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6 most translated languages in 2022

Dec

07

2022

6 most translated languages in 2022

Languages translated most frequently in 2022 The UK has faced an extremely turbulent year, with the implications of Brexit still being felt across most corporate industries, as well as difficulties encountered by companies in the import/export sector due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The political and economic situation in the UK is far from ideal, and […]

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Can Marketing Translations Help Your Business Grow In A Global Market?

Nov

25

2022

Can Marketing Translations Help Your Business Grow In A Global Market?

Can Marketing Translations Help Your Business Grow In A Global Market? Did you know that around 137,000 new businesses open every day globally? That means people are moving towards owning a business rather than solely depending on jobs. But, starting a business and making yourself heard by international clients needs a marketing translation service because […]

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Machine Translation vs Human Translation: Which Is Better?

Nov

25

2022

Machine Translation vs Human Translation: Which Is Better?

Machine vs Human Translation: Which Is Better & Why? As the world keeps turning into a global village, there is a more-than-ever need to interact in more than one language. Of course, that means learning more languages, but that’s not always a feasible option for everyone. So, most people turn to tech tools like Google […]

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Medical Translations: Why Accuracy Is So Important

Nov

23

2022

Medical Translations: Why Accuracy Is So Important

The importance of accuracy in translations Medical translations are more critical than one may think because one mistranslation can risk a person’s life. One example is the tragic case of Mayra Cabrera, who passed away due to the wrong post-childbirth dosage. The importance of a medical translation service is underestimated because of negligence. Companies, especially […]

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Minoritised Languages in Translation

Nov

15

2022

Minoritised Languages in Translation

Share Tweet       Translating Minoritised Languages Scots: A Case Study Any act of translation service from any one language into another is a complex and nuanced process. Each decision of the translator is informed by a range of considerations – from audience and purpose to wider cultural concerns. When translating into minoritised languages, […]

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5 Factors To Consider When Expanding Business Internationally

Nov

14

2022

5 Factors To Consider When Expanding Business Internationally

5 Essential Factors To Consider When Expanding Your Business Internationally There are many reasons for businesses to want to expand internationally with their brand and operate activities abroad, whether it is importing, exporting, investing or even outsourcing their services. Strictly from a business point of view, it can indeed be an extremely beneficial action to […]

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Tips for Professionally Translating Your Financial Documents

Nov

04

2022

Tips for Professionally Translating Your Financial Documents

Things to remember when converting financial documents into another language Your business’s financial documents are vital for stakeholders, especially business partners and investors. Unfortunately, translating these documents can be complex, especially when dealing with stakeholders abroad. That’s why you should seek to get help from a trusted financial translation service to get it done. Otherwise, […]

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A Guide To Translating Your Website

Oct

24

2022

A Guide To Translating Your Website

Everything you need to know about translating and localising your website Localising a website is a smart strategy to increase the traffic from international users. Consumers feel valued when a website translates every piece of information into their native languages. So as a business, which language should you localise your website into? There are around […]

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing The Best Translation Agency

Oct

19

2022

5 Things to Consider When Choosing The Best Translation Agency

5 things to consider when choosing the right translation agency Deciding to acquire the services of a professional translation agency is perhaps one of the best decisions an organisation can make during their internationalisation process. Think about it: how can you ever hope to successfully expand into an international market if you can’t communicate with […]

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How Translation Services Help Businesses Avoid Miscommunication

Oct

13

2022

How Translation Services Help Businesses Avoid Miscommunication

How Translation Services Help Businesses Avoid Miscommunication Expanding your online business on an international level is quite an achievement. Your brand is exposed to global clients, and people worldwide are interested in your products or services. However, there is one challenge every business owner faces: diversity in communication. When working internationally, you should have the […]

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Translation vs Localisation: What is the Difference?

Oct

06

2022

Translation vs Localisation: What is the Difference?

The key differences between localisation and translation services Businesses looking to expand usually consider both translation and localisation. Yet, most companies confuse these two terms with one another. Understanding the significant differences between translation and localisation can benefit your business in countless ways. Apart from extending your brand’s reach, you can also include diversity in […]

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How to find the best translation services in the UK?

Oct

04

2022

How to find the best translation services in the UK?

