Most global Translators usually prefer to be paid by word count in the document as opposed to per hour strategy in the “Per-word vs Per-hour” translation pricing debate. However, some other translators and translation agencies argue that per hour pricing strategy is efficient and fair to both parties though a bit expensive and tiresome compared to word count. How to calculate good hourly fares and rates, and when to agree on an hourly payment strategy instead of the word count-rate system is often difficult for many clients and translations agencies. Per-Word vs Per-Hour The freelance translator will however, at times receive an offer of a translation job that requires to […]
From students denied lodging places to those swindled of their tuition by university scams in India. What all these have in common is that they are all black African students feeling like they are racially stigmatized by some Indian nationals who wrongfully profile the African males as drug Lords and their female counterparts as prostitutes. Many claim to be denied residence in some apartments, access to clubs and face violence at times.
It is very advisable that one speaks at least one other foreign language apart from English in this global village today to fit in, so to say. One can argue that speaking and having knowledge of the English language is good enough and may save one in tight situations. One of the many reasons is because it is the second largest spoken language next to Chinese (Mandarin), if talking native speakers. However, there are many excellent reasons for taking on an extra foreign language other than English.
Mark Zuckerburg is the facebook founder, like duh. Well, he recently visited a West African country; Nigeria on a convention to discuss how businesses can be boosted with the help of social media, facebook in particular. This, in addition to making some of the platform’s tech and apps more affordable, if not free of charge.
Apart from being home to Koalas, Dingos and Kangaroos, Australia this week caught the world’s attention for something else other than wild life! The Australian prime minister, Julia Gillard is reported to have given an unusual ultimatum for the Islamic community living, and wishing to continue living in Australia. She was citing findings through research that most immigrants from Islamic states don’t integrate into the society and advocate for Sharia law. “We speak only English, and not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language!” she is quoted to have said. Though this was received […]
Healthcare and hospital interpreting services are very crucial and critically important. A small misinterpretation in any medical information or subject can lead to heavy consequences to the extent of even costing you life. Major world Hospitals always depend on professional translations and interpreting agencies with language experts that as well have medical knowledge for quality interpreting services. If a patient cannot express himself in a language that a doctor is familiar with, it is next to impossible for his pain or problems to be understood. So, however skilled and experienced medical personnel will be, they will need interpreting services of a professional medical interpreter. For any hospital setting, translations and […]
Just like any other business will need document translations for its operations in the global world, document translation is vital to immigrants and non-native speakers in foreign countries. However, in the global world today, language is no longer the biggest problem with people, but many immigrants and non-native speakers face hurdles in foreign countries, they will need several documents to be translated into their native languages so as to have a proper access to services. Document translations needed by immigrants and non-natives Immigrants and non-native speakers need translation services for several documents such as; Passport/visa translation services Birth certificate translation services Legal document translations Medical document translations Business document translation […]
As most people always think that with just knowing English, you can easily advance and prosper in any undertaking wherever you want let it be business or social living. However, the story has changed today where the multilingual people with much knowledge on foreign languages stand better chances if not all, of advancing easily than someone that only knows one language in today’s business environment, in this case English. Recent studies have indicated that multilingual people find it so easy to associate with anyone and that their brains operate a bit differently and smarter than those who only speak one language. It always sounds more like arrogance when someone travels […]
What a sign language interpreter means A person who is knowledgeable in converting or translating spoken language or written documents into signs, facial expressions, and movements, to the impaired persons is what we call a sign language interpreter. Sign language interpreting or translation is also so complex, it needs a well-trained person both in the field and the target sign language. Why do I say so? An interpreter must have time doing research for some technical or complex terminologies, here he or she will be visiting dictionaries before the real interpreting exercise draws at hand, the reason for doing that is to have the work delivered perfectly and accurately to […]
We don’t wear Rolex, we eat it! That is a statement seen on so many Patriotic Ugandan kinsmen T-shirts in Uganda, especially adopted by the Urban youth. Indeed rolex is a fast food in Uganda that is made of fried eggs with vegetables rolled within chapati. Well as this type of food emerged as a way out for the low income Ugandans who couldn’t afford a decent meal at the end of the day, it however grew through the ranks so to as to become a cheap fast food.