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Northwestern College, Rowenhorst Student Center

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The process of translating this dental document for a local children’s dentist’s clinic in Sioux Center is time-consuming and very researched-based. The critical element of this research involves researching specific dental and medical terms from Spanish-speaking sources, be it dental offices in Latin America and Spain or from professional translation sites. As a Translation 3 class, we were approached by a Northwestern alumnus who is practicing dentistry and opening her own dental clinic to request that we translate her dental clinic’s policies and agreements for her Hispanic patients. As a class, we undertook the task of translating the alumnus’ documents over the course of two weeks. To do so we would come together as a class to analyze our individual sections of the documents, as well as receive feedback from two certified translators. At the core of this research is the passion aspiring translators have for bridging language gaps through serving the community and embarking on a communal journey into the medical field within the purview of dentistry.

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The Process of Professional Translation

Northwestern College, Rowenhorst Student Center

The process of translating this dental document for a local children’s dentist’s clinic in Sioux Center is time-consuming and very researched-based. The critical element of this research involves researching specific dental and medical terms from Spanish-speaking sources, be it dental offices in Latin America and Spain or from professional translation sites. As a Translation 3 class, we were approached by a Northwestern alumnus who is practicing dentistry and opening her own dental clinic to request that we translate her dental clinic’s policies and agreements for her Hispanic patients. As a class, we undertook the task of translating the alumnus’ documents over the course of two weeks. To do so we would come together as a class to analyze our individual sections of the documents, as well as receive feedback from two certified translators. At the core of this research is the passion aspiring translators have for bridging language gaps through serving the community and embarking on a communal journey into the medical field within the purview of dentistry.

 

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