Interpretation Agency in Nigeria

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As the the top on the list of interpretation agencies in Nigeria, Novatia translations has a top interpretation agency in Nigeria provides interpretation services in Nigeria that meet (and often exceed) our clients’ widely varied needs. No matter whether it’s simultaneous interpretation services for a conference or the consecutive interpretation services of a business meeting, our team will provide the ideal interpreters your interpretation needs. Are You wondering why Novatia interpretation agency in Nigeria has become top on the list of translation companies or interpretation agency in Nigeria? Yes, we are top interpretation agency in Nigeria due to the vast network of our interpreters , certifications and experience. This has made us the best interpretation agency in Nigeria.

Interpretation s services (also known as interpretation, spoken translation or oral translation) can be performed in a number of different ways, each of which suits a different kind of situation, such as for example court interpreting

Contact us to find out more information about our interpreting services. We’ll be happy to provide you with a free quote.

Certified Interpreting Agency in Nigeria
Novatia translation is one of only very few translation and interpretation agencies in Nigeriawho have achieved both the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification , the only certification that specifically relates to translation and interpretation services. Our customers can therefore be completely assured of the high quality of our interpretation services in Nigeria

Modes of Interpreting Services
We offer the following modes of interpreting services in all European and all major world languages.

Simultaneous Interpretation services: Behind-the-scenes, real-time interpreting for conferences, large meetings and high-level official talks.
Whispered Simultaneous Interpreting
In-audience real-time interpreting for an individual or small group of people who require interpretation into their mother tongue. Done at a whisper, with the interpreter sat amongst the target audience.
Consecutive Interpretation services Small and medium-sized group interpreting. The interpreter stands with the speaker and repeats – in the target language – either a whole sentence, having taken notes, or in more manageable portions (often called “chunking”).
Telephone Interpretation services Our more flexible service: a three- (or more-) way telephone conversation, with interpreters translating a sentence or two at a time over the phone.
Liaison Interpreting Suitable for more informal meetings between a smaller number of people, or perhaps as a chaperone for someone visiting a country whose language they do not speak.

Experts in Interpretation for any Industry in Nigeria

We have years of experience providing interpretation services to Nigeria-based organisations and businesses, making us a leading provider of interpretation services in the Nigeria. We work with a network of experienced and professional interpreters who have direct experience in whatever industry our client needs. Whether you need an interpreter for a doctor’s appointment or for a media studio, our team are available to offer high-quality interpretation.

With a large network of skilled interpreters operating in over 205 languages, we are able to provide Nigeria-based businesses with exceptional interpretation services in almost any language combination.

Affordable Interpretation Agency in Nigeria

We are able to offer our interpretation service in multiple ways, ensuring you get the service you need at a cost that works for you. We have been able to work within the budget with our innovative Interpretation Service in Nigeria. We are the only interpretation agency in Nigeria. Get in touch with our team today to discover more about the interpretation services we offer in Nigeria..

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The professional ethics of translation

The professional ethics of translation have traditionally been defined very narrowly:
it is unethical for the translator to distort the meaning of the source text.

there are many cases when the translator is explicitly asked to “distort”
the meaning of the source text in specific ways, as when adapting a text for
television, a children’s book, or an advertising campaign.

From the translator’s internal point of view, the ethics of translation are more
complicated still. What is the translator to do, for example, when asked to translate
a text that s/he finds offensive? Or, to put that differently, how does the translator
proceed when professional ethics (loyalty to the person paying for the translation)
clash with personal ethics (one’s own political and moral beliefs)? What does the
feminist translator do when asked to translate a blatantly sexist text? What does
the liberal translator do when asked to translate a neo-Nazi text? What does the
environmentalist translator do when asked to translate an advertising campaign for
an environmentally irresponsible chemical company?

