The Woodlands Edition | October 2020

BUSINESS FEATURE

TRANSLATORS INDEMAND Precise Translations is able to translate any language, but some of the most common around The Woodlands are:

Spanish

Chinese

Vietnamese

German

Korean

Portuguese

Arabic

Russian

SOURCE: PRECISE TRANSLATIONS COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

“EACH INDUSTRYHAS ITS OWNVOCABULARY, ITS OWNWAYOF SAYING ANDNAMINGTHINGS.” DANIELA HERRERO, PRECISE

THE LANGUAGE OF TRANSLATION

TRANSLATIONS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Precise Translations oers a variety of transla- tion services for multiple industries, including medical, immigration, and oil and gas. Projects are often completed in about two weeks. The Precise Translations process is dependent on the client but looks like this for an immigration law oce, for example: • The law rm gathers client documents. • Precise Translation reviews the documents for language. • Words are counted to gauge a delivery date.

Daniela Herrero is the chief operating ocer at Precise Translations. (Photos courtesy Precise Translations)

Precise Translations Service helps Greater Houston area with language needs S ince coming to The Woodlands ve years ago, Precise Translations has earned a reputation in translation services for a quick BY ANDREW CHRISTMAN

• Translators begin to work. • A nal product is delivered.

their families to put their kids into school and the companies they work for. Precise Translations also oers work for individu- als and families needing documents translated. “We love working with the big companies, but also the individuals,” Herrero said. “Some people have said other translation companies would not take their cases because it is too small, or just a few pages. We consider all clients to be important, and we are happy to be a part of this community.” Diverse clients, languages Herrero said since starting with pharmaceutical companies back in 2009, both her team and the number of languages they translate have grown. While virtually any language can be translated through being a member of the American Translation Association, Herrero said locally her team primarily works with about 15 languages, including Spanish, German, Chinese, Russian, Arabic and Portuguese. “Our [local] team of translators are specialized by industry,” she said. Herrero added a common misconception for the need of certied translators is that bilingual indi- viduals are able to translate the types of documents her company works with. “They are not linguists; they do not know how to handle certain terms,” she said. “Each industry has its own vocabulary, its own way of saying and nam- ing things. A translator is also a deep researcher, so they are trained for in-depth research of terminol- ogy and the industry, and that takes time.”

turnaround and taking on a multitude of jobs in elds such as oil and gas, immigration, pharma- ceutical and medical, said Chief Operating Ocer Daniela Herrero. Herrero said for legal documents to be properly translated, which sometimes range up to 1,200 pages, the average delivery time is around three or four months. The goal of Precise Translations has been to get the turnaround time down to around two weeks. “Important local immigration rms are hiring us more and more because they are happy with the turnaround,” Herrero said. “That is our main dierentiator from our competition.” Finding a local need Because of the varied number of businesses and industries around The Woodlands and Houston areas, Herrero said there is a strong need for local services. “There are people that come here from all over the world,” she said. “There are two parts of neces- sities, from the companies that are from Houston that do projects in other countries … or the other way around, where employees get sent to Houston and they have to bring their families.” Herrero said when families come to work in the United States from other countries, they often need documentation translated for themselves,

Daniela Herrero works with several teammembers at Precise Translations.

Precise Translations 9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 8210, The Woodlands 832-510-7707 www.precisetranslations.com Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sat.-Sun.

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