Many people think of translation as very straightforward, comprising merely transforming one language into another. However, it is a lot more than that. Translators are required to transform not only text but also the author’s thoughts and emotions into the other language. It requires a lot of expertise and a superior level of responsibility on the part of the translator to translate while staying true to the meaning, spirit, and tone of the writer.
The major problem the world faces today is the imbalanced distribution of energy resources. The natural distribution of energy resources is uneven with some countries having more resources in the form of coal, crude oil, natural gas and water reservoirs than others. This uneven distribution is a big challenge for some of the countries with lesser resources, as the consumption percentage of many developed countries is more or less the same. But the natural distribution of resources is unequal. The solution to tackle this problem is long-distance energy transportation, importation of energy resources and optimization of energy allocations over large areas. China has started long-distance energy transportation but the bottlenecks in energy transportation need to be worked out. Language translators with The Marketing Analysts Translation Service in Houston have been active in translating official documents regarding trade agreements for energy resources.
AGCO is a US Based Multinational Company that manufactures heavy farm equipment. They design the equipment themselves, trying to modernize the machinery for making farming more effective and for increased production. Recently, AGCO has decided to invest $100 million dollars over a span of three years to capitalize on the recent burst of energy the investors have witnessed in the agricultural activity of the region. AGCO has joined hands with West Africa Agribusiness Development Corporation (WAAD), AGCO Finance and USAID to arrange more fiancés to increase arable land in Africa. With the foreign investors lined up to invest in the region, more translators and translation service companies would be needed.
Africa today is advancing and becoming a more modern and stable society. African culture was considered primitive a few decades ago but with the blend of modernization, a new outlook of Africa has emerged which has baffled everyone in the world. Foreign investors are seeing Africa from a new perspective and this influx of foreign investment has also resulted in a need for translators of various languages. Most of the African countries were either French or Portuguese colonies, therefore apart from Arabic, often French and Portuguese is the official language in African countries. Foreign investors therefore need the services of French and Portuguese translators/interpreters on their business trips to Africa.