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Thread poster: rnicoleta

rnicoleta  Identity Verified
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Jul 5, 2016


Should the translation of one invoice be considered financial or commercial translation from terminology point of view?
Thank you


Agnes Lenkey  Identity Verified
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Financial translation Jul 5, 2016

Hi Nicoleta,

Personally, I would consider the translation of the text contained in an invoice as a financial translation.

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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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I would say it's both Jul 5, 2016

See this definition of "commercial translation":
which states that "Commercial translation is the translation of a source text (a written original) into a written target text, generally by a freelance professional translator, for a commercial purpose"

In other words and in my opinion, an invoice would represent a commercial translation of a financial nature, specifically of a business document.


rnicoleta  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Jul 5, 2016


Thank you very much for your feedback!


Local time: 11:41
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commercial translation Jul 5, 2016

I would term it as commercial translation
An invoice is a commercial document that itemizes a transaction between a buyer and a seller. If goods or services were purchased on credit, the invoice usually specifies the terms of the deal, and provide information on the available methods of payment. An invoice is also known as a bill or sales invoice.


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