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6 reasons to hire a language expert in Iceland
In case you will be visiting Iceland, remember, that many people in Iceland do not speak your language. While Iceland has around 12 languages, accents and spoken dialects, this does not help if you speak none of them. This might possess a serious risk to your business if you come to your partners or customers without a business negotiation interpreter to negotiate price or delivery terms. There were many cases of misunderstanding due to the language barrier which has led to serious losses for both parties.
Babr is the Best place to find and contact language gurus in Iceland. On this platform, you can find over 700 interpreters and translators in over 70 major cities in Iceland and contact them directly at no cost. You can find here translators and interpreters from English, French, Russian, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Mandarin, Slovak, Czech, Norwegian, and other 35 languages. Why would you need them? Find the answers below.
Conference, seminar, and presentation interpreters
If you are going to attend a conference, seminar, or training in Iceland, these events are a little complex and you will most probably need a simultaneous or conference interpreter in Iceland experienced in conference or presentation interpreting. Not all interpreters can perform such interpreting on a good level. This type of interpreting often requires special qualifications from interpreters and a complex set of equipment that can be provided by interpreters or event organizers.
Depending on the event type simultaneous interpreters in Iceland can help you during such events to properly understand the speech of the presenter or lecturer. Visiting a workshop or conference without having a skilled conference interpreter is a risk of not understanding the lecturer or presenter, which can lead to the wrong perception of important pieces of information.
A high level of skills is required from conference interpreters in a language they interpret. They must be well acquainted with the history, culture, and dialects of the language and the country the people they work with come from. If not having this competence it would be nearly impossible to interpret any delivered speech correctly. They are also proficient in the use of conference interpreting equipment, which is installed in a boost they are sitting in. It is also important to have a confident and pleasant speaking voice, which must be trained to ensure effective delivery. A lot of concentration and short-term memory are required to listen to the source speaker, perceive it correctly, and interpret it into the target language, all at the same time. In order to get prepared for the conference event, they should read presentations, research the subject in advance and learn the new words they find in the presentation. Usually, experienced conference interpreters have a vocabulary of about 18 to 25 thousand words in active use and four to six times more for passive use.
Business negotiation and trade fare interpreter
How can an interpreter serve their clients the best way? First, they should be qualified for this job and should have thorough knowledge about the business of their clients. Secondly, they must know business terminology and learn technical terms which can be used in this business. Last, but not least, they should know the general behavior of the interpreter during business meetings.
Sometimes, you may need a interpreter for business negotiations while conducting business or corporate negotiations with potential partners or clients. Also, when you attend international trade fairs, you may want to go to different stands to learn about new products or potential business cooperation. Such visits will also involve business-specific discussions and price negotiations with potential partners or customers. To make successful your business partnering, do not underestimate the role of a well-skilled exhibition interpreter in Iceland who can assist you.
Medical and healthcare interpreter in Iceland
If you are planning to visit a hospital in a foreign country and do not speak the local language, you will not only risk yourself but also stress the doctors, as they want to be sure you can answer all their questions to provide the most effective treatment to you. If a patient does not speak a local language, hiring a medical interpreter or translators in Iceland on hand is important, particularly in the case of rarer languages. While finding and hiring a medical interpreter or a translator, make sure he or she is experienced in the medical field you are looking for. Ask for proof of qualifications and references.
If you have an appointment at the hospital and your English proficiency is limited, do not panic. Instead of having a fear of misunderstanding your diagnosis or explaining the symptoms the wrong way, that is better to hire a medical interpreter.
A medical or healthcare interpreter in Iceland can accompany you to the medical check-up or even to complex surgery and translate your medical report to your mother tongue. Depending on your location you can hire a medical interpreter also in any city in Iceland. Visiting a doctor in a foreign country requires knowledge of a local language to illuminate any misunderstanding regarding your health. You risk your health if you do not speak the language and do not have a linguistic support in the hospital as you may not be able to explain the symptoms or medications your previous doctor prescribed. Before visiting a doctor for a medical check-up or complex surgery it is advisable to translate a medical report in Iceland to allow your family doctor to understand your historical and current health symptoms. Very often, when you want to get your costs reimbursed from your health insurance company that may need a certified medical translation of your medical report to be able to cover the expenses.
Technical translators and interpreters in Iceland
Often factories and tech companies need to translate their technical user manuals, testing procedures, guidelines, drawings, publications. This is quite a complex job, which requires a highly qualified technical translator in Iceland, preferably with an engineering background possessing specialized terminology. While the presence of specific phrasing is an element of specialized writings, particular wording alone isn't adequate for characterizing a manual as "specialized" since various subjects which are not "specialized" have what can be viewed as specific terminology.
