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Language is a virus from outer space

So far, we (meaning I) have looked at language and translations as: – a deterrent to cultural genocide – a form of time travel – something maybe invented by God (by way of the fault of ancient Babylonians) – something constantly flowing, moving, changing, communicating actively And generally, the fact that we are, within this […]

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Helianthus vs. Sunflower – Are botanical translations a real challenge?

I’ve always been intrigued by the real and complex names of flowers. Who knew that a sunflower is actually called helianthus or that Lanicera caprifolium means honeysuckle? I bet the majority of you don’t and that’s why when it comes to literary translations it’s really important that linguists are familiarized with these terms and also […]

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What Are Some of the Strangest Translations We Have Done?

Having worked as both a Project Manager and an In-house Editor here at Trusted Translations, I have come across quite a few interesting requests. While we usually deal with typical Word and Excel documents, PDFs, and other types of editable files, sometimes, we receive scanned items, illegible handwritten notes, tables full of numbers and abbreviations, […]

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