19 Sep 2014

Reasons Why Selecting a Cheap Translation Agency is a Bad Idea

We all like to save money here and there, whether it’s moving to a low-cost hairdresser or switching allegiance to a budget supermarket. Businesses tend to think along the same lines, always looking to make a profit, only they’re more […]

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07 Jul 2014

The Difficulties of English Translations

It is often said that English is a difficult language to learn. Even native speakers of languages such as Mandarin or Russian – often thought by English speakers as difficult languages to master – have been known to throw their […]

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09 Jun 2014

Language Etiquette Tips for International Business

It’s one thing knowing a language, quite another knowing a country’s culture and business etiquette. Of course, professional translators are key for any company trading overseas. But a business deal can live or die simply because you have overlooked the […]

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28 May 2014

Why Content Management is More Than Just a CMS

The World Wide Web has reduced the barriers to entry to global markets significantly in recent years. It is now commonplace for businesses of all sizes –large, medium or small – to trade across international borders. Expanding your operation to […]

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13 May 2014

Managing a Translation Mix-Up

If you fall foul of a translation gaffe, how do you best manage the fall-out? Here are some effective tips… Today’s global business landscape means more and more companies – large, medium and small – are trading across borders. But […]

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08 May 2014

Is Bad Grammar Harming Your Brand?

Billy Connolly once said: “There’s no such thing as bad language, only bad use of good language.” Whether you agree with the Scottish comedian or not, bad grammar seems to be increasingly all around us – from office emails to the […]

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27 Feb 2014

Pharmacy Translation Issue Causes Outrage

Supermarket giant Morrisons is attempting to extricate itself from a tight corner after a translation issue at one of its supermarket pharmacies in Wales. Last month, the parents of a 15-month-old boy were told their prescription for urgent steroid medicine […]

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13 Dec 2013

Mandela Memorial Service Sign Language Interpreter Explains:

An intepreter on the Jimmy Kimmel show translates his sign language The infamous sign language interpreter from Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Thamsanqa Jantjie, has claimed that he suffered from a schizophrenic attack that caused him to translate incorrectly and that he […]

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30 Oct 2013

Poorly Translated Punjabi Safety Leaflet Causes Police Embarrassment

One of the most important elements connecting Britain’s increasingly diverse communities is language. The bedrock of community cohesion is dialogue – words working to create stronger, safer and closer communities that feel more connected. Local authorities and public sector bodies […]

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20 Sep 2013

Coca-Cola Cancels Campaign Due to Translation Blunder

Coca-Cola has been forced to cancel a Canadian advertising campaign that combined randomly generated English and French words and displayed them on the inside of bottle tops after an woman in Edmonton, Canada received one that said “You Retard.” Blake […]

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