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Swearing

The Language of Obscenity

August 27, 2015 at 9:51 am

All societies and all languages have developed their own swear words, taboo words, and curses, and that seems to have been true for all periods of history. Swear words constitute around 0.7% of the words people use in everyday speech – which seems a lot when you consider that it’sRead More

Creative translation

How To Boost Creativity in the Workplace

August 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

Without creativity, businesses risk their products becoming undifferentiated commodities. So how do businesses encourage and nurture creativity? The UK is a world leader when it comes to the creative industries. But globalisation has created an environment in which the success of the UK depends on its ability to inspire theRead More

Fashion Without Borders

TranslateMedia Sponsors Fashion Without Borders

August 25, 2015 at 9:10 am

TranslateMedia is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring this year’s Fashion Without Borders event. Fashion Without Borders is a full-day event, aimed at British brands and retailers who want to discover the potential of global e-marketplaces as a route to successful international etail. The event takes place at theRead More

Ecommerce

Selling Through International Online Marketplaces

August 24, 2015 at 9:55 am

Online marketplaces can be a huge source for revenue for small businesses without their own websites or low marketing budgets but they’re not without their issues. While Amazon and Ebay are among the biggest players in many countries there are a few others that you should know about when expanding globally.Read More

Legal

The Growth of Legal Services in Emerging Markets

August 20, 2015 at 10:09 am

Emerging markets across the globe are not only growing significantly but they’re becoming increasingly sophisticated, which is driving demand for legal services. India India, for example, has seen a surge in activity both nationally and internationally, which has led to the development of a burgeoning legal sector. Currently, foreign lawRead More

Fintech

How London Start-ups Are Leading the Fintech Revolution

August 17, 2015 at 1:09 pm

The recent financial crisis left many British financial institutions on the edge of bankruptcy but has opened up opportunities for financial technology start-ups. Despite the colossal losses incurred by the major financial institutions, the City of London hasn’t shut shop. Far from it – the UK remains the world’s leading exporter of financial services.Read More

education

The Economic Cost of a Lack of Language Skills

August 14, 2015 at 9:15 am

It’s thought that the UK’s language skills deficit could be costing us up to £48 billion each year – that’s according to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. Employers are certainly noticing the skills deficit. According to a CBI study, although 70% of UK businesses value language skills onlyRead More

Localisation

Localisation in the Film and TV Industries

August 11, 2015 at 10:22 am

As is the case with many sectors, the film and TV industries are becoming increasingly globalised in the modern age. More and more films and TV series are being submitted for translation, and as the modern consumer expects work to be released in their native language almost simultaneously to its originalRead More

Time in culture

How Different Cultures Handle Time

August 6, 2015 at 8:08 am

Do you value punctuality? Can you multitask? How well do you deal with interruptions? Your approach to these matters may reveal whether you come from a monochronic culture – one that sees time as a linear concept – or a polychronic culture – one that sees time as cyclical. TheRead More

Are Translators and Interpreters a Dying Breed?

Are Translators and Interpreters a Dying Breed?

August 5, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Google translate has long been an object of ridicule among professional linguists and translators, but machine translation technology and the quality of the translations are undoubtedly improving at a rapid pace. In May 2014 Google announced their purchase of Word Lens, the developer of software which recognises text through aRead More


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