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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9 Tips When Selecting the Best Language Service Provider

In the United States alone there are 25.1 million who speak another language apart from English which in percentage terms is about 8.5 percent of the population. This means in many cases there is not a full understanding of English. Many organizations throughout the country employ, teach, or provide a service, for those who cannot […]

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The Translator’s Guide to Creating Your Own Website

As a new freelance translator, you will want to make yourself visible to potential clients. There are basically two approaches to getting clients. Either you work for or with an already existing translation company or work entirely for yourself. If you opt for the latter, you will be aiming to pocket the benefits of earning […]

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Infographic: “Interesting Facts About Translation”

 

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German Culture and Translation

A good German language translation has never just been about translating the language into other languages using a word to word method. It is important to understand both German traditions and culture if a translation is to be fully accurate. A knowledgeable German translator will also be aware of how well another language speaker will […]

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Repentance Day Celebrations in Germany

Buß- und Bettag, or Repentance Day, is a public holiday in Germany’s state of Saxony. Most businesses and schools close for the day. In other areas of Germany, there is no holiday for the Day of Prayer and Repentance. However, some schools in the state of Bavaria may be closed. It falls on a Wednesday […]

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The Importance of Translation in Business

International trade has always relied on effective translation skills. The main change over the centuries is that the sheer scale of international trade has increased dramatically. For a business that restricts itself to commercial activity within a single nation-state, there is really little need for translation services. There are a number of exceptions of course. […]

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5 Qualities Every Interpreter Should Have

Interpreters are an essential part of life whenever people meet who do not understand each others’ languages well enough for fruitful communication. They are needed by businesses, by government agencies, in hospitals, schools, at international conferences and by tourists, just to name a few examples. Many people are quite capable of fluency in more than […]

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What Are Some of the Longest Words in the English Language?

Because English has borrowed or absorbed words from other languages it is particularly rich. While most people think that the German language steals the show when it comes to long words, many of which are compound words, English has its own nice little collection as well. What is the Longest Known Word in English? Well, […]

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