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The silicon revolution has changed just about every industry in the world. With the rise of information technology and the corresponding surge of developments in telecommunications and data processing, the way we all live and work has changed almost beyond recognition. The translation industry is no exception – and the benefits are real, for translators and their customers alike. So what are those benefits, and where exactly are they coming from? That’s what we’ll be looking...

As we previously established in our latest LinkedIn Pulse article “Will machine translation ever replace human translators?”, translation is undoubtedly a creative pursuit. On the other hand, any agency will tell you that, in business terms, it’s a process that can be systematised and standardised for maximum efficiency. It almost sounds like these two facts conflict with each other – so conflict an inevitable part of the business? Not at all. It would be easy...

A good translation partner can be worth their weight in gold. If you’re a business taking your first steps into the world of international commerce, having someone competent and reliable at your side will help to put your mind at ease as you prepare to open up those brand new markets. If all goes to plan, new customers get introduced to your products and services, and you get to focus on your core business. If...

For plenty of business owners, running the business like a family is their dream scenario. But there’s a tricky balancing act to be performed if you don’t want to also end up running your family like a business! After all, working with family makes it all the more important to think about things like your work-life balance, and maintaining good relationships with your colleagues becomes even more critical when those same colleagues are also close...

The language services industry can sometimes feel murky and jargon-riddled – just as we discussed in our last article, What’s the difference between a translator and an interpreter?. Now that we’ve cleared the air around most agencies’ flagship services, it’s time to take a look at some of the other offerings you might see from professional language service providers. Proofreading, editing and reviewing And so we start with the thickest, most impenetrable jargon-jungle of all. If you’ve ever...