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Professional Interpreters

Professional Interpreters

Interpreting as a Profession Many people grow up loving language and wanting to become professional interpreters. Foreign language Interpreting as a profession is heralded by a few modern conventions: (1) neutrality, (2) confidentiality, and (3) competence....
Why are Burmese Fonts so Problematic?

Why are Burmese Fonts so Problematic?

Burmese Fonts Burmese fonts can be confusing – not only is the script complex, but not all fonts are compatible with each other. Why is that? In this blog, we will discuss the history of the digital Burmese script and why its complicated path from paper to screen has...
Machine Translation

Machine Translation

Machine Translation: What is it? What is machine translation? Machine translation (MT) refers to automatic translation done by a computational engine, or program, which produces “complete” output in the target language based on source language input. It can be...
Machine Translation and Confidentiality

Machine Translation and Confidentiality

Machine Translation and Confidentiality Machine translation and confidentiality: not a problem often discussed. Once text is typed into a translation engine, such as Babylon, Google Translate or Bing, who owns the translation? When working with a language service...
Cross-Cultural Communication

Cross-Cultural Communication

    Cross-Cultural Communication and the various dimensions When thinking about cross-cultural communication it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking in stereotypes. For example: Japanese employees never speak their mind while Americans are loud and bossy....
Culturally Sensitive Medicine

Culturally Sensitive Medicine

Culturally Sensitive Medicine Culturally sensitive healthcare includes everything from marketing to patient education to service provision. With our focus and expertise on healthcare translations, we have previously written several times on topics such as targeting...