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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 ma… 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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Localising your website – approaching different markets in different ways

Localising your website – approaching different markets in different ways

If you’re thinking about approaching an overseas market using your website as the main means of communication you need to take a look at a range of things to ensure you create the right environm… Continue Reading »

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How do I get a legal translation certified?

How do I get a legal translation certified?

You know you need to get the translation of your document certified, but what does that actually mean and what’s involved?

Many people believe that a professional translator has to be “certif… Continue Reading »

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Making Brazil your goal for business in 2016

Making Brazil your goal for business in 2016

With all eyes turned to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics, it’s potentially a good time for companies to think about this gateway to Latin America as a possible export market.

The 6th largest coun… Continue Reading »

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Being multilingual in a multilingual country

Being multilingual in a multilingual country

Most people live in a country where only one main language is spoken. Let’s take a look at a place where things are very different.

Papua New Guinea is one of the most linguistically diverse … Continue Reading »

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Translation mistakes – the importance of getting it right and why it goes wrong

Translation mistakes – the importance of getting it right and why it goes wrong

In our previous blog post , we told the story of the smoking breadmaker which caused problems for users and costly consequences for the manufacturer.

Things can and do go wrong in many cases:… Continue Reading »

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Interpreting - why use a professional?

Interpreting - why use a professional?

If you think that anyone who speaks a second language (to a level where they are comfortable going on holiday) can be a good interpreter, it’s time to think again.

In a business situation, yo… Continue Reading »

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What we look for in a technical translator

What we look for in a technical translator

Our MD Sue Clark comments in the ITI Bulletin in September 2015 on what we look for in a technical translator. To read the article in full click here.

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Freelance Translators – how to get your application read

Freelance Translators – how to get your application read

The team at MTT handle over 100 applications from prospective freelance translators every day. The sad truth is the vast majority of these are scams or so poorly written that they are simply del… Continue Reading »

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What kind of translations do you need when taking on a new market?

What kind of translations do you need when taking on a new market?

If you’re looking at going into a new market, translation and localisation need to be high on your list of things to consider.

First of all, let’s take a quick look at the difference bet… Continue Reading »

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5 Legal Translation Traps and How to Avoid Them

5 Legal Translation Traps and How to Avoid Them

Legal translation is one of our core activities - so here are our top five Translation Traps and how to avoid them to help you get the best translation possible from your supplier.

Trap 1 – N… Continue Reading »

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5 Marketing Translation Traps and How to Avoid Them

5 Marketing Translation Traps and How to Avoid Them

Marketing translation is one of our main strengths - so here are our top five Translation Traps and how to avoid them to help you get the best translation possible from your supplier.

Trap 1 … Continue Reading »

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5 Technical Translation Traps and How to Avoid Them

5 Technical Translation Traps and How to Avoid Them

Technical translation is what we do best - so here are our top five Translation Traps and how to avoid them to help you get the best translation possible from your supplier.

Trap 1 - Thinking… Continue Reading »

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Impartial advice for language buyers

Impartial advice for language buyers

If you're looking for an impartial viewpoint on how to get the best language provider, why not try the Institute of Translation and Interpreting - they're our professional body and have publishe… Continue Reading »

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New to translation? Here's what you need to know...

New to translation? Here's what you need to know...

What you need to know if you are new to translation services

If you need a translation doing but don’t quite know how it all works, here’s the information you need to help you understand the … Continue Reading »

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Make sure your message doesn't get lost in translation, Business Warned !

Make sure your message doesn't get lost in translation, Business Warned !

One of the Midlands’ leading translation agencies is warning businesses across the region of the dangers of using linguists outside of their mother tongue when translating important documents in… Continue Reading »

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Make sure you know what you are signing!

Make sure you know what you are signing!

Make sure you know what you are signing!

When you’ve put the effort into making a sale and forming a relationship with an overseas partner, the legal stages need to be completed correctly to … Continue Reading »

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Software Translations

Software Translations

Software Translations

Whether it be a PC program or a hand held diagnostics system for cars, any application running on equipment destined to be exported may need software translation for the… Continue Reading »

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The Olympics are coming!

The Olympics are coming!

The countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games has begun and while it may still seem a long time away, the moment when the world’s attention will be focussed on the UK will be with us before we realise… Continue Reading »

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Legal Translations

Legal Translations

Legal Translations

In addition to the highly specialised work of solicitors, companies working overseas or dealing with non-English speaking staff need to consider making use of professional … Continue Reading »

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How do you know your translations are accurate?

How do you know your translations are accurate?

How do you know your translations are accurate?

Translation accuracy is sometimes a worry when you can’t read the final version yourself.

So, what kind of measures do MTT have in place to … Continue Reading »

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Are you looking for additional business? Could you handle more enquiries and orders?

Are you looking for additional business? Could you handle more enquiries and orders?

Are you looking for additional business?
Could you handle more enquiries and orders?

If you think there may be a market for your product or service overseas, why not test the theory by havin… Continue Reading »

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Technical translation for manuals, data sheets, reports and more

Technical translation for manuals, data sheets, reports and more

Technical translation for manuals, data sheets, reports and more

Technical translations need to be clearly understood and they must be accurate. The potential for accidents, injury or damage … Continue Reading »

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Help when you need to make a quick decision

Help when you need to make a quick decision

Help when you need to make a quick decision

MTT’s standard level of service is to respond to every enquiry within 3 hours.

In the vast majority of cases, this will be with a confirmed pric… Continue Reading »

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Guaranteed Delivery Service

Guaranteed Delivery Service

Guaranteed Delivery Service

Have you ever had a really important deadline, one that just can’t be missed?

Have you ever had to rely on someone else meeting that deadline too?

If you hav… Continue Reading »

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How To Book An Interpreter

How To Book An Interpreter

How To Book An Interpreter

What is Interpreting?

Interpreting is the ‘spoken translation’ of a language. We can supply interpreters for any language pair, for any circumstance, all over th… Continue Reading »

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Can your employees read and understand H&S notices, procedure and documentation?

Can your employees read and understand H&S notices, procedure and documentation?

Can your employees read and understand H&S notices, procedure and documentation?

If not, and language is a barrier, we have the solution.

Understanding the extent of your responsibility (a… Continue Reading »

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