4 ways to reduce translation costs

Professional translation services may not be something that you originally accounted for in your budget. As a business owner, you are probably aware that the most successful companies communicate in more than one language. Translating your content is therefore the…

How to create the perfect translator CV

Freelance translators are effectively business owners and getting new clients is one of their core objectives. If your business is virtual, you are probably aware that your CV is the first contact your potential clients have with your personal brand….

Transcreation: your way to cross-cultural marketing

Transcreation is increasingly becoming an integral part of marketing campaigns. It is part and parcel of the process of transcending language and culture barriers when it comes to marketing and advertising geared messages (such as a slogan). Advertisers who aim…

Inverse translation: the more challenging direction

In translation studies, the term “inverse translation” is used when referring to the act of translating from one’s mother tongue into another working language. The opposite of this activity is labeled as “direct translation”, where the translator operates from one…

How many countries speak Arabic?

Arabic is the official language of 25 countries that stretch from Morocco in the North of Africa until the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf. There are three forms of Arabic: Modern Standard Arabic, Classical Arabic and Colloquial Arabic….

Expert Hack for Learning Arabic

Last week we discussed a few reasons as to why learning Arabic can be a highly advantageous addition to your CV. Our article revolved around how learning Arabic can benefit you economically, professionally and even psychologically. This week we thought…

How many countries speak German?

German is the official language of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, where it is the spoken by the majority of the population. It is also spoken by a large percentage of the population in Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and it is an official language…

Is it difficult to find qualified Sinhalese translators?

“Do you have professional Sinhalese translators in your books?”, “Can you provide good Sinhalese translations?”, “I need to translate marketing documents from English into Sinhalese” or “We have some legal documents for which we need quality Sinhalese translations” are not strange requests…