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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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International Translation Day – 30th September 2014 – A personal viewpoint

International Translation Day – 30th September 2014 – A personal viewpoint

International Translation Day is on 30th September – it was originally set up in 1953 and it coincides with the Feast of St Jerôme, the patron saint of translators (and also librarians).

St J… Continue Reading »

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It's not just about the manual

It's not just about the manual

Often an initial enquiry from a company will be for a technical manual to be translated to go with a product being shipped abroad. However, that’s just part of the story for some of our clients.… Continue Reading »

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Got a project like this?

Got a project like this?

Got a project like this?

Projects we have handled

What do all these translation projects have in common?

  • The translators needed an in depth understanding of the subject field to create a document which… Continue Reading »
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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.

Arrive at t… Continue Reading »

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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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