Small Translation Errors Can Result In Big Problems

onMarch 19, 2018

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Small Translation Errors
19th March 2018

There are many instances when just small translation mistakes that have occurred have proved to be very expensive. There are four of these examples explained below.

The 71 Million Dollar Word

18 year old Willie Ramirez was admitted unconscious into a Florida hospital. His friends and family had a go at explaining what they thought had caused the problem to the physician present in the medical facility. The problem was they couldn’t speak ... View More

How to Boost Your App Take Up by Effective Localization

onFebruary 19, 2018

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app localization
19th February 2018

Apps are transforming the world of communication. What was once the domain of the laptop has now become the domain of the iPad or Android tablet or smartphone. Apps are being developed every day, but not all of them succeed. The most profitable apps are those that break international boundaries and become used worldwide, but for that they must be localized effectively.

What is app localization?

App localization involves more than just translating ... View More

Technical Translation Services for the engineering and manufacturing sector

onFebruary 7, 2018

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Technical Translation
7th February 2018

There are many aspects of manufacturing that may require manufacturing translation services. These could be in any of the following manufacturing fields:

● heavy machinery & construction equipment;
● engineering:
● agricultural:
● automotive.

Manufacturing translation services, whether they are engineering translation services that are required or not, all these sorts of translations are highly technical and require the expertise of a technical translator to undertake the translations. The manufacturing sector demands a high ... View More

Could You Profit From Professional Business Translations?

onJanuary 22, 2018

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Professional business translation
22nd January 2018

There are many types of businesses that could benefit from a relationship with a professional business translator or translation agency. Depending on exactly how much international communication and business is done, there are now an increasing number of businesses that absolutely depend on the skills of a professional translator. The days when a business might expect to blithely use English as a means of promoting itself outside of its base country have ... View More

Documents That Need to be Translated to Attend the Australian Open 2018

onJanuary 15, 2018

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Visa Translation for Australian Open 2018
15th January 2018

Since 1905, Australia has been hosting a major world tennis series called the Australian Open. lt takes place every year in the last 2 weeks of January in the city of Melbourne. The event has world significance because the tournament comes first in the year of the 4 Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The remaining three in order of occurrence are the French Open, Wimbledon (in the U.K.) and the U.S. Open.

There ... View More

Some Important Translation Hints for Businesses

onJanuary 10, 2018

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Business Translation hints
10th January 2018

One of the best bits of advice for a business is to choose a professional human translator. You shouldn’t be conned by thinking you can get your tech department to go online and find a free translation tool and get them to translate your website into a multitude of languages just by copying and pasting your website pages into an online translator. This won’t benefit your business ... View More

Sales and Quick Wins By Translating User Reviews

onJanuary 3, 2018

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Translating User Review
3rd January 2018

It’s never quite so easy to boost sales for medium-sized businesses as it is for larger ones, especially when it comes to budgeting for a business translation. This is because businesses which employ between 250 and 1000 people have to watch how they spend their money.

If you are the owner of a medium-sized business, you can’t just wait for your competitors to beat you to it when it comes ... View More

Things to Avoid When Translating Subtitles

onDecember 19, 2017

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Subtitle Translation
19th December 2017

Subtitling is a process that helps to bring out the meaning of a conversation in a language that is different from the spoken one. However, translators don’t always follow the best translation method when translating conversations into subtitles. There are things to avoid when creating subtitles as described below.

Attempting to do a literal translation

The first thing that should be avoided when translating a conversation into subtitles is translating literally, as for example ... View More

Is There a Right Age to Start Learning a Second Language?

onDecember 11, 2017

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learning a second language
11th December 2017

There doesn’t appear to be any study results available that indicate the best age to start learning a second language. However, it’s generally thought that the younger the better.There was a school of thought that existed up to the late 1990s which made parents believe that if a child of theirs was to learn a second language it would affect their mental development. Even in 1999 a claim was made that if a child was ... View More

How to Improve Business Translation

onDecember 1, 2017

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Improvement in business translation
1st December 2017

Few businesses these days fail to appreciate that they can increase sales and profits by opening their doors to the global market. However, there is more to it than just advertising their products on their company website. The main barrier is language. As long as the business concentrates on supplying products to the same language area, then the flow of information each way is simple, even if there are still cultural differences which can influence ... View More