Archives par étiquette : traduction simultanée

Groupama choisit Alltradis pour sa convention annuelle

Groupama et ses équipes ont décidé de poser leurs valises, cette année, dans la célèbre ville rose, pour leur convention annuelle, rendez-vous incontournable dans lequel la célèbre société d’assurance mutuelle a mis en perspective son ambition et sa stratégie pour les années à venir, sur le territoire français tout comme à l’international.

L’agence de traduction ALLTRADIS s’est vue proposer d’organiser toute la partie interprétation de conférence pour traduire, en simultanée, les sessions plénières et les ateliers de ces 3 journées : challenge brillamment relevé par nos interprètes de conférence sur Toulouse !

Groupama est une société d’assurance mutuelle française. Elle possède 3 marques commerciales : Groupama, Gan et Amaguiz.com.

L’histoire de Groupama remonte à la fin du XIXème siècle, quand les agriculteurs recherchaient des solutions d’assurance adaptées à leurs besoins bien spécifiques.

En décembre 1840, la première mutuelle agricole locale « Incendie » est créée par les agriculteurs à Mions dans le Rhône. La loi du 4 juillet 1900 fixe le cadre juridique spécifique aux Caisses d’Assurances Mutuelles Agricoles (A.M.A.). En 1908, la première caisse régionale est créée à Paris.

Fidèle à son esprit mutualiste, le groupe Groupama a mis en place une gouvernance originale, construite sur trois valeurs : proximité, responsabilité et solidarité. Ce modèle se traduit par des principes d’action essentiels qui irriguent toute l’activité du Groupe.

Le mutualisme fonctionne selon un principe très simple : un homme est égal à une voix. Les sociétaires élus, à la fois clients et responsables de la performance économique, participent ainsi à toutes les instances de décision du Groupe. C’est ce modèle, sans actionnaires et dénué de but lucratif, qui fait la force du groupe depuis plus d’un siècle maintenant. À la proximité, la responsabilité et la solidarité – des principes d’action communs à tous les systèmes mutualistes – Groupama a rajouté une notion clé : la performance dans une logique de durabilité.

ALLTRADIS renforce son positionnement haut de gamme en traductions médicales

alltradis-conference-medicaleL’Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) est l’établissement public de santé qui exerce le rôle de centre hospitalier régional pour Paris et l’Île-de-France. Regroupant 39 hôpitaux eux-mêmes rassemblés en 12 groupes hospitaliers liés à des universités franciliennes, elle emploie aujourd’hui plus de 95 000 personnes.

Chaque année, L’AP-HP organise des dizaines voire des centaines de congrès internationaux dans de nombreuses spécialités médicales.

Aujourd’hui, l’équipe ALLTRADIS et ses 30 interprètes de conférence internationaux sont fiers de pouvoir faire partie de cette belle aventure en participant très régulièrement à des missions stratégiques pour l’AP-HP et autres acteurs et leaders d’opinion dans le domaine médical et pharmaceutique.

L’équipe ALLTRADIS a ainsi participé, sur le troisième trimestre 2016, a plusieurs missions comme « 2nd international paediatric noninvasive ventilation conference » à l’Hôpital Necker, le célèbre congrès de cardiologie « CIV World » traitant cette année des anévrysmes aortiques juxta- et para-rénaux, les Entretiens de Bichat, le congrès en ophtalmologie « 46th ECLSO », ainsi que des audits pour la FDA pour le compte de laboratoires pharmaceutiques européens, la traduction d’une AMM d’un médicament très prometteur dans le domaine de la santé animale, la participation à des conférences de formations pour les futurs kinésithérapeutes et ostéopathes formés à l’école d’Assas sur Paris et des missions pour le compte de l’INRA et de l’INSERM.

La présence de traducteurs et d’interprètes de conférence expérimentés, tout comme la caution professionnelle de nos médecins relecteurs, confèrent à notre équipe un statut de référence qualité dans le domaine de la traduction médicale et pharmaceutique, qu’elle soit à l’écrit ou bien à l’oral dans le cadre de conférences, de congrès ou de symposium.

