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International Translation Day 2018

30 September 2018

​The Importance of Translation in International Trade

The Importance of Translation in International Trade

Last week saw the Association of Translation Companies’ annual Language Industry Summit take place in Cardiff, which was a great opportunity for us to get together with other industry professionals and attend some really interesting and thought-provoking presentations and masterclasses. The theme for this year’s summit was ‘Changing Landscape:…

10 Top Tips for Website Localisation and SEO

For businesses entering a new market where people speak a different language, it is important to avoid alienating your new audience and to benefit from Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) in order to maximise conversion opportunities.

Back Translation and Its Uses within the Medical Sector

Quality assurance is extremely important for all types of translation, as mistakes can have far-reaching consequences. However, this is particularly true for medical and pharmaceutical translations since mistranslation may carry life-or-death implications. So, how can a client ensure accuracy when commissioning the translation of texts of a medical nature? One way of ensuring quality is to commission a back translation.

A Right Royal Relay in Romsey!

Team Wessex Translations successfully completed the Romsey Relay Marathon, raising over £1,000 for charity!

Typesetting and Translation

How important is typesetting? If you want your documents to look professional, it’s vital. Professional typesetting ensures the accurate placement of text and images on a page so that it is aesthetically pleasing to the reader and ready to go to print.

Understanding an Interpreting Service

Interpreting is often confused with translation, but what is the difference? Put simply, interpreting is the spoken rendering of speech from one language to another, whereas translation is the written process of rendering text from one language into another.

Translation of Personal Documents

At Wessex Translations, it’s not just businesses and large organisations who use our services; we often assist members of the public too. Every year we help numerous individuals with the translation of their personal documents and certificates, however big or small.

​Computer Assisted Translation vs. Machine Translation

For many people when they think about translation, they just have in their mind cutting and pasting text into Google Translate on their phone or laptop and seeing what comes up. In reality, although this can be a useful tool for single words and simplistic phrases (though even then it can be hit and miss), accurate and reliable translation is a human process that takes time to become skilled in.

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