As long as thinking about translation has been entirely dominated by an external
(non translator) point of view, these have been non questions — questions that have
not been asked, indeed that have been unaskable. The translator translates whatever
texts s/he is asked to translate, and does so in a way that satisfies the translation
user’s needs. The translator has no personal point of view that has any relevance at
all to the act of translation.

From an internal point of view, however, these questions must be asked. Translators are human beings, with opinions, attitudes, beliefs, and feelings. Translators
who are regularly required to translate texts that they find abhorrent may be able
to suppress their revulsion for a few weeks, or months, possibly even years; but they
will not be able to continue suppressing those negative feelings forever.

Translators, like all professionals, want to take pride in what they do; if a serious clash between
their personal ethics and an externally defined professional ethics makes it difficult or impossible to feel that pride, they will eventually be forced to make dramatic decisions about where and under what conditions they want to work.

And so increasingly translators are beginning to explore new avenues by which
to reconcile their ethics as human beings with their work as translators. The
Quebecoise feminist translator Susanne Lotbiniere-Harwood (1991), for example,
tells us that she no longer translates works by men: the pressure is too great to adopt
a male voice, and she refuses to be coopted. In her literary translations of works by
women she works very hard to help them create a woman-centered language in the
target culture as well. In The Subversive Scribe Suzanne Jill Levine (1992) tells us that
in her translations of flagrantly sexist Latin American male authors, she works —
often with the approval and even collaboration of the authors themselves — to subvert
their sexism.

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It is essential to be able to rely on translation — not only on the text, but on the translator as well, and generally on the entire translation process. Because this is important to the people who pay the bills, it will be important to the translator as well; the pragmatic considerations of keeping your job (for in-house people) or continuing to get offered jobs (for freelancers) will mandate a willingness to satisfy an employer’s or client’s needs. But for the translator or interpreter a higher consideration than money or continued employability is professional pride, professional integrity, professional self-esteem. We all want to feel that the job we are doing is important, that we do it well, and that the people we do it for appreciate our work. Most people, in fact, would rather take professional pride in a job that pays less than get rich doing things they don’t believe in.

Despite the high value placed on making a lot of money (and certainly it would be nice!), a high salary gives little pleasure without pride in the work. The areas in and through which translators typically take professional pride are reliability, involvement in the profession, and ethics.

Reliability in translation is largely a matter of meeting the user’s needs: translating the texts the user needs translated, in the way the user wants them translated, by the user’s deadline. The demands placed on the translator by the attempt to be reliable from the user’s point of view are sometimes impossible; sometimes disruptive to the translator’s private life; sometimes morally repugnant; often physically and mentally exhausting. If the demands are at all possible, however, in many or even most cases the translator’s desire to take professional pride in reliability will override these other considerations, and s/he will stay up all night doing a rush job, cancel a pleasant evening outing with a friend, or translate a text reliably that s/he finds morally or politically loathsome.

Involvement in the profession

It is a matter of little or no concern to translation users, but of great importance to translators, what translator associations or unions we belong to, what translator conferences we go to, what courses we take in the field, how we network with other translators in our region and language pair(s). These “involvements” sometimes help translators translate better, which is important for users and thus for the pride we take in reliability

Reading about translation, talking about translation with other translators, discussing problems and solutions related to linguistic transfer, user demands, nonpayment, and the like, taking classes on translation, attending translator conferences, keeping up with technological developments in the field, buying and learning to use new software and hardware — all this gives us the strong sense that we are are not isolated underpaid flunkies but professionals surrounded by other professionals who share our concerns

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Who are translators

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What does it take to be a translator or interpreter? What kind of person would even
want to, let alone be able to, sit at a computer or in court day after day turning
words and phrases in one language into words and phrases in another? Isn’t this an
awfully tedious and unrewarding profession? The difference between a translator and a non translato

It can be. For many people it is. Some people who love it initially get tired of it,
burn out on it, and move on to other endeavors. Others can only do it on the side,
a few hours a day or a week or even a month: they are writers or teachers or editors
by day, but for an hour every evening, or for an afternoon one or two Saturdays a
month, they translate, sometimes for money, sometimes for fun, mostly (one hopes)
for both. If a really big job comes along and the timing and money are right, they
will spend a whole week translating, eight to ten hours a day; but at the end of that
week they feel completely drained and are ready to go back to their regular work.