Pour retrouver notre équipe sur vos événements, rien de plus simple : consultez notre site internet sur www.alltradis.com et visitez l’onglet « traduction écrite » ou « traduction simultanée » dans lesquels vous trouverez toutes les informations relatives aux missions dans le domaine médical. Vous pourrez également faire un Devis traduction simultanée. Enfin, et pour encore plus de confort et de prise en charge, appelez directement nos équipes dédiées : nos chefs de projets et interprètes de conférence se feront un plaisir de répondre à vos questions, en direct, par téléphone.

 

Rafael Nadal traduit par Alltradis en conférence de presse…

conférence rafael nadal L’agence Alltradis a été choisie, ce samedi 23 mai 2015, pour assurer l’interprétation simultanée de la conférence de presse  Richard Mille, la très prestigieuse marque suisse d’horlogerie de luxe. La célèbre marque, partenaire principal des Voiles de Saint Barth, de grandes courses automobiles et d’autres événements sportifs majeurs, lançait ce weekend son tout dernier modèle de montre de luxe appelé sobrement RM 27-02. Jusqu’à présent, le modèle le plus renommé de la marque était le Tourbillon RM 008 (tourbillon chronographe à rattrapante), alliant un mouvement tourbillon à remontage manuel, un chronographe à rattrapante, un indicateur de couple et un indicateur de réserve. Il s’agit de l’une des montres les plus élaborées au monde et son prix est d’environ 640.000 euros !

Language of the Week: Thai !

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Thai is the native language to approximately 60 million people in Thailand This coutry has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in south Asia, known for its wild party scene and its beautifully serene beaches. There are very distinct differences between the dialects that are spoken in the north, north east and south of the country.

Alltradis a 20 ans!

alltradis a 20 ansL’aventure a commencé en 1995, sous le nom d’Alltrad Services, dont les plus jeunes d’entre vous se souviennent certainement… 20 ans de travail acharné pour vous proposer encore et toujours de la qualité et les services de professionnels dont la traduction est avant tout le métier. 20 ans aussi de rencontres, d’échanges, de réunions, de congrès, des centaines de milliers de kilomètres parcourus par nos équipes pour aller à votre rencontre… vous qui malgré la crise de 2008 et la mondialisation, continuez à nous être fidèles !

Alors, du fond du coeur, et de la part des 70 personnes qui composent notre famille (traducteurs, interprètes de conférences, chefs de projets, équipe commerciale, assistants, techniciens, graphistes, médecins-relecteurs) : MERCI !!

Alltradis compte en 2015 plus de 2.000 clients, gère l’intégralité des portefeuilles de traduction de plusieurs groupes internationaux, et participe à plus de 300 réunions stratégiques par an dans tous les domaines techniques de pointe (médical, cosmétique, luxe, mode, pharmaceutique, juridique, énergie, aéronautique, et tant d’autres…).

Agence de traduction Alltradis

L’agence de traduction Alltradis est aujourd’hui incontournable sur le marché de la traduction et de l’interprétation de conférence.

Notre expérience, acquise depuis quasiment 20 ans à travers la traduction écrite de plus de 19.000 projets multilingues et la traduction simultanée des plus grands congrès mondiaux, nous confère aujourd’hui un statut de référence qualité dans plusieurs domaines (traduction médicale/pharmaceutique, traduction cosmétique/luxe/mode, traduction technique, traduction juridique,  traduction marketing/finance/RH, etc).

Pour en savoir plus, veuillez consulter notre site web: www.alltradis.com

Language of the Week: Korean

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안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo) hello!

As you may have guessed, the language of this week is Korean!

Korean is the official language of both the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) which is a total of approximately 73 million people. Korean is written in a script is called Hangeul and it is said that the basics of Hangeul can be learned in just a few hours.

