French Language Anxiety

With each passing day I get closer to traveling to Papua New Guinea to climb the Carstensz Pyramid, a twenty plus day journey to its peak, I am filled with excitement – of both kinds! Included with all the fun and anticipation I am experiencing as I prepare for this climb, I have some French language anxiety as the date…

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…

Globalization and the Translation Industry

The translation industry is a large yet fragmented market that is broken off into a variety of sectors. Common Sense Advisory put out a report that states that the translation industry was estimated to be worth $33.5 billion US back in 2012. According to the U.S Bureau of Statistics, the industry is expected to grow by 42% between 2010 and…

The Importance of Quality in Professional Translation Services

  When it comes to translation services, accuracy and attention to detail are paramount. The quality of translation work is crucial as it directly affects the perception of a business or institution. The art of translation is all about the details; from the content itself to formatting elements like the choice of font and its spacing. Here are some key…

Translation – Significance and Scope

The in-depth study of Art of Translation demands more attention not because it paves way for global interaction and offers an excellent opportunity to undergo socio-cultural survey of various languages and their literature but also gives an opportunity to establish some kind of relevance it has in the study and area of Literary Criticism. Translation Studies can very safely be…

Increasing Number of Businesses and Organizations Requiring Translation Services

Today businesses and organisations are operating in a truly global market place. As a result, the need for professional translation services is continuing to increase. All kinds of businesses and individuals find that they need the help of a professional translator to help them conduct their everyday business.Not so long ago, translation services were used predominantly by government agencies. Today,…

What Is Machine Translation?

There are several things machines (computers) can do these days; one need not depend on human beings for these tasks. Would it not be nice if you could feed a document in one language to the computer and get a perfect translated copy of the same? Businesses have gone global. You need all kinds of documents in several languages. These…

An Overview of Machine Translation Software

Localization of content has become inescapable as customers increasingly expect content in a language that they can understand. The amount of content that is becoming available has become huge and thus making content available in a localized language has become a big issue. Using the services of human translators is never going to be able to cope with this problem.…