Podcast – Listen Now Your browser does not support audio. How to find the best translation service agencies? In today’s world, modernisation and technological advancements are necessary for a successful business model. From utilising sources to improving marketing strategies, businesses must thoroughly plan their expansion to increase their chance of success in a foreign market. […]

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A Guide to the 3 Types of Translation

Sep

21

2022

A Guide to the 3 Types of Translation

Our Guide To The Different Types of Translation Services Many people assume that translation is a straightforward process. You take the words of one language and translate them into another to make them more comprehensible. In reality, translating entails anything that goes into communicating a written or spoken message from one language to another – […]

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How Long Does a Translation Typically Take?

Sep

15

2022

How Long Does a Translation Typically Take?

How Long Do Translation Services Take? There’s nothing more intimidating than a deadline, and anyone who has worked on tight deadlines knows it well. “How long does it take” is one of the most common questions in service deliveries. Netizens often make rough estimates about the average turnaround time of translation projects. Most of them […]

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Looking For A New Translation Agency? 6 Key Factors To Consider

Aug

31

2022

Looking For A New Translation Agency? 6 Key Factors To Consider

6 key factors you should consider when looking for a translation agency in 2022 Globalisation and the fast developments in technology had a direct impact on how organisations conduct their business. Today, even a locally based London SMEs are able to approach international clients and business partners with much more ease than just a decade […]

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5 Most Translated African Languages

Aug

30

2022

5 Most Translated African Languages

What are the 5 most translated languages of Africa? Africa is home to diverse cultures, nationalities, and religions. The region has a mix of urban and rural populations. Its economy thrives because of the immense opportunities to the global population, mainly because of such diversity. Nearly 2000 native languages are spoken in Africa alone, roughly […]

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Can Translations Still Help Your Business After Brexit?

Aug

24

2022

Can Translations Still Help Your Business After Brexit?

How Can Your Company Expand to Europe? Europe has been a top destination for growing businesses for a long time. But following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, i.e. Brexit, companies are becoming increasingly skeptical. There is no doubt that Brexit has impacted businesses a lot, particularly UK businesses. This impact’s […]

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Partner with a Translation Agency

Aug

12

2022

5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Partner with a Translation Agency

How Translation Agencies Can Benefit Your Business Budgeting, marketing plans, sales strategies, and unwavering determination are essential to getting your business started. But once your business takes off, there’s another ingredient you need to add to this concoction of entrepreneurial prosperity: translation services. Globalisation has enabled even the smallest businesses to test international waters and […]

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How are Translation Service Providers Affected by Covid-19?

Aug

09

2022

How are Translation Service Providers Affected by Covid-19?

How are Language Translation Service Agencies Affected by Covid-19? COVID-19 has undoubtedly led to significant implications in many industries. The world of work has transformed, with remote work becoming the new normal. The COVID-19 pandemic made the in-person interaction as limited as possible. As a result, most businesses have adapted to providing online services, from […]

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5 Reasons Why Computers Can’t Replace Human Translators

Jul

05

2022

5 Reasons Why Computers Can’t Replace Human Translators

Computers Can’t Replace Human Translators – Here’s Why Language translation can be a delicate process in a world where technology speeds things up. Even though there are various computer programs, mostly machine translators, working within the translation industry, human translators still have the upper hand. Companies with shoestring budgets may look for shortcuts for getting […]

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5 Things You Should Do to Win the Consumer Market in the UAE

May

11

2022

5 Things You Should Do to Win the Consumer Market in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the global financial hubs attracting companies and potential business giants worldwide. The region has the potential to provide immense support to businesses, especially in the engineering and technology sector. If you are a company that plans to expand in the UAE, there is a good chance of […]

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Importance of Translation Services in the Wake of a Technological Revolution in Africa

Apr

22

2022

Importance of Translation Services in the Wake of a Technological Revolution in Africa

Africa has been one of the most challenged continents with economic instability and human necessities over the past decades. This was the primary cause of underdevelopment in the area. However, with technological advancements, most parts of Africa have experienced modernization that helped bloom the economy. Technological advancements are vital for a nation’s success in today’s […]

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Expanding Business to Europe: 5 Key Cultural Aspects

Apr

14

2022

Expanding Business to Europe: 5 Key Cultural Aspects

5 Important Cultural Aspects to Bear in Mind When Expanding to Europe Expanding into a new market requires thorough and functioning knowledge of the target market’s economic and political landscapes. However, a third equally important factor to consider is your target country’s culture. Europe is a continent brimming with rich, deep, and diverse cultures. Each […]

