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We take a look at a range of possible developments in the field of translation The translation industry is a bit of a dark horse, really. For many years, translation was a fairly quiet and stuffy domain, populated by grey-bearded grammar fiends with a love of language. But the globalisation of the late 20th century, coupled with the technological advancements of the Internet, has changed all of that. Statistics from Common Sense Advisory (CSA) show that...

We explode the myths surrounding translation services With many companies still smarting from the effects of the global recession while industries become more competitive than ever before thanks to global competition, is not surprising that many businesses are looking to save pennies. Whenever a company analyses its outgoings, it's easier to justify cutbacks in certain areas, when these areas are often providing incalculable value to a company. Investment in translation is just such an area, because it...

We journey back in time 4,000 years to discover the history of human communication Translation today is a high-tech, high-speed affair. Businesses as far-flung as New York, Hong Kong, London, and Moscow need lightning-fast communication at low rates without sacrificing quality. So, the translation industry has experienced a huge boom in technological aids in order to provide it. But how did translation first develop, and how did we get to where we are today? Examining these...

The trend towards global business is an open door for ambitious businesses The world is shrinking. We live in a time when information can travel the world in the blink of an eye, flying between Hong Kong and New York, Sydney and Moscow in a matter of seconds. The biggest companies no longer dominate a single market but the entire world. For any business with global aspirations there is one major barrier to global success: communication....

How to avoid some common pitfalls when buying translation services For companies at the start of their journey into an overseas market, procuring translation services can be a complicated and confusing business. With so much of the translation industry now based online, finding a translation services provider that can meet your needs can be a tricky business, and there are plenty of pitfalls awaiting the unaware. That's why we've put together this guide to the biggest...