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Translation tips from the ITI ‘Style Matters’ translation workshop, Perth

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Translation tips from the ITI ‘Style Matters’ translation workshop, Perth

Last weekend I attended a translation workshop organised by ITI Scotland and led by Ros Schwartz and Chris Durban. This was a great opportunity to get top writing tips from some of the best in the business, and the event was very well attended (despite the considerable distance for those of us travelling from southern [&hellip

Guest post: Lost in Romance – translating language differences to the wider world

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Guest post: Lost in Romance – translating language differences to the wider world

optical communicationIn a first for this blog, I’m publishing a guest post written by Paul Sawers of translation company Lingo24. Paul talks about the joys of the Romance language family and Lingo24’s experience of working with them, in particular the importance of localisation and explaining the finer points of these languages to uninitiated clients. I [&hellip

New Twitter tool: Twitrans

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New Twitter tool: Twitrans

TechCrunch announced today (kudos to @matthewbennett for the link via Twitter) a new free service on Twitter called Twitrans. Twitter users are able to send their tweets to this service and a few minutes later a translation is received which the user can post to followers who speak another language. Unlike many similar tools, this [&hellip

The Translator as Strategic Partner Conference: day 2

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The Translator as Strategic Partner Conference: day 2

So here, finally, is my take on day 2 of The Translator as Strategic Partner Conference. This one probably will be shorter than my report on the 1st day, because my note-taking on day 2 amounted to just a few lines, partially due to being in a zombie-like stupor due to lack of sleep (trust [&hellip

‘The Translator as Strategic Partner’ conference, London, 22nd-23rd November

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‘The Translator as Strategic Partner’ conference, London, 22nd-23rd November

Last weekend I attended the conference ‘The Translator as Strategic Partner‘ here in London at the Camden Centre. Those following me on Twitter may have seen that I was live micro-blogging from the event throughout the weekend. I had intended to do this, as an experimental way of tracking the events and my thoughts in [&hellip

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