Social Media and Translation

The social media is one of the leading communication platforms worldwide. The social media platforms include twitter, facebook, Google plus, LinkedIn, among others. Unlike the traditional media, the social media informs and connects users worldwide within the shortest time possible. This has been made possible by internet connections. The 21st century can be described as a century of technological revolution. It has experienced a remarkable upsurge in technology and a sea of innovations. The social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are among the unprecedented innovations that the world has experienced this century. The inventions and innovations in technology and the eventual rapid innovations in the social media have […]

5 Interesting Books about Translation

This is a book by Edith Grossman an American Spanish-to-English literary translator who is praised for her distinguished translation of Spanish literature. Published in 2010, why translation matters argues for cultural importance of the translation and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator’s role. In her introduction, Edith Grossman writes, “My intention is to stimulate a new consideration of an area of literature that is too often ignored, misunderstood, or misrepresented.” According to Edith in this book, translation has unsurpassable importance as she writes; “Translation not only plays its important traditional role as the means that allows us access to literature originally written in one of the countless […]

Language and Culture for Social Interaction

Language is the only key player in any body’s social life and therefore without it your social life can be threatened. In any social place or gathering language is the sole dictator of any interaction between people. According to Hauser et al 2002, language is a culturally specific communication system. Language is therefore very influential in one’s everyday social life and it is closely intertwined with culture According to Kimball Young;  ”Language is the carrier of a vast amount of what we call culture. Knowledge of the past, techniques of science and of food-getting taboos and social rituals, all are carried in language or at least have language counterparts, as […]

10 Simple Ways of Learning a New Language in a Foreign Land

People learn a new language for various reasons, it can be conditional or done at will. However,  learning a new language is a rigorous and complex process which only takes commitment. Much as learning a new language is a challenging project to undertake, I believe the following tips can help you appreciate it. Fall in love with the language Having a positive attitude towards the language is one of the fundamental techniques in learning a new language. Once you develop love for the language, learning it becomes more interesting and it encourages you put all the necessary efforts to ensure that you get it. A negative attitude towards any language […]

Professional Translation in World Sport

The world has experienced an upsurge in sport. Right from football, Wrestling, Netball, Basketball, Cricket, Bull fighting, et cetera et cetera. Because of globalization and a remarkable advancement in technology and the social media, these sporting activities are rotational. This means that any country in the world that is viable to host a sporting competition can do so as long as it satisfies the sport governing body. The world cup for example was played in South Africa in 2010, Brazil in 2014 respectively. Mobility has been made possible and affordable to a considerable number of people worldwide as a result of the increasing per capita income among many nations. People […]

Business in Multilingual Africa

Africa is a continent endowed with languages. According to the African Press Organization and Wikipedia it  is a multilingual continent with over 2,000 languages. These languages are spoken by either majority or minority groups. More than 10 countries in Africa have at least two official languages with south Africa leading with 11 official languages.. This shows how rich Africa is linguistically. However, to an entrepreneur, the sea of languages in Africa is a reality that must be taken into consideration given the possible ramifications when establishing a business in Africa. Multilingualism can have either positive or negative ramifications in the business. The ability to identify the intricacies involved in such […]

Medical Translation a Solution for Life

We and those whom we love often fall sick necessitating the need for medical services. Although on many occasions the local facility you visit may have doctors who speak your native language, but imagine in the local facility you visited the doctors confess they cannot handle your sickness and thereby referring you to the foreign country to seek medical attention! Well finances might not be a problem to this matter but the language becomes of much concern as to whether you can communicate without any barrier to your physicians there or not. When need arises for you to seek healthcare in a foreign country, a proficient translator could be a […]

Importance of Professional Transcription Services in a Global Economy

In the global economy today, there are a variety of meetings, interviews, conferences, court proceedings and seminars which are conducted on a regular basis. and this makes the availability of transcription services necessary. To preserve and keep alive records of any proceedings be it court proceedings, meetings, interviews, conference or seminar proceedings, the transcription services should not be understated. Transcription is a very essential service in many departs such as legal firms, business firms, financial institutions, governmental and Nongovernmental organization to maintain their records for the future use. Voice recorders for instance are fast and accurate than the usual pen and paper which is bound to making several mistakes which […]

The Rise of the Flemish Translation and Interpreting Services

One of the most captivating things in the language industry is the origin of a particular language and the nature and the size of both the economy and the population of the country from which it is being spoken as a native language. In the translation services sector, different documents and languages present different translation challenges. One of the languages that in most cases appear at the forefront is Flemish the language of Dutch spoken in Belgium. Flemish is almost standard Dutch but only has a few words added.   The language is also spoken in France and the Netherlands and this therefore gives a very big reason as to it […]

Getting a Right Translator Through the Use of a Professional Translations Agency

In the world today, People often show better judgment in selecting an electronic device than in selecting a translator or a translation agency. They are very careful while choosing any machine for use but in most cases this is unlikely when they are choosing a translator for their translation needs. All they need is to see to it that the text is converted from one language into another. This is the reason as to why many translations turn out to be inaccurate and hence show no meaning to the target audience. When a person is in need of a car he or she may hire a mechanic to guide in […]