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Made in the Midlands Exhibition - the big question...

Made in the Midlands Exhibition - the big question...

MTT were delighted to be able to exhibit at the MIM exhibition yesterday at the Banks’s Stadium in Walsall.

Interest in our translation services was keen from a wide range of companies and we… Continue Reading »

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A Place in Europe - a challenge for schools

A Place in Europe - a challenge for schools

It's almost time for the Place in Europe Competition - an annual event that has been sponsored by us here at MTT for the last 3 years and one which has given us a lot of pleasure and surprises.

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Rain, mizzle or drizzle....

Rain, mizzle or drizzle....

I came across this article on BBC News yesterday, which talks about the number of words we have in the English language for rain. Considering the amount of rain we've seen over the past month it… Continue Reading »

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Mr Vacuum Cleaner and the perils of Google Translate

Mr Vacuum Cleaner and the perils of Google Translate

We sometimes use Google Translate to get a gist translation for example to check the sense of a quick email. We did laugh yesterday however when we had a short piece of Polish to cross check and… Continue Reading »

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Quality Systems – time well invested or a hassle you can live without?

Quality Systems – time well invested or a hassle you can live without?

A recent enquiry for highly specialised, critical translation project had the potential for headaches before we even began when we were faced with completing a stringent supplier quality audit.

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The story of the potent pen

The story of the potent pen

This week, I thought I'd share some of the consequences of bad translation. Sometimes, even large, wildly successful companies underestimate the value of transferring their message to a foreign … Continue Reading »

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Humerous translations have a serious side

Humerous translations have a serious side

If you have been on a holiday or business trip abroad recently, the chances are that you will have seen some awkward phrasing on a restaurant menu or an advert that sounds strange in English. Yo… Continue Reading »

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4 easy ways to make your translation projects hassle free.

4 easy ways to make your translation projects hassle free.

Working with a translation company can be a bit daunting – how do you know what they need, how do they work, what needs translating and how long will it all take?

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Separated by a common language

Separated by a common language

The phrase above is part of a quotation attributed to playwright George Bernard Shaw, which describes the differences between British and American English. When requesting translation services, … Continue Reading »

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Think before you write....

Think before you write....

If you ever get the chance to write a document you know is going to be translated, take a few moments before you put pen to paper.

 

A few minutes spent thinking about how to write your te… Continue Reading »

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