What’s in the Crystal Ball for the Translation Industry in 2017?

Translation Trends

January is traditionally the time of year when those in business think about the year ahead and what might lie in store for them. The translation industry is no different. Here are some translation and localisation trends that seem to be appearing in the 2017 crystal ball.

2017 Trend #1 A Continuing Boom in App Translation

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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

How Professional Translation Services can Help the Health Sector

onAugust 17, 2016

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A prominent medical journal recently outlined a worrying aspect of informal translation and interpreting that probably goes on all the time in many hospitals today, especially those that serve multicultural and, more importantly, multilingual communities.

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Translating Hotel Guest Information is a Modern Necessity

onAugust 3, 2016

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Translating Guest Information

The global hotel business is now a very competitive industry with tourists flocking to cities and other attractions in worldwide destinations. Not everyone can speak the languages of the countries they visit, so when arriving at a hotel communication can sometimes be difficult. To help integrate into their new language environment there are some key items of information that ... View More

Translators Can Gain From a Google Search

Google SearchGoogle has become more or less the prime search engine for finding information for just about everything known on the Internet. There are few people who have never heard of it wherever they are in the world. People are so familiar with the word that it has been turned into a verb that has now found in the Oxford English Dictionary, which ... View More

How To Communicate Your Translation Message Better

Communicate Your Translation Message BetterIf you are in the situation that you translate a monthly newsletter for a client regularly, you can make the process far simpler and time effective by providing a file transfer site where you and your client can quickly access documents that need translating and ones that have been translated. This is an extra service ... View More

Customer Review Translation for a Multilingual Market

Multilingual MarketMany businesses and government organizations use customer reviews and surveys to give them an idea of where they are headed. This sets up an interesting challenge for many of those producing the reviews and surveys because so many of their customers or users are either living overseas or live in the same country but do not speak the same language. It means that ... View More

Both Writing and Revising are All Important for a Professional Translation

Professional Translation
Professional translators are always in demand, especially when all of a sudden someone who does not speak the language of a seller or buyer turns up wanting to engage in business. A professional document translation may be needed in just about any field from the education industry to legal processes for a business. Once the translator has completed the ... View More

The Machine That Translates as Well as Prints!

onApril 19, 2016

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Machine Translator

Imagine getting a document translated in record time by simply sticking it under what looks like a photocopier! That’s now possible with the help of Xerox’s new printer that doubles as a translator, albeit a rather inaccurate one as it relies on computer generated machine translation rather than more accurate (but slower) human translation.

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April Fool’s Day Teases Translators

April Fool’s Day Teases Translators

Translation services employees in the U.S. probably had a double take when they learned that a U.S. city had introduced emoji translation last week. For those readers who haven’t a clue what emojis are and think that maybe emoji is a spoken language, they are actually the emoticons that are often used to accentuate an idea or comment ... View More