Why are PDFs so Difficult to Translate?

The PDF format for storing information is more difficult to translate for both human translators and professional translators. It’s comparatively easy just to translate the words and sentences in a PDF document but the problem arises when a professional translator uses any type of machine translation to aid the German English translation process. Most professional […]

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How can German Translation Services be Assured?

There is no easy answer to this in many countries because there are always a number of freelance translators and German translation agencies that do not reveal their credentials or may not have a plethora of certificates as may be found in other professions. Should other countries take Australia’s road for instance and demand that […]

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Don’t Short Cut German Translation

New business players hoping to penetrate the huge German market are often unaware of just how important it is to use a professional German translation service rather than relying on cheaper, but less accurate translators or worse still using internet-based or automatic translation technology. Business aimed at the German-speaking market is too potentially lucrative to […]

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Facts about German Translators and Translations

If you want to be a German translator in Sydney it may not be necessary to have any formal qualifications as a translator unless you are trying to find work in court interpretation and for this, you will need to undertake a special course and get certified. Qualifications may, of course, help you to get […]

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Interesting Challenges for German Translations

When undertaking a German translation it is not as simple as just learning the meanings of German words in your own language and the idioms, too. There are other things to consider. For example, in an English to German translation punctuation has to be used correctly. There are also abbreviations used in German that should […]

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Language Translation as a Career is on the Rise

In countries like America the chances of meeting someone who does not speak English has grown significantly. There are many different places where this experience is likely to be encountered, including on the street, in a company boardroom or sitting behind a computer tapping away. To be able to integrate successfully into American life, speaking […]

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A Bad Translation can Harm your Brand

Globalisation and internet growth have opened the doors for businesses into international markets allowing businesses of varying sizes to cross geographical frontiers. This doesn’t mean all barriers are broken as there are cultural and linguistic issues to deal with too. The successful marketing of a brand means translating a powerful marketing message into the languages […]

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Why not Use Your Own Customers to Help in Translations?

There is always an ongoing effort made to try to get users on the Internet to become more engaged with the content that expresses itself on the screen, ensuring a good online experience for internet users. There is currently a move to get customers to take part in translating content with a number of benefits […]

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What is Most Important When Translating Personal Documents?

English German translators are often called upon to translate personal documents. Things like birth, death and marriage certificates; employment transcripts and statements of service; educational and technical qualifications and even financial statements and documents may all have to be translated at some point in a person’s life. Some countries insist that key personal documents are […]

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The Literal Translation of German Proverbs Into English

Some German proverbs are often translated literally, such as “One can’t jump over one’s own shadow” which written in German is “Man kann nicht über seinen eigenen Schatten springen.” This is better translated into English as. “One cannot deny one’s own nature”. An explanation often needs to accompany literal translations of proverbs. “Ich glaub ich […]

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