you sit with pieces of wood and a bunch of screws, instead of the TV stand you originally went to the store to purchase. Think of any of the medications that your doctor has prescribed.
What if the medicine was produced in another country? If you could not read any of the side effects or any of the dosage instructions, it could prove to be lethal. The scientific world would not be as advanced as it is without the collaboration of contemporaries worldwide. Building on each others research and finding cures to some of our deadliest diseases.
In the business arena, many companies are shortsighted in their views of the usage of a quality translation service. They see it as a cost and not the investment that it really is. Unfortunately, they look for the price tag first and quality is secondary. It is not just the financial side of business that has trouble seeing the benefits of quality translation services. The marketing world restricts their outlook as well. Products could be worldwide.
For instance, look at McDonalds. They have taken their basic product line and built a global product. In almost any country you can grab a Big Mac with special sauce and some hot, salty fries. That is the beauty of seeing the need for translation services and making money on it. Look around you.
Count the number of times that a translator touched your life. I think you may be very surprised. Translators open up the lines of communication for lawyers, businesses, doctors, and even McDonalds.
Believe it or not, they make the world a more cohesive place to live where every person can contribute to the greater good. Everyone's knowledge is built upon to create the world we live in today. Little do we realize how much translators and translation services affect our everyday lives.
About the Author:
Armando Riquier has many years of experience as a writer and translator and works with Tectrad, a company specialized in translating finance, legal and corporate matters. Maintain an excellent image with your investors, shareholders and foreign customers through reliable, quality translation services from real professionals.