Professional Translators Provide Good Quality Translations

onMay 8, 2019

inTranslation Tips

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8th May 2019

Most businesses, when they begin to enter overseas markets, will need to get their website, promotional material and business documents translated into the targeted languages. The first thing a business may do is look around for an online translation tool some of which are free to do all their translations. No one would recommend this as a translation solution because it will deny the business a head start in the overseas marketing process for its ... View More

Interesting Facts About Translation

Interesting Facts About Translation
1st May 2019
Who was an Early Translator?

International Translation Day is on 30th September. This was chosen as the date because it is the same day as the Feast of St. Jerome. St. Jerome went down in history as a key translator in early Christian days when he translated the Old Testament directly from Hebrew into Latin.

Top 5 Languages for Translation

Today these are English, German, French, Italian and Russian.

Book Translations

Between 2000 and 2010 the most commonly translated languages for ... View More

Tourism Depends on Translators for its Success

onApril 24, 2019

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Tourism Depends on Translators for its Success
24th April 2019

Tourism has become a global industry and this has only come about because of the presence of experienced translators in many different languages. No one will visit a country unless s/he can learn about its attractions in their own language. Marketing material has to present all the required information in the language or languages understood by those who are likely to want to visit a country.

Australia has unique features for tourists to discover

A country like ... View More

What is Game Localisation?

onApril 18, 2019

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18th April 2019

Video game localisation includes everything that’s necessary to prepare your game or app for sale in a new place. Translating the text or words in your game is important but video game localisation goes far deeper. In order to attract a global audience for your game, it will need to be localised.  You will get more gamers leading to more revenue and downloads if you localise.

To get into this position you need to ensure your game matches ... View More

Why is it Difficult to Translate Humour?

onApril 12, 2019

inGeneral

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12th April 2019

A lot of humor is very culturally embedded, so what in your language you find funny might not appear so funny in another language. Even the best translator has to have a foot in both worlds of the two languages they are able to translate in order to accurately complete the translation of humour.

There are many examples of stand up comedians in all cultures who perform in a country which doesn’t match their culture. They ... View More

Mobile App Localisation

onApril 5, 2019

inTranslation Tips

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5th April 2019

Mobile apps are becoming more and more in demand, so anyone who has developed a mobile app will want to attract as much interest in it as possible. To gain the most your app will need to be customized so that it will attract a great number of different users. This means going offshore and developing the app in a range of languages. This is typically called mobile app. localizing and is a way of ... View More

Why Candidates Fail NAATI Translation and Interpreting Exams

onMarch 28, 2019

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Why Candidates Fail NAATI Translation and Interpreting Exams
28th March 2019

The National Accreditation Authority of Translations and Interpreters (NAATI) is the organization in Australia that provides accreditation through sitting an examination.  When a translator passes the NAATI professional translator examination the translator can submit an application to be a member of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) or New Zealand’s Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI).

If the NAATI paraprofessional exam has been passed, it’s possible to obtain affiliate status of AUSIT and ... View More

Phone Interpreting Services in Australia

onMarch 22, 2019

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22nd March 2019

Phone translating and interpreting services have been around for quite a long time now, but have grown in importance, partly because of the ease of communications today as well as an almost insatiable growth in demand.

Reasons why a translation and interpretation service by phone is so much in demand

Phone interpreter services in Australia are important because of the country’s large migrant and refugee community and huge distances. Many migrants choose to live in one of Australia’s largest ... View More

Translation and Localization Events and Conferences Throughout the World in 2019

onMarch 12, 2019

inTranslation News

Translation and Localization Events
12th March 2019

Every year throughout the world the translation industry, like other industries, holds a variety of different conferences with different themes which take place in key cities. This year there still several events to consider after earlier events that took place in January and February. Many of these conferences main interest area focuses on localization as this is one of the keys to the growth of the industry. The other area of interest is the development ... View More

How to Improve Your Translation Skills

onFebruary 26, 2019

inTranslation Skills

How to Improve Your Translation Skills
26th February 2019

Most translators want to be the best so that they will be sought after by clients and have some flexibility on what they can charge. This can’t happen unless they have good translation skills and like anything, practice makes perfect so they should strive to improve the translation.
There are several ways a translator can improve translation skills as indicated in the points below.

  1. Maintaining a blog is a good way to integrate yourself into the wider ... View More