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Language focus | 21.03.2018

Roads of Translation: Babel in Geneva

The Tower of Babel by Flemish master Abel Grimmer (1604, pictured) is a visual symbol for the fascinating exhibition, Roads of Translation, currently on display at the Fondation Bodmer in Geneva. Focusing on works collected by the Swiss bibliophile and scholar Martin Bodmer, the exhibition illustrates the role of translation as a channel for understanding…

Roads of Translation: Babel in Geneva

Translation technology | 04.12.2017

Machine Translation: Another Step Forward

Machine translation (MT) is nothing new, with the first live demonstration done back in the 1950s. But as Google Translate and similar products prove, MT output has become usable and accessible for anyone with a reliable Internet connection. This technology (usually enterprise-level machine translation engines) is used extensively in the translation industry for certain types…

Machine Translation: Another Step Forward

Uncategorized | 27.10.2017

Halloween: A Celtic Tradition

Halloween is a holiday usually associated with sweet treats, gruesome costumes and of course horror films- some good, some less so! Many people think that this tradition, which has become popular in the UK over the last 30 years, was exported straight from the United States. However, Halloween actually has its roots in Celtic tradition….

Halloween: A Celtic Tradition

Language focus | 29.09.2017

International Translation Day 2017

For over 60 years, International Translation Day has been celebrated every year on 30th September. The date was originally chosen to mark the occasion as it is the feast day of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators. Set up by the International Federation of Translators (FIT), this annual celebration of all things translation has…

International Translation Day  2017

Services | 13.06.2017

8 Steps to Help You Get the Most from Your Translation Budget

The Translation People have been helping companies engage with clients in their own language for over 40 years, so it’s no surprise we have learnt a thing or two along the way. We have summarised in eight quick points some of the main areas where companies can really focus to improve their translation workflows, reduce…

8 Steps to Help You Get the Most from Your Translation Budget

Uncategorized | 06.02.2017

Customer loyalty in the translation industry: keeping customers and keeping them happy

Have you ever seen an offer for new customers only and wondered why you, as a long-standing, loyal customer, don’t get the same benefits? Aggressive sales tactics and growth strategies often leave customer loyalty at the back of businesses’ minds, much to the annoyance of existing customers. But as companies take a step back to…

Customer loyalty in the translation industry: keeping customers and keeping them happy

Translation technology | 16.09.2016

Translation Memory

What is Translation Memory technology? How to successfully balance speed, quality and cost – it’s a dilemma all businesses face. In the translation field, the use of Translation Memory (TM) software, which contributes to improvements in each of these three vital areas, is relatively widespread among language service providers. So why is it sometimes shrouded…


Language focus | 06.09.2016

Cultural Considerations: German Business Etiquette

Here at The Translation People, we know that the translations we provide for our clients are key to building long-lasting international relationships built on trust and respect. But how can you make a good impression when meeting your foreign clients in person? Here is the first article in our cultural considerations guide, with German business etiquette…

Cultural Considerations: German Business Etiquette

Language focus | 24.06.2016

The Hidden Benefits of Bilingualism

Everyone knows that being able to speak a foreign language makes you more employable, more culturally aware and – let’s face it – just a whole lot cooler than those who can’t. As research into the more scientific advantages of speaking another language has developed over recent years, researchers have unearthed a whole host of…

The Hidden Benefits of Bilingualism

Client News | 15.06.2016

Brexit: a European Perspective

Just over a week before Britain votes yes or no to Brexit, it’s not only here in the UK where the debate rages on: continental Europe is weighing in and has plenty to say on the issue. As the countries at the heart of the European Union voice their opinions on the implications of Brexit,…

Brexit: a European Perspective

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