What Now for Tourism Translation in the Scary World of COVID-19?

How just a few weeks can change the world! The lightning and mostly exponential spread of the novel coronavirus, rather unromantically known as SARS-COV-2, has almost completely obliterated the worldwide tourism market and, unfortunately for translators in the tourism sector, their particular part of the industry too. The Light at the End of the Tunnel? […]

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Steps to Become a German English Translation Expert

You may have thought that there will soon be no need for human translators as translation will all be done automatically. If this was even remotely true, it would mean that you could forget about becoming a professional German English translator, let alone an expert one. The reality is that the demand for professional human […]

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Why Businesses Should Build Glossaries for Their Translation Tasks

If you are in charge of getting your business documents and website translated, you may not realize the importance of having a good glossary. Glossaries should be built over time in each language that you translate your business requirements into. They are particularly important if you have a large in-house translation section or outsource your […]

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Onsite Interpreters: Avoid Communication Barriers in Health Sector

The Need for Interpreting in the Health Sector Accurate interpreting services are important in many spheres of human activity, but perhaps none more so than in the health sector. Without precise and empathetic communication between health professionals and their patients, the consequences can be dire. Patients need to express their feelings and describe their symptoms […]

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Why Post-Editing is Important

The field of translation is not immune to changes that have taken place globally and one of the most significant ones is the use of machine translations. This type of translation does exist and the use of it has increased markedly throughout the translation industry in recent years. Post-editing is linked to machine translations as […]

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Why Businesses Need Professional Interpreters

It’s in 2020. Most countries, these days, are multiethnic and multilingual. For business, it is an absolute must to acknowledge the reality of a multilingual world, even if it is just because they have to do business in the country they are based in. Take the U.S., for example. Many towns and cities in the […]

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Tips for New Translators

Setting out on your own rather than seeking employment with a recognised translation agency is a whole new ball game. It means you are starting your own business rather than being an employee in someone else’s business. This has advantages and disadvantages and only you will ever know whether it is the right decision to […]

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Common Types of Interpreting

Interpreting is an increasingly important skill as the world becomes smaller and more interconnected. Interpreters have much in common with translators, at least because they need to know the languages they interpret fluently and are specialised in one of the several different fields of interpreting. Professional interpreters tend to opt for one or more different […]

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What is Onsite Interpreting and How Can It Be Arranged?

Onsite interpreting is considered to be the more traditional form of interpreting as it takes place when an interpreter is physically present. The Benefits of Using an Onsite Interpreter Because the interpreter is present at the interpreting venue s/he can use visual cues when interpreting what people are saying. These include gestures and facial expressions […]

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Translation Services for the Travel and Tourism Industry

It would be a complete oversight if the tourism and travel sector didn’t provide tourist literature in the languages of their visitors. This includes hotel information, tour brochures, holiday guides, promotional booklets and press releases. Typically today, there are many more activities available that suit the tastes of tourists. They could be outdoor enthusiasts seeking […]

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