Category Archives: Translation

American dream’ delivers jobs to Wall Street

When Larry Gould’s great grandfather first glimpsed the Statue of Liberty in 1912 he could never have guessed that nearly 100 years later his English great grandson would take a business back to the U.S. and bring jobs to Wall … Continue reading

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thebigword rises to 12th in world rankings

thebigword rises to 12th in world rankings Leeds, England: 23 June 2010 – The translation, interpreting and language services company, thebigwordGroup, has risen to 12th in the world rankings and has become the largest private language service provider in Northern … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Translator

Remember that old adage, never work with animals or children? This most fundamental advice of old clearly eluded me when I decided to go freelance along with two children, a dog and two cats. Phrases involving plans, mice and men … Continue reading

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Translator Prerequisites and the A-Z of becoming a Translator

If you are serious about becoming a translator, you must be able to fulfil the following criteria, at the very least. Translator Prerequisites Your standard of education must be very high; with very few exceptions, a degree is essential, though … Continue reading

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Debunking a few myths about translating and translators

by Roswitha Wagner Myth #1 Shortly after I became a full-time translator, an acquaintance asked me what sort of work I do. I told her that I am a translator. Her reaction was, Aren’t you lucky that just living here … Continue reading

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Training Translators

Do translators need to be educated in the art and science of translation? Is it possible to train a translator in an academic setting? Is doing so worthwhile, from the translator’s perspective or from that of a potential employer? The … Continue reading

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Translator’s Home Office

Home is where your pillow is, and for a freelance translator, it’s also where the desk with its attendant office equipment and dictionaries is. But what office equipment is right for a translator? Should you buy that Thinking Machines II … Continue reading

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