10 Facts About British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreters

Facts About British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreters
1st May 2018

One of the facts in sign language use, as stated by the World Federation of the Deaf, is the estimate that about 70 million people use sign language in some form or another to help with communication around the world. In Britain, British Sign Language (BSL) is used by 87,000 people whose English ability is ranked as either a second or third language. Overall, one of the other facts about BSL is that approximately 151,000 ... View More

Customer Review Translation for a Multilingual Market

Multilingual Market
18th May 2016

This should not be too much of a surprise for those businesses that have already reoriented their market to a more multilingual and international one. To be able to have reached that point, the business must already have been using website translation services to translate their key web content so that it appeals to potential and current customers.

Customer reviews and surveys these days are almost always online anyway, but they are not necessarily translated into ... 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

April Fool’s Day Teases Translators

April Fool’s Day Teases Translators
6th April 2016

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 in an email or text message.

In fact, rather than emoji being a minor language of a small ... View More

Advantages of Having a Translation Tool on your Blog or Website

Advantages of Having a Translation ToolYou might be surprised to know exactly how widespread the Internet is these days with almost 2.5 billion having access to the World Wide Web. People often think that the only language used on the internet is English but this is not true as English is only spoken by around 540 million. This ... View More

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

Quality Translation Needs Time
23rd March 2015

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

How to Solve some Business Language Problems with MT

onOctober 21, 2014

inTranslation Skills

Machine Translation
21st October 2014

Machine 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 because of language barriers, then a combination of MT and human centred translation ... View More

Why we should all learn a second language

onOctober 12, 2014

inTranslation Skills

NAATI translatorMost people would agree that being able to speak a second or third language is a valuable asset. For many people in the world, this is something that is acquired quite naturally. Visit any of the Scandinavian countries for instance and you will find that most native speakers of Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian also speak at least English and probably German as well.

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Double the Number of Website Users by Using a Website Translation

onJune 16, 2014

inTranslation Skills

One of the most crucial features of a website which aims to satisfy, inform or attract an international audience is to provide an opportunity for those browsers or users of the website to read important information in their own language. There are many free website translation services on the Internet which do provide a way to translate text from English into other languages, but often ... View More