Korean-English Translation, Editing, Proofreading

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Linguistic Matters is dedicated to providing high-quality language solutions from the client's point of view whether a project is small or big. Our linguist is closely working with clients through frequent, productive communications from start to finish as a collaborator, not just a vendor. We offer the translation, editing, proofreading services for various types of documents, websites, subtitles, etc. Our focus areas include, but not limited to, the following: 


  • Technology: Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, IT, Computer, Consumer Electronics, Automotive, AI, Autonomous Driving, Security, etc. - Technical Manuals, R&D Documents, Proposals, Product Specifications, Release Notes, Presentations, Patents, etc.
  • Business & Finance - Meeting Minutes, Seminar/Workshop Materials, Business Plans, White Papers, Business Reports, Contracts, Intra-Company and External Communications (e.g. Emails, Letters), Financial Reports, etc.
  • Advertising, Marketing - Brochures, Catalogs, Sales Presentations, Web Content, etc.
  • Science, Education, Humanities - Research Papers, Journals, Proposals, etc.
  • Literary/Book Translation, Transcreation
  • General Translation - News Articles, Blogs, Personal Documents, Letters, Websites, etc.

Pricing

Our translation service includes multiple reviews and proofreading for the best quality. We cannot provide a generalized pricing guideline due to the diversity of the original. The rates depend on various factors such as:

  • Subject matter/fields
  • Clarity and complexity of the original content
  • Turnaround time
  • File format 
  • Whether additional work is required other than language work (e.g., graphic, format change, etc.)


Korean Language & Cultural Training

Learning Korean language and culture became very popular as Korea has been playing a significant role in the global business, economics, politics, sports, entertainment, and many other areas. To meet this trend, Linguistic Matters proudly offers the Korean language and cultural training customized for each client's specific needs and objectives. 


Business Korean (Group or 1:1)

  • Conversation-oriented. Learn verbal and written Korean in parallel 
  • Learn essential Korean expressions used in business 
  • Learn Korean culture and business etiquette
  • Gain general knowledge of Korean history, society, politics, economics, etc.


General Korean Language & Culture (Group or 1:1)

  • Learn Korean alphabet (Hangul), basic vocabulary and grammar
  • Learn Korean expression frequently used 
  • According to levels, the content will vary.
  • Learn Korean culture and gain general knowledge of Korean history, society, politics, economics, etc.

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Korean and English from Cultural Perspective

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Linguistic behaviors are based on the culture that the language belongs to.  Non-verbal language is also different by culture. Therefore, when you learn a new language, it is essential to learn its culture as well. Especially in the case of Korean and English, there is nothing in common between these two, and their cultures are so much different from each other. 


Have you heard about High-Context Culture and Low-Context Culture? Culture can be divided into two categories (high-context and low-context) based on how contextual elements play a role in the communications of the members of the given culture, according to anthropologist Edward T. Hall. In high-context cultures, communication is implicit, indirect, and often ambiguous if you don't know about context, that is, highly depending on context. By contrast, in low-context cultures, communication is direct and explicit, and there is no additional meaning in what is spoken or written. Korean culture belongs to high-context cultures, and those of English-speaking countries (e.g., US, UK) fall into low-context cultures. Also, Korean culture is group-oriented, whereas western cultures are individual-oriented. These cultural characteristics are deeply reflected in people's linguistic behaviors and create language and cultural barriers in cross-cultural communications.

Linguistic Matters LLC

Email: office@linguisticmatters.com

Phone: (408) 340-9917