Category Archives: INDUSTRY NEWS

Discover the World’s N.1 Localization Conference: LocWorld Barcelona 2017

LocWorld is set to take place this year in Barcelona from June 14th – 16th.  It is the leading conference for international business, translation, localisation and global website management. The conference is proven to be most beneficial for companies that want to venture into new international markets. You might be wondering if this is the […]

The Importance Of Proper Localisation: Cautionary Tales from the Video Game Industry

It is extremely difficult to be successful in the video game industry – around 10% of games make up about 90% of sales revenue. The biggest consumers per capita of computer games and consoles are the U.S., Japan, the U.K. and Canada, as well as smaller but significant markets in Italy, South Korea, Sweden, France […]

Our Tips On Buying Interpreting Services

1.“Do I need a translator or interpreter?” Interpreters only translate the spoken word. For written documents, you will need a translator. There are different skill sets in each so not all interpreters are good translators and vice versa. 2. Not sure if you really need an interpreter? Be aware of the benefits interpreters can bring […]

Translators and Interpreters at the G8

It is likely that most people didn’t notice the number of people standing discretely behind the politicians and delegates that recently gathered at the Loch Erne resort in Fermanagh for the G8 summit. Not to mention the small army of people working behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the most recent gathering […]

Human Translation Vs. Machine Translation: A Triumph of Nuance over Nonsense?

Latin and Greek became “universal” languages for a time in Western civilizations.  However, their dominance and popularity waned as the Age of Discovery fostered the prevalence of the most widely spoken European languages in the newly acquired colonies around the world.  Despite having been in existence for well over a century, the artificially conceived language, […]

The English of French People

Being located in an English speaking city that is also a popular tourist destination, you just have to walk through the streets of Dublin city centre to hear all sorts of “pidgin” English – that is various tourists and international students speaking to each other in a blend of English words with syntactic constructions based […]

False Friends in Translation

A friend in need is a friend indeed – so promises the old adage.  False Friends: A Translator’s Worst Enemy! An innocent abroad or even at home however, should beware of friends whose familiar appearance conveys a comforting reminder of home and lures the gullible into dangerous complacency!  Echoes of a mother’s warning to the […]

Cultural awareness and body language: the secrets of a flourishing business

What comes to mind when you hear the word “communication”? Languages, speaking, writing, phones, internet…? Communication is possible through different ways: there is verbal communication and then nonverbal communication such as body gestures, facial expressions and eye contact. Research has shown that 80% of messages are portrayed through body language rather than the words that […]