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5 key factors to consider when choosing the best translation agency

Apr

07

2022

5 key factors to consider when choosing the best translation agency

  5 important aspects you need to carefully consider when choosing a translation services provider for your business. Choosing a professional translation agency you’ll be able to trust fully with converting your corporate documents and materials into another language is almost like choosing a tailor. Often, it’s a life-long relationship. With time, the translation agency […]

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The Dark Side Of Working As A Translator

Mar

15

2022

The Dark Side Of Working As A Translator

5 things I wish someone told me before I started working as a translator… When I was just starting my career as a professional translator 5 or 6 years ago, I was filled with hope, enthusiasm and optimism. I thought to myself – here I am, about to do what I love and get paid […]

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Can professional translation services help your business to expand into international markets?

Mar

04

2022

Can professional translation services help your business to expand into international markets?

When running a small and medium-sized business, also known as an SME, the opportunities for growth and expansion are almost limitless, especially in the times of technological growth and rapid globalisation. A carefully planned approach to development can bring some astonishing results in the long term. In fact, due to technological advances such as fast […]

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Importance of Professional Translations for The African Market

Feb

22

2022

Importance of Professional Translations for The African Market

5 Reasons Why Africa WILL Be a Key Global Market in The Next Decade The turn of the millennium has proven why downgrading Africa’s role in the global economy is both foolish and short-sighted. Believe it or not, the tide is turning in favour of this underestimated economy. In 2018, six out of the ten […]

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What does ‘certified document translation’ actually mean?

Jan

28

2022

What does ‘certified document translation’ actually mean?

What is a certified translation? At its core, a certified translation is any document that has been translated from one language to another by a professional and qualified linguist who has made reliable assurances that: They are fluent in both the original and new languages, and That the translation itself is accurate, complete, and sufficient […]

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What is Localisation…

Nov

03

2021

What is Localisation…

…and why it is important for your business Although, due to Brexit as well as the coronavirus pandemic, last 18 months or so was an extremely challenging time for majority of organisations and businesses in the UK, with the economy now slowly stabilizing, more and more business owners are re-considering approaching new, foreign markets and […]

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Linguists at war

Sep

10

2021

Linguists at war

Linguists at war – translating & interpreting in dangerous environments Often, when thinking about the work of a translator or an interpreter, people imagine a warm, cosy home-office with a hot cup of tea on the desk or a business meeting in a air-conditioned conference room. Let’s be honest, most of the time, that’s exactly […]

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The Smeddum o Scots

Aug

06

2021

The Smeddum o Scots

You can follow Ashley on her on Twitter or by visiting her website here.  Enjoy!   The Smeddum o Scots Scots is the Germanic leid spak in Scotland. It is closely relatit tae English – baith developed fae the ae Anglo-Saxon ancestor leid – as weel as tae ither West Germanic leids, sic as German […]

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Taking Your Business To Africa; Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Jul

29

2021

Taking Your Business To Africa; Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Despite being the second largest continent in the world, Africa isn’t the first place that comes to mind when companies intend to expand their businesses. However, the region is worth exploring since it’s a hotbed for opportunities, especially for the tech sector. The World Bank reported the economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa to have risen […]

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5 Things To Consider When Expanding Internationally

Jul

01

2021

5 Things To Consider When Expanding Internationally

5 Things To Consider When Expanding Your Business Internationally Expanding your business into an overseas market is a difficult challenge, which requires a very precise and detailed plan, followed by a perfect execution, irrespective of how successful your organisation is on the home turf. Agencies specialising in providing professional translation services have a huge part […]

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How important is the market’s culture when translating business content?

Apr

27

2021

How important is the market’s culture when translating business content?

