March 23, 2012
There is a lot of confusion about what certified translation means, a subject we addressed in a previous post. But a reader recently asked about the difference between a certified translation and ISO certified translation, so we wanted to take the opportunity to clarify the issue.
A certified translation is a translation–usually of an official document–accompanied by a signed statement by the translator or translation company attesting to the fact that the translation is a true and accurate rendition of the source document. Read more about: Certified Translation vs. ISO Certified Translation »
January 20, 2012
While there are many people in the world who are fluent in two or more languages, the number with the levels of proficiency required for accurate translation is far smaller. Of these, fewer still have the necessary experience, credentials and certifications for professional translation. When you narrow down your criteria to those who specialize in legal translation, you are left with a comparatively small number of people indeed.
Are translators with a legal background really necessary? Read more about: Legal Translation Specialists »
January 13, 2012
Within the translation industry, best practice indicates you should always use a translator who is a native speaker of the target language. This is especially important in medical translation.
A native speaker of the target language knows how to translate the the meaning and intent into the cultural and idiomatic language where a non-native speaker might make an error that could have serious ramifications. From affecting the quality of patient care to medical mistakes that result in legal action, Read more about: Why Native Speakers of the Target Language are Vital for Medical Translation »
January 5, 2012
(This blog is a truncated version of an article that ran in the New York Law Journal last month.)
At most law firms, when a document translation is needed, the usual course of action is to request estimates from several translation companies and pick the cheapest one.
This is not unreasonable. Clients are more cost-conscious than ever, and less likely to obtain a legal translation that comes with a hefty price tag. Read more about: How To Select a Legal Translation Provider »
December 27, 2011
The EU patent moved one step closer to becoming a reality last Tuesday, after a deal was struck by European Parliament members and the European Council. We’ve discussed the long, hard slog towards an EU patent here and here, focusing on how this would transform the patent prosecution process in Europe, and substantially lower patent translation costs related to validation. But it would also have a big impact on patent litigation, Read more about: EU Patent Could Transform Patent Litigation »