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The Beginning of Professional Translation

In the nineteenth century translation was work reserved for professionals and not for cultured science, religion or literature enthusiasts. Let’s have a look at a well-known colleague. George Eliot, the mask of a woman who didn’t fit the Victorian stereotype. Mary Anne Evans (1819-1880) was born on a British Protestant farm and after having read […]

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Why Budget Translations for 2013

The year 2012 has come to an end and the budgets have already been defined for 2013. Many companies have been expanding and entered new markets, especially International markets, which resulted companies in having to invest in Translation Services. This trend has been increasing strongly in 2012 as companies are constantly looking for new business […]

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More Origins of the Months of the Year

Some weeks ago, we examined why the months of the year are named as they are and where their origins lie. As mentioned previously, the original calendar year consisted of only ten months; 304 days to be exact, and it started in the month of March. Then king, Numa Pompilius, a great and powerful man, […]

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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How translations can influence economic thought development

On the one hand, one of my hobbies is to read books on economics, despite my background in biology. At any rate, I am sure this connection comes through my interest in neurobiology and psychology, lingering through sociology and ending up in economics. On the other, I can’t help but reading books and papers through […]

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And the Winner is….but Why?

Between 70 to 75% of Latino voters chose Barack Obama as their leading man for president. Whether or not it had something to do with the many Spanish language ads produced by the Obama campaign some weeks ago (as mentioned in the past blog), one thing is for certain: Latinos support Obama! In fact, Mitt […]

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