In the Korean alphabet, there are consonants:

1 consonants

 

And then there are double consonants:

2 double consonants

 

 

There are vowels:

3 vowels

 

 

And then there are Complex vowels:

4 complex vowels

 

 

 

Characters are written from up to down or from left to right and always start with a consonant.

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If you want to write only the vowel, it must be written with the consonant o.

Original vowel Written by itself

 

When writing in Korean, characters are written to fill an imaginary box and letters can be stretched or compressed to fill in the space of the box and to make it evenly sized with the other syllables. For example, you can see below how the size and shape of the letter ㄱ changes to fill in this imaginary box.

6 characters

 

 

Like always, here are some simple phrases for you to try out:

Korean Pronunciation English
어떻게 지내세요? eotteohke jinaeseyo? How are you?
만나서 반가워요 Mannaseo bangawoyo Pleased to meet you
제 이름은 … 입니다 je ireum-eun … imnida My name is…
감사합니다 kamsahamnida Thank you
미안합니다! mianhamnida Sorry
실례하겠습니다! shillehagessumnida Excuse me
모르겠습니다 moreugesseumnida I don’t understand

In Korea, there are some rules of etiquette; make sure to bow to new acquaintances and elders, hugging and kissing is generally out of the question and there is an “honorifics” system which dictates different verb endings and vocabulary to use depending on your relationship with the person. In North Korea, there is a specific verb ending for addressing their leader, Kim Jong-il. What this means is that you have to add 옵 [-op-] at the end whenever you are addressing him.

That’s all for today, 안녕!(annyeong) bye!

 



Who are we?

Agence de traduction AlltradisAlltradis is today a key player in translation and conference interpreting.

Since its creation in 1995, Alltradis has translated over 19,000 written projects in various language combinations, organized simultaneous interpreting for the largest international conferences and gathered a long list of loyal clients. Alltradis has truly become a fundamental part of their success. We specialize in diverse industries such as medical/pharmaceutical translation, cosmetic/luxury product translation, technical and industrial translation, marketing/finance/HR translation, legal translation, etc.

Many world leading companies trust our expertise – what are you waiting for? For more information, visit our website: www.alltradis.us


Lessons from a Translation Agency Internship

I’m concluding my four-month internship at Alltradis in a few days’ time.

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Unlike Alltradis’ previous interns, I’m not a translator, nor am I aspiring to be one. I’m a communication major. Upon graduation, I’m going to be blogging, tweeting, and writing press releases and news stories. In fact, I will probably never translate a piece of text professionally, and I’m fine with that. College majors aside, this internship has still been an invaluable experience for me as a communicator and storyteller.

During my internship, I did a lot of research on translation, interpretation, and languages. I curated and shared the most interesting, unusual, and useful facts and figures about languages and the translation industry. Taking a deeper look into the impact of translation, and the changing landscape of the translation industry made me a better communicator. Here are some lessons I’m taking away with me:

Write a clear, concise, compelling source text

It seems stupidly obvious, but the formula for excellent translation is simple. In the end, it comes down to a well-written source text and an experienced and culturally-sensitive translator. As I writer, I rarely think about how my writing will look once translated. However, knowing in the back of my mind that my writing is going to be translated makes me think twice about my choices. I find myself asking “Is this a clear metaphor? Is this the perfect word?” All these extra thoughts make me a more mindful communicator.

Decide on what service is best for the project

Like most people, I used to think the translation was made up only of two services: translation (of the written word), and interpretation (of the spoken word). While this is the foundation of translation, knowing all the available language services is incredibly helpful. Services like transcreation and localization is foreign to many writers. However, knowing the pros, the cons, and the process of these services can be incredibly useful for some projects, not to mention, save a lot of money and headaches.

