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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Medical Sector: Value of Professional German-English Translations

There are many documents that may need German English translations in the medical sector so that they hit the best tone for the recipient. These could include: ● All forms of medical communications ● Health care marketing material ● Translation for public health information Good health care communication is an important asset. It enables healthcare […]

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Advantages of Learning German for Students

However serious you are as a student, there are many good reasons for learning German. Some of these are listed below and are explored in more detail later in this article. ● Learning German allows you to study at a fees free German university. ● Learning German allows you to get more out of a […]

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All You Need to Know if You Want to Work in Australia

Australia welcomes many new faces every year. Many come purely as tourists. Others come to study, work for an employer on a temporary basis, start a business, migrate permanently and there are those more unfortunate people who arrive as refugees. The Australian government has established rules that apply to every type of person who wishes […]

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German Language Writing System for Translation

The German writing system is based on the Latin alphabet with a few odd differences that make looking at German text a little unusual for non German speakers. The Latin alphabet is one of the main alphabet systems used worldwide. It is used in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch and the Scandinavian languages Germany’s […]

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Translation Techniques for the Professional Translator

Most professional translators use a raft of translation techniques without really thinking about them. Translation techniques are a little like the use of grammar.  A child learns the grammar of their own native language by a gradual process and doesn’t have to think every time he or she speaks. This changes when someone learns another […]

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What Will German Translation Be Like in the Future?

Germany is an economic powerhouse today and its position in relation to overseas trade and business is unlikely to diminish in the near future, although the rise of China and other South East Asian economies, as well as those of Brazil, is going to make the German economy face more competition to which it must […]

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How Can I Check My Visa Status For Germany?

It’s not a simple matter getting a visa for Germany. You have to go through the application process first. Preparing your Visa Application Not everyone wishing to visit Germany needs to apply for a visa first. For example, if you are a citizen of a Schengen or European Union country you can visit Germany and […]

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Visa Application Rejection Reasons: Australian Student & Tourist

The two most common visa types in Australia are the tourist visa and the student visa. By far the greater number of certain visa applications are processed without any problems but an Australian tourist visa is rejected or an Australian student visa is rejected. Usually, there are very good reasons why there might be an […]

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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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