Translators and interpreters are voracious and omnivorous readers,
people who are typically in the middle of four books at once, in several languages,
fiction and nonfiction, technical and humanistic subjects, anything and everything.

They are hungry for real-world experience as well, through travel, living abroad for
extended periods, learning foreign languages and cultures, and above all paying
attention to how people use language all around them: the plumber, the kids’
teachers, the convenience store clerk, the doctor, the bartender, friends and
colleagues from this or that region or social class, and so on.

Translation is often called a profession of second choice: many translators were first professionals in
other fields, sometimes several other fields in succession, and only turned to
translation when they lost or quit those jobs or moved to a country where they were
unable to practice them; as translators they often mediate between former colleagues
in two or more different language communities.

Any gathering of translators is certain to be a diverse group, not only because well over half of the people there
will be from different countries, and almost all will have lived abroad, and all will
shift effortlessly in conversation from language to language, but because by necessity
translators and interpreters carry a wealth of different “selves” or “personalities”
around inside them, ready to be reconstructed on the computer screen whenever
My father worked for the international area of a major
Brazilian bank. As a consequence, I lived in 8 countries
and 10 cities between the ages of 1 and 19. My parents
learned the languages of the places we lived in “on
location”. My father never wanted us (my 3 brothers and
I) to study in American or French schools (which can be
found anywhere), but instead forced us to learn and study
in the language of the place. My parents encouraged travel
and language studies, and since I was 14, I traveled alone
throughout Europe. I learned the 3Rs in Spanish, did high
school in Italian and Portuguese. In Luxembourg, I studied
at the European School in three languages at the same time
(French, English and Italian) and spoke Portuguese at
home. Italian used to be choice for girlfriends:-)
The outcome: I speak Portuguese, English, Spanish,
Italian, and French and translate from one into the other.
I have always worked with the set of languages I learned
in my youth. I have started learning Russian, but I didn’t
like my teacher’s accent. For the future, I plan to study
Chinese (I have a brother who lives in Taiwan and a nephew
who speaks it fluently) .
Renato Beninatto

a new text arrives, or out into the airwaves whenever a new speaker steps up to the
podium. A crowd of translators always seems much bigger than the actual bodies
But then there are non-translators who share many of these same characteristics:
diplomats, language teachers, world travelers . . . What special skills make a well-traveled, well-read language lover a translator?
Not surprisingly, perhaps, the primary characteristics of a good translator are
similar to the expectations translation users have for the ideal translation: a good
translator is reliable and fast, and will work for the going rate.

From an internal point of view, however, the expectations for translation are rather different than
they look from the outside. For the translator, reliability is important mainly as a
source of professional pride, which also includes elements that are of little or no
significance to translation users; speed is important mainly as a source of increased
income, which can be enhanced through other channels as well; and it is extremely
important, perhaps even most important of all, that the translator enjoy the work,
a factor that is of little significance to outsiders.

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Qualities of a Certified Document translators

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Do you want to translate your documents and looking for a reliable official document translation services? Here are the few things you need to know before translating your document

But the text is not the only important element of reliability for the user; the translator too must be reliable. Notice that this list is closely related to the traditional demand that the translator be “accurate,” and indeed contains that demand within it, under “Attention to detail,” but that it is a much more demanding conception of reliability than merely the expectation that the translator’s work be “correct.” The best synonym for the translator’s reliability would not be “correctness” but “professionalism”: the reliable translator in every way comports himself or herself like a professional.

