Our increasingly globalised world has enabled all manner of cross-border business endeavours to flourish. However, while the internet can send documents around the globe in seconds, it can’t yet ensure the reader can understand them. As such, the business demands on the professional translation industry have grown in line with globalisation.
A recent Tomedes client highlighted this when he asked for an English to Shona financial translation. Shona is one of the national languages of Zimbabwe, where it is spoken by around 80% of the population. It is also spoken in parts of Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique, with some nine million speakers altogether.
Our client was progressing a business venture that he was developing in partnership with a company in Zimbabwe. While some of those in the company spoke English, not everyone did, so when negotiations advanced, he called in Tomedes to ensure that his documents were presented in flawless Shona.
Our Shona business translator is a native of Zimbabwe who trained for a career in the financial sector before changing direction in order to pursue his love of languages. We knew that he was the perfect person to undertake the client’s financial translation, so set him to work straight away.
The translator worked meticulously through the client’s financial documents, ensuring that every element of them was translated into Shona with accuracy and precision. His attention to detail ensured a high quality translation that the client could confidently share with his Zimbabwean contacts in order to progress their joint business venture.
The client was delighted with both the speed of the Tomedes service and with the translation cost. We look forward to working on further documents for him as his international partnership grows and expands.
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