Translation test pieces may seem to be a simple concept on the surface, but they can be a surprisingly complex subject. There are both pros and cons to translation test pieces, which can make it difficult for companies looking to use them as a means of assessing the quality of a Language Service Provider (LSP). […]
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About Jonny Henchman
Jonathan is the Digital Marketing Manager for UK based translation agency K International. He was & continues to be, instrumental in both the design and content production for K's corporate digital presence www.k-international.com.
A graduate in graphic communication and multimedia, Jonathan is also a dedicated digital artist & photographer specialising in the field of motorsport www.fireproof-creative.co.uk
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Recent tragedies have highlighted the important role communication has in supporting victims of a crisis, both during and after an incident, not to mention the responsibility placed upon it in terms of prevention and reducing the overall impact when such an event is unavoidable. Given the diversity of local populations, particularly in cities, this is an […]
Video games have come a long way in the past 30 years. The cinematic masterpieces offered today bear little resemblance to the pixelated classics that so many of us remember fondly from our childhood. Gaming has become a huge global industry. There are believed to be up to 2.6 billion gamers in the world, with […]
This is a guest post from the team over at Globalvision Inc. They produce specialised software solutions for managing the packaging creation and artwork process. As global sales opportunities continue to increase, in part due to the growth trend of emerging markets, companies continue to benefit from investing in international advertising and product exports. As well as […]
Translation, in its simplest context, involves converting words from one language to another, in order that the same information can be shared with audiences of different nationalities. However, translation is rarely that simple in reality. Messages that are acceptable in one culture can cause offence in another. The same is true of individual words. This […]
Translation and interpreting have long played a role in the global sporting industry. The international nature of a great many sporting competitions brings together athletes, trainers, coaches, judges, sponsors, fans and more from all corners of the globe. All of those participating need to understand the rules of the competition, local regulations, safety announcements and […]
When it comes to cultural and linguistic differences, few regions stand as far apart as China and the Western world – the US in particular. One is a communist state that prioritises cooperation and collectivism, the other a democracy that sees itself as a paragon of meritocracy. While both may fall short of their ideals […]
Literary translation is the translation of creative and dramatic prose and poetry into other languages. This includes the translation of literature from ancient languages and the translation of modern fiction so that it can reach a wider audience. Why is literary translation important? Literary translation is of huge importance. It helps to shape our understanding […]
The concept of machine translation has existed for centuries, but it was not until the early 1950s that it began to become a reality. Since then, machine translation has advanced hugely, though it still cannot yet compete with the skill and finesse that a human mind can apply to translating a document. The birth of […]
We place a vast amount of trust in the veracity of the information provided on food packaging. For those with food allergies, their lives can depend on the information that the packaging provides. For those who are dieting (whether for personal or medical reasons), ingredients and calorific values both have to be spot on. Then […]
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