Think Like A Financier

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As an entrepreneur you know that laser-like focus is what it takes to create something from nothing. Your relentless persistence often turns a “no” into a “maybe” and a “maybe” into a “yes.” Your ability to repeatedly muster the guts to take outrageous risks and ignore reality has been key to your success. But that’s […]


Translation And Interpreting Methods And Approaches

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The disciplines of language translation and interpreting serve the purpose of making communication possible between speakers of different languages. In the past there has been a tendency to perceive interpreting as an area of translation, but from the second half of the 20th century differentiation between the two areas has become necessary. As supported by […]


Bottled Drinking Water Pure Or Impure

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Some people think it is foolish to buy bottled drinking water, and ask, “Why pay for water in bottles when you can get it from your kitchen faucet?” Others prefer having choices in drinking water. They want to know what is going into their bodies, they say. To that, the faucet-water drinkers counter, “Have you […]


Translation Cooperate With Translators It Pays

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When a business goes global, there is a risk of being not properly understood in other languages, or, even worse, misunderstood. That is why, when you are going to expand your business, your success can depend on the person who translates your website, documentation, ads and so on. Don’t insist on translating your text word-by-word […]


Translation Service Now Open All Hours

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Thanks to an exciting new service being launched by antipodean translation company New Lingo, no business need ever be lost for words again – whatever the time of day or night! For New Zealand’s leading Internet language services company recently added a new string to its corporate bow, with the launch of a 24-hour translation […]


Fundamental Principles Of Language Part Ii

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It would be absurd and ridiculous to suppose that any person, however great, or learned, or wise, could employ language correctly without a knowledge of the things expressed by that language. No matter how chaste his words, how lofty his phrases, how sweet the intonations, or mellow the accents. It would avail him nothing if […]


Capitalizing On The Benefits Of A Foreign Language Translation Firm

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In today’s ever-expanding world of business on an ever-shrinking planet, not only is it easy to market your organization’s products and services globally, but it is also just good business sense. With the prevalence of the Internet in every aspect of our English-speaking culture and society, it makes sense to reach out globally and put […]


Language Translation To Count On

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What is more frustrating than not having language translation abilities? It could be that you think you have found them and find out down the line that they are nowhere near as good as you needed them to be. Regardless of why you need language translation services, there is no doubt that you need high […]


Tips To Help You Start Your Own All Round Translation Business

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There is no shortage of translators who take the plunge and set up shop as self-employed freelancers, but few have the ambition or the spirit to start up their own all-round translation agency. This is not surprising, of course, as the establishment of a full- scale translation agency is a quantum leap compared with what […]


How To Become A Successful Freelance Translator

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After completing their translation training programmes at higher professional education or university level, many students can’t wait to set up as a freelance translator. However, gaining a foothold as a freelancer in a very competitive translation market may turn out to be a pretty complicated business. Translation agencies are not usually keen on contracting inexperienced […]


Freelance Strategies In The Translation Business

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Freelance strategies in the translation business Working for an agency or for private clients? One of the main challenges for freelance translators is to find suitable clients, and once they have found them, one of their main concerns is how to retain them. As a freelancer you may well find that working for translation agencies […]


Applying For Translation Work A Guide For The Freelancer

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I work as an Italian English Translation Project Manager at the translations agency Axis Translations. Everyday me and my colleagues see larger numbers of enquiries from translators seeking work. I hope that some of my observations will help you be more successfull. 1) Update and scan your computer for viruses How many translators CV’s get […]


Learning Spanish Part Seventeen The Translation Method Of Language Instruction

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The grammar translation method of second language acquisition is virtually the only method used in most language courses taught in classrooms all over the world. It is also known as The Classical Method. This method was developed over centuries to teach classical languages. Latin and Greek were seen as important “dead languages” to learn in […]


Types Of Translation

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In the chaging world of today, translation needs vary greatly, and so do the kinds of translations. Translation agencies use various terms to refer to different kinds of work they have to perform, and this article will help you to understand better what they mean. There are three main types of translations, technical translation, scientific […]


Translation Of Italian Recipes Localization

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Translation – Translation is mostly about the conversion of a document from one language to another. The document is kept as it was originally intended and written, therefore having the same meaning. Localization – Then translation may involve localization. This is when the translation is completed ‘and’ adjusted for the target audience. The meaning remains. […]


Italian Translation Into English Days Months

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I have an ongoing interest in Italian English translation and Italian life in general. I hope this article Italian Translation into English – Days & Months’ will help those trying to learn the Italian language. If these articles prove of interest then I will continue writing a whole series on these subjects. Italian / English […]