If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.

Transcription: Everything you need to know

Transcription, as used in the literary community, refers to the process of turning an audio file into a written one. The audio file may contain text spoken by just one person or by multiple people. Video files can also require transcription. There are often times when a professional translator is asked to transcribe a file prior to translating it. There are often times when a professional translator is asked to transcribe a file prior to translating it.

Navigating the Changing Waters of Translation Providers

Once upon a time – or so we were told whilst sitting at our grandfather’s knee – the process of locating and securing a translation was simple, formal and structured. Now, however, as with everything else, times have changed, the players have shifted and all is often not what it might seem. Traditionally, clients were able to choose between working directly with a freelance translator or using a language services agency.

The Role of Research in Translation

The actual time that needs to be invested is dependent on many factors.
The worst case scenario, of course, is when a translator is doing a highly technical piece that is not in their areas of specialization.
This can be akin to starting from scratch, with the translator having to almost literally look up every word and research every concept.

6 things that should always be professionally translated

Translation for Global Markets? What?
So you think you have the next biggest, baddest, soon-to-be-viral-and-globally-trending mobile app. You prepare your press release, media kit, and have all your ducks in a row for the big release. It finally hits consumer markets and – …. sales suck. Big time. Your ROI is little more than enough to buy a new toaster.

10 of the best words in the world that have no English translation

Whilst English is the world’s most used language, that doesn’t mean that every word in the English tongue has a direct translation of words found in other languages.
In fact, there are lots of rich, descriptive words that have no English translation at all.
For example, consider the following ten words…
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