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The Top Ten Language Pairs

June 15, 2016 Comments

The Common Sense Advisory (CSA) conducts an annual Languages Services Market study to get an idea of the current market for outsourced language services and technology. For the 2015 study, they asked 860 participants from their global database of 18,097 firms to list their three fastest-growing l...

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Language Translation Facts
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Language pairs, top languages, translation, top language pairs
Cultural, Political and Social Factors Influence the Meaning of Translations

June 09, 2016 Comments

Translation communicates words and meanings, but also includes culture, social norms and even politics. This is why translators are faced with the challenge of how to translate content in a professional manner, while respecting aspects of the target language and locale....

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Language Translation Facts
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translation, what affects translation, translating meaning, culture
How Culture is Linked to Translation and Interpretation

January 11, 2016 1 Comments

Culture is a combination of the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people. Those characteristics are defined by everything from language, traditions and customs to religion, music and art. The close relationship between mankind and language makes translation and interpretation th...

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Language Translation Facts
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translation, interpretation, cultural components of translation
Translation vs. Interpretation

October 15, 2015 3 Comments

Sometimes people tend to refer to interpreters as translators and that is because they are not always aware of the differences between the two professions. In this blog, I will go through some of the biggest differences between interpreters and translators....

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Language Translation Facts
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translation, interpretation, translation vs. interpretation, interpreters
International SEO: On-Page Optimization

April 23, 2015 Comments

On-page optimization is an important piece of any company's SEO strategy. But, when you operate globally, there are additional considerations, including localization and translation. Optimizing your content for global audiences requires significant research to understand the cultures and customs o...

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Category:
Global SEO
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on-page optimization, global SEO, localization, translation, website translation, content strategy
What is Pseudo-Localization?

April 17, 2015 Comments

If you have ever been involved with a software or website translation project, pseudo-localization is a process you will be very familiar with. For those unfamiliar with the term, pseudo-localization is a form of QA testing to determine if your files are ready for translation. Quite simply, it's a ...

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Category:
Software Translation
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pseudo-localization, localization, software translation, website translation, translation

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