Scientific Translation Services

In the science fields everything comes down to accuracy and precision. The same rules apply to us when we engage with our clients for Scientific Translation Services.

At Lighthouse Translations, we assist professionals in the fields of geology, physics, nuclear science, biology, environmental, marine sciences, and many others. Our scientific translation services are broad but always focused on the end result of accurate and precise delivery of the translated message.

When scientists are ready to share their discoveries and knowledge with other colleagues and the public, they want to share the materials in various languages to achieve global attention. That’s when the search for a professional language interpretation firm starts.

Our Scientific Translation Services Include:


Translating scientific papers requires precision and knowledge of both the source and target languages. Our professional translation services will help your publication get into international journals, evoking the same expertise regardless of the subject matter you specialize in.

Environmental audits

When translating environmental audits, the people selected for the job need to be subject matter experts, as even the smallest of mistakes can end up costing a whole lot of time and money. In the case of environmental audits, poorly translated documents might even endanger the lives of people and animals living in the area. This is why you shouldn’t settle for anything less than the highly qualified, native translators from Lighthouse Online!

Laboratory reports

Incorrectly translated lab reports can hinder scientific progress and make cooperation between international teams nearly impossible. Such laboratory reports are full of scientific texts and figures that need correct interpretation, which means that linguistic nuances and word specificities need to be taken into account and carefully localized so that they make sense in all languages in the same way they do in the source language.

Research reports

Research reports are some of the most important written works carried out by scientists, right alongside laboratory reports. Seeing as they summarize months or even years of research into a particular area of expertise, they contain loads of scientific terms that translators need to get spot-on if the document is to be read and understood all around the world.

And much, much more!

Translation Science: Lighthouse Gets It Right

Whether you need to translate some scientific literature, a research report, or any other text of a scientific nature, you’ll need the best localization services carried out by native speakers of your target language. Should you outsource that job to a translation company that doesn’t have a department specializing in scientific translations, you stand to obtain an end result that misses out on a lot of important details and linguistic nuances that can end up confusing the global scientific community and preventing your research from being adopted in other parts of the world.

Accurate translations to other languages lie at the heart of any scientific translation project. We have been carrying out professional scientific translation services for years now. Our dedicated team of native translators and project managers remain dedicated to delivering your translations with an impeccable turnaround time and the highest quality that matches the rigorous standards applied to most journal articles and other scientific publications.

We have completed dozens of scientific translation projects over the years, with our clients always leaving satisfied and impressed by the high standards of our dedicated teams. We are characterized by the accuracy, confidentiality, and high readability of each one of our target language translation documents.

Why Choose Lighthouse Translations?

The simple answer is so that you never have to make this same choice again. To clarify, once you’ve enlisted Lighthouse Translations to partner with for your scientific translation services, you’ll never look anywhere else.

Our clients come back over and over again because of our expertise, experience, and accuracy in delivering a scientific translation that is dead on. We encourage you to discover this for yourself.

Accurate Scientific Translations

Translators have a very important and often difficult job. They have the responsibility of translating written text from one language into another with complete accuracy. Due to the difficulty of translating the information precisely, these professionals only translate it into their native language. For example, a translator whose native language is English will translate documents and other written text only into the English language.

Professional, Knowledgeable Translators

It takes a professional with good writing and research skills to do this job with high-quality results, but it becomes even more complicated when it involves scientific documents. Scientists all over the world work individually and as teams to study the Earth, its inhabitants, and everything around us. They look for answers to all the critical questions that will ensure the existence of the human race. This includes everything from finding cures for diseases to preserving the Earth’s freshwater sources.

Individual Approach

Each one of the clients we take on for scientific translation services gets assigned their own team of translators guided by an experienced project manager. This ensures quick turnaround times and the capacity to remain in constant communication with the client. Science is constantly evolving, and certain changes may affect the ultimate outcome of the translation. This is why having a team that is fully dedicated to your translation project will ensure that any sudden changes that transpire during our work will be reflected in the final documents.

Attention to Detail

When it comes to translation, science can be one of the most difficult areas to handle, even for a professional with years of experience. This is primarily because scientific translations require high attention to detail and an in-depth understanding of the source language’s scientific terms. Regardless of the quality of the translation itself, if the text does not correctly convey the results of an experiment, a summary of years of research, or the right interpretation of study results, it will be useless to scientists in other parts of the world.

Examples of Translation of Scientific Texts

Researchers fall into a number of different categories:

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Geology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Pharmacology

Since there are so many different areas of study in the scientific field, the translator must have a deep comprehension of the specific area of study being translated before understanding the information. There is no way to translate this type of information without the knowledge acquired through extensive study in the field.

Examples of scientific and technical translation are usually glossaries, articles, manuals, software, and research documents, among other types of materials. Lighthouse Online offers professional and qualified translators to deliver an accurate translation of your projects or documents.

Our agency offers a variety of languages to translate from and to, for example, English, Spanish, French, German, and many others. In case you have a meeting, conference call, or any other event, you could also hugely benefit from an interpretation service. We have interpreters specialized in simultaneous scientific translation, too.

Confidentiality of Scientific and Technical Translation

Scientific knowledge is extremely valuable; that’s why we understand the importance of the privacy of the materials we work on. Our interpreters and professional scientific translators sign confidentiality agreements to prevent the disclosure of any information.

Every scientific text we work on is covered by a confidentiality agreement that is designed in cooperation with our clients to include any clauses and requirements suiting their particular demands. All of the translated files are kept in secure storage, both in terms of digital and physical copies. As a professional translation agency, we take pride in keeping our clients’ data confidential and away from the prying eyes of the competition.

What Do Scientific Translators Do?

A scientific translator has two main objectives. First, they must convert the documents from the native language to the target one. This can be very time-consuming, depending on the length of the documents. It’s also a tedious job that must be done slowly and carefully in order to meet the second objective, which is to make sure the information translated is accurate in every way.

With something this important, you need a professional scientific translation service to ensure no mistakes are made. Just one small error could create a huge problem, so there is absolutely no room for error. Scientific translators work to translate all types of reports from research papers to the results found in laboratory experiments, and extensive knowledge of both languages is required to do the job.

Once the document has been translated, we have proofreaders who make sure there are no mistakes in the documents and that terminology has been translated precisely. At Lighthouse Online, we pay great attention to the process of scientific translation to deliver only a high level of service.

Finally, each one of our translation teams is put under the oversight of an experienced project manager. This makes the workflow more efficient, as all of the translators working on your project are being held accountable for their work. As a professional translation company, we believe that it is a mix of coordination and expertise that yields the best results in the field of scientific translation services. As our client, you will be put in direct contact with the manager, allowing you to check in on the process or provide us with any updated information whenever necessary.

Why You Need Scientific Translation Service

Scientific research documents contain some of the most important information shared between nationalities. This type of information shapes the future in many ways, and it has to be accurate when shared to be of any value. The translator needs to understand the information they are translating to perform the task correctly. Scientific translation includes many industry-specific terminologies that require a translator to have prior education and experience before working on the translation of scientific texts.

Here at Lighthouse Online, we specialize in scientific translations, and our professional translators have the skills and experience needed to translate a variety of languages. We can help bridge the communication gap and ensure all scientific documents are handled with care and translated correctly. Give us a call for a free quote and to learn more about the translation services we offer.

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