Scientific Translation Services - Absolute Translations
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Science Translation Services

Precision is the bedrock of science, but language, the medium of communication used to describe it, can be ambiguous and imprecise. We’re proud of our reputation for providing accurate, multilingual science translations across all platforms for leading scientific research facilities, universities, and other institutions such as  Unilever, Oxford University, Beneo Technology Center and British Gas. Complex and incredibly diverse, the language of science is constantly changing and evolving. Communicating information to scientists and non-scientists in branches as diverse as biotech and geochemistry presents great challenges, like overcoming the obstacles presented by scientists from different countries and cultures placing different meanings and principles on specific words and theories. We are qualified professional linguists, mother-tongue speakers, and field experts with at least five years’ industry experience, who work in over 200 language combinations. As a team, we possess the linguistic skill and industry-specific experience vital to prepare everything from marketing materials to labelling and packaging, user manuals, protocols, clinical regulatory materials, scientific studies, legal findings, journals, abstracts, doctoral theses, and research proposals.

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ISO 17100 The first UK translation company to achieve this specialist translation accreditation. ISO 9001 international processes accreditation.

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Celebrating 20+ years, Absolute Translations has become synonymous with providing quality translations at transparent low prices.

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Translating the Language of Science

Scientific texts are used by students, scientists, and companies worldwide. They have the power to shape political policies, direct medical practices, and impact lives. Imprecision of terminology in science translations can have an effect akin to a chain reaction that spreads across continents. Our team is made up of linguists with scientific backgrounds who understand the application of science from research and development to industry, legislation and policy. An acute awareness and comprehension of how different paradigms of science use scientific vocabulary in different ways is paramount in the arena of science translations. To a chemist, ‘NO’ is an abbreviation of the element Nobelium, rather than a determiner than rejects or forbids. To a biologist, the word ‘daughter’ is the female offspring of an animal but in physics, a ‘daughter’ is a nuclide produced when radon gas decays. Scientific terms are often combined to create different meanings, and that adds a further layer of complexity and sensitivity to science translations. In addition to understanding such complexities, we know how time-sensitive science translations can be. That’s why we’re flexible, and offer our clients last-minute support in all world time zones.



Eliminating Language Barriers in Science

Some of the most influential scientists in history were not English: Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, and Isaac Newton. Yet English is the universal language of science. That may be so at present but the scientific community is multilingual, and new global language usage trends are emerging. If research is translated, it’s an instant win for science, simply because the act of translating a paper has the power to increase its citation rate worldwide. When we perform a translation, we’re not just rendering words from, say, English into French, German or Spanish, we comprehend the ways in which semantics can affect the development and communication of scientific ideas. We also understand the limitations of scientific vocabulary—that words such as ‘quark’ and ‘chromosome’ are nearly always transliterated from English. It’s not just our skill and experience that set us apart. Pioneering memory translation software enables us to deliver science translations that are technically correct, and economical for our clients. The software pinpoints phrases that appear more than once, and enters them in your translations profile for future projects so that you are never charged for a single translation twice.

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