Figuring that in your job as a San Jose Chinese translator, you are successful in translating the message, your translation must now reach your client’s intended audience. There are times when your client will request that you contact the intended recipient of the translation directly. In international business, there are many barriers than can exist between you and the intended recipient of your client’s message. Some of the more common barriers include admin assistants, secretaries, and voice mail systems. Simply contacting the recipient by phone might take as long as a week if the person is protected by levels of gatekeepers. To further complicate matters, your translation may be consumed and broken down, and even altered, prior to it being forwarded to the intended recipient. The gatekeepers might even reword, and add to the recipient’s comments prior to sending it back to you.
Once the certified translation finally reaches the intended recipient, the person may not be in a position to absorb it in silence. Your message might have to contend with a variety of distractions: The phone rings, employees intrude, conferences are held and problems crop up. In summary, your translation almost never receives the advantage of the recipient’s undivided attention; it may be picked up and put down multiple times.
Differences between sender and recipient
As a translator, your largest problem is the distance between you and the intended recipient. In international business, you frequently translate material for an unknown and unseen recipient. Even if you know the intended recipient, you are often cut off by differences in departments, status, manager, or location. These issues can complicate the translation process.
There are primarily two difficulties involved in communication with a person who has a alternative viewpoint: You are forced to establish authority with the intended recipient and, attempt to comprehend the individual’s requirements and reactions and then report back to your client.
Whether your tasked as a Denver Translation services work is translating a letter, making a phone call, or meeting face-to-face, the initial step is getting the recipient of the translation to have faith in you. At times, you might have to contend with anger. As an illustration, if you’re addressing a product deficiency complaint, you often have to calm unhappy customers. Building trust can be very challenging, and the best approach depends on your ability to “read” the intended recipient of the translation. The strategy you take with one person probably won’t be effective with another person. If you’re communicating by phone or face-to-face, you can gain something from the person’s tone of voice, appearance, and replies. However if the only communication that you have is a printed page, drawing meaningful conclusions about the other person is challenging. Having said that, if you can’t create a common perspective with your audience, your translation is likely to be ignored.