How much does translation cost per word?

The common practice in the translation world is to charge translation buyers for the words found in the source text. This method helps translators and translation companies create an accurate quote for the translation cost per word from the beginning of the project. This helps the client have more control…

9 qualities translation companies seek in a freelance translator

The availability of freelance services using the Internet as a means of communication, data transfer has meant the explosion of personal services offered from every corner of the world. Translation has not been immune to this. Having been a freelance offering Spanish translation services in the 90’s,…

Help me to translate English into Japanese!

“Can you translate into Japanese some documents urgently? I have a PowerPoint and our brochure in InDesign…ready for an exhibition in Tokyo”. That was a real translation request not long ago. We had 72 hours to turn around 6 company brochures, business cards and PowerPoint information leaflets. Just over 5,000…

What are the steps for successful translation projects?

We pride ourselves in delivering consistent quality translations. This is not just what we say, it is what we do. Pangeanic recruits the best translators after carefully checking their credentials and running a skill test, which pays in the short and long run as we can deliver first-time right translations.

The worst translation mistake in history

The National Security Agency in the US declassified a document which points to what is likely to be the worst translation mistake in history. Or, at least, it involves the mistranslation with the most serious consequences in history. Although you can never know what would happened without this…

How much does a translation cost?

How much does a translation cost? This is a typical question when you seek a translation service. We would like to provide you some tips in order to find out a fair price for translation services. You can find a typical quotation sample as a downloadable PDF at the bottom…

5 Short Facts about the Chinese language (for foreigners)

When Westerners look to China, they tend to think about a single culture. Far from reality. This is not so in the majority of countries. Here’s 5 facts about the Chinese language will help you understand you face a very rich culture. 1. Chinese is the oldest written language in…

5 Useful Tips for Translation Buyers

Buying legal translations? Looking for financial translation services? Need serious website translations? This is a quick checklist of points to bear in mind when you are preparing your documents for translation. Stop for 2 minutes and plan how you want to execute your translation work. Follow these 5 useful tips…

Why a Digital Publisher Needs a Translation Company as a Partner

The world of publication has undergone drastic changes since the advent of internet. Books have now become e-books and magazines are easily accessible via a tablet, mobile, or for that matter any other digital device. Moreover, these digitally published books, magazines, scripts and articles are now more readily accessible to…