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How to prepare a technical manual for translation

How to prepare a technical manual for translation

If you’re writing a technical manual or other technical document from scratch, which you will then need to have produced in a different language, there are several things you can do to help ma… Continue Reading »

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We’re sorry but we can’t translate that: here’s why

We’re sorry but we can’t translate that: here’s why

As a long-standing translation agency with over 35 years’ experience, you’d expect us to be able to handle anything you could send our way. Most of the time we do and we provide a great serv… Continue Reading »

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How do we address the decline in learning languages?

How do we address the decline in learning languages?

The Times reported on August 5th 2017 that “Courses are being cut at two thirds of sixth-form colleges due to a lack of demand and lack of funding.” German was the most commonly cut, meaning tha… Continue Reading »

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How to get the best out of working with a translation agency

How to get the best out of working with a translation agency

If you’re new to working with a translation agency, you’ll want to know how you can make the most of our services, to save time, money and hassle.

Here’s a quick list of what you can do to he… Continue Reading »

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Languages and communications online – how the language you speak can affect online browsing

Languages and communications online – how the language you speak can affect online browsing

English was once the dominant language of the internet, but now it’s just one in a sea of many. Its relative share of cyberspace has shrunk to around 30%, while French, German, Spanish and Chine… Continue Reading »

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Localising your website – approaching different markets in different ways

Localising your website – approaching different markets in different ways

If you’re thinking about approaching an overseas market using your website as the main means of communication you need to take a look at a range of things to ensure you create the right environm… Continue Reading »

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How do I get a legal translation certified?

How do I get a legal translation certified?

You know you need to get the translation of your document certified, but what does that actually mean and what’s involved?

Many people believe that a professional translator has to be “certif… Continue Reading »

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Making Brazil your goal for business in 2016

Making Brazil your goal for business in 2016

With all eyes turned to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics, it’s potentially a good time for companies to think about this gateway to Latin America as a possible export market.

The 6th largest coun… Continue Reading »

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Being multilingual in a multilingual country

Being multilingual in a multilingual country

Most people live in a country where only one main language is spoken. Let’s take a look at a place where things are very different.

Papua New Guinea is one of the most linguistically diverse … Continue Reading »

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Translation mistakes – the importance of getting it right and why it goes wrong

Translation mistakes – the importance of getting it right and why it goes wrong

In our previous blog post , we told the story of the smoking breadmaker which caused problems for users and costly consequences for the manufacturer.

Things can and do go wrong in many cases:… Continue Reading »

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