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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...
Identification of foreign languages in translation

Identification of foreign languages in translation

When you work with languages all the time, it gets easier to identify languages instantly and notice mistakes without even knowing the meaning. For instance, you don’t need to know anything about the Chinese written language to quickly see whether or not your content...
How John Deere got me thinking about Translation Productivity

How John Deere got me thinking about Translation Productivity

In a John Deere commercial we see how a customer receives an eye opening statement from the salesman: “It’s not how fast you mow, it’s how well you mow fast”. What follows is a hilarious repeat of the same statement in various unrelated...
Translating in Word: Formatting a Bilingual Word Document

Translating in Word: Formatting a Bilingual Word Document

The situation is this: You have a document set up with styles, chapter numbers and a table of contents and you want to translate the document and present it in a side-by-side bilingual format. The best way to set up a bilingual Word document is to use a table. A two...
Translation Software Compatibility

Translation Software Compatibility

In the interest of selecting the most qualified translator, we sometimes work with preferred vendors who do not work in the same technology that we typically work with. In our translation workflow, we use SDL Studio as our preferred translation technology and this has...