We are Auckland's specialists in Chinese - English and English - Chinese translation services. We offer high quality, certified translations at very competitive prices to businesses and individuals in Auckland. We have expert translators in both Traditional and Simplified Chinese and can also offer accurate translations in all regional dialects from China and Taiwan.
All of our translation processes and systems are certified to EN15038, the highest global standard for the translation industry. We are members of the Association of Language Companies and TAUS (The European association for language data technology). Our linguists are highly skilled within the translation industry and our systems of in-house testing and validation ensure clients get the highest quality translation. We can provide certified translations for almost any country including legal and immigration certified translations.
Need your translation in a hurry? We can provide rapid turnaround translations, even on very large documents using our STX collaborative translation portal. On average translators can get through 3,000-4,000 words per day, using STX translators can get up to 6,000-7,000 words per day and multiple translators can work on larger documents concurrently making it possible to get even very large documents translated with a couple of days.
At Straker we can link the economic cost of our translations to the time it takes to complete the translation - then focus on improving the efficiency of delivering that service (speed of translation), this in most cases has the outcome of significantly dropping the price to the client. In plain English this means we can charge by the hour (not by the traditional per-word method) and use tools that make our translators really effcient and save our clients money and time.
Do you have a document in a Microsoft Office format such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint you need translated? We have developed sophisticated tools that make it very easy to import and export Office documents into and out of our translation management system. The upside to this is you get your document back in the required target language with exactly the same formatting and we don't charge any project managment or import/export costs so it takes less time and costs less money.
We are experts in InDesign translations and make the process of managing InDesign translations easy and cost effective. You provide us the InDesign file and we return the file translated and laid out exactly as it should be in the translated language.
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The vast majority of the Chinese-speaking population is in China (more than 980 million), Hong Kong, and Taiwan (19 million), but substantial numbers are also found throughout the whole of southeast Asia, especially in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Important Chinese-speaking communities are also found in many other parts of the world, especially in Europe, North and South America and the Hawaiian Islands.
Chinese is written with thousands of distinctive characters called ideographs. These characters consist of two elements -a significant, which indicates the meaning of a word, and a phonetic, which indicates the sound.
About 40 years ago the new government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) made the decision to simplify the written Chinese language to make it easier for the general populace to become literate. Thus two distinct versions of written Chinese came into being - traditional and simplified Chinese. These are easy for the native speaker to tell apart.
Simplified characters are used in the PRC and Singapore. Traditional Chinese characters are used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.
The simplified writing system differs in two ways from the traditional writing system: (1) a reduction of the number of strokes per character and (2) a reduction of the number of characters in common use (two different characters are now written with the same character).
Cantonese, as the language of Chinese settlements in North America and elsewhere, is the dialect that is best known in the United States. Mandarin, as the official language of the People's Republic of China and Taiwan and as one of the official languages of Singapore, is the most widespread of the dialects. The vast majority of the Chinese-speaking population is in China (more than 980 million), Hong Kong, and Taiwan (19 million), but substantial numbers are also found throughout the whole of southeast Asia, especially in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Important Chinese-speaking communities are also found in many other parts of the world, especially in Europe, North and South America and the Hawaiian Islands.
Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country with 1,354,900 residents, 31 percent of the country's population. Auckland has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. In Maori Auckland's names are Tamaki Makaurau, and the transliterated version of Auckland, Akarana.
The 2011 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland 3rd equal place in the world on its list, while The Economist's World's Most Livable Cities index of 2011 ranked Auckland in 9th place. In 2010, Auckland was classified as a Beta World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory by Loughborough University.
Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west. The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the few cities in the world to have harbours on two separate major bodies of water.
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