11 Ways to Identify a Good Translator Match

11 Ways to Identify a Good Translator Match Like any recruitment or hiring decision, evaluating both the competency qualifications and the soft skills of your future employee or independent contractor is very important. How can you evaluate the abilities of a translator if you don’t speak their native language though? After all, that is why…

Unique Foreign Language Translation Needs for Governments and NGOs

Unique Foreign Language Translation Needs for Governments and NGOs There is a reason that government organisations are often considered bureaucracies and have the reputation of being full of “red tape”. Most government officials, administrators and legislators agree that the amount of information that passes through governing bodies is excessive, but important. Oftentimes, this information requires…

How Arabic Translation Services Can Benefit Your Organisation

How Arabic Translation Services Can Benefit Your Organisation One of the most spoken languages in the world, Arabic, has a rich history. Spoken in over 27 countries, its influence is spreading rapidly due to global mobility and the Internet. Estimates of the number of native Arabic speakers worldwide vary between 200-300 million. The number of…

Future Trends in the Translation Industry

Future Trends in the Translation Industry Everything is currently being impacted by globalisation and advancing technology: The translation industry is no exception! In fact, the industry is growing rapidly in demand and in the evolving industry protocols and tools used to remain competitive. It is no secret the translation and language service provider (LSP) industries…

What Happens When a Language Goes Extinct?

What Happens When a Language Goes Extinct? A lot is lost during the homogenisation of languages! Cultural traditions, unique expressions and nuanced meaning that cannot be expressed in any other way are all threatened. Key information that can help improve our planet, such as historic accounts of events, familial histories/ancestry records, medicinal therapies, food preparation…

Is Google Translate good enough for email communications?

Is Google Translate good enough for email communications? Here comes the dreaded answer, “It depends”. Actually, the answer is more accurately, “Probably not!”. In an effort to save time and money, too many individuals and organisations are choosing this simple and cheap solution and then regret it. Unfortunately, deals have been lost and reputations irreparably…

7 Critical Milestones in Translation Industry History

7 Critical Milestones in Translation Industry History It is no secret that the translation and language service provider (LSP) industries are growing rapidly. The current market size has recently expanded to just over $45 bn and is expected to grow to over $56 bn by 2021. With an estimated 300,000 translators in the profession today,…

Honouring Four Historic Translators for their Global Impacts

Honouring Four Historic Translators for their Global Impacts The most notable authors in history are well known globally. Their works have been translated into hundreds of languages, so their masterpieces could be shared and enjoyed by readers worldwide. Would these authors be among the elite in history if their works remained available only in the…