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Translation

Unicul's translations are not merely a conversion of languages. We create communication tools to convey your message clearly in the target language.

The required services of translation vary widely depending on the customer and the project. The request could be for a letter to an important client, or it may require a high level of quality with the nuances of the Japanese translated accurately and ready to go to print immediately. On the other hand, the request may be to simply translate to Japanese quickly without regard for the detailed nuances because the customer needs to learn the gist of the materials ASAP.

Unicul will confirm the level of output desired and the objective of the translation and then propose the most suitable service. Because we handle 70 different languages, we can also accept orders to translate one document into multiple languages.

Translation Service Details

Premium Translation

This service includes the following processes:

  • Translation
  • Grammar / stylistic check by native speaker of target language
  • Check for mistranslation and omissions by comparing the translation and original document
  • Deliver translation

(In some cases, a native speaker may be assigned to both 1 and 2)

(Use for the type of situation below)

  • -You want an English report translated accurately into Japanese for use as an in-house reference

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Premium Translation with Brush-Up

This service includes the following processes:

  • Translation
  • Grammar / stylistic check by native speaker of target language
  • Check for mistranslation and omissions by comparing the translation and original document
  • An expert in the relevant field conducts a check if needed
  • Brush-up; reexamining wording for more powerful writing, replacing examples with those more appropriate for the target audience, editing the copy to fit the space; production of catch copy
  • Compare translation and original document and recheck
  • Deliver translation

We will confirm the document with you as many times as needed and deliver it at ready-to-print quality. We also offer comprehensive services, including putting it into the optimum presentation format such as PowerPoint, designing the layout, DTP and printing, and website production.

(Use for the type of situation below)

  • -Corporate brochures, CSR reports, annual reports
  • -Proposals, presentation materials
  • -Various manuals and guidelines
  • -Speech writing
  • -Business letters, greetings, invitations, etc.

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E-mail Correspondence English/Japanese Translation Package Service

This translation service permits the speedy and smooth progress of communication via e-mail, saving you hours of translation time. We support the success of your business by helping to build better human relations and improving productivity.

We translate e-mail correspondence from Japanese to English and English to Japanese. (Attached documents are not included in the service.)
This service is based on a monthly contract; we accept a fixed monthly fee for a maximum number of words agreed upon at the onset. (When the number of words exceeds the designated volume, we handle those at a discounted price also.)

(Use for the type of situation below)

  • -"I have to correspond directly in English with an overseas client!"
  • -"I'm worried if I'm able to convey subtle nuances in e-mail with my level of English!"
  • -"It takes half a day just to translate correspondence for my boss..."

* Please consult us for languages other than English also.

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Video Production / PR Video Production

We can assist in all aspects of video production, from stock footage translation and creation of voiceover scripts and captions to narration and direct support of editing. We will borrow your tape and deliver a typed manuscript (either data or printout) with time codes to the editing studio or TV station.

(Use for the type of situation below)

  • -Translation of stock footage such as news and documentaries
  • -Localization of a TV series for broadcast or video series for sale
  • -Production of corporate PR videos and electronic press kits
  • -Production of event documenting videos and more

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