Making Philanthropy Central to our Translation Business Model

We  make philanthropy an  important part of our business model. Giving back to our community has several benefits and here are just a couple of them. First, it benefits the organization we choose to donate to, and performing a charitable act without the expectation of getting anything back in return is a worthwhile reward in itself. But also relationships are formed with potential…

The Role of Translation in Accessibility

In 2011, the Ontario government released the final AODA Integrated Accessibility Standards regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the "AODA" or the "Act"). The Final Regulation combines accessibility standards in three areas – information and communication, employment, and transportation. It’s estimated that a third of Canada’s population falls under the criteria for disability. The need for…

The Pitfalls of Google Translate

With the convenience and toolbar of Google Translate readily available and for free, many people take advantage of what seems to be a great convenience. However, there is a lurking danger that Google has failed to warn users of: That its translations are incorrect particularly when it comes to subject-specific material. This is not a tool that should be used…

The Basics of Subtitle Translation

Subtitle translation is predominantly used for video work to translate content in real time to a desired language. Translators use their vast and deep knowledge on the language and material at hand as many videos do not come with scripts to work with. They must effectively retain the meaning of the context they are working with to translate the subtitles…

How Technology Influences the Translation Industry

With the advent of apps and translation software, you can now turn your words into a foreign language - whether through text or an electronic voice - on your smartphone. Even big communication platforms offer translation services in select languages – but don’t think that this is going to affect the translation industry just yet. These tools can give us…