Translators and Interpreters for BusinessGet me my Instant Quote

Translators

website translation

3 Tips for Translating your Website

– Posted in: Translators

At London Translations, we translate websites for businesses of all sizes and in a wide number of languages. The importance of website translation for businesses cannot be understated. Even though English is the most common language on the Internet, it is only one of the many languages that are used by Internet users. Therefore businesses […]

boy with glasses

Translation vs Interpretation: The Ultimate Guide

– Posted in: Translators

There is a certain degree of confusion between what translators and interpreters actually do. Although a professional translation and interpretation agency such as London Translations will be able to offer both to the highest standard, there are significant differences between interpreters and translators, and the skills required of both. This guide will identify and explain […]

Man in a suit

What translators have to offer the financial industry

– Posted in: Translators

In a sector where the bulk of the business involves working with numbers rather than words, it may seem that financial translation services aren’t always necessary. But in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. As the UK’s biggest exporting industry, being able to work effortlessly with people from around the world is of […]

The Eiffel Tower

Our 6 favourite French phrases without an English translation

– Posted in: Translators

French is a wonderful language filled with words and phrases that simply do not have an English equivalent. Phrases like the ones below not only help emphasise the importance of a professional French translation service, they also perfectly articulate feelings and situations that the English language cannot. Therefore translating into French involves not only a […]

doctor

Why translation is so important in medical discussions

– Posted in: Translators

At London Translations we know that a good translation service can be vital for the success of businesses. However, sometimes professional translators can be even more important than that, sometimes they are the difference between life and death. Indeed, the role of a capable medical translator is not to be underestimated. Why translation is so […]

beach

5 industries where translation is most important

– Posted in: Translators

In an era of mass globalisation, working on an international scale is now crucial to many businesses. Even the smallest of companies might need to serve international clients; many of whom will speak different languages than the company’s own. Though translation is useful for any business heading for global domination (or at least for international […]

Happy woman

Translation industry must be ready for ‘year of publishing women’

– Posted in: Translators

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in the UK. While this is a day of celebration for many, it is also an important opportunity to draw attention to women around the world whose voices are not yet being heard or valued. The number of books being published and nominated […]

Signpost in a park or forested area with arrows pointing two opposite directions towards True and False.

Two false assumptions translators want to clear up before you hire them

– Posted in: Translators

Professional translators are experts in their field, providing essential services across huge range of business sectors. However, because of this wide reach, many clients come to us with mixed information about what translators can do. While it’s certainly a skill to be able to speak two languages, that doesn’t make your translator omniscient. Here are […]

Refugees in Germany

Germany’s refugees: shaping the future of translation

– Posted in: Translators

Last year, Germany accepted the highest number of refugees in Europe with over a million Syrian civilians entering the country. Even with its open door policy, which stands in stark contrast to the barbed wire that has sprung up virtually everywhere else, Germany is facing a number of cultural hurdles. Whilst the influx of migrants […]

Common pitfalls for first-time translators

Common pitfalls for first-time translators

– Posted in: Translators

Few careers are as diverse as translating and, as such, it attracts individuals from all walks of life. Whether a person wants to translate marketing copy for a small travel company, work on complex legal documents for a law firm or produce technical manuals for the aerospace sector, the jobs are there to be taken. […]

translators

Translators Need Sector and Language Skills? – Video

– Posted in: Translators

It has been reported that the University of Queensland in Australia has begun to offer an internationally-recognised English language test for those from non-English-speaking backgrounds that want to study and work in Australia. We take a look at the report in today’s video. According to reports, the Occupational English Test could open up doors to […]

translation

The Importance Of Translation and History – Video

– Posted in: Translators

According to a recent report, a new translation of a Roman soldier’s letter to his family has been released. The 1,800 year old letter has highlighted the hardships faced by soldiers on the Roman frontier. We take a look at the report in today’s video. An article published on the Smithsonian website has reported that […]

translators

Translators Best to Translate Into Their Mother Tongue? – Video

– Posted in: Translators

A study conducted by the University of Toronto’s Psychology department has revealed that toddlers are capable of understanding unfamiliar accents, showing the sophistication of an infant’s language comprehension skills. We take a look at the study in today’s video. An article published on the Nature World News website has reported that findings of a study […]

translation services

Morrissey Concern About Poor Translation Services? – Video

– Posted in: Translators

An article published on The Express website has revealed that veteran rocker Morrissey has rejected plans to have his best-selling book translated. We take a look at the report in today’s video. Reports have highlighted that despite plans being underway to have Morrissey’s best-selling autobiography published in 14 languages, the singer has blocked the translations. […]

professional translation services

Police Need Professional Translation Services – Video

– Posted in: Translators

An article published in the Nottingham section of the BBC News website has revealed that a police and crime commissioner believes that the translation services used in the legal system is of poor quality. We take a look at the article in today’s video. According to the report, police and crime commissioner Paddy Tipping has […]

Becoming a translator: What you need to know (Thinkstock/iStock)

