Translation is used for many purposes and most companies spanning across all industries in our culturally diverse communities use translation services on a regular basis. Literary works, legal documents, medical records, forms, and advertisements are all items that are commonly translated. According to the Ethnologue catalogue of world languages, there are 6,909 distinct languages in the world, that fact alone makes the art of translation vital to individuals all over the globe. It is actually quite impossible to ignore how important the service is and just how much of an effect it has on the population as a whole. Professional translation services are continually utilized and preferred, despite the advancement of machine translation technology, which is notoriously known for it’s common errors and inaccuracies. Translation not only transfers language, words and text from one language to another it also allows cultural aspects and differences to be shared with people everywhere.

Translation is responsible for allowing various nations to interact, businesses to thrive overseas and for the impact of concepts and ideas to be transferred from nation to nation. Our daily lives are very much intertwined with the art of translation whether we are aware of it or not, the entire world is connected with one another through the sharing of information that has been translated from language to language.

Literary Translation (The Spreading of Culture and Ideas):

Literary translation helps to feed our curiosity and allows us to explore various cultures and concepts through books, articles, letters, and poems that are written in another language. Thoughts, feelings, ideas, places and people from other societies or time periods can be understood and learned from thanks to translation. Writers from all over the world can spread their stories, experiences, knowledge and creativity with people who speak any language. The translation of books, poems and novels has deepened our understanding of things other than ourselves and has allowed great works and innovative ideas to spread amongst people around the world.

Translation in a sense can be viewed as a sort of peace treaty amidst nations of people who culturally differ, allowing people to be joined under a common idea or belief. Major books such as the Bible h ave been translated into 636 languages, allowing all types of people who speak many different languages to all be joined together under a shared belief. The goal of a writer is to affect as many people as possible through their words, and translation opens many doors for readers to enjoy all types of literature regardless of the language in which it was originally written in. For low demand languages or small cultures who don’t have many members speaking the language, translation is even more important because it gives them a voice to be heard, when they may not have been heard otherwise. Translation has helped to shape and mold people, culture and history, the main religions of the world can be grasped by all due to translations of the Bible, Quran and Torah.

Medical and Legal Document Translation:

Medical and legal document translation is a must in our culturally diverse communities. Legal and medical matters will always come up regardless of the country you live in or the language you speak. Perhaps two people are married and decide to move to a new country and need to have their their marriage license and certificate translated or maybe someone just moved to America from Switzerland with a preexisting heart condition and they need to have their medical records translated in order for the new doctor to know the patient’s medical history. Documents such as these are in need of translation on a regular basis, access to services such as medical and legal documentation translation enables individuals the ability to operate a business in a foreign country or sue a person for copyright infringement of their brand in a foreign land.

Localization and Transcreation:

The translation of language aims to bridge communication gaps between people and can allow the foreign to become familiar. Businesses from all industries are gravitating towards setting up shop (literally or online) in other countries, and without translation their products and services would never sell in an overseas market. Creative translation services such as localization and transcreation are aimed to help businesses with global expansion. These specialized services allow your company’s website and marketing materials to be translated linguistically as well as culturally in order to give your product or service a fighting chance in an international market. These services are a vital part of doing business around the world, if people are not able to understand your marketing message and what you’re offering, then they will not make the purchase, this includes packaging, tags, labels, instructions, the list goes on…

Without “creative translation,” many of the products and services that we know and enjoy today would not be available to us or perhaps we would have never even known of them in the first place if they had never gone through the process of creative translation. Transcreation and localization services allow your business an opportunity to be seen and accepted by an international audience, thus resulting in higher brand recognition and increased sales. These services are vital in today’s society where we are always looking for the next big thing or something new to entertain us, they allow business from all around the world to offer people in various countries accessibility to unique products, services and methods that are used around the world.

Niki’s Int’l Ltd. is a WBENC-Certified Women Business Enterprise with 20 years of language service experience. A global network of highly skilled interpreters and translators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for on-site, telephonic and video remote interpretation services. Our linguists are available in over 350 languages and dialects, and our network includes certified interpreters and translators. Our work is guaranteed with a $1 Million Errors & Omissions policy, so that you can be confident that your project will be completed with the highest level of quality and professionalism within the field. For more information contact us at 1-877-567-8449 or visit our website at

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