How Many Languages in India: Oriya


Oriya is one of the official languages of India. It takes its name from the Indian state of Orissa, the principal place it’s spoken, though it is also used in other states such as Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. Beyond India… The diaspora has spread beyond India’s borders into other continents. In Asia: Bangladesh, […]

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What Translation-Review Criteria Should a Checklist Include?


As mentioned in previous posts, doing a thorough QA before delivering any translation project is of the essence, and one of the final steps to be followed for any project is the checklist (which is basically a list of items that require a final verification). Every translator/editor should create his or her own checklist to […]

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Things to Know about the Malay Language


Malay is a language that belongs to the Austronesian family of languages, a group that encompasses languages spoken in parts of Southeast Asia, the Pacific, a small part of continental Asia and the Indian Ocean, in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and Madagascar. It is the official language of Malaysia, Brunei and […]

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To Be Faithful or Not to Be Faithful: That Is the Question


Before the signature on a sworn translation, the following must be written (literal translation of oath in Spanish): THIS IS A FAITHFUL TRANSLATION of the original document which I have had before me and to which I refer. Without this formality, the translation is devoid of any official or sworn nature. Though this sacramental formula […]

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Where Is Hausa Spoken?


Hausa, also spelt Haussa, Houssa or Housa, is an Afro-Asiatic language and the most widely spoken of the Chadic languages, the grouping of languages spoken in northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, the Central African Republic and Cameroon. The Hausa people are the largest ethnic group of Central Africa, hence why it is the most spoken in […]

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Providing good Customer Service is our Goal


As an Account Manager working in a Translation Agency, our most important objective besides selling translation projects is providing high Customer Service. Why? This is the nature of our job. This is what we do. The Service Industry has been suffering over the last 15 years, as many positions have been down-sized in order to […]

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