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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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Time well spent - back to school

Time well spent - back to school

We’re helping at a local sixth form careers evening tomorrow – it’s something we’ve done for a long time and we think it’s a very important part of what we do as a company.

Why? It’s simple. … Continue Reading »

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Interpreting - why use a professional?

Interpreting - why use a professional?

If you think that anyone who speaks a second language (to a level where they are comfortable going on holiday) can be a good interpreter, it’s time to think again.

In a business situation, yo… Continue Reading »

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5 facts about China – to celebrate Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)

5 facts about China – to celebrate Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)

1 Chinese New Year

This year, Chinese New Year starts on Monday 8th February – this time it’s the year of the monkey, the 9th animal in the 12 year cycle. Celebrations generally last for abou… Continue Reading »

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The impact of foreign literature in translation

The impact of foreign literature in translation

Historically, much of the literature around the world has been written in the primary language of the country that it is printed in. However this trend is starting to change.

According to Bus… Continue Reading »

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Want to save time and money when placing a translation project?

Want to save time and money when placing a translation project?

We’ve come up with a handy checklist to help you make sure you have all the information we’ll need before starting your translation project. This will ensure that we can get to work straight awa… 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.

It's go… 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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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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5 Technical Translation Traps and How to Avoid Them

5 Technical Translation Traps and How to Avoid Them

Technical translation is what we do best - 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 - Thinking… Continue Reading »

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