A client that asks for a summary and receives a “correct” or “faithful” translation will not call the translator reliable — in fact will probably not call the translator ever again. A sensitive and versatile translator will recognize when a given task requires something besides straight “accuracy” — various forms of summary or commentary or adaptation, various kinds of imaginative re-creation — and, if the client has not made these instructions explicit, will confirm this hunch before beginning work.

Aspects of translator reliability

Reliability with regard to the text
1.Attention to detail
The translator is meticulous in her attention to the contextual and collocational
nuances of each word and phrase she uses.
2. Sensitivity to the user’s needs
The translator listens closely to the user’s special instructions regarding the type of
translation desired, understands those instructions quickly and fully, and strives to
carry them out exactly and flexibly.

3. Research
The translator does not simply “work around” words she doesn’t know, by using
a vague phrase that avoids the problem or leaving a question mark where the
word would go, but does careful research, in reference books and Internet
databases, and through phone calls, faxes, and e-mail inquiries.

4. Checking
The translator checks her work closely, and if there is any doubt (as when she
translates into a foreign language) has a translation checked by an experf before
delivery to the client. (The translator also knows when there is any doubt.)
Reliability with regard to the client

5. Versatility
The translator is versatile enough to translate texts outside her area of
specialization, out of languages she doesn’t feel entirely competent in (always
having such work checked, of course), in manners she has never tried. (The
translator also knows when she can handle a novel task and when something is
simply beyond her abilities and needs to be politely refused.)

6. Promises
The translator knows her own abilities and schedule and working habits well
enough to make realistic promises to clients or agencies regarding delivery dates
and times, and then keeps those promises; or, if pressing circumstances make it
impossible to meet a deadline, calls the client or agency and renegotiates the time
frame or arranges for someone else to finish the job.

7. Friendliness
The translator is friendly and helpful on the phone or in person, is pleasant to speak
or be with, has a sense of humor, offers helpful advice (such as who to call for that
one page of Estonian or Urdu), doesn’t offer unhelpful advice, etc.
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8. Confidentiality
The translator will not disclose confidential matters learned through the process
of translation (or negotiation) to third parties.
Reliability with regard to technology
9. Hardware and software
The translator owns a late-model computer, a recent version of Microsoft Word,
an Internet connection (preferably high-speed/broadband), an e-mail address,
and a fax machine, and either owns and uses regularly, or is prepared to
purchase and learn how to use, translation memory software specified by the

Do you have documents to translate into any language? Novatia translations is a reliable document translation service you can trust for your document translation.

Translation services in Abuja

Translation services in Abuja

Leading Translation Services in Abuja

You’re probably here because you need a fast, accurate and globally-minded translation company in Abuja. We’re here to help you: With a decade of experience, an international team, and a solid record of outstanding reviews, we’re your best option to ensure cost-efficient, flawless translations in every single language. Yes, we work in every single language. Reach out to us today. We’re always ready to receive your call. Yes, every single day of the year, at all times. What more could you ask for? translators in Abuja, certified translation services in Abuja, translation office in Abuja, interpretation services in Abuja, interpretation equipment rental services in Abuja, document translation services in Abuja.

Whatever your need for translation or interpretation services in Abuja, Novatia translations NG is open 24/7 and always ready to take your request.

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Translation Services in Lagos

Do you have a text that needs translating into a foreign language? or You need to translate your documents from one language to another. Do you have a visa appointment at the embassy and you are requested to present your documents in foreign language. With over 5000 sworn translators covering more than 205 languages, our expert translation services company cater to all of your translation and interpretation needs.

Interpretation Services in Lagos

Our professional interpreters are experienced and have subject matter knowledge to bridge the language barrier in any setting. All the interpreters in our team are qualified, have education and training, and have accumulated years of experience performing interpretation services with an extraordinary standard of excellence. Do you have a conference in Lagos Nigeria and you are thinking of the best interpretation services in Lagos to handle your event. Get top interpretation services in Lagos in Novatia translations.