How important is culture when translating business content? When it comes to languages, a vast majority of the public doesn’t (unfortunately) spend their time questioning and contemplating factors which affect accuracy and reliability of the translation service. Nonetheless, and this is perhaps especially true within the corporate or business environment, it is highly likely that […]

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The crucial elements of translating a marketing campaign

Mar

11

2021

The crucial elements of translating a marketing campaign

Approaching foreign markets? Here’s what you should know; With the growth of internet and other general technological advances, businesses today are able to trade with clients and partners based overseas much more freely than just 10 or 15 years ago. Nowadays, the world is a truly unified, global marketplace, where brands, organisations and clients are […]

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2021: Key Trends in Translation Industry

Jan

14

2021

2021: Key Trends in Translation Industry

6 Key Trends for the Translation Industry in 2021 The unpredictability of 2020 has directly affected several businesses, companies, and entire corporate sectors in the United Kingdom. Both Brexit as well as the world-wide pandemic truly impacted the way businesses operate and, in many cases, affected their revenues. Last January, the early forecasts for the […]

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5 Gifts Every Translator Would Love This Christmas

Dec

11

2020

5 Gifts Every Translator Would Love This Christmas

Working as a translator is a truly wonderful career…difficult, stressful and complicated – yes, but wonderful (at least that’s the official version, if anybody asks.) Nonetheless, as the Christmas period is now just around the corner, most translators look forward to spending at least a few good days away from their workstations and with a […]

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Why do world’s largest brands partner with translation agencies?

Sep

18

2020

Why do world’s largest brands partner with translation agencies?

Why do world’s largest brands partner with translation agencies? The way in which businesses approach international markets have changed dramatically over the last decade or so. Just 10 or 15 years ago, a company would, generally speaking, approach each of their target markets using the same generic message and campaign, most of the time – […]

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What are certified translations?

Jul

17

2020

What are certified translations?

What is a certified translation of documents? Generally, an officially certified translation fulfils the language requirements in the country of your application. With a deeply globalized corporate world and the general ease of travel, professional translation services in the United Kingdom have been an important aspect of our everyday lives, both professional as well as […]

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Aspects to consider when translating legal documents

Jul

07

2020

Aspects to consider when translating legal documents

Translating legal documents – Aspects to consider The spectrum of understanding professional translation services among the general public is extremely wide. From believing that translation is nothing more than simply replacing words with words in another language to deeming the procedure extremely complicated and perhaps even daunting. Today however, translation agencies, such as ours, have […]

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Can translation services really help your business grow?

May

14

2020

Can translation services really help your business grow?

Can professional translation services really help your business grow? Over the last decade or so, we were fortunate enough to have witnessed some genuinely exciting developments in technology. These changes affected not only our day to day and personal lives, but also strongly influenced the way organizations and companies conduct business. Today, thanks to technology, […]

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7 tips for improving your productivity when working from home by people who ALWAYS work remotely

Mar

20

2020

7 tips for improving your productivity when working from home by people who ALWAYS work remotely

‘Being able to work from home’ has always ranked high in any rankings, which tried to identify and establish factors, that make-up a ‘dream job’. In fact, studies show, that the majority of people in the United Kingdom would be willing to take a small pay-cut, if it allowed them to work remotely at least […]

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Translation industry in the shadow of a world pandemic – Are we ready?

Mar

18

2020

Translation industry in the shadow of a world pandemic – Are we ready?

Translation industry in the shadow of a world pandemic – Are we ready? The current situation is perhaps not only unprecedented for many people and businesses around the world, but it is also completely unforeseen. It’s often extremely difficult, if not impossible, to be fully prepared for the chaos of such scale – and although […]

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How to choose the best translation agency; A simple guide

Feb

11

2020

How to choose the best translation agency; A simple guide

Choosing the best translation agency for your needs Translating your document and content can often be a challenging task, especially if you don’t have any previous experience in doing so, or a trusted translations provider who can guide you through the process. Although, on paper, translations appear to be a fairly straight-forward task, in reality, […]

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Dec

03

2019

8 Fastest growing economies in 2020

Fastest growing economies 2020 As today professional translation and language services are at the very forefront of international business, our agency works with several companies and organisations which prepare to venture into foreign markets. In a globalised world, where consumers favour campaigns tailored specifically for them, working directly with an expert translation agency can be […]

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6 Greatest Fears Of A Translator

Oct

25

2019

6 Greatest Fears Of A Translator

Whether we like it or not, the Halloween season is here: carving pumpkins, work parties and children demanding sweets whichever way we turn is just about everyone’s life now for the next week or so. Regardless of what you think of all this, someone, somewhere, at some point is very likely to ask you the […]

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Top Law Firms in The UK

Sep

05

2019

Top Law Firms in The UK

Top UK law firms Despite a looming Brexit and competition from the overseas players, legal sector in the United Kingdom remains relatively stable. In 2018, top UK law firms generated over £25Bn – a 9.5% increase compared to the previous year. This number is believed to rise again in 2019/20, notwithstanding the growing pressures mentioned […]

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Are languages a vital part of localisation?