Talk to the translator

Personally, I believe that you should trust your translator and your work to be as compelling and clear in the new language, just as it is in the source language. But depending on how important the project or intricate the writing, it may be beneficial or necessary to speak with the translator. Especially when working with a new translator or translation agency, it might be necessary to explain to them the specific linguistic choices you made, and the tone you are aiming for. In the end, your translator holds the pen (or the mic) to your voice in a new language!

Even as a non-translator, I’m taking away many valuable lessons from this internship, biggest being the ability to see the interconnectivity of language. Whether as a writer, translator, publisher, or a marketer, knowing how a piece of text will work in another language and culture is an important skill to have. Communication goes far beyond words. Understanding this will undoutably create more thoughtful and culture-concious communicators.

Thanks for reading my posts for the last four months!

 



Who are we?

Agence de traduction AlltradisAlltradis is today a key player in translation and conference interpreting.

Since its creation in 1995, Alltradis has translated over 19,000 written projects in various language combinations, organized simultaneous interpreting for the largest international conferences and gathered a long list of loyal clients. Alltradis has truly become a fundamental part of their success. We specialize in diverse industries such as; medical/pharmaceutical translation, cosmetic/luxury product translation, technical and industrial translation, marketing/finance/HR translation, legal translation, etc.

Many world leading companies trust our expertise – what are you waiting for? For more information, visit our website: www.alltradis.us


Website Makeover!

Happy December! The elves at Alltradis have been hard at work to make Alltradis more accessible online. Here’s the scoop:

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First, have you noticed something different on our website? Yes, we’ve had a little makeover! Our chic, new website is much more beautiful and better organized. It’s easier to navigate, with a few updated features, like our chat, which allows you to chat live with our Commercial and Communication manager.

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We’ve also made ourselves available to you on various social media platforms. We’ve been working hard to stay connected with our clients and the translation community through various social media platforms.

You can connect with us via:

We hope these updates will help us serve you better.

 


Who are we?

Agence de traduction AlltradisAlltradis is today a key player in translation and conference interpreting.

Since its creation in 1995, Alltradis has translated over 19,000 written projects in various language combinations, organized simultaneous interpreting for the largest international conferences and gathered a long list of loyal clients. Alltradis has truly become a fundamental part of their success. We specialize in diverse industries such as; medical/pharmaceutical translation, cosmetic/luxury product translation, technical and industrial translation, marketing/finance/HR translation, legal translation, etc.

Many world leading companies trust our expertise – what are you waiting for? For more information, visit our website: www.alltradis.us


How Translation Adds Value

How Translation Adds Value

From books to movies, instruction manuals to ads, I’ve been watching, reading, and listening to translated materials all my life. I know what makes bad translation, but never gave a second thought about what makes a good one.

Since starting at Alltradis, I’ve been more conscious of what constitutes good translation. In the end, the answer was quite simple: good translation adds value. Take, for example, a cosmetic company. Many wheels must turn, and do so in harmony, to make it into a success in a competitive market. A well-made product, beautiful packaging, effective marketing—these qualities add value to the brand. So does good translation.

The ultimate goal of translation is to translate so that the brand’s words and identity resonates across all cultures.

How does translation add value? How I see it, there are three big ways:

  1. Thinking globally as the brand
  2. Translating the brand
  3. Understanding the market and the project

Thinking globally as the brand
In every language and culture, there are linguistic preferences and nuances. Even when a phrase is grammatically correct, small linguistic hiccups can disturb the fluidity or professional façade. For example, Nike is famous slogan, “Just do it.” It is memorable, and impactful. Its literal translation in Chinese, however, doesn’t carry the same meaning and impact. Translators opted for “Have sport,” which may be confusing in English, but impactful in Chinese. Knowing the languages are important, but knowing how they work is just as essential in great translation.

Translating the brand
Brand image and identity often influences the tone in which the brand communicates with its clients. While Google opts for a friendly, familial tone, Chanel remains a little distanced, professional, and reserved. The brand identity can take years to create. Its language professionals must be aware of the corporate culture and patterns to translate the essence of the brand. This only comes with years of experience with the same brand, which places importance on trust and loyalty between business and its translator.