Simultaneous Interpretation equipment rental in Lagos.

We offer conference simultaneous interpretation equipment rental services in Lagos. We have the latest infrared interpretation equipment for multi-national conferences. Aside this, we provide conference interpreters for over 205 languages.

Localisation Services

Are you looking to connect with your target audience on more than just a linguistic level? Our localisation service involves culturally-adapting your website, global brand or software to suit the local market you are targeting

Translation services in Lagos

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Novatia Translation Company in Lagos offers professional translation services to Lagos based companies and organizations. Translation services are a growing need in today’s global economy. In order to be successful in your translation projects, it is essential to work with an experienced partner that provides exceptional quality and customer service.

Our translation services include:

Certified Translation Service Document Translation Service
Legal Translation Service Medical Translation Service
Marketing Translation Website Translations
Government Translation Video Translation Services
Financial Translation Interpretation Services

Our service offering includes more than 5,000 languages, with professional translators, linguists, and interpreters who have experience in multiple industries and multilingual solutions.

Are you looking for professional translation services in Lagos? What about interpreting and localization solutions? Our team of culturally-sensitive, world-class language professionals works with every single language. If you’ve been searching for a translation company in Lagos, call us today – we’re available 24/7.


Our Translation Company specializes in both international and local language translations , approved by all institutions and business for market entry. We have a large team of Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Bulgaria and french translators that will either localize your message or make it neutral for a broader audience.

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The economic and cultural powerhouse of the country thanks to an influx of oil money, Lagos has an exploding arts and music scene that will keep you engaged far past dawn. If you’re headed to Nigeria, you’ll have no choice but to jump right in.

As well as brilliantly buoyant culture, Lagos has bumper-to-bumper cars, noise and pollution beyond belief, a high crime rate, and maxed-out public utilities. Elevated motorways ringing the island city are jammed with speed freaks and absurd traffic jams (‘go-slows’) on top, and tin-and-cardboard shacks underneath. It’s a divided city, but an undeniably exciting one.

Named after the Portuguese word for lagoon, Lagos has been a Yoruba port, a British political centre and, until 1991, Nigeria’s capital.

What Translation, Interpreting and Language services Do?

Interpreting is a translational activity in which one produces a first and final translation on the basis of a one-time exposure to an expression in a source language.

The most common two modes of interpreting are simultaneous interpreting, which is done at the time of the exposure to the source language, and consecutive interpreting, which is done at breaks to this exposure.

Interpreting is an ancient human activity which predates the invention of writing. However, the origins of the profession of interpreting date back to less than a century ago.

Research into the various aspects of the history of interpreting is quite new.[3] For as long as most scholarly interest was given to professional conference interpreting, very little academic work was done on the practice of interpreting in history, and until the 1990s, only a few dozen publications were done on it.[4]

Considering the amount of interpreting activities that is assumed to have occurred for thousands of years, historical records are limited.[5] Moreover, interpreters and their work have usually not found their way into the history books.[6] One of the reasons for that is the dominance of the written text over the spoken word (in the sense that those who have left written texts are more likely to be recorded by historians).[3][4] Another problem is the tendency to view it as an ordinary support activity which does not require any special attention,[4] and the social status of interpreters, who were sometimes treated unfairly by scribeschroniclers and historians.[note 1][3]

Our knowledge of the past of interpreting tends to come from?letters, chronicles,?biographies,?diaries?and?memoirs, along with a variety of other?documents?and?literary works, many of which (and with few exceptions) were only incidentally or marginally related to interpreting

How Much Does a Document Translation Service Cost?

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Document translation is the process by which the source language of an original document is professionally and accurately translated to a different target language. Translation services are essential to helping the global economy go round. It is a necessary and effective solution for addressing language barriers in a variety of situations (i.e. medical and/or legal documents).

