English to Canadian French manufacturing translation
APR 5, 2017
By Ofer Tirosh
The movement of goods around the world has expanded incredibly over the past century, thanks to the use of commercial aircraft and the growth of the internet (and technology more generally). This global marketplace means that manufacturers have plenty more opportunities when it comes to selling their goods and professional translation has played a key role in enabling them to do so.
Take the company that contacted Tomedes recently seeking to expand the sale of its product line into Canada. Its goods already sold well in the northern United States, but the entrepreneurial chaps in charge wanted to explore opportunities across the Canadian border. Enter Tomedes!
Our network of more than 5,000 professional human translators means that we are well positioned to meet our clients’ needs when it comes to regional language requirements – in this case, Canadian French rather than European French.
The human element of translation was very important to this client. Human translation is better than machine translation, as human brains have the edge over machines when it comes to the use of natural-sounding language.
Humans are also able to spot cultural issues with translated copy, which machines cannot. This service – known as localization – is essential for companies looking to sell their wares overseas, where their knowledge of local culture and traditions is inevitably poorer than it is of those in their homeland. Localization services mean that a company can be confident that is hasn’t made any cultural gaffs in its translated materials.
For this client, time was of the essence, as he was keen to print his products’ packaging and information leaflets. As such, we undertook the job through our urgent translation service, meaning that the client was delighted when we met his deadline of just a couple of days’ time.
The Tomedes translation service can respond flexibly to clients’ needs in this way, so whatever your translation job entails, contact us to discuss it. We have an outstanding team of professional translators standing by, ready to work on your documents.