Global English and Overseas Business Prospects

Mastery of Global English May Boost UK Business’ Overseas Revenue in a post-Brexit era   English is probably still regarded as the main business language in the Western world.  However, how well are native English speakers really being understood by other...

Translation Terminology Explained

TRANSLATION TERMINOLOGY EXPLAINED     If you are not a part of the translation sector, you may not be familiar with some of the terms that are used. Here we try to demystify some of them with pithy explanations.   Terms used by Language Service Providers...

Medical Jargon in Translation

Medical translation It’s easy to feel like the world of medicine has a language all of its own. All that jargon! This is precisely why it is so critical to use a specialist medical translator. Afterall, this is one area where you definitely cannot risk any...

Humour in translation

Laughing matter: how to translate jokes Heard the one about the translator who walked into a bar? OK, maybe not, but how you’d translate the joke into another language would depend on the punchline. Does it play on words or offer a sly nod to a cultural reference...

Working with an interpreter

What do interpreters do that translators don’t?Basically, translators write and interpreters speak.  Interpreters work by listening to information being spoken in one language and then relaying the message into the language of the listener. They either do this...

Navigating the languages of the world

I             MAP OF THE WORLD LANGUAGES Mapa_Lenguas_del_Mundo.png under GFDL created by es:Usuario:Industrius using Image:BlankMap-World.png made by User:Vardion, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2107256 The Earth is home to a huge and...
Importance of Quality Website Localisation

Importance of Quality Website Localisation

Instead of performing a word-for-word translation, website localisation focuses on the specific country’s conventions, cultural differences and even the right website design to suit the target market’s preferences. Simply put, this strategy has the capacity to boost...