Quality technical interpreting is about oral language translation of various specific technical and engineering terms, during a conference, presentation, or a seminar, and requires a high level of subject information and knowledge of technical terminology. When you are looking for a qualified technical language expert, the importance of at least 3-5 years of experience in technical or engineering interpreting should be considered as otherwise a specialist ma not be able to do a quality interpretation for your technical event.
While planning a GMP audit of a company, you may also think of hiring a technical interpreter for GMP audit in Iceland. While selecting a specialist who is going to work with you during the audit in a pharma company or in a production site, always take a highly qualified language expert for a GMP audit. Here is why.
GMP certification process in Iceland is very complex and involves many stages, including comprehensive audit, elimination of shortcomings, staff training, analysis and preparation of dossier, an inspection of the production, and reporting. All these require a high-quality medical translation to correctly translate pharma and medical reports, or often a qualified technical or scientific translator for audits having technical or technological experience and perfect knowledge of the pharmaceutical and medical industry.
Hiring an experienced interpreter or translator for GMP audits is a must-have, as the wrong perception or assessment can lead to the refuse during applying for GMP certification or can induce an unnecessary delay during the registration process of new medical products.
Video Remote and Over-the-Phone Interpreters (VRI, OPI)
If your business meeting or conference is taking place in a remote location you can hire a remote interpreter using Video Remote Interpreting (also know as VRI). If you do not necessarily need a video connection, you can also hire a specialist for telephone interpreting in Iceland. Many interpreters offer remote services during the COVID-19 pandemic so that a social distancing is maintained. You may hire a remote video remote interpreter in Iceland or in cases, where no video is required just hire a low-cost telephone interpreter.
In order to use Video Remote Interpreting, you will need a high-speed internet connection. You can use any conferencing software, such as Skype or Zoom. This allows saving nearly half of your budget, as the interpreter does not need any complex equipment and does not need to travel to the event location.
If you plan to visit a trade fair or an exhibition in Iceland or just talk to your partners you can contact and hire a business, exhibition, or notary interpreters and let them help you to understand your business partners.
Diplomatic protocol interpreters
If you are representing a country during an official visit to a foreign country, you must pay the utmost attention that your delegation has an own diplomatic interpreter. Diplomatic interpreting or diplomatic protocol interpreting is a highly complex form of consecutive conference interpreting. It is used by diplomatic language professionals in Iceland during diplomatic meetings between the delegations of two or more countries. Such interpreting can be performed by the interpreters employed by the diplomatic services of the Ministry of International Affairs by freelance interpreters if they are asked to accompany a diplomatic delegation or official representatives of a country.
Diplomatic interpreting can be carried out in a variety of high-level events, including official visits, interviews, press conferences, dinners, speeches, and so on. Diplomatic interpreters in Iceland usually provide consecutive and whispered interpretation, while staying or sitting very close to listeners.
There is a general rule that diplomatic interpreters only interpret the words of their own official delegation because the other party will have their own interpreter. Compared to other types of interpreting, working as a diplomatic language expert requires high-level skill, exercising the utmost discretion, and keep the strictest professional confidentiality. Additionally, it is very important to have strong knowledge of current diplomatic affairs, read political news and political reviews.
Diplomatic interpreting in Iceland is also often employed by international political organizations, such as the United Nations, BRICS, European Union, Chamber of Regions, and other organizations. During diplomatic meetings, confidence in the interpreters is very essential. As delegated decide on very sensitive political issues, sometimes tensions that may arise between delegates or country representatives can become worse if the interpreter is not well skilled or not trusted. In cases of escalating tension, diplomatic delegates prefer to speak in a language they do not really experts in rather than using an interpreter. This is why it is very important to choose the interpreter with the rights skills and experience in dealing with complex diplomatic situations.
The ceremony, celebration, and wedding interpreters
Our lives are full of joy and we often want to share this with our family and friends. Often we invite foreign colleagues, friends, relatives to the wedding ceremony to let them celebrate the event with us. Imagine, for a minute, your friend does not speak a local language and the rest of the guests cannot speak his or her language either. The party or ceremony can become a very boring event for him or her very fast. So, why not to hire a professional ceremony or wedding interpreter in Iceland to the party or official wedding ceremony, so that he or she can ideally fit into the party and help your foreign guest with interpreting and translating family speeches and toasts. You will not spend much money on this, but you will be sure that all your guests are happy and understand each other and can deliver nice toasts for you and all the guests.
According to the law in Iceland, if either of the couple or the official witnesses do not speak/understand the local language fluently, an interpreter will be required. The couple and witnesses must fully understand the legal parts of the ceremony, which may include legal vows. It is best to find and hire a certified ceremony interpreter in Iceland and also important, that the interpreter must be a person other than a member of the wedding party. Where a family or friend is used as an interpreter the celebrant must be confident that he/she is doing the job properly. The Interpreter must provide a statutory declaration, before the wedding, stating their fluency in the relevant language. After the wedding ceremony, the interpreter must provide a certificate of faithful performance of his or her services.
