Challenges of learning Australian slang

onFebruary 9, 2016

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Australian slangGrowing up in Germany and having had English as a foreign language in school for eight years, I felt well prepared for studying in Australia. Well, I found out that learning to write essays in school is different from speaking in groups (with background noise), and listening to lecturers (who finish their sentence already having forgotten how they started it); but ... View More

Subtitle Translation Errors Can Be Minimized With Better Proofreading

onFebruary 2, 2016

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Translation ErrorsSubtitle translation is becoming an ever more important niche within the wider translation industry but it is not necessarily done as well as it should be. For anyone who understands the language of the subtitles, errors may be funny or just downright irritating. One company in particular seems to have had more than its fair share of flak for the inaccuracies ... View More

Online Translation is Not Always a Priority

onJanuary 14, 2016

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Online Translation

The Internet today means global business. Once you open your internet browser to access your email, it won’t be long before you see an array of adverts passing in front of you. They often become so invasive that you can’t even read your emails. The way they conduct this advertising is quite well thought out. If, for example, you put in ... View More

More Hospitals Turn to Video Translation Services

onDecember 31, 2015

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Hospitals - Video Translation Services

The U.S. has never been particularly known as a nation of just English speakers, especially with the large Spanish speaking migrant community, but hospitals are only now opening up multilingual options to help patients’ understanding. Some are now including video translation services to help patients who have little or no grasp ... View More

What to Look For in a Competent Technical Translator

onDecember 24, 2015

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Technical Translator
If your company is looking for a competent technical translator to translate your technical documents or manuals, the choice can be daunting. Do you choose an independent freelance translator or a larger agency that has several translators working for it? Do you prioritise the language ability or the technical expertise in the area you are dealing with? Is a ... View More

The Need for Professional Translation Services Just Keeps Growing

Professional Translation Services Keeps Growing
There is no stopping the trend for businesses, both small and large, to expand their operations outside their national boundaries. This may be because they have shifted their manufacturing base elsewhere, or they are selling their products in more than one country. In addition to the search for international markets, many companies find ... View More

How Marketing Translation Services can Help Grow Globally Minded Business

onDecember 21, 2015

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Globally Minded Business
There comes a point with many businesses when expanding into a new market requires a paradigm shift in thinking. For years, businesses have been oblivious to the slow, yet inexorable shift in cultural and linguistic composition of many, if not most of the world’s most affluent nations. Immigration, whether legal or illegal, for economic, political or sheer ... 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

How the Challenge of Technical Translation is Being Met

onNovember 25, 2015

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Challenge of Technical TranslationThe demand for technical translation is continually growing, in part because of the trend towards global expansion of many businesses and the corresponding greater communication between nation states. There are many young people who are trying to establish themselves as technical translators and often the choice of document translation services can be dizzying.

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Themes and Rhemes in Translation: What are They all About?

onNovember 17, 2015

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TranslationTranslation service providers, especially those that specialise in legal document translation services or wherever terminology and vocabulary are highly specific are often confronted with more challenges than the run of the mill translator that deals with simple everyday business document translation or the translation of certificates.

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