Herman

The real translation market: smaller than you may think

In general, the translation market is believed to consist of the following service providers: ᴥ big international translation agenciesᴥ big national translation agenciesᴥ small boutique translation agenciesᴥ one-person translation agencies (who outsource)ᴥ individual translators This may be a generalisation, but big (inter)national translation agencies definitely do not form part of the real translation market: They …

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The 4 most common types of translation (and when to use them)

When you want to have a text translated, there are usually four way to have this done. 1. Machine translation (MT) Translation by a computer programme (e.g. Google Translate). No human intervention. Free, virtually instant translation Bad quality – various errors and unclear or even absurd wording 2. Machine translation + human proofreading (PEMT) A …

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Nine pitfalls to watch out for when requesting translations as a company

If you need a translations, then do avoid these nine pitfalls so the turnover and profit do not decrease instead of increase. (1) Having the translation done by a collueague who is not a professional translator Your image is extremely important to your company. Your company needs to come across well. That’s why, for example, …

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