Aug

29

2019

Are languages a vital part of localisation?

  Localisation – the importance of languages In the recent years translation services have become an integral part of trade and business in a number of different sectors; from marketing to medicine, technology and law. Today, professional linguists are often considered vital within the planning and execution of international campaigns as they are able to […]

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Aug

07

2019

5 things translation students might not realise about the industry

Being a professional translator is a very specific career. It takes much more than just the linguistic knowledge, no matter how advanced, in order to be successful in this industry. Although each year a large number of students graduate from language related courses and hope to take the industry by storm, they are, too often, […]

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En quoi créer un site multilingue aidera votre business ?

Jun

21

2019

En quoi créer un site multilingue aidera votre business ?

Dans le contexte actuel de mondialisation et avec l’évolution du numérique, les entreprises doivent s’adapter et aller au-delà de leurs marchés locaux, non seulement pour se développer, mais aussi pour survivre face à la saturation des marchés nationaux. De plus, la plupart des entreprises sont parfois obligées de traiter avec des partenaires, des clients ou encore […]

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5 most wanted languages by the UK employers

Apr

12

2019

5 most wanted languages by the UK employers

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Mar

29

2019

5 Most Translated Languages

Which languages are in demand for translation? Despite a looming Brexit and political uncertainly being at its highest, the UK economy is doing surprisingly well, giving the circumstances. As the general economic atmosphere remains fairly positive, businesses and organisations continue to approach foreign markets and audiences with their products/services. Campaigns tailored specifically for the target […]

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Mar

27

2019

Differences between translators and interpreters

Translation and interpreting; although closely related language services, are rarely preformed by the same person. As translation focuses on conveying written text, interpreting covers the spoken word, and so the key difference lies in the medium, the contrast in skills required is so considerable that only few people can successfully perform both services at a […]

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Business Outlook – Languages To Know In 2019

Feb

28

2019

Business Outlook – Languages To Know In 2019

In the last 20 years or so, the way in which companies do business changed immensely. Advancements in technology and globalisation created an integrated global community, which consequently allowed businesses to trade internationally within seconds and easily acquire foreign customers and partners. Although the nature of business itself changed significantly, now allowing companies to approach […]

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The real value of professional translations in the medical sector

Jan

16

2019

The real value of professional translations in the medical sector

Why accurate translations are so important In the United Kingdom, medical industry has truly enormous amounts of documents which require translating on a daily basis. The sheer volume can be overwhelming and costly. Yet, accurate translations provided by an accredited translation agency are quite often nothing short of critical. When medical documents are translated and […]

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Dec

06

2018

A language family tree

Minna Sundberg’s fantastic illustration shows the relationships and connections between languages. (click image to zoom in)     More information about language translation services here.

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Are Professional Translators Creative?

Nov

29

2018

Are Professional Translators Creative?

How Creative Does A Translator Really Have To Be? Providing language translation services isn’t usually associated with the creative sector. For many, an image of a linguist sitting at their desk with dictionaries open and translating material word-for-word is somewhat given. In a globalising world where companies approach different markets based on their local principals […]

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Improve your company’s image with translation services

Nov

02

2018

Improve your company’s image with translation services

How Can Translation Services Improve Your Company’s Image? The image and reputation of a company has a massive impact on the public perception of a brand and consequently sales and revenue. In a competitive and globalized business climate, a positive branding and consumers perception of your business is the difference between success and failure. Businesses […]

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5 Things To Consider When Translating Your Website

Oct

05

2018

5 Things To Consider When Translating Your Website

Marketing across international borders is an extremely difficult venture and it can be very costly if a business fails to cover all the aspects and prepare a detailed plan. Although it may not seem immediately vital, one of the key tasks to consider is translating your website into the native language of a market you […]

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4 times translations affected history

Sep

19

2018

4 times translations affected history

  Today, language translations are predominantly associated with the business world. In an era of globalisation and technology developments, companies and organisations are able to trade practically without any boarders, and so language often remains one of the main and most challenging obstacles. Nonetheless, translation in one form or another has been with us throughout […]

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5 things I hate about being a translator

