What to Consider When Hiring Specialised Legal Translators

What to Consider When Hiring Specialised Legal Translators Law is a large diverse industry with several areas of specialisation. Even a minor misinterpretation or translation deviation from the original document can have tremendous impacts on final outcomes. Therefore, professional legal translation generalists are not adequate for some legal translation projects. In fact, a complex project…

Working with a Translation Firm: 8 Tips for Success

Working with a Translation Firm: 8 Tips for Success Professional translators provide effective written communication between speakers of multiple languages. Hiring agencies to find qualified professional translators has become routine practice for many organisations. In fact, it has become a necessity to communicate successfully with diverse customers and constituents at home and worldwide. There are…

UK Language Services Industry Overview & Outlook

UK Language Services Industry Overview & Outlook The United Kingdom (UK) is the world’s second largest language services market, according to a 2019 report from the Association of Translation Companies (ATC). Globally, the entire language services industry was estimated at a value of £35 billion in 2018. Companies in this sector include language translation and…

How Can French Translation Services Benefit My Organisation?

How Can French Translation Services Benefit My Organisation? French is spoken in over 27 countries with an estimated 250 million native speakers worldwide. Quebec, Canada and several European countries like France, Belgium and Luxembourg are populated by native French speakers. Often overlooked are the West African countries, Madagascar and several small island developing nations. French…

Key Translation Projects for the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Industries

Key Translation Projects for the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Industries You know that providing your clients 5-star service does not begin when they arrive at your location. Consumers demand excellent customer service throughout their pre-trip planning, actual travel and post-trip follow-up experiences. Logically, the demand for professional translation services in the tourism and hospitality industries…

Translation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Translation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Where would we be without the benefits of translation? Probably confused, lost and argumentative at best! Translation has a fascinating history and a huge impact on our lives today. On 30 September, we celebrate International Translation Day, as established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2017. This day was…

Mining, Energy, Oil & Gas Industry Translation Needs

Mining, Energy, Oil & Gas Industry Translation Needs Rather few global industries are as critical as our energy and power technologies. Ensuring the world has adequate power is more than a modern convenience; nowadays, it has become life- and lifestyle- sustaining. Our scientific, medical, communications and transportation infrastructures depend on reliable and uninterrupted power supplies.…

Should I Translate Our Marketing Content into Chinese?

Should I Translate Our Marketing Content into Chinese? Mandarin Chinese is the oldest language and the language with the most native speakers in the world! Its 1.3 billion speakers are a target market that cannot and should not be ignored. Cantonese adds another 66 million speakers to the immense Chinese-speaking population. Obviously if you are…

Negative Consequences of Translation Mistakes

Negative Consequences of Translation Mistakes Sometimes translation mistakes are just funny. Read our blog on the humorous translation faux pas made by five big global brands! But sometimes translation mistakes are not funny at all. In fact, they can have long-term dire impacts on a business or organisation. Always remember word-for-word translation rarely gets across…