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Gain A Competitive Edge With Website Translation Services

September 29, 2020 To a certain degree, free online translation services can be an adequate and effective way to deliver your content in multiple languages. However, as your business grows and your website begins to evolve, free online translation services like Google Translate will no longer be able to fulfill all of your needs.  Here…

Translating the Untranslatable: Words with No Direct Equivalent

September 14, 2020 If you are bilingual, then you know that it’s difficult to translate certain things from one language to another. There are certain words which don’t have any equivalent in other languages; they can be translated but only by using a longer phrase or an entire sentence. And yet, once you use this…

Understanding the Concepts of “Fidelity” and “Transparency” in Translation

August 31, 2020 Fidelity and transparency are both necessary for translation, but there are times when they seem to be mutually exclusive. You can either find translations which are faithful to the original text i.e., translations which have fidelity or translations which possess the quality of transparency to readers in the target language. It’s difficult,…

No Time for Translations: Expanding into New Markets

August 12, 2020 When companies are planning to expand into new markets, common early considerations include market analysis, strategies, legal and financial readiness, and logistics. Often lost in those early steps are the benefits of engaging translation services early in the process. Translation Isn’t Instant In these days of online, real-time translation tools, people often…

The Challenges Associated with Communication in a Post-Pandemic World

July 21, 2020 With the advent of the pandemic, countless forms of interaction between individuals, and in fact entire societies, disappeared almost entirely overnight. Normal activities such as face-to-face communication between organizational colleagues, along with direct interaction between staff members and the public were swiftly replaced with physically distant forms of communication, manifesting primarily in…

How do you approach Legal Document Translation?

July 14, 2020 Importance of  Legal Document Translation Legal Document translation is often the difference between the successful or unsuccessful representation of a client. In different areas of law, a wide range of documents need to be translated daily. Deeds, Power of Attorney, Last Will and Testament, Death Certificates and Contract of Sale are all…

Don’t Let Humorous Marketing Get Lost in Translation

June 30, 2020 Everyone can think of a commercial or advertisement that has made them laugh or smile. Humor, especially shared humor can make us feel like we’re enjoying something together, and that warm feeling can carry over into good thoughts about the associated products. But what happens when the joke gets lost in translation?…

When expanding into foreign markets, make sure your message resonates with customers

June 22, 2020 As e-commerce continues to boom in a globe impacted by COVID-19, it is an excellent time for businesses to expand into new markets by selling their products and services to foreign markets. Launching into new markets involves localizing and contextualizing the marketing and advertising language with the target audience. Tech companies have…

3 Ways Communication Has Changed in a Post-Pandemic World

June 2, 2020 The pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives, and the way we communicate is no exception. In order to successfully navigate a post-pandemic world, taking these changes into consideration is important if we want to communicate as well as we can. Here are a few of the biggest shifts we’ve…

A Globalized and Automated World Needs Quality Translations

May 21, 2020 Our world has witnessed immense changes in recent decades. In business, many of these recent developments have come in the form of globalization and automation, and these touch nearly every area of economic life. Many areas of business adjusted in response, and others began to question their place in the rapidly evolving…

How Incorrect Language Usage and Translation Can Alienate Your Audience

May 14, 2020 Sometimes, very small differences in intonation can make a big difference to the meaning of a phrase. Comedian Loyiso Gola, who is from South Africa, talks about how this happens in the movie Black Panther in one of his comedy shows. Incorrect Usage of Xhosa in Black Panther The language spoken in the mythical country…

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Business Translation Company

April 28, 2020 Over half of the almost eight billion residents on Earth are internet users, according to Statista. E-commerce is a powerful business model for companies that want to establish an online presence and expand their digital footprint. Today, global brands operate in a culturally diverse arena, which makes multilingualism an invaluable resource.  Essentially, it…