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Why is technical translation important?

Why is technical translation important?

Even if you are a native speaker, technical terminology can be tricky to understand. To someone from another country, documents with dense technical terminology can be completely incomprehensibl… Continue Reading »

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How do I translate text in images

How do I translate text in images

Notations or labels in images are often not editable within a document. It can be awkward to try and find a way to translate them neatly.

In an ideal world, an image would have key numbers insert… Continue Reading »

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Cost-effective translations of technical manuals – how to optimise your project

Cost-effective translations of technical manuals – how to optimise your project

Budgets are tight these days. Although your piece of equipment may have cost many thousands to design, manufacture and ship to its intended overseas buyer, there may not be a lot left in your bu… Continue Reading »

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Translating critical documents in the public eye

Translating critical documents in the public eye

Translation became the focus of one news story this June as the British government met embarrassment over its translation of Theresa May’s Brexit Plan. The British government sought to do a fa… Continue Reading »

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What’s it take to be a good technical translator?

What’s it take to be a good technical translator?

Just because you have ten fingers, it doesn’t make you a concert pianist. Similarly, just because you speak a language it doesn’t necessarily follow that you’ll be a good technical transla… Continue Reading »

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How to prepare a technical manual for translation

How to prepare a technical manual for translation

If you’re writing a technical manual or other technical document from scratch, which you will then need to have produced in a different language, there are several things you can do to help make… Continue Reading »

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We’re sorry but we can’t translate that: here’s why

We’re sorry but we can’t translate that: here’s why

As a long-standing translation agency with over 35 years’ experience, you’d expect us to be able to handle anything you could send our way. Most of the time we do and we provide a great serv… Continue Reading »

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How do we address the decline in learning languages?

How do we address the decline in learning languages?

The Times reported on August 5th 2017 that “Courses are being cut at two thirds of sixth-form colleges due to a lack of demand and lack of funding.” German was the most commonly cut, meaning tha… Continue Reading »

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How to get the best out of working with a translation agency

How to get the best out of working with a translation agency

If you’re new to working with a translation agency, you’ll want to know how you can make the most of our services, to save time, money and hassle.

Here’s a quick list of what you can do to he… Continue Reading »

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Languages and communications online – how the language you speak can affect online browsing

Languages and communications online – how the language you speak can affect online browsing

English was once the dominant language of the internet, but now it’s just one in a sea of many. Its relative share of cyberspace has shrunk to around 30%, while French, German, Spanish and Chine… Continue Reading »

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