Aug

31

2018

5 things I hate about being a translator

5 Things I Hate About Being A Translator What’s to hate about being a translator? You get to work from home, choose your own hours and get up when you like. You even get to cherry-pick projects and live your life by making a career from your language skills. Right? Well, yes, but…not quite. Whilst […]

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5 Things To Consider When Choosing Your First Translations Supplier

Jul

17

2018

5 Things To Consider When Choosing Your First Translations Supplier

What to look for in a translations supplier? For businesses which deal with international clients on a large scale, working with a professional translation agency specialising in business translations has a number of benefits. However, the translation industry is a highly competitive market. The growth in demand for expert translations in recent years has seen […]

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Top 10 Fastest Growing Economies In 2018: Where To Expand?  

Jun

15

2018

Top 10 Fastest Growing Economies In 2018: Where To Expand?  

10 Fastest Growing Economies In 2018: Where Should You Expand Your Business?     As one of the leading translation and transcreation agencies in London, we see a number of companies preparing to venture into foreign markets. Needless to say, a high-quality translation is a prerequisite for succeeding overseas.   You might also like: Fastest […]

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The Future Of Translations

Jun

05

2018

The Future Of Translations

The Future Of Translations: Where Are We Heading As An Industry Imagine a world where language is translated as we speak. This is the future of translations, but not the future of language translation agencies. The influence of machine translation will inevitably have an impact on the future of translation agencies, but it will not […]

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Linguists With A Mission: Interpreting In Difficult Conditions

May

04

2018

Linguists With A Mission: Interpreting In Difficult Conditions

How difficult can language interpreting really be? Acting as an interpreter is one of the hardest roles for a professional linguist to take on. Not only does the linguist need to be exceedingly knowledgeable in the languages and culture, but they also need to be an organised, quick thinker and have strong levels of concentration, […]

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5 reasons why being a translator is the best job in the world

Apr

06

2018

5 reasons why being a translator is the best job in the world

    Are you thinking about working for a translation agency as a professional translator? Make sure to contact us and explore current positions and jobs available!

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Everything You Need To Know About Multilingual Social Media Campaigns

Mar

28

2018

Everything You Need To Know About Multilingual Social Media Campaigns

The Core Of Multilingual Social Media Campaigns Social media networks are an excellent marketing tool for building brand awareness and connecting directly with your customers. But when your customers come from various parts of the world and speak different languages, planning and managing a social media campaign can be very complicated. Bilingual customers accept that […]

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Translating for SMEs & Large Corporations – What are the differences?

Mar

14

2018

Translating for SMEs & Large Corporations – What are the differences?

The developments in technology and widely available internet have globalised eCommerce and changed the way companies do business. Today, small and medium-sized organisations are joining larger, multinational corporations in the cross-border trading process on regular basis. As a result, translation service providers (TSPs) find a growing demand for their services and more opportunities arising within […]

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Could You Translate These Idioms?

Feb

02

2018

Could You Translate These Idioms?

Being a professional translator often proves to be an extremely challenging profession. Stereotypically, many people assume that translators simply sit with a dictionary in front of them and always translate words literally, without a creative flare of any kind. And although, let’s be completely honest, sometimes we work with documents which indeed require just that, […]

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How To Become A Professional Translator

Jan

24

2018

How To Become A Professional Translator

Thinking about becoming a translator? A career as a professional translator is listed in the top ten professions right now. Globalisation, international business combined with the technological revolution has brought the global community into a centralised space and the need for translators is at a premium. Having said that, language translation is a highly competitive […]

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When Translations Go Wrong…

Jan

16

2018

When Translations Go Wrong…

Today, translation services are an integral part of the globalising world and an extremely important part of our lives, both the personal and professional. In fact, translation mistakes can be costly, not only financially, but in some cases, also physically. This is certainly the case in critical fields such as the medical profession, law or […]

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4 Most Popular Translation Articles in 2017

Jan

05

2018

4 Most Popular Translation Articles in 2017

Translation Services is an extremely demanding and fast-paced industry. Tight deadlines and work overload are unfortunately the everyday life for many. Often, being a professional translator means not having the time for simply taking a step back and relaxing. Nonetheless, when that time finally comes, many translators choose to read up on the current industry […]

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Google Pixel Buds vs. Professional Interpreter

Dec

06

2017

Google Pixel Buds vs. Professional Interpreter

Google Pixel Buds vs. professional interpreters: Which is more accurate? In the recent months, there has been a lot of excitement in the media for Google’s new language device – Google Buds. The real-time translation tool would be a holy grail for frequent travellers and perhaps even the international business sector, nevertheless, alike any machine […]

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How long should it take for an English speaker to learn different languages?