About Document Translation

The steps that reputable translation companies take to provide quality document translation usually involve several action items from start to finish. Once the original document requiring translation is reviewed and translated to the desired language, it must then also be correctly reformatted.

A thorough editing process is invaluable in order that the final translated document meets all correct format standards. Any final editing should be done by someone other than the original translator. Some of the top translation services certify the quality of translated documents by having an individual fluent in the target language complete a final editorial review.

Document Translation Service Average Costs

There are enormous variations in cost for document translation service. The target language, size and complexity of a document, turn around time, and the quality of the source text are a few of the most important considerations in terms of pricing.

What you should know:

  • Total cost, price terms, and turn around time should be agreed upon at the very beginning stages of a service agreement.
  • Flat fees for payment by the hour or page are not ordinarily used as a translation billing method for lengthy documents. However, in the case of legal or shorter documents it is more common. On average, expect to pay?$30 to $125 per page,?depending on the document type and the target language but Novatia translation has helped to reduce the cost to between $23- $100 and even provide below the rate given by any translation services due to the large volumes they do on a daily basis. (5,000NGN- 10,000NGN)
  • The most common pricing method and industry standard is determined by a cost per word basis. On average, expect to pay?$0.08 to $0.40 per word.?(This typically applies to the number of source words and not target language word counts.)
  • It is common for companies to charge higher fees for languages with more complex translation demands.
  • Some translation services charge extra fees for proofreading and editing services.
  • Rush translation jobs typically incur charges 25% to 50% higher than regular rates.

Document Translation Services Sample Costs

  • Translated Translation Services – Rates and turn around rate vary according to word count and language translation combinations- Example- Word count of 5,000 translated from traditional Chinese to English: Professional package- 1 translator/quality control per 5 – day turn around – $719.96; or Premium package – 2 translators per additional quality control & glossary and translation memory creation – $930.16.
  • Local Translation – Prices and turnaround rate fluctuate based on language combinations and original word counts – Example- Word count of 5,000 translated from Chinese to English: $1,054.27; Word count of 5,000 translated from Arabic to English: $1,331.71.
  • 1Translate – Rates are set according to the document type (i.e. general text, biotech, educational materials, government, etc.) and by the original document word count or page number (400 words per page); Examples – general text- $0.07 per word or $35 per page; biotech – $0.16 per word or $80 per page; educational materials – $0.10 per word or $50 per page; government – $0.12 or $60 per page.

What are translation and interpretation services?

Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text.The English language draws a terminological distinction (not all languages do) between translating (a written text) and interpreting (oral or sign-language communication between users of different languages); under this distinction, translation can begin only after the appearance of writing within a language community.

A translator always risks inadvertently introducing source-language wordsgrammar, or syntax into the target-language rendering. On the other hand, such “spill-overs” have sometimes imported useful source-language calques and loanwords that have enriched target languages. Translators, including early translators of sacred texts, have helped shape the very languages into which they have translated.

Because of the laboriousness of the translation process, since the 1940s efforts have been made, with varying degrees of success, to automate translation or to mechanically aid the human translator. More recently, the rise of the Internet has fostered a world-wide market for translation services and has facilitated “language localization“.

Types of Translation :

  1. General Translations: These are more basic translations where no experience is required of any country language besides native language in order to do the translation.
  2. Commercial Translation: Commercial translation is similar to business translation, in which translation of documents is done such as company accounts, letters, annual report and Business documents.
  3. Medical Translations: Medical Translation has a huge no of categories. They can include anything from drug dosages and cautionary information about the use of a drug to descriptions of medical devices. This translation needs proper documentation.
  4. Literary Translations: This translation is different as compared to other translations. This mainly included poetic communication function of books, article, stories etc. They should also have prior knowledge of documents. Literary translation requires a lot of skill. We should not forget that the translation of a book or a poem, will be read by thousands of readers. This means that the text needs to be adequate and more unique.

If you need top professional translation and interpretation services in Nigeria, Novatia translations is the company to consider.