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Qualities of English to Spanish Translator


The English to Spanish translator has to be a person with Spanish as his or her mother tongue. There is a basic principle in any language translation that the output language to which the translation is being done must ideally to be the mother tongue of the translator. This gives the translator the opportunity to correctly understand and suitably translate the subtle nuances in the English language for the Spanish audience to understand and appreciate.

Spanish is spoken in over 19 different countries that include many Latin American countries, the US, Argentina and of course, Spain. People from each of the different countries have their own distinct type of Spanish which is basically just like the differences one sees between the British English and American English. The use of Standard Universal Spanish is often quite sufficient to effectively communicate. But when translating texts that require perfection like in the arts or Law, it becomes essential to choose a Spanish translator with the right kind of background.

Translators are qualified with University degrees in translation. Degrees are available in Literary or technical translation, besides for official translation known better as ‘sworn translation’ in Spanish. The differences in translation are due to the different purposes and intentions of any translation project. Professional courses are also conducted by many institutions like the CTPCBA (Colegio de Traductores P?blicos de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires) or the Buenos Aires Sworn Translators Association. Besides qualifications in Spanish a good degree in Engish is also expected.A translator must also be able to work under pressure and stick to deadlines.

Other qualities for the translator include exposure in the different technical areas of translation and translation specialization can be done in different areas like,

  • Business translation
  • Legal translation
  • Web translation
  • Literal translation
  • IT
  • Telecommunication
  • Health care industry

Managed Outsource Solutions (MOS) is a US based business process outsourcing (BPO) company that offers professional English to Spanish and Spanish to English translation services using well experienced bilingual translators, besides offering other services like, proofreading, content development, SEO and data entry services for clients I the US, the UK, Canada and Australia.

About Rajeev R

Rajeev R

Manages the day-to-day operations of MOS from NY. With an interest in information technology, Rajeev has guided MOS to extensive use of digital technology and the internet that benefits MOS as well as MOS clients.