Russian is the twelfth most commonly spoken language in the U.S. today. With nearly a million citizens that have migrated to this country from Russia and most of which who do not know a lot of English, it becomes necessary to learn some Russian if you are going to interact with any native Russian-speaking people. In the meantime, while Russian Americans learn English and you learn a little Russian, a Russian translation company can help in the following ways.
Translating Russian Letters and Documents
One of the primary tasks that a Russian translation company completes is the translation of letters and documents from Russian to English. If in your line of work you see several Russian documents cross your desk, and no one in your office speaks or reads Russian, then you can have someone from a translation company read and translate these documents and letters for you. Usually, the only steps you need to take is to pay for the translation service, then scan the documents into your computer, email or fax the documents to the translation company, and usually, within a day or two a translator from the company will email or fax back a complete translation of the documents and letters.
Writing Responses or Creating Documents in Russian
If you also need letters or documents created in Russian so that your Russian-speaking clients, patients or customers can read your responses to their questions or have papers in a language they can understand, then the Russian translation company can do reverse-translations too. You type up in English what you want to say in Russian, and the translation company does the rest. Using this reverse-translation service helps eliminate any grammatically bad errors you might make using an online translation program, which could inadvertently offend your Russian-speaking clients/patients.
Acting as a Remote Translator for Conversations
In addition to translating and creating reverse-translation documents and letters, some Russian translation companies may also offer remote translator services. This service allows you to schedule a day and time to call the company and then conference in a translator to act as the go-between for the appointment you are having with a Russian-speaking client or patient. Your patients or clients speak in their native tongue, and you speak in English. The translator over speakerphone and conference call translates what is being said between the two of you. This is especially useful if you do not speak enough Russian or you do not speak the specific dialect of Russian that your client or patient does.