Famous American author of the 19th century; Mark Twain once said,” The difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter — it’s the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” Correct translation in itself is a very challenging job, but translation of a legal document has been always a gargantuan task for professional translators. A common misconception in the legal translation is that each word can be substituted by another word, which is not exactly the case.
Laws vary from country to country, a translator must have sound knowledge of the country’s laws a document belongs to. A legal document is a priced text which contains a blend of legal and technical terms. An expert translator of the legal documents understands the requirements of the client. He/she must possess a bachelor’s degree in at least two international and a degree in law will be a desired qualification. A translator must maintain high standards in interpreting and translating legal translation both in the source and target language.
Source matter can be very confusing due to law terminologies. It is the most typical area for those who are totally unfamiliar with a country’s legal framework. Besides, a translator must ensure that the translated document keeps stress on the message that is highlighted in the original text.
Last but not the least, One should always hire a government recognised enterprise that provides certified translation services, focusing even on the minute details of a document. Various government agencies demand only certified translation before validating a document for official use. Certificate of authenticity on company’s letterhead authenticate a translation and such work can be produced before local as well as international courts, embassies and in all the government recognised institutes or offices. These are some of the core benefits of hiring a professional translation agency.
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