Translation is both a science as well as an art. Translation companies providing
translation services, having understood this fact, approach the translation work with a
high degree of precision while employing the art of accommodation and adaptability
to the process popularly called Localization.
How is Translation a Science? Translation is a complete science in itself as it
employs certain standards and norms related to the source and target language for
effective and appropriate results. Thorough knowledge of the source and target
language and their successful interpretation in translation requires a scientific aptitude
towards the translation work drawing upon the vocabulary and grammar of the source
and target languages for effective and accurate translation. Besides, the accuracy of
the translated content is scientifically judged against certain pre defined parameters
related to the source and target languages.
How is Translation an Art? Translation as an art has a lot to do with adaptability and
accommodation to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the translated content.
Translation has to necessarily adapt in order to accommodate cultural, social, political,
aesthetical and many other factors related to the target language. The necessity for this
adaptability arises particularly because of vast linguistic differences around the world
with different social and cultural norms. This is also necessary to maintain the source
message’s essence, impact and effect. Hence it calls upon the translator to artfully
translate the content while making adaptations wherever necessary. This is a complete
art in itself where the translator is required to ride on back of his presence of mind,
knowledge and intelligence. Hence it can be subjective to an extent as the level of
expertise may vary from translator to translator. It is safe to say that translation as an
art is only as good as its translator.
Translation companies providing translation services employ a precise blend of
science and art in their translation work for best results. One such company
specializing in Translation services is Crystal Hues Limited. Crystal Hues is an ISO
9001:2008 organization that has been providing Translation services combined with
Localization and Advertising services for over 20 years. Crystal Hues provides top of
the line Translation as well as Localization services in more than 70 languages around
the world. Crystal Hues has nine offices in Asia staffed with more than 70
professionals,?in-house domain experts with varied specialization and several
hundreds of quality-verified contracted consultants worldwide.
About the Author: Manish Kumar is a content writer associated with Crystal Hues
Limited for the past three years. He has written on various topics concerning the
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