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December 4, 2015

Lost in Translation: Top Challenges with Language Translations

At Executive Linguist Agency, we have done numerous written translations over the years with most of them being English-to-Spanish translation and vice versa.  It is the job of a skilled translator to recreate a document in the target language without distorting its meaning. Translating from one related language to another (from Spanish to Italian, for example) can minimize inaccurate translations, but nuances still exist. Here are some of the typical language translation challenges that arise: Sentence Structure In English, a simple sentence is structured with the subject, verb, and object – in that particular order. For example, “Pablo translates documents” […]
November 7, 2015

Executive Linguist Translation Client Spotlight: UCI (University of California, Irvine)

The UCI Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a part of UCI Pediatrics that monitors autistic children and has been an Executive Linguist translation client since 2007. ELA translates various documents into Spanish for the Center about once a month, most often tasked with doing Spanish translation for informed consents. Sometimes brochures, surveys, and similar documents are in need of translation as well. Occasionally, Vietnamese translations are needed for the same types of documents. Our responsibility is to translate informed consents clearly and accurately so the patient’s parents know what is going on and can make informed decisions about […]