It is a common misconception for most of us who believes that translation service only means to convert directly words from one language to another. This is one aspect of the basic translation, but personal document translation and technical translation provides more than literal and direct translations of a document from one language to another. What are these additional things?
Translation services are mainly used by companies to translate technical papers and important documents so that they can be properly understood by people all over the world. The purpose for translating the information in the personal documents like marriage licenses, birth certificates, high school/university diplomas, divorce papers, last will, transcripts of records, testaments and other legal documents are to make it understandable to the immigration personnel and officers. These papers are translated so that the immigration personnel are able to establish the true identity of the immigrant by knowing his details like, gender, nationality, civil status, educational qualification and other details, which plays an important part in deciding whether or not the immigrant should be allowed to enter to a country.
Further, technical reports are translated to help people to have better understanding of methodologies, processes, newly discovered materials, equipment, machinery and technology. Most of our studies, experiments and researches are conducted all over the world and we will only benefit from it, if these studies and researches are translated into an universal language we can understand easily. Thus, the use of technical translation helps us to gather knowledge about any new ideas or concepts.
Both technical translation and personal document translation depends on human effort. Without the help of expert linguists and professional translators, it would have been impossible to understand various research or information that is available on the Internet as well as in our hands. These translators are vastly experienced and undergo extensive training to become expert linguists. Without proper knowledge of how to translate concepts and ideas into a new language, we might have been in the dark regarding the discoveries and events in the world we live in. Therefore, language translations play an important role in the world today.