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Translation Review – How to Keep it Objective and Constructive

Even though customers pay for professional translation, they still want to feel assured that what they are getting is good quality. This is completely normal. If someone does not speak the target [...]

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3 Examples of Hidden Translation Cost

When considering professional translation, i.e. translation done by creative, qualified humans, translation cost is one of the most important factors. If you are a frequent translation user on [...]

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About St. Jerome, Translators, and Always Doing Our Best

St. Jerome, born around year 347, was a scholar, a theologian and the first truly accomplished translator we are aware of. He translated the Bible into Latin – the Old Testament from Hebrew [...]

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The Importance of Hand Off in Translation or How To Avoid Ripping Up Concrete

A friend and a mentor of mine owns a construction company. A lot of their work is in pouring concrete. Lots of it. The roadways, bridges and buildings they build each represent a multimillion [...]

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Coworkers You Have Never Met: 3 Tips on Developing Trust in the Translation Industry

In the translation industry, and I imagine in many others, we often work closely with people we have never really met. Sure, we know their name and where they live, what language they speak and [...]

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Translation Quality: The One Thing That Matters The Most

What matters the most to you as a translation buyer? That you  get your quote quickly and know we start processing your documents right away? The speed of our responses? Communication in general? [...]

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9 Awesome Tips for Using Over-the-Phone Interpreters

In business, things happen fast. You could not get a hold of your partner in Hong Kong for a week but now they are here, available and ready to sit down for a quick meeting. It is too late to [...]

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Translators and Interpreters – 5 Typical Scenarios

Translators and interpreters are two different sides of one coin. They both facilitate communication between audiences using different languages. But this is where the commonality ends. [...]

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Let the Translators Have the Last Word

My business was once asked to translate an inscription on a public monument. We were beyond thrilled. Who can say their translation work is literally carved in stone? So we did our best and [...]

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3 Unexpected Benefits of Working With Translators

There are some things we do our clients tell us they did not necessarily expect from translators. Yet, when you think about them, it all makes sense. Translators do not just take words in one [...]