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How Many Translation Reviews Are Enough?

Our standard level of service for translation includes both the initial translation plus post-translation proofreading by a second linguist. Is this level of service sufficient for high quality translation? Would two post-translation reviews be better? How about three, four, or five reviews? Changes to translations to accommodate the individual language preferences of a reviewer can […]

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Business Outlook and Time

The answer to the question “So how is business?” depends on the period of time being referenced. The time frame could be last year, this month, this quarter, or any specified time. For businesses struggling with uncertainty in a challenging economy, an even better metric might be “the next two to three years”, or possibly […]

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Rush Translation Services and Projects

What is meant by the phrase “rush translation services“? Does it mean that translators work faster? For the sake of translation quality we hope not. Some translation companies offer rush services. Translation customers sometimes ask if we offer rush services. Our company doesn’t charge an extra fee for expedited translation services. Instead our policy is […]

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Desktop Publishing Software for Translation

By far the most prevalently used software for desktop publishing among documents we receive for translation is Adobe InDesign. Sometimes Adobe Illustrator is used designing smaller documents with fewer pages. We have infrequently received documents created in QuarkXPress and Microsoft Publisher. Still InDesign leads the list. When we’re asked to quote translation services for InDesign […]

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3 Ways Language Impacts Your Business

It’s likely that language affects your business in numerous ways, perhaps in more ways than immediately come to mind. Based on the types of translation projects our company regularly performs, below are three common intersection points between language and many companies’ operations. Communications: Businesses and professional organizations have internal and external audiences they target with […]

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Five Reasons For Business Optimism in 2021

By now everyone knows that vaccines are in circulation and are expected to blunt (hopefully eventually end) the adverse impacts of the pandemic of 2020. If this fact alone is not enough to brighten the outlook for business as we enter 2021, our list below highlights five additional items for optimism. 1) Pre-pandemic demand for […]

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