Entries by Jonny Henchman

Document Translation: Top 5 Tips

Document translation services have become a huge industry as the drive for closer global integration and communication increases, to keep up the translation industry has turned to a plethora of digital tools to help manage the surge in demand. As one of the UKs leading specialists in document translation, we receive all manner of file types […]

Skype: The Universal Translator

Microsoft  & Skype intend to launch a real time language translator service this year according to an article by the BBC. Satya Nadella, Skype’s chief executive plans to introduce a test version for Windows 8 in the run up to 2015. Due to increasing competition in the the VOIP market from the likes of google & […]

UK Primary Schools Unprepared for Language Classes

Primary schools in England will struggle to provide quality language classes due to a lack of qualified teachers, according to the annual Languages Trends survey. As of September primary schools around the country will be required to teach language classes to seven to 11-year-olds. “many primary classroom teachers have neither sufficient knowledge of another language […]

How to Translate your Website

So you want to translate your website? With the widespread introduction of easy to use CMS’s like WordPress, it’s never been simpler to create a website. As a by-product of this, it’s never been more competitive, that’s competition for visitors, not just sales. If you are a business, blogger or creative, you probably created your […]

Twitter Background Template 2014

So you may have noticed twitter recently tweaked its user interface design, this got us around to thinking that we could use some of that screen real estate for a bit of extra marketing for our business translation service. It turns out we were a bit late to the party, many companies are already adopting […]

Translation Infographic: Helping you Sell On-line

Translation is typically one of the last things businesses think of when marketing their products. But what cannot be overstated is how gigantically important it is if you want to market and sell that same product abroad. Here’s a translation infographic containing a few facts and figures about international selling. They just might give you […]

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Legal Responsibility for Government Translation

Translation and the Law When developing your Government department’s language policies and communication strategies it is advisable to consider the following articles of law. This research should be used to help you to decide what you translate and when you use interpreters (or telephone interpreters). Race Relations Act (1976) The Race Relations Act 1976 established […]

Languages in New Guinea

Which country has the highest number of different languages within its borders? Surprisingly, the answer is not China, India or any other large country. Tiny Papua New Guinea is all of 462,840 square kilometres in size, about as big as the state of California. Despite its small size, it is the most linguistically diverse country […]

Nordic Languages

The Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Icelandic languages are collectively known as the Nordic languages. Since they are all descended from Old Norse, these languages have a lot in common. In fact, someone who speaks one language can often understand someone who speaks another Nordic language, although it may take a bit of effort to do […]