Myanmar Loses Literary Shackles

Very little has been recorded as to the linguistic wealth of the Burmese people over the years. This is perhaps owing to half a century of oppressive military rule, following decades of British colonialism. This has prevented the English speaking world from fully appreciating the literary wealth of this very interesting country. The lack of a standardized Roman character translation system has meant that the literature that was available during the last 50 years was not only strictly censored by he former Burmese military junta, but also difficult to come by and even more difficult to translate. Now that the doors to ancient Myanmar have finally opened to the rest […]

The Noise of New York City!

New York City is home to nearly 9 million people and attracts tourists from absolutely every corner of the globe. As well as being a great place to party all night and shop till your credit card is rejected, it is also a haven for linguists and home to approximately 800 different languages. It’s not difficult to hear a wide selection of languages in the city, by simply walking through the streets or jumping on the subway you can hear many different tongues from the people around you. It is also completely normal to see things advertised or displayed in different languages, such is the massive cultural diversity of New […]

Financial Translation Explained!

Having worked for a busy translation agency, I have had the advantage of working with many types of clients, all with diverse needs and requirements. Over the duration of an average day, it would be fair to say that no two assignments are ever the same, because no two clients are ever the same. An area where we do receive a significant amount of requests is in the field of financial translation.Financial translation refers to the broad area involving the translation of financial documents and giving out sensitive fiscal information. This can vary from the translation of complex financial reports to technical terms and conditions found within financial documents through […]