As every student and professor knows, the academic world can be intimidating. Fortunately, with SIGNEWORDS academic edition and translation services, we provide the expertise you need to excel in this environment. The types of texts labeled as academic are very diverse and include investigational studies, Master’s/PhD theses, textbooks, CVs, cover letters, portfolios, etc.
While it may seem that only doctoral students and university professors would need academic review and translation, the truth is that anyone aspiring to career development can benefit from this sort of service. Whether you’re writing a doctoral thesis, publishing a textbook or refining your CV, this article is for you.
Technical translation services in the academic realm
In a world that is more and more globalized everyday, translation is in high demand. The academic world is no exception to this trend. In fact, particularly in highly specialized fields of study, there is often more cross-linguistic and cross-cultural collaboration than ever before.
Perhaps you’ve written a successful textbook in your field of study and would like to publish it in another language. SIGNEWORDS academic translation services can help. This is an excellent way to reach out to other parts of the world and make helpful resources available elsewhere.
Or maybe you’re a scientific investigator studying the role that a particular protein plays in the development of a certain rare disease. This is a highly specialized niche and chances are that few people in your university or even in your country will be investigating the exact same factor as you.
However, there is bound to be someone somewhere in the world with a similar study focus, which provides the potential for professional collaboration. This is where translation becomes essential. While one of the two parties may be able to adapt to the other’s language choice, research findings often need to be translated to ensure accurate communication, especially in a field of study as delicate as science.
More often than not, academic translation will fall into the technical translation category, especially if it involves texts used in specialized fields. Every industry has its own jargon. Even a highly experienced translator may not be able to translate a neuroscience graduate dissertation, for example, if he/she doesn’t have the scientific knowledge necessary.
Therefore, when seeking academic translation services, keep in mind that the best translator will not only have a deep understanding of both the source and target languages, but will also be an expert in your field of study and have a firm grasp on the specialized jargon, in both languages.
Academic review services
Even if there is no potential foreign collaboration in sight, you can benefit from the academic review services that some professional translation companies like SIGNEWORDS offer. Especially if you’re publishing some sort of book, thesis or article, you may want to submit your text to a translation company for review.
Experts can go through your work with a fine-toothed comb, make sure that it accomplishes the objectives and criteria you specify, correct any errors that may have flown under your radar and make suggestions for improvement.
As with academic translation, academic review requires a highly qualified expert in your specific field, so make sure you seek professional services like those by SIGNEWORDS. This can greatly increase your confidence in your work as you turn in a dissertation project or submit a book for publishing.
Career development through academic review and translation
Some less obvious texts that fall under the academic translation category are CVs, cover letters, portfolios, college application letters, transcripts, etc. The terms academic review and academic translation may sound lofty, but in reality, anyone striving to climb up the career ladder can reap the benefits of this sort of service.
Are you thinking of studying abroad in France for a semester? You may need document translation services to have your transcripts and letter of intention translated to French. Are you applying for the job of your dreams? A translation company like SIGNEWORDS, with academic review services, can improve your CV and cover letter by making sure to highlight your qualifications with the most effective language techniques.
Is your final grade in Spanish class riding on your final term paper? Submit it for academic review and rest well knowing that no pesky errors will ruin your chances at a passing grade. No document is too big or too small for SIGNEWORDS.