Archive for June, 2016

What does Brexit mean for translation services in the US?

Posted on June 30th, 2016 · Posted in Translation USA

Weeks before we knew the leaves would have it, translation services professionals in Europe were locked in debate. “What would a leave vote mean for the industry?” they asked, aloud.. read more

English language

Living for ‘Le Weekend’: The English Language Abroad

Posted on June 24th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

When it comes to native speakers, English actually fares pretty poorly; there are more native speakers of Spanish and Mandarin than there are of English. But in terms of the.. read more

The Demise of Freelance Translators Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Posted on June 23rd, 2016 · Posted in Translation Business

About 15 years ago, an article in the New York Times painted a bleak picture of the translation profession. Soon, it prophesied, freelance translators would be squeezed out of the.. read more

Translation of The Bible and Evolution of the English Language

Posted on June 14th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics, Translation History

There’s a bit of argument over who translated the Bible into English. Officially, the translation was completed by John Wycliffe, and that’s the name you’ll stumble across if you search.. read more

And What About Us? English Around The World

Posted on June 13th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

When we talk about the English language, we’re usually referring to one of two forms of English. Quite often, this is British English. After all, the English language evolved in.. read more

The Fascinating World of Translation, Showcased by Hollywood

Posted on June 9th, 2016 · Posted in Translation History

When translators watch movies with their fictionalized counterparts, they can’t help but chuckle. The nature of dramatization means that at first sight, Hollywood does not capture the skill and nuance.. read more

Which English Should Your Website Use, and Why Does it Matter?

Posted on June 2nd, 2016 · Posted in Website Translation

The project prompt is simple: translate our website from [insert language here] into English. But the follow up question stumps many potential clients: which English would you prefer? The answer.. read more