Resources #interpreting


The English language is notoriously difficult to get to grips with. Sure, you can master the basic range of vocabulary to successfully order yourself a portion of fish and chips, but a complex spelling system and seemingly nonexistent rules of pronunciation make sounding like a local a little more tricky. To further muddy the waters, entrenched in British culture there exists a language within a language. The art of British slang. We guide you through 100 words and phrases from the English dictionary that may well have an entirely different meaning to what you first imagined. [2019-07-02]

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Are you wondering whether a career in translating or interpreting may be for you? Here are some questions asked by those aspiring to be freelance translators or interpreters: Q: Is it possible to make a living as a translator or interpreter? A: Yes! It is estimated that about one or two million people, worldwide, do so. Q: Is linguistic ability enough to make a living as a freelance translator or interpreter? A: No. For most paid work, the translator or interpreter will need to have a particular knowledge of the subject matter in question. To function professionally, a translator needs to understand the "source" language fully, be a good writer in the "target" language, and be able to convey meaning faithfully. [2019-06-28]

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Your business needs materials and messages converted into another language. No problem—you’ll contact your LSP and find a translator. Right? Maybe. Depending on your needs, a translator might be the right fit—or you might require interpretation services. What’s the difference between translation and interpretation services? Here’s what you need to know. [2019-05-24]

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September 30 has been marked as International Translation Day since 1991. It was chosen because it’s the feast day of the great Bible translator St Jerome, the patron saint of translators. There is even greater cause for celebration this year. In May, the United Nations unanimously adopted a resolution recognising the role of professional translation in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development. [2018-09-30]

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