Nov

29

2017

How long should it take for an English speaker to learn different languages?

The FSI (Foreign Service Institute) which is U.S government’s main provider of foreign affairs training, including language translations, prepared an interesting map which describes the ‘Language difficulty rankings’.  The research highlights how long it should take for a native English speaker to learn a language and what level of difficulty each language presents to them. […]

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How to manage translation costs

Nov

10

2017

How to manage translation costs

What are the costs of professional translations and how to successfully manage them? Launching your business in front of an overseas audience does not have to overstretch your budget. Managing translation costs by organising and incorporating them into a sensible business plan will enable you to develop a marketing strategy and cradle your investment. The scope […]

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5 things translators do, but won’t admit

Oct

12

2017

5 things translators do, but won’t admit

Professional translators are an easy going bunch. We love what we do (well, most of the time) and pride ourselves in our craft, knowledge and abilities to build bridges between people and businesses. Still, even experienced professional translators aren’t perfect (although some may strongly disagree) and while we may never admit it, we too indeed […]

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How Language Evolution Affected Translations

Sep

21

2017

How Language Evolution Affected Translations

The Evolution of Language Translations Language translation can be extremely methodical and accurate in the modern age. In fact, with time, even machines are getting better at auto-translation. In the past however, communication between people speaking different languages was fraught with difficulty. Some things have not changed. For example, early European explorers travelling to far-flung lands […]

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Quality Control in The Translation Process

Aug

16

2017

Quality Control in The Translation Process

Quality Control in The Translation Process   In majority of cases, an accurate and reliable translation of documents can be critical. The quality assurance process adopted by a language translation agency handling the project is therefore a crucial factor in the quality of service they deliver, and consequently, the quality of your translation. In order […]

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6 things to consider when choosing a translation supplier

Jun

28

2017

6 things to consider when choosing a translation supplier

Looking for a translation agency? Here’s what you must consider   Due to globalisation, developments in technology, migration and international business expansion, the translation sector today is one of the fastest developing industries. Nowadays, it is easier than ever for businesses and organisations to approach foreign markets with their products and services and what even 10 […]

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Are Machines Stealing Your Job: How AI Is Impacting The Translation Industry?

May

17

2017

Are Machines Stealing Your Job: How AI Is Impacting The Translation Industry?

Should language translators be concerned about their future careers? With the increase in automated machine translation tools and the rapid advancements in artificial intelligence, language translation agencies look set to replace linguists with technology. But that may not necessarily be the case. Whereas machine learning poses a threat to a growing number of industries, artificial […]

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What does the future of the translation industry look like?

May

03

2017

What does the future of the translation industry look like?

  Future of translation services Technology is changing practically all aspects of the world at a phenomenal rate. And the translation industry is no exception. Up to now, digital technologies have gifted linguists unprecedented freedoms and language translation is featured in the best top ten careers. But what does the future hold for the language […]

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Mar

28

2017

How can translation services support a financial business?

In many cases, the financial sector revolves around numbers, rather than words. So, can translation services still play an important role within this fast paced industry? Certainly! Financial services, even now, during the political uncertainly, remain one of the strongest and fastest growing UK industries. Being able to smoothly communicate with people from around the […]

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Mar

19

2017

6 things you should know before dating a translator

    We judge             Going out on a romantic date to an Italian restaurant? Prepare yourself. As someone who provides professional translation services, we will go through the menu at least a couple of times, making you think we’re looking for something delicious to eat, but in fact – […]

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Sep

13

2016

Localisation vs. Translation – what’s the difference?

  Website translation and localisation are often used so interchangeably, that the line between the two became somewhat blurred out for many. What’s even worse, many marketers and other professionals believe that the translation and localisation processes are exactly the same. While both of the processes, to an extent, share some similarities, it is essential […]

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Jun

28

2016

Are You Communicating Effectively With Your Target Market Overseas?

