The translation industry is an ever-changing minefield. The previous year has not only introduced COVID-19 but also driven the growth of technology use in the translation and interpretation industry. These are the three main trends that are increasingly prevalent to the industry in 2021 and we are likely to see an increasing impact of technology on education, training and medical translation.
The growing importance of technology in the translation industry is no different to that of any other industry. Video translation is proving to be a growing translation trend for 2021. This type of medium is becoming increasingly prominent as we consume more content online. One of the reasons this is becoming increasingly important in 2021 is the growing demand for video, as more and more companies are trying to sell goods or services online. This means there is a growing demand for more video translation, as more companies seek to sell online and to a global audience.
Education and Training Translation
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the education industry worldwide as more industries move their training online. Education and training translation has grown exponentially including schools, universities (online), training courses and webinars. Clear and concise communication is important in education and training translation where students are hearing information for the first time so the translation needs to be exact. The translator must gain full insight into the subject matter to provide a seamless and accurate translation for the students to fully comprehend the material they are learning. For this reason, it is important to get the highest quality translation service. The entire education and training industry has had to remodel their structure and shown the importance of clear and concise communication.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also brought to the forefront the importance of having your medical documents correctly translated. This has led to a major surge in medical translation services. Medical translation is needed at both a national and international level by health authorities, along with pharmaceutical companies that sell their products globally. Medical publishers provide important information for both professionals and the public.
The trend was strong in 2020 as more people accessed healthcare services than ever before, this trend has continued to grow in 2021 as the vaccine rollout continues. COVID-19 is a global issue, countries and healthcare providers will need to coordinate vaccination efforts leading to the medical translation being required to make sure that people from different backgrounds can access the correct information.
At Speak Your Language, we keep up-to-date with the latest trends and technology the industry can offer. If you are looking for translation or interpretation services, contact us today or call us on 1300 000 795 for a FREE NAATI translation or interpretation quote.