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If you’re thinking about learning a new language, you may have different reasons motivating you. Perhaps you want to communicate better with a certain person or group. Maybe you want to enhance your career prospects or be able to travel overseas with greater confidence. I’m willing to bet that changing the way you think wasn’t high on your list of priorities. But beyond boosting your resume and expanding your communication skills, learning a language comes...

Every translation job is different – that goes without saying. Every client has their own set of requirements, and every job presents its own unique challenges. What can translators do to ensure a project goes smoothly from start to finish? Well, one of the best and most straightforward things you can do is to ask the client some questions. It’s a good rule of thumb that you should never be shy to ask questions about a...

Nowadays it seems like everyone and their dog is tweeting, facebooking, friending and liking to their heart’s content as social media becomes a cornerstone of our personal and business lives. But if you've avoided venturing into the fray so far you might be missing out. Whether you want to attract new clients, connect with colleagues, make friends or learn more about the translation industry, social networking can be a great way to do it, particularly...

machine vs human translation

Information technology has dramatically changed the way we live our lives and run our businesses, and the translation industry is no exception to this. Globalisation and cross-territory arrangements have made the world a much smaller place, and this has resulted in a need for people to communicate without barriers. Information technology facilitates this on a practical level via the use of email, social media, instant messaging, just-in-time processing, and click-and-collect, but it has also enabled the...