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How Do Translation and Interpretation Differ?

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There is a common misunderstanding about those who work in the field of translation and interpretation. Sometimes these professionals are referred to using the umbrella term ‘translators’, and are believed to be linguists capable of providing all kinds of linguistic services simply because they possess a very advanced knowledge of a foreign language. This assumption […]

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What Should We Keep in Mind When Interpreting?

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When we must complete an interpretation job, it is essential, first and foremost, that we consult with the client or the person/company hiring our interpretation services so that they can provide us with as much information as possible about the issues to be addressed during the conference. If possible, it is important to have all […]

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Translations and Interpretations at Google Helpouts

Recently, Trusted Translations announced the launching of a new professional Interpretation and Translation  service through an innovative Google platform known as Helpouts. What is this innovative Google tool about? Helpouts is a new video service platform through which people can easily connect with experts in multiple languages concerning a variety of interest areas, ranging from culinary questions to language-related inquiries. […]

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What Do Gestures and Body Language Tell Us?

Both body language in general as well as its core element, gestures, represent a form of communication that is just as important as verbal language. For this reason, they must be taken into account when conversing with others, as it is very important to be able to know how to read the body language of […]

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Language for thought

As we all know the great and most well recognized leveller in connecting people from across the globe has been the Internet. The Web has enabled businesses to go global by connecting with customer groups in various countries. Today, services such as translation (written translation) and interpretation (verbal translation) are provided here at Trusted Translations […]

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The Work of Interpreters in Ancient China

As discussed in our previous article, “The First ‘Translators’ Were Interpreters,” China stood out historically because of the rise of translation/interpretation in different fields, such as philosophy, religion and science. Let us continue our journey along this timeline. One of China’s periods of grandeur began during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 BC) and lasted until the […]

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The First “Translators” Were Interpreters

The beginnings of our profession were not easy if we consider that our colleagues of the past had to convey very sensitive messages, if not highly questionable military strategies, in their native tongue so that, at times, the message of the interpretation or translation was closely linked to political or military interests. In these first […]

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