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Localisation - getting it right

Localisation - getting it right

Domino’s Pizza has recently opened stores in South Africa after an effective campaign in India, where they showed how a successful localisation campaign should be run.

Domino’s invested time … Continue Reading »

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Useful guide to buying translation services

Useful guide to buying translation services

Our professional body, the Institite of Translation and Interpreting publishes a very useful guide to buying translation services in eleven languages.

You can download a copy here.

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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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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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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.

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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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