What’s the difference between Legal and Sworn Translation?

When you need a translation for legal documents, you have two options to choose from: sworn translation, and legal translation. Both of these services are essential for accurately conveying the meaning of your documents from one language to another, but it’s important to understand the nuances between them. Sworn translation is typically used for official […]

Which is better: human translation or machine translation?

There are several key differences between automatic translation, which is done by a machine or computer program, and human translation, which is done by a fluent speaker of the target language. One major difference is the level of accuracy and quality. While automatic translation algorithms have come a long way in recent years, they still […]

Translation editing and proofreading: Key steps for quality

High-quality translation is a time-consuming endeavour. Translators have to analyse content, research terminology, and develop glossaries and style guides before even starting the translation. And although machine translation speeds up the process, both humans and machines are prone to errors. And if mistakes happen during translation, the editing, proofreading and quality assurance process is necessary […]

What is the difference between a translator and an interpreter?

Most people think that translators and interpreters are the same thing, but these terms have different meanings. If you’re looking to communicate with your audience or customers in another language, it’s important to understand the main differences between a translator and interpreter so that you can choose the right service for your needs. The main […]

What is finance translation?

Doing business in an international setting comes with a lot of challenges. Each country has its own tax regulations, business strategies and legal requirements that complicate business procedures. Companies rely on finance translators to make sure their business documents are clear and accurate in multiple languages so that everyone is on the same page. Finance […]

Hague Apostille: What is it and what is it for?

The Hague Apostille or “Apostille” is a procedure that allows legal documents issued in one country to be automatically recognised by the authorities of any HCCH Member State. It consists of a note attached to the document whose authenticity must be certified. In some countries, such as Spain, there is a digital version that replaces […]

Medical document translation: Four main types

 Healthcare is becoming more globalized each year, and medical workers need to communicate in other languages on a regular basis. Medical document translation makes it possible to treat patients promptly and appropriately, and it allows clinicians and researchers stay current with what’s happening around the world in their specialities. When language barriers are removed, more […]

Why is machine translation post-editing important?

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Everyone has seen embarrassing or funny translations on menus, t-shirts and advertisements. Laminated salad? Shrimp to the garlic? These types of mistakes usually originate from poor computer translations, and human translators can easily fix these errors. This is where machine translation post-editing (MTPE) comes in. Although machine translation is much better nowadays than it was […]

Understanding how to translate: Technique types that experts use

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If you aren’t involved in the translation field, you might think of translation as a straightforward task – simply exchanging words in one language for the same words in another. Sometimes that works well, like using ‘agua’ to say ‘water’ in Spanish. However, this type of direct-translate technique doesn’t usually work well because languages are […]

Video game localisation: What is it?

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Even if you love video games, you might be surprised at how big the industry is. About three billion people around the world are active video gamers. That’s almost 40% of the world’s population.  Half of these gamers are in Asia, and the biggest gaming countries are China, the United States, Japan, South Korea, Germany […]