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Dana Translation conducted a survey about freelance translators, and this INFOGRAPHIC present most of the results.
Determined not to use English as a crutch, Phiwayinkosi Mbuyazi instead created 450 new words in Zulu.
Mox is a young but well educated translator. Two PhDs, six languages... and he hardly earns the minimum wage.
Just when you think you're getting to grips with a foreign language, a "false friend" can leave you red-faced and tongue-tied. Anne Merritt explains how to avoid them.
In June, year 6 pupils will sit a National Test in spelling, grammar and punctuation. But how good is your knowledge of technical English? Take our quiz for students, teachers and grammar fans
Readers Nick and Riela have both written to ask how and when English colonists in America lost their British accents and how American accents came
A translator learns that the law of karma can be unforgiving.
The series of interviews of people who rock our profession, conducted jointly with Marta Stelmaszak from Wantwords, continues! After Marta's interview with Corinne McKay, it's our turn again. For t...
Although Chinese gaming companies are trying to sell more into the West, language, culture, localization and cultural differences are making the process difficult.
Like any profession, becoming a translator takes practice, experience and proper training—and if you were to ask ten translators how they got into the pro
Ils ont passé entre 10 et 25 ans en prison et se sont retrouvés largués dans un monde sans téléphone à pièces. Trois détenus racontent leur "bond dans le futur".
An automated e-mail response reading in Welsh: "I am not in the office at the moment" is mistakenly put on a road sign.
La publicación, por primera vez, de Deseo , de Liam O Flaherty, nos lleva a recordar un país con una literatura extraordinaria y abundante
One of our readers raised the following useful query a few months ago: What?s the difference between among and amongst? Happy to help! In the spirit
You've probably heard people tell you should back up your computer, or you should have more secure passwords.
The Endorsements feature on LinkedIn was introduced last September. I became aware of this around Halloween when my timeline was suddenly taken over by endorsement-related updates. Do clients care about endorsements?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aERfvEGC3ZI One question that I am often asked on this blog by novice translators is "How can I find direct customers for my translation business?" I don't pretend to...
If you're ever beset by a strange and distinct feeling that you can't quite name, you're not alone.
Yesterday in The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a great description of translation from a lay person’s perspective: It’s not a really good idea to approach a conversation by asking &#...