Translation Costs

Translation Costs

Can good quality translation be produced cheaply? It depends what you need the translation for. If it is for ‘information only’ then it is possible to get the gist of a document from a basic translation which can be done for a competitive price. However, client-facing...

Why Industry Training is Important

We are attending a linguistic industry training event this week. From Thursday to Monday the office will be operating with a skeleton staff as the team is heading to York for an industry conference. IJET York is the 26th specialist Japanese translator and interpreter...
Translation and Ebola

Translation and Ebola

As life-science specialists we are exposed to a lot of suffering in the documents that we translate. Fatalities are often mentioned in journal reports on chemotherapy treatment, severe adverse reactions to antibiotics in the young and old and also upsetting details...
Language and its Effect on Social Attitudes

Language and its Effect on Social Attitudes

明日            来年           昨日 現在形 未来会 過去形 The Japanese language clearly demonstrates how language affects attitudes. The distinction between present and future tense is a little blurry in Japanese. English phrases like “will” or “be going to,” which indicate the...

Audio Transcription and Voiceover

There are many UK and EU businesses that are already exporting overseas. Many of them have established markets but still need to expand their client base. There are also numerous European businesses that are looking to expand their client base overseas. There is no...
Why Training is Crucial

Why Training is Crucial

The new year often sees us making a handful of resolutions such as ‘giving up chocolate,’ or’ joining a gym’. I must say that I am already an avid gym-attendee. However, I know from bitter experience that the hardest thing about exercising is actually getting out of...
Staying Ahead of the Game in the T&I Industry

Staying Ahead of the Game in the T&I Industry

Being a translator/interpreter is a complex job and being a freelance professional adds an extra element of excitement/unpredictability/flying by the seat of the pants stuff. Being a translator is also no regular 9-5 job. Your client may suddenly find that they have a...
Use of Defibrillators

Use of Defibrillators

In the UK it is now commonplace to see portable defibrillators (also known as AEDs) in public places such as supermarkets, village halls and community centres. This clever device was invented by a Northern Ireland physician named Frank Partridge. Pantridge was in the...
Stem Cell Developments

Stem Cell Developments

Our skin is our largest organ. It is what keeps the environment at bay. Those people who need a skin graft due to an injury to their skin currently have limited choices. Either a skin graft or artificial skin to replace damaged tissues. There have been great...