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What's it like being a translation project manager?

What's it like being a translation project manager?

Language students and some of our clients sometimes wonder what it’s like to be a project manager in a translation company – so here’s a brief overview of a typical day at MTT HQ.

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Export week 7 – 11 April 2014

Export week  7 – 11 April 2014

It’s Export Week this week – we’re half way through and there have been great events going on up and down the country, from seminars to Facebook Q and A sessions.

We took part in a session t… Continue Reading »

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Haybridge languages conference - spreading the word.

Haybridge languages conference - spreading the word.

Here's Sue Clark presenting to Year 9 students at our local Haybridge Gifted & Talented Linguists conference a couple of weeks ago. Over 90 students attended the day from across 3 schoo… 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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