Tag Archives: Global

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Threat to your business reputation

You spent hours or days working on a perfect explanatory statement, information request or decision. Don’t risk ruining your case and reputation by putting your trust into inexperienced or unspecialized translators. Loss of money Hire the lowest bidder and you might end up spending more – both in time and money – fixing the problem […]

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ISO 17100:2015 and Qualified Status

ISO 17100:2015 is the internationally recognised standard for translation services and was created to respond to the market need for a universally accepted benchmark. Translation services certified with ISO 17100:2015 is a guarantee of higher standards of quality and customer service. What are the benefits of freelance translators meeting the ISO 17100:2015 standard? For freelance […]

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Adapt or die

Elisabeth Hippe-Heisler reports from the University of Portsmouth 17th Annual Translation Conference, which focused on the march of machine translation. In a world where machine translation (MT) is becoming ubiquitous, the theme of the University of Portsmouth 17th Annual Translation Conference, ‘Translation and Disruption: Global and Local Perspectives’, couldn’t have been more topical. The event […]

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Man against the machine

Tony Parr looks at how new machine translation tool DeepL performs compared with two more established translation machines – and with real humans. Last year, Marcel Lemmens and I conducted a ‘mystery shopper’ experiment in which we assessed the quality of translations we sourced on the open market in both the Netherlands and the UK […]

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Problems of Medical Translation

MEDICAL translations may be broadly divided into two main categories, depending on their purpose: information or promotion, although this is not to imply that the two are mutually exclusive. A medical communication may-indeed, ideally should-inform as it promotes, and, of course, vice versa. But, by and large, a text intended solely for internal information need […]

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Medical Translation

Have you ever thought about how important medical translations are? The translation of medical documents plays a vital role in the healthcare system worldwide, and can even save lives. Medical knowledge is continuously growing, and with it the amount of medical information that is published every day in the world is multiplying. As the majority […]

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