Translators Can Go on Holiday Like Everyone Else!

Many German translators are freelancers and don’t have set hours or schedules but work when clients ask for it. This often makes taking a holiday difficult as it’s like leaving your desk without a replacement. There is that constant worry that if you book a holiday that great German translation job will be offered you […]

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Social Media Can Do Wonders for a Translator

The strategic use of social media is commonplace these days commercially, whether you are a large business or a growing one person business concern like a German translation service. This doesn’t mean you have to flood your social media platform mercilessly with promotional material, but it may mean that you ensure you learn a bit […]

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Interesting German Words that Crop Up in German Books

German English translators don’t always have the hardest of jobs when translating text from German books and literature into English or vice versa. In fact, the two languages share a common ancestry, so there are many words that, even if they don’t seem at first sight to be similar, are in fact derived from the […]

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Creoles are Untapped Languages for Translation but Need Accurate Proficient Translators

With the growth in globalization and the desire of companies to manufacture and market products to communities across the world there has been a parallel growth spurt emerging and that is in the language translation industry. The particular emphasis in recent years has been the interest in seeking German translators who are not only able […]

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Modern Translation Trends do not Reduce the Need for Quality

The world is changing fast and there is a huge pressure on everyone to adapt to the changes or fall behind. Some of those changes that have been apparent over the last two or three decades especially include the effects of ever increasingly efficient technological development and the amount of international communication, travel and trade. […]

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Quality Standards for Translation Services

Industry standards are the norm for many manufactured products in the developed world and are increasingly becoming common in the service industry. Like any other supplier of goods and services, the translation industry is increasingly the subject of quality standards. This is no surprise, as translation service suppliers have an obligation to their clients to […]

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Document Translation: it’s as Old as the Hills

Written documents of one type or another have been around for thousands of years. In fact as soon as one civilization or another popped up somewhere around the world, a form of writing soon came into existence, even if it was written in hieroglyphics on a stone slab or on a papyrus sheet. As civilizations […]

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Getting Your Message Across in German is Good Manners and Good Business

Do you have a business relationship with a company or government agency in a German language speaking country? If you do, then you should think about translating any business correspondence you have into German by an accredited German translation service. You could be surprised how well this will be received by your counterparts in Germany, […]

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German born residents of Australia outnumber Aussies in Germany 7 to 1

German-speaking people have had a long association with Australia. Many have migrated to Australia over the years for a number of different reasons and have established important communities in many parts of the island continent, but especially in South Australia and Victoria. It is little wonder that the strong connections between Australia and the German-speaking […]

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So What’s So Important About A Certified Translation?

Why can’t I use an online translation programme for translation purposes? It is laughable to even vaguely contemplate using a computer-generated translation for any documents that are official such as birth certificates, educational qualifications, marriage certificates, passports and work records. There is far more to language translation than just substituting words in one language with […]

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