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in real estate documentation
   
Translations in the following sectors: real estate, legal, technical, architecture, public buildings and works sector, design
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TRANSLATION OF SOFTWARE PACKAGES LINKED TO CONSTRUCTION
     
  In an increasingly computerised world, practically all fields have their own increasingly specialised software. From the architect drawing up the plans to the topographer assisting him, or the site superintendent handling the various stages in the construction or the property manager organising the building maintenance - each uses software, often designed to operate in several languages.
     
  The translation of software linked to the real estate sector carries with it its own specific problems. The same can certainly be said of others areas of translation. However, translation in the sphere of software packages presents very particular characteristics and brings with it onerous long-term responsibilities.
     
  Knowledge of various translation procedures and lexical research constitutes the very foundation of a translator's technical skill. In the translation of software packages, there are various dimensions to that skill. Each profession in the sphere of construction has its own specific internal structure and lexicon. The translator must therefore know the procedures that will allow him, first of all, to grasp the remit of the text, to grasp the meaning of the text and, finally, to express that remit and that meaning in the target text.
     
  It often happens that a client who has not properly assessed the technical difficulty of an original document entrusts the translation thereof to a person who does not have the right credentials to be up to the task. Such a situation can lead to a spate of difficulties, the long-term implications of which that person will struggle to grasp.
     
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