Legal translators and court interpreters
You should not underestimate the importance of accurately translating official documentation, which may be required to be presented in a legal process in Iceland. Such documents like contracts, certificates, letters of intent, commercial invoices, agreements, complaints, tax forms, tender documents, and work permits are very important. You will need professional legal translators in Iceland to complete your legal translations in Iceland and if required a translator will notarize the document by a notary public or using his own stamp if he or she authorized to have one.
If you have a court proceeding in Iceland ahead of you, a courtroom interpreter will help you to make communication possible in the court. Thanks to their special skills, court interpreters in Iceland help all people involved to understand the proceedings, regardless of the language they speak.
As people’s lives depend on the quality of interpreting, such professionals should be highly specialized. They must be proficient in both languages, and understand the court and legal jargon. A courtroom interpreter in Iceland must interpret every word they hear very accurately, whenever the judge, lawyers, or witnesses are speaking. You cannot rely on family members or friends if they do not have proper qualifications, it is simply not acceptable, as this can lead to misunderstanding or conflicts.
If you come to a legal court procedure without having a professional legal or court interpreter with you, you may miss important information as such events are very informative and sometimes difficult to understand.
Multimedia translation and localization
We are living in the era of globalization, where foreign markets play a crucial role in the success of the company. If you have a product, which is successfully being sold in one market, why not bring it across the border and market it over there. This sounds easy, but in fact, it is not. Here is why.
Usually, you design the product to fit the local audiences, considering their habits, cultural aspects, language, and price. So, having a successfully sold product in Europe does not guarantee per default it is going to be a bestseller in the USA or China. There are however product translation and localization professionals in Iceland that could be hired, which can help you to localize your product depending on the market you are targeting.
Although a global economy has evolved rapidly, the culture in many countries has remained constant over hundreds of years and shapes the decision-making process of its consumers. This implies that the aspects of local culture, history, and languages shall be strongly considered during a product or website localization.
Every product that is created for another language market is unique. Whatever you want to produce for a global audience, you will need to start the process by doing a basic inventory of the work to define how each part of the product will be localized. You will need not only translation but also transcreation of the product terms, culturally adapting and translating the title, text, images, videos, advertisement campaigns from one locale into another.
Most of the time, if your product has a straightforward look, the translation should work in 90% of what you need to create for your new market. Website, software, technology, machinery, support, manuals are great products to translate since the “how it works” is the same in each language. This method is going to be cost-effective since you usually pay by the word along with some project management fees. But if your product is not self-descriptive for other cultures, then you will need to spend some budget for the transcreation, to make new logos, hire copywriters, market researchers, and so on. This might cost much higher compared to the translation cost. Simply make a list of the things to be localized or transcreated and give it to the experts. They will calculate the price and delivery terms.
Literary translation - poetry, drama, novels, science fiction
Over 2 million books are being published every year in over 60 different languages. Only a small portion of them are translated into other languages. The reason for this is the complexity of literary translation. Any literary translation consumes not less time and resources than writing a new book. Each book is different and it is not easy to recreate poetry in a modern language, without losing the beauty of the original work, which requires a balance of staying faithful to the original work and create something unique but still evoking the same feelings as the original.
For sure, literary translation requires creativity, uniqueness, ability to deliver continuity. For this reason, it is not easy to find a literary translator who possesses all the above qualities. Our platform will help to put you in touch with the great linguist who’s ready to be your voice in their language. On Babr, you can find and hire a qualified literary translator in Finland to translate your novels, poetry, or science fiction into one of the following languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Danish, Italian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Norwegian, and other languages.
A process of literature translation completely differs from other types of translation. It uses a poetic communicative function, which is in addition to rendering information to the reader, aesthetic functions have to be maintained. The artistic image maintained in certain literary works will clearly have a strong impact on the reader. This is why before you find and hire a literary translator in Iceland try to consider specific features of the text and ask the translator if he or she really can do that on a good level. Poetry is different from a story, and science fiction is different from a novel. While reading a drama or any other literary work translated from a foreign language, we perceive it with its meaning, emotions, and characters. Therefore, creating and maintaining a particular image for the reader of literary translation often involve some deviations from the standard rules of translation.
A literal translation cannot reflect the same feelings as the original work, it is all about how the translator perceives it. Depending on the type of literary translation, it requires a lot of skills and responsibility, as the translation of a book or a drama will be read by thousands of readers. This implies that the text needs to be good for preception and ideally should create the same feelings as the original.