How Many Translation Techniques Are You Familiar With?

Freelance professional translators and those who work with, or for, professional translation services employ a number of translation techniques in their work. How many are you familiar with? Probably not very many! The translation techniques employed depend on the types of translation they are familiar with. For example, a legal translator will inevitably employ certain […]




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Five Legal Documents That You May Need Translated

Legal document translation is a very important and growing field in the translation industry. Legal document translation services vary from relatively repetitive yet important things like driver license translations or translations of educational qualifications right through to more important documents for court proceedings. Where to translate documents Most document translation services these days tend to offer rapid, online services. […]




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How Many Words Can a Translator Translate Per Day?

It’s difficult to calculate precisely how many words a translator is able to translate in a single working day. All projects are different and some are easier than others. For example, a translator may be allocated 2 projects to translate words which have the same number of words, but each has a different level of difficulty. It […]




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Which Translation Method Should You Use? A Concise Guide Based on Content Type

The translation game is played by anyone who is trying to create a global branding standard for a newly introduced product. The foreign language content in any advertising material needs to attract the targeted market without leaving any doubts in the targeted audience’s mind. The question often asked is who should do the translation? Can […]




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4 Types of Content That Will Have an Impact on the Way You Translate

It is a relatively easy task to literally translate a word into a second language. It’s much harder to use creativity in translation and in the process of translating translate a word or a phrase so that it sounds just right in the targeted language after taking into consideration the cultural background of the individuals who are likely to […]




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A Description of a German Birth Certificate Translation

There are certain key details that a German certificate contains that define what a German birth certificate looks like and the birth certificate translation must look the same as the original birth certificate. In English, a German birth certificate translation is called a Certificate of Descent. This is the title found at the top of […]




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Why Translation Services Are Some of The Key Emerging Industries

The translation industry has been in existence since the industrial revolution at least. It is one of several emerging industries that are growing at an unprecedented rate now as a result of the impact of the global economy, where the translation and interpretation industry is sought after by a whole range of expanding businesses. Many […]




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Why Machines on Their Own Can’t Solve a Translation Problem?

It has been 60 years since IBM sang the praises of the first machine capable of performing translations. It was called the701 computer. Its first major translation achievement was translating Russian sentences into English. This success led researchers to believe that soon machines would be doing all the German English translations and every other conceivable language […]




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National Language or Official Language: Which is it Best to Use for a Translation?

It’s a simple fact that few countries around the world only use a single language for communication, despite the fact that many only have one official language. Even when someone migrates to another country which does not speak his or her native language listening and talking in that language will still seem more natural. If […]




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Tips For Smart Travel Translation

German-speaking populations in the three main German-speaking nations of Germany itself, Austria and Switzerland conform to the general observation that people prefer to use a website, whatever its nature if it is written in their own native language than any other. That’s the case even if they are bilingual or multilingual, as, in fact, many […]




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