Understanding the market and the project
Every market or industry has a certain style and speech pattern. Only experienced translators know how to navigate through the different industries, and know the linguistic nuances and linguistic preferences of the market. In the detail-oriented world of the medical and the pharmaceutical industries, a small misuse of a word ccome with grave consequences. In the creative world of marketing, however, incorporating puns, and references can be smart and funny.

All this is to say translation is more than just churning out words. Adding human elements to the work, like considering the cultural and corporate context and the market, and doing it well is what sets good translation agency apart from great ones.

A great translation agency has:

  • open flow of communication with the client (and welcomes input),
  • knowledge and experience in your market and brand,
  • a translation-proofreading process, and is open to communicate about it, and
  • (or is willing to reccomend) creative copywriters or specializing proofreaders, should your project require them.

Can you think of other ways translation adds value to your brand and to your project? And what other qualities do great translation agencies have?

 



Who are we?

Agence de traduction AlltradisAlltradis is today a key player in translation and conference interpreting.

Since its creation in 1995, Alltradis has translated over 19,000 written projects in various language combinations, organized simultaneous interpreting for the largest international conferences and gathered a long list of loyal clients. Alltradis has truly become a fundamental part of their success. We specialize in diverse industries such as; medical/pharmaceutical translation, cosmetic/luxury product translation, technical and industrial translation, marketing/finance/HR translation, legal translation, etc.

Many world leading companies trust our expertise – what are you waiting for? For more information, visit our website: www.alltradis.us


Translating Crisis

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Much of human history is marked by war. For centuries, translators and interpreters stood behind closed doors of negotiations and the front-lines of combat. Over time, warfare and diplomacy tactics has unrecognizably changed. Regulation, training, and laws protecting and educating interpreters in places of war and crisis, however, have not caught up.

Local translators are hired on the basis of their fluency in two languages needed for interpretation, as well as their knowledge and rapport with the community in which they are translating in. Case studies have shown that many interpreters “have not undergone training in interpreting… Thus they lack both essential professional skills to perform adequately as interpreters, as well as the necessary professional ethics to support crisis management and humanitarian efforts in a stressful environment.” (Bali & Moser-Mercer, 2008).

These interpreters enter warzones with little professional, emotional, and physical skills to cope and protect themselves. On top of this, their profession often put their families at risk, too. Interpreters are branded as infidel, traitor, or unpatriotic for working alongside the occupiers. As a consequence, their lives, as well as their families’ are in danger, even after the soldiers march out.

Legal measures were made by occupying countries like the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom, who created visa programs for locals served their military. However, none have been very successful. Here’s a clip from “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” where Oliver outlines the progress and flaws of the American Special Immigrant Visas:

As seen in the video, not only is the bureaucratic process of obtaining a visa complicated, but it is not even guaranteed. America’s neighbours like Canada and the United Kingdom have implemented similar programs, although they all seem to face the same issues and flaws.

The nature of translation makes its professionals invisible. However, this should not make them invisible in front of the law or protection. Their courage and service should not be forgotten. Their safety cannot be compromised. This Remembrance Day, we recognize the unsung heroes of war.

Bali, G., & Moser-Mercer, B. (2008, June 3). Interpreting in zones of crisis and war. Retrieved November 10, 2014.

 



Who are we?

Agence de traduction AlltradisAlltradis is today a key player in translation and conference interpreting.

Since its creation in 1995, Alltradis has translated over 19,000 written projects in various language combinations, organized simultaneous interpreting for the largest international conferences and gathered a long list of loyal clients. Alltradis has truly become a fundamental part of their success. We specialize in diverse industries such as; medical/pharmaceutical translation, cosmetic/luxury product translation, technical and industrial translation, marketing/finance/HR translation, legal translation, etc.

Many world leading companies trust our expertise – what are you waiting for? For more information, visit our website: www.alltradis.us