  The internet is opening cross-border trading at an exponential rate. Yet problems arising from a neglect to acknowledge subtle differences in language and culture have detrimental consequences for international traders. There is a case in point that international audiences enthusiastically embrace brands and products they consider exotic or will give them bragging rights. But […]

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How to increase your chances when contacting translation agencies

Jun

09

2016

How to increase your chances when contacting translation agencies

  Before joining the team at a top translation agency in London – Translation Services 24 as a project manager, I have worked as a professional freelance translator for many, many years. Today, I am fortunate enough to be able to interact with other such professionals on daily basis, now sitting on the other side […]

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Why You Need Translated Subtitles in Your Video Ads

May

27

2016

Why You Need Translated Subtitles in Your Video Ads

Video marketing stats are going through the roof. Ad revenues from promotional videos are expected to hit around $5bn this year according to BI Intelligence. Yet marketers are making one fundamental mistake: They are not including subtitles in video ads. The production of promotional videos is gaining traction year-on-year. Ranked among the fastest growing industries […]

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5 Digital Marketing Tips for Freelance Translators

May

13

2016

5 Digital Marketing Tips for Freelance Translators

  Some things never change; and so whether you’re just a rookie translator at the beginning of your great language journey, or an experienced old-timer with years of professional translating behind your belt, in order to get potential clients, you’ll have to approach them and market yourself to translation agencies. I’ve been working for Translation […]

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Do you need an expert to translate medical documents?

Apr

20

2016

Do you need an expert to translate medical documents?

  With over 244 million international migrants living around the world today and the recent worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) there is a rapidly growing need for certified translation services and medical records and other medical documents to be professionally translated. It is important that health care professionals communicate effectively in order to treat […]

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Will Translation Machines Replace Linguists?

Mar

15

2016

Will Translation Machines Replace Linguists?

There is no doubt technology has changed our lives and careers. And the development of machine learning technologies has the capacity to continue improving how we live. But could the development of machine learning (ML) come at the expense of human labour? The vast community of global translators can already feel digital breath on the […]

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Is Being Proficient In Two Languages Enough To Do Legal Translations?

Mar

03

2016

Is Being Proficient In Two Languages Enough To Do Legal Translations?

  The world of professional translation services is very complex and involves numerous skills. It is not only about taking text written in one language and transferring it into another. It goes beyond that. So being proficient in two languages is not enough for specialised translations, and this includes legal translations. The translation of legal […]

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Is translating marketing material essential?

Feb

24

2016

Is translating marketing material essential?

Marketing and Translation – What are the challenges? If you want your business to succeed, it is crucial that your product or service is made known to potential customers or buyers, and one of the most effective ways to achieve this is by having an excellent marketing strategy. The term marketing refers to different activities […]

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Is Technology Replacing Translators?

Feb

19

2016

Is Technology Replacing Translators?

How technology affects the translation industry Over the past years, the demand for translations services has increased considerably. Business globalisation can be considered the main reason behind this phenomenon, as it has increased the opportunities for international trade and opened new markets for many different types of businesses on every corner of the world. In […]

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MEP’s Told to Stop Speaking English in European Parliament

Feb

16

2016

MEP’s Told to Stop Speaking English in European Parliament

English has become the default language for business and statesman. But that didn’t stop the speaker of the European Parliament telling multi-lingual politicians to stick to their mother tongues. There are 24 official languages spoken in the European Parliament, but the majority of Members opt to switch to English as it is the most widely […]

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6 New Year’s Resolutions of a Translator

Jan

14

2016

6 New Year’s Resolutions of a Translator

As we now see all the pretty lights and tinsels being taken down from trees and houses, we finally come to realise that the festive season is over for good. While it’s getting colder every day, the good old days when we just wore our pyjamas all day long, drank hot chocolate and watched ‘Home […]

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6 things that get on a translator’s nerves

Nov

27

2015

6 things that get on a translator’s nerves

We, translators, like to consider ourselves an easy going bunch. Each of us coming from a different background, country and experiences found that translating is perhaps the only job we see ourselves doing and actually enjoying. Although majority of us feels like giving up at least once a day, are sleep deprived and pretty much […]

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The evolution of translator’s desk

Sep

24

2015

The evolution of translator’s desk

As translators, each and every one of us loves the fact that we are able to work from the comfort of our own home, pretty much everyday. We all have that special corner where the ‘magic’ happens. Although we don’t think about it much, can you imagine (remember) what the life of a translator looked […]

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