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So what did we translate in 2014?

So what did we translate in 2014?

If you’d like to know more about what our work actually entails, here are a few facts and figures from 2014 to give you a feel for what we do:

We handled translation projects in 36 languages,… Continue Reading »

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Anatomy of a Good Technical Translator

Anatomy of a Good Technical Translator

Here's what we think a good technical translator should look like - what do you think?


Anatomy of a Good Technical Translator

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Export Week - our top tips

Export Week - our top tips

To mark Export Week, here are 5 quick tips to help you make the best start possible with exporting:

1: Do your research – there are many ways to do research, from desk research on the in… Continue Reading »

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Sticky translation issues

Sticky translation issues

Things have been getting sticky at MTT recently – we’ve been translating about types of glue.

Cyanoacrylate glue is used for forensic purposes – think CSI and the special equipment that the p… Continue Reading »

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I’ve got 10 pages – how much will it cost to translate?

I’ve got 10 pages – how much will it cost to translate?

It’s surprising how many times we get asked to cost a document for translation without the chance to see it – “it’s 4 pages long” a customer might say, or “there’s about 30,000 words.” So why is… Continue Reading »

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International Translation Day – 30th September 2014 – A personal viewpoint

International Translation Day – 30th September 2014 – A personal viewpoint

International Translation Day is on 30th September – it was originally set up in 1953 and it coincides with the Feast of St Jerôme, the patron saint of translators (and also librarians).

St J… Continue Reading »

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It's not just about the manual

It's not just about the manual

Often an initial enquiry from a company will be for a technical manual to be translated to go with a product being shipped abroad. However, that’s just part of the story for some of our clients.… Continue Reading »

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Got a project like this?

Got a project like this?

Got a project like this?

Projects we have handled

What do all these translation projects have in common?

  • The translators needed an in depth understanding of the subject field to create a document which… Continue Reading »
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What's it like being a translation project manager?

What's it like being a translation project manager?

Language students and some of our clients sometimes wonder what it’s like to be a project manager in a translation company – so here’s a brief overview of a typical day at MTT HQ.

Arrive at t… Continue Reading »

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Export week 7 – 11 April 2014

Export week  7 – 11 April 2014

It’s Export Week this week – we’re half way through and there have been great events going on up and down the country, from seminars to Facebook Q and A sessions.

We took part in a session t… Continue Reading »

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