Commercial Translation
Thread poster: aimanjohari

Local time: 16:50
English to Malay
Jan 21, 2011

I have been asked to translate a tourism website. But something bother me is the job poster associated commercial translation with tourism. Is this correct? In my opinion, tourism is more to general/cultural translation.


Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:50
Member (2004)
English to Thai
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Commercial contexts Jan 21, 2011

You can expect more commercial contexts in tourism, environment, literature. Here we do commercial based jobs.

Soonthon Lupkitaro


Local time: 10:50
French to Dutch
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Not always Jan 21, 2011

In principle, tourism + website = commercial translation (marketing of a tourism related product). But if the subject is architecture, history, war techniques, geography, and so on, it becomes technical and can even be highly technical. If there are conditions of sale, it can even be legal translation. I apply two different price scales for commercial and for technical/legal translation.
In each case, I do not feel tourism as general, or literature.

[Edited at 2011-01-21 09:36 GMT]


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