Translation is all About Good Communication

onApril 27, 2015

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Good Communication

There is nothing worse than poor communication, except no communication at all! Translation is, of course, all about ensuring that communication can exist between people who speak and use languages that are different and ordinarily would not be able to understand each other. In other words, translators ensure that people can understand each other across language barriers. These days, in a ... View More

Watch out When Translating Marketing Materials!

Translating MarketingThe possibility of errors in marketing translation is probably greater than any other type of translation services. This may be because the diversity of people with access to this type of material is greater than any other type of translation. For instance, legal document translation services are provided for individuals, businesses or government agencies to communicate specific information with their ... View More

Translation Tests – To Do or Not To Do?

onMarch 31, 2015

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Translation TestAccording to those who have taken translation tests as a way of assessing their ability to translate well in their chosen language, they have found the drawbacks of such tests far outweigh the benefits when it comes to securing a job in translation that matches their language skills in two languages.

The drawbacks of doing a translation test are outlined below.

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Quality Translation Needs Time – A Case Study of an International Product Recall

onMarch 23, 2015

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Quality Translation Needs TimeSituation

A company has been told to issue a recall on a soft toy marketed to children because the material the product is made from is not fire resistant and a child had died while holding the soft toy at a family barbecue when a spark from the fire ignited the toy and quickly spread to the child’s clothing delivering ... View More

Bad Translation can be Bad for Business

Bad Translation can be Bad for BusinessFew businesses can afford to be slack about their business strategy and often there is a weak link in the chain. For any business that markets its products away from the home language environment should not take translation lightly. One could rephrase the title of this blog “no translation is very bad for business.” The fact is that the ... View More

Trends in Technical Translations for 2015

onJanuary 27, 2015

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Technical translation services

The beginning of the year is always a time for retrospective analysis and predictions of where things are going to go during the next year ahead. No less is this the case than for the technical translation industry. What follows is a somewhat tongue in cheek version of what the expected trends are for the technical translation service industry in ... View More

You Can Save Money on Translation – Just Think Smart!

onJanuary 14, 2015

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It can be quite a balancing act getting your message across to an international customer base without the extra cost of translation services eating into your profit margin.
You can save money on translation by being smart. It is often just a matter of knowing how to do it, so here are some tips for global marketers which can save you money without compromising your sales figures.

Tip One: Don’t Compromise on Quality

It can be quite a balancing act getting your message across to an international customer base without the extra cost of translation services eating into your profit margin.
You can save money on translation by being smart. It is often just a matter of knowing how to do it, so here are some tips for global marketers which can save you money without compromising your sales figures.

Tip One: Don’t Compromise on Quality

In an effort to cut back on the cost of translation services it can be tempting to use a cheap or free online translation service. These are not intended for businesses like yours and you will just end up with inferior translations and could lose the very market you worked hard to attract.
You need to save money on translation without cutting back on quality.

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Why e-Learning just grows and grows whatever the language it’s in

e-learningEveryone knows that the Internet is not dominated by English alone even though you may think so especially if it’s your language. Every country around the world has access to the Internet and many have translated web pages into their own unique language. When it comes to a local business in Japan, for example, in order to sell the product the website has to ... View More

The Languages of Social Media and why social media translation rocks

onNovember 1, 2014

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Translation & Social MediaSocial media sites are today’s communication without the need for verbal expression. Snippets of information about anything and everything are passed between users ranging from the birth of a new child to the purchasing of a product. Inadvertently, social media users are advertising machines for products or services that have been purchased and are either great or terrible. Whatever information is posted can ... View More

How to Solve some Business Language Problems with MT

onOctober 21, 2014

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How to Solve some Business Language Problems with MTMachine translation (MT) may not be the complete answer to solving business language problems, but used in conjunction with an effective and resourceful translation service it can help to make all those business translation tasks run faster and more smoothly. If your business involves a lot of overseas contact and you find that you get bogged down communicating ... View More