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

Language focus | 21.03.2016

The Translation People take part in the Language Show Live Scotland

Last weekend the Language Show Live Scotland was held over two days at the SECC in Glasgow. “The event for people passionate about languages”[1], the show provided a forum where exhibitors and visitors alike could celebrate all that languages bring from both a cultural and a commercial point of view. There were Language Taster Classes,…

Employees | 07.01.2016

Spotlight on: roles at a Translation Company

In the first of a series of features that goes behind the scenes at a translation company, we look at key roles and their responsibilities.    Account Management Let’s start by looking at the role of the Account Manager. You could be forgiven for thinking that Account Managers must resemble some mythical creature with the ability to grow extra arms, such is their ability…

Services | 30.11.2015

Translation myths debunked

We hear it all the time: international borders are becoming invisible as globalisation brings the world closer together. This puts translation firmly on the list of must-haves for most international businesses, but how much of what we know about translation is true? Here, we take a look at the top three myths about the translation…

Translation myths debunked

Translation Industry News | 25.04.2014

Translation: to Outsource or not to Outsource?

One of the challenges facing companies managing multilingual content is whether to use the services of a Language Service Provider (LSP) or to ask an internal resource to perform the translation. This issue is particularly relevant for companies with offices around the world with employees who are willing or able to take on this task….

Language focus | 02.07.2013

Languages Careers Fair at The University of Manchester

On Friday 7th June, Alan White, The Translation People’s Business Development Manager, gave a presentation to students at the Languages Careers Fair of The University of Manchester on how to succeed as a translator (both working in-house in agencies and on a freelance basis). The Translation People is acutely aware of the importance of taking…

Translators | 24.09.2012

Wanted: Manga translator!

Who can translate from Japanese into English – and is a Manga fan? JManga Inc., a Japanese company, announced the Manga translation competition, which is running as a joint venture with the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs. Both professional translators and amateurs are encouraged to submit their entries for the competition, which runs until 26th…

Language focus | 30.09.2010

International Translation Day 2010

Languages are certainly in the air this month! First there was the European Day of Languages, and on Thursday, it’s International Translation Day. The Translation People take a look at some of the events organised to celebrate the industry we all feel so passionately about. The patron saint of translators is St Jerome, who is…

Translators | 27.03.2010

What skills do you require to be an interpreter/translator?

Ross, the current work placement student working with our Glasgow office has been considering the skills required to be a successful interpreter and/or translator: Before commencing my MA Interpreting and Translating at the University of Bath I was, as are most people who have never studied either of these disciplines, ignorant of how complex and…

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