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Why is learning Chinese difficult for Westerners?

Why is learning Chinese difficult for Westerners?

Learning Chinese is not easy, and there is a lot to consider when thinking about picking up a new language. One of the most difficult things for Westerners is learning a new alphabet and letters… Continue Reading »

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How do I ensure my non-English speaking employee has a fair hearing?

How do I ensure my non-English speaking employee has a fair hearing?

For HR staff working either freelance or in-house, there may be a time when they need to interview an employee whose first language is not English. How this interview is approached, regardless o… Continue Reading »

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Using subtitles to make the most of your video resources

Using subtitles to make the most of your video resources

If you’re spending time and resources creating a video to promote your company or to explain how to use a product, you really want to make the best use possible of the film you have created.

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How reliable is machine translation at the moment and what are its limitations?

How reliable is machine translation at the moment and what are its limitations?

The most popular machine translation software at the moment is Google Translate, although other programs are available. The software has improved remarkably over the last few years, with regular… Continue Reading »

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Top tips for working with a court interpreter

Top tips for working with a court interpreter

Interpreting in the courtroom is a highly specialist skill, requiring knowledge of the court system, complete impartiality and excellent listening skills.  Here are our top tips to help you get … Continue Reading »

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Medical interpreting - how should we handle this sensitive issue?

Medical interpreting - how should we handle this sensitive issue?

A visit to the doctors or the hospital can be worrying enough, but what happens if you don't speak good English?            

For a normal appointment, the health service will generally supply… Continue Reading »

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How do I make my marketing work overseas – getting the best from translation services.

How do I make my marketing work overseas – getting the best from translation services.

When you want to convince a potential customer from another country to buy your product or service, things are never straightforward.

Let’s face it, what works for “English speakers” also dif… Continue Reading »

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Why would I need a foreign language voiceover?

Why would I need a foreign language voiceover?

Your first thought might be “Surely it’s going to cost a lot and most of my target audience speak at least some English – they just want to look at the product and see how it works.”

The bene… Continue Reading »

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10 things that make a good technical translation

10 things that make a good technical translation

Here are a few tips to help you get a good technical translation:

Research – Background information should be provided if possible and the equipment and how it operates should … Continue Reading »

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How can I book an interpreter for a deaf client?

How can I book an interpreter for a deaf client?

Handling an appointment or meeting with a deaf customer might seem like a tricky prospect – here’s a guide to what the options are.

Depending on the needs of your client there may be one or m… Continue Reading »

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