Becoming a translator: What you need to know

– Posted in: Translators

There are countless ways a person can become a professional translator – so much so that even among those who specialise in the same subject areas, it’s possible to find skilled individuals with entirely different qualifications, working histories and interests. Despite this, though, almost everyone that excels in the vocation of professional translator has a […]

translation services

Example Of Why Accurate Translation Services Are Essential – Video

– Posted in: Translators

Why the title of a book was translated to: “April The Red Redfish”? An article published recently on The Guardian website has highlighted the challenges faced by translators. In the article, Sarah Adrizzone, an award-winning translator, explains the difficulties she faces when translating children’s books. We take a look at the article in today’s video. […]

free translation services

Free Translation Services Are Dangerous? – Video

– Posted in: Translators

Why Computer-Generated and Free Translation Services Endanger Your Business It has been reported recently that Australian real estate agents attempting to tap into the Chinese investor market are causing offence with their poorly translated copy. We take a look at the report in today’s video and discuss the importance of human translation. Suggestions have been […]

professional translation service

Why Use a Professional Translation Service? – Video

– Posted in: Translators

With 75% of your customers preferring to be sold to in their own native language – will you use a professional translation service? It has been reported recently that a study conducted by independent research firm Common Sense Advisory has highlighted the need for e-commerce businesses to translate and localise their website and product information. […]

online translation services

Online Translation Services & The Digital Age – Video

– Posted in: Translators

Are more popular languages becoming too dominant – and how does this relate to Online Translation Services? An article published recently on The Guardian website has discussed the threat of digital advancements to Europe’s smaller languages. In today’s video, we discuss why these languages are under threat and what can be done to protect them. […]

5 common translation myths and misconceptions (Thinkstock/iStock)

5 common translation myths and misconceptions

– Posted in: Translators

In today’s connected world, it is important to remember that we rely on skilled translators and interpreters to keep the cogs turning. The spheres of politics, commerce and culture all depend on language professionals to make the global community a reality. Unfortunately, many myths and misconceptions still surround the acts of translation and interpreting. Some […]

translation skills

Translation Skills – Are They Valued Enough? – Video

– Posted in: Translators

Do schools in the UK place enough important on foreign language and translation skills? An article released recently on the BBC website has revealed that almost a quarter of English primary schools do not have a member of staff with a language qualification higher than a GCSE. We take a look at the research in […]

translation service cost

Translation Service – A Cost Or Investment? – Video

– Posted in: Translators

Is a good translation service a cost or an investment? It has been reported recently that Australian real estate agents attempting to tap into the Chinese investor market are causing offence with their poorly translated copy. We take a look at the report in today’s video and discuss the importance of human translation. Suggestions have […]

Video thumbnail for youtube video Accurate Translation or Misinterpretation? - Video

Accurate Translation or Misinterpretation? – Video

– Posted in: Translators

The important differences between accurate translation and misinterpretation According to recent reports, Juventus footballer Paul Pogba has found himself at the centre of transfer speculation following a misinterpretation. We take a look at the reports in today’s video and discuss the importance of accurate translation. It is reported that midfielder Paul Pogba was misinterpreted during […]

professional translation services

Professional Translation Services & Cultural Differences – Video

– Posted in: Translators

How catering for cultural differences with professional translation services can make all the difference An article published recently on Real Business website has suggested that organisations that ignore cultural differences may be missing out on sales. We take a look at the article in today’s video. According to the article, organisations working globally should consider […]

accurate-translation

Accurate Translations Create Connections – Video

– Posted in: Translators

A moving tale from history on how accurate translation can shed light on events According to an article published on the Huffington Post website, a new perspective on the sinking of the Titanic has been revealed following the translation of a set of letters. We take a look at the article in today’s video. It […]

Common myths about interpreting - Image credit: Thinkstock/iStock

Common myths about interpreting

– Posted in: Interpreters, Translators

With globalisation and international business going through a veritable boom, we need modern foreign languages more now than we have ever done in the past. However, despite this increased need for languages services, there are many myths floating around about translation and interpreting professionals in particular, which we are keen to put to bed once […]

What makes a bad translation? - Image credit: Thinkstock/iStock

What makes a bad translation?

– Posted in: Translators

One of the things that makes translation so fascinating is the fact that seldom is anything black and white. With so many different aspects to written language – such as lexicon, grammar, structure and so on – a one-size-fits-all approach will arguably rarely suffice, if ever. If this is the case, then, when it comes […]

professional translation

Professional Translation Wins More Business? – Video

– Posted in: Translators

When professional translation is worth its weight in gold An article published on the International Business Times website has urged companies to consider communicating effectively with local markets following the commitment to increase support for British exporters seen in the 2014 budget. We take a look at the article in today’s video. According to the […]

expert translation services

Expert Translation Services – A Different Take – Video

– Posted in: Translators

An example of why expert translation services are so important It has been reported recently that author JRR Tolkien’s translation of the Old English poem Beowulf is set to be published in May. We take a look at the report in today’s video. According to an article released on the BBC News website, JRR Tolkein’s […]