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What is Trados?

When you are looking to pay for a professional translation, the is a good chance you will come up against a magic word: Trados. What exactly are they talking about? It’s actually quite simple: it is a very popular translation software that helps translation clients in a great way. The program creates translation memories of […]

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Last Minute Changes During Translation Projects

Everybody knows that the rhythm of today’s business world means that business leaders often need to send off documentation for translation that will undergo subsequent changes or revisions. Will these people receive translations of documentation that is already obsolete within their company? Not at all—our system of fluid communication with clients and the flexibility of […]

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Language Map of Europe

The map of Europe posted above is an excellent example of why localization is so important. Translators and companies who are looking for translations should not use this as a hard-and-fast, exact representation of where the dividing lines are drawn for the languages of Europe. Instead, take a moment to consider what it is really […]

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Internationalization First, Localization Second

In the present day and age, a large volume of translation projects are requested by customers that are intent on localizing their products, sales pitches, marketing materials, etc.  There is a tremendous need to break into new markets, and that means that localization is a primary concern for tranlsation agencies. Of course, localization can be […]

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How Much Do Translations Cost?

The price of a translation cannot be estimated based on such imprecise factors as the number of pages in the project, as some pages may be full of and others practically devoid of text. To calculate the price exactly, it’s necessary to consider number of source document words and the complexity of the subject matter, […]

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Do We Need Certified Translators?

Let’s say that you are dealing with some important paperwork between two languages (a birth certificate from a different country, perhaps) and suddenly the man on the other side of the desk says, “This document has to be translated by a certified translator.” What do you do then? Well, first of all, don’t panic. It’s […]

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Good Results Demand Better Communication

The more translation projects I have been involved with, the more I realize that communication is a fundamental aspect of translation–not only on the translator’s behalf, but that of the client as well! Indeed, let this serve as notice to all present and future translation buyers (particularly regarding voluminous, complicated documents): have a member of […]

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What’s the Minimum Number of Translators Involved in Each Translation Project?

Some clients may not be aware of it, but each translation project—no matter how small—involves the work of various translation professionals. The “translator” is the professional that works with the source text on the first round, applying a determined work methodology learnt during University studies.  In case of a very large project, several translators will […]

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Why Human Translators Still Have a Job

Humans and machines don’t always get along: the former are often envious of the latter’s ability to perform tasks with greater efficiency, consistency, and more precise results.  The antagonistic sentiments which many people have harbored for machines stretch back many years, and in particular any time machines or technology in general have displaced human workers, […]

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