From time to time, we are faced with situations whereby we need to make adjustments on legal documents. An amendment is an official or formal adjustment made to a constitution, contract, law, a government regulatory filing or any other legal document. The origin of “amendment” is the action word “amend,” which refers to a modification made for the better.
Therefore, an amendment can update, add, or remove parts of a lawful document, with an aim of making it more effective. It is used when it makes sense to modify an existing document as opposed to writing a completely new one. However, such actions can only be taken with the permission of all involved parties.
It is important to note that amendments do not necessarily make any substantial reversals or alterations to the terms of the documents that they are attached to. Hence, the parts of a legal document that are not altered remain in force. Contracts and agreements are good examples of legal documents which face amendments from time to time.
Business contracts and agreements are often amended whenever there are changes in the market. For instance, an agreement to deliver goods or services to a client on a monthly basis can be amended in the event that the client wants the delivery to be made weekly. Whenever a legal document need substantial changes to be made on it, it would be advisable to draw up a new ones instead of making modifications.
Some of the most common scenarios where we might need amendments include the following:
- When some parts of a country’s constitution need to be changed according to the aspirations of the people. For example, the American constitution has been amended 27 times since it was first ratified on December 7, 1787.
- When involved parties need to extend the terms of their business contract
- When seeking to change a misstatement is a legal document.
- When seeking to change the price of a commodity or the deadline of a lawful milestone.
Any changes on a legal document comes with solemn implications and obligations for the involved parties. This fact is enough reason to ensure that we fully understand any amendment that might affect us in one way or another. Hence, sometimes, we might need such alterations made on important documents to be translated to a language that we can easily understand. This is where Technovate translation services come in handy.
Below are pictures of amendment examples. The first picture shows all the 27 changes made to the US constitution since its ratification. The second one shows the 26th amendment that changed the voting age from 21 to 18 years.
The Process of Translating an Amendment
When you seek our professional translation services, be it translating an amendment or any other legal document, we follow three meticulous steps to deliver the desired results.
1. Identification Of The Right Translator
Once you send us a quote request and we give you a quote for your translation order, we swing into action immediately. We have a team of specialised translators who are not only highly skilled but also experienced in handling different languages. The first thing we do in executing the job is to match you with a language expert who is most qualified to handle your translation task. This way, you are assured that we shall professionally do and deliver your work on time.
2. The Quality Assurance Process
Our firm has a dedicated quality assurance department which ensures that all documents from our clients get translated using the highest standards possible. We have enough staff members who are not only adequately skilled in language, but also have a rich experience in different industries. This includes extra expertise in financial, technical and legal matters.
Consequently, our experts can easily provide accurate and high quality translation of your amendments without missing out on even the slightest connotations and tones of various legal terms. For better communication and prompt delivery of quality services, we have a round-the-clock customer support service that is dedicated to answering all your queries. Hence, you can be sure of accessing our premier translation services at any time of the day when need arises.
We ensure that all our translators are duly certified by the relevant government regulatory bodies, hence they are highly dependable. They are all native speakers of the various languages that they are assigned to work on. Hence, the experts’ mastery of the finest nuances and complexities of these languages, and how they are applied in the local context, is in no doubt. This fact makes it possible for us to meet all the needs and expectations of our customers.
3. Delivery of Translation
Once we complete the translation task, we shall send you an e-scan copy of your amendment so that you can check it out. If you feel that that there are any parts that need some changes, you will let us know for us to make the necessary modifications. Upon total satisfaction that the document’s translation meets all your needs, we go ahead and send a hard copy of the translation to your designated address, via email or courier services. The hard copy will come with an official stamp that is made legal by the respective certifying and regulating bodies.
We always take the quality of our translations quite seriously and see to it that we deliver customised services that meet the needs of our various clients. To ensure that our firm meets all the standards require by law in the North American Region, we have the requisite translation certifications from the relevant regulating bodies.
All our translators in Canada are duly certified by the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO). Other than having the ISO 17100 certification (the highest possible translation quality assurance certification) our firm is also accredited by the American Translators Association (ATA). This gives us the legitimacy and trustworthiness to freely offer our services in North America and beyond.
The Requisition Quote
If you are interested in having an amendment translated into a language of your choice, all you have to do is fill out a quote request form. You can easily access the form on our company website. Once we get your request, one of our experts will get back to you with information on what is required of you to have your task completed. We might need scans of the amended document together with high-resolution copies of accompanying documents. We shall then go ahead and send you an affordable quote for your translation.
Why Trust Technovate with Your Translation?
You can always trust Technovate to deliver accurate and on-time legal translation services. Our extensive experience and proven track record will deliver an extremely high return on investment (ROI) for your money since we always put the quality of our translation above everything else. Our experts are not only highly-trained and experienced but they can also handle multi-lingual translations and deliver the work on time. It is for this reason that we are able to translate over 200 widely spoken languages and dialects, making us a natural choice for many.
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