Translation and Language Industry Observations

Not All Proper English Looks the Same: Four Reasons Why

by DL Miller If you spend time on the web and you’re sensitive to language, then you have probably noticed that not all blogs and websites follow the same rules. You may have spotted unfamiliar spellings and punctuation on sites that are clearly professionally written and edited. Why is that? It’s because there’s more than …

What are Elon Musk’s plans for globalization of Twitter?

by David Grunwald Billionaire Elon Musk famously bought Twitter for $44 Billion and took the company private. Now what? Twitter is not a profitable company and has been losing money in recent years. Even in the odd year when they did turn a profit, it was very marginal. Twitter has always been about talk and …

The truth about free translation samples

As a translation company sales person or freelance translator, you may be getting requests to provide free samples. If you say yes, then you are probably wasting time and resources for nothing. Hello, We are a law firm and used few human translation companies, but we are not satisfied with the quality of translation. I …

What is an unwritten language and how can AI help translate it?

What is an unwritten language? Simply put, it is a language that is spoken but not written, and therefore has no written form by native speakers of that language. Unwritten languages by their very nature are obscure, and used by very few people. Spain for example has some dialects which are spoken by precious few …

How to automatically transcribe Zoom meetings

Zoom has a function called live transcription that automatically transcribes the audio during the meeting and displays the transcript as subtitles. Using this feature will make it easier for meeting participants to follow the presentation and will make the virtual meeting experience more effective. In this article, we will explain in detail how to automatically …

Top 3 Skills Needed to Be a Medical Translator

by Luke Smith You’ve found a career that combines your love of language with your desire to help people. A career as a medical translator is both an art and a science. It is at once a creative and caring profession. Yet, you need much more than superb linguistic skills if you want to thrive …

Using Multilingual Video Marketing to Get More Customers

by Andre Oentoro Video marketing is becoming ever more popular among business owners as one of the most effective strategies to increase online conversions. Considering how people enjoy watching videos and accessing them on their mobile phones, incorporating video campaigns is beneficial for many marketers. According to a study, 55% of people watch branded videos …

Internet Censorship: China Shuts Down Google Translate

As widely reported by various media, China has shut off access to Google Translate in mainland China. Users in China that try to access translate.google.cn or translate.google.com are redirected to a link to Google Translate Hong Kong. But that won’t work in China either. Chinese also blocked the Google Translate API, rendering all apps that …

5 Free Translation Apps You May Never Have Heard Of

The popularity and usage of free translation programs is rising. More and more translation software products are being announced every year. And more and more companies are using these apps to translate a wide range of content. The quality and reliability of machine translation is also improving steadily, which is another reason for the increasing …

Using Reverse Image Search for Translation

Google Reverse Image Search Google Images has a feature which has been around since 2011, but is relatively unknown to many people. Reverse image search allows you to upload an image or a link to an image and find similar images and relevant information on the Internet. Unlike standard image search, where you enter a …

A Look at Canada’s Immigration Process

by Colton Jones Canada is known for many things: hockey, poutine, friendly people, and more importantly-its millions of immigrants. But why are immigrants choosing to call Canada home, considering all of their other options? This article provides insights into the reasons behind Canada’s booming immigrant population and provides some guidelines on the immigration process. Canada …