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Our number one FAQ – how do we monitor quality?

Our number one FAQ – how do we monitor quality?

This has to be one of the most popular questions that we get asked – and it’s obviously one that is key to our company’s success.

One of the first jobs we do in January each year is look at o… Continue Reading »

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International awareness - more important than speaking a language?

International awareness - more important than speaking a language?

A booklet dropped through our letterbox recently from HSBC. Inside were quotes and articles, statistics and pie charts concerning international trade, with a  particular emphasis on mid-sized co… Continue Reading »

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We've moved!

We've moved!

We are now settling in following our move to the Europa Building on the Hoo Farm Industrial Estate in Kidderminster. Our move sees us join with a bigger group of companies in one building, inclu… Continue Reading »

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The great divide

The great divide

The great divide - US v UK English on the sports field

Unsurprisingly perhaps, there is a minefield of problems awaiting the unwary sports translator.

Not only do we have a variety of diff… Continue Reading »

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Ten top tips for getting the best translation

Ten top tips for getting the best translation
  1. Allow enough time – rush jobs are rushed. Allow at least a day per 2000 words of original text if at all possible.
  1. Typeset documents need to be properly checked – word breaks nee… Continue Reading »
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Speak my language

Speak my language

We know that not everyone speaks English - at least, not well enough to make an informed decision on technical details, or commercial negotiations.

They may be fine with day to day chat or h… Continue Reading »

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Film studio and video services – with or without translation, the choice is yours

Film studio and video services – with or without translation, the choice is yours

We’re lucky at MTT to have a fully fitted out film studio on site, with full production services, green screen, 3D suite, voiceover and subtitling facilities.

Whether you’re looking to produc… Continue Reading »

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Specialist translators – why bother?

Specialist translators – why bother?

The team of translators at MTT are specialists in their chosen fields - why is this important to you the customer?

A specialist will have in-depth knowledge, qualifications and often relevant… Continue Reading »

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Why can't young people be bothered with languages?

Why can't young people be bothered with languages?

At a recent school’s career fair, I was once again impressed by the interest the students (in this case aged about 14) showed in various careers. But although the Army stand, the engineering sta… Continue Reading »

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Three things to avoid to ensure translation quality

Three things to avoid to ensure translation quality

Here are three simple things to avoid to help you make sure you get the best possible translation.

1 – Incomplete, ambiguous source texts

It’s a myth to think that the quality of the … Continue Reading »

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