How Translators Translate

onMarch 27, 2017

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Professional Translator

The actual job of translating in 2017 is probably a bit of a mystery to many people who need a translation done for them. They probably think that the translator sits in front of his or her computer with a text extract mentally engaged in switching from one language to another.
To some extent, that is still true. It depends partly ... View More

Which is Best to Translate: Voice-Overs or Subtitles?

onJanuary 31, 2017

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subtitle and voice over

Creating a high quality video is a great achievement, especially if it is designed to effectively market your latest product. However, you now have to find ways to use this video so that it reaches a global audience. If it’s in English then you will need to reach out to a larger audience, as English is not as widely spoken as ... View More

The Need For Accurate Real Estate Translation

onJanuary 24, 2017

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Real Estate Translation

There was a time when real estate agents had to do a lot more work than they do today, especially getting the message across about properties they are responsible for selling. That all changed as the influence of the Internet spread worldwide and the growth in Internet listings that sell just about anything including real estate.

It’s not that real estate ... View More

Do You Need to Update Your Translation Memory?

onJanuary 10, 2017

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Translating Memory

Like most technology, translation memory (TM) technology is continually being updated, so if you want to get the most out of it you need to consider what you are using and whether you can improve on it.

Why TM anyway?

TM is most useful when it comes to big chunks of text in document translation that are very repetitive. ... View More

Problems Faced by Legal Translators

onDecember 9, 2016

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Legal Translators

Legal document translation is part of the professional document translation industry. The translators involved are not only experienced but provide accurate and meaningful translations.

In this era of globalisation with both the movement of goods and people from country to country taking place more frequently than ever before there is a whole plethora of legal documents that need to be translated to ... View More

Why Bother With Anything Other Than English?

onOctober 28, 2016

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English Language

It’s a fact that if you travelled round the world twenty or thirty years ago and you were a native English speaker, you would have had a harder time than the same journey today making yourself understood. You may not have thought of using the services of a professional translator as you travelled around, but it would certainly ... View More

Localise Your Website Like McDonald’s!

onOctober 25, 2016

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McDonald’s

Businesses understand that a foreign expansion means overcoming a variety of challenges in order to reach a new market that was previously unavailable. But few businesses really get to grips with the need to make their products understood by all those millions of potential customers.

If you need some guidance here, check out the local versions of the McDonald’s website. ... View More

Technical Translators in an Expanding Translation World

onOctober 13, 2016

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Technical Translation

There is a growing demand for technical translation services for documents that have specific terminology that needs translating. Fortunately to meet these needs there are many providers of technical translation services mushrooming throughout the world. It’s not necessary to just source a technical translation expert from one country but they can be found in many different places. It ... View More

Subtitle Translation and Audio Localization

onOctober 4, 2016

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Audio Localization

Subtitle translation is an important aspect of professional translation. Some translators specialize in subtitle translation and may do little else. Subtitles are needed whenever a TV presentation, a video, film or, increasingly, these days, marketing material is distributed world-wide.

As with much translated material these days, some companies try and make short cuts to keep the cost of ... View More

The Importance of Legal Documents Being Professionally Translated

onSeptember 29, 2016

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Professional Translation

When it comes to translating an important legal document like a birth certificate there is nothing better than hiring an experienced NAATI translator to do the job. If the legal document is to be used as proof of date and place of birth for an immigration department it is vital it is translated correctly and using the right legal ... View More