How much do translators make?

Are you an aspiring translator hoping to hit the jackpot with your translator salary? Or a potential translation student wondering “how much do translators make?”? The myths about the highest paying translation languages can scare potential clients away and lure many linguists in. Read on to find out more about…

Newbie translators: five traps to watch out for

Newbie translators are often confused at the outset of their translation journey and don’t have enough knowledge on how to get established. It is usually because their academic background was focalised on linguistic practice and translation training rather than honest business guidance and advice. This is why starting their own…

What is the average translation speed?

There are several factors to take into account when it comes to calculating the average translation speed. Many translation buyers have the tendency to place the turnaround times for their translation projects along with the price tag and the degree of excellence at the top of their priority list. Our…

4 ways to reduce translation costs

Professional translation services may not be something that you originally accounted for in your budget. As a business owner, you are probably aware that the most successful companies communicate in more than one language. Translating your content is therefore the path to boosting your company’s growth and enlarging your global…

Transcreation: your way to cross-cultural marketing

Transcreation is increasingly becoming an integral part of marketing campaigns. It is part and parcel of the process of transcending language and culture barriers when it comes to marketing and advertising geared messages (such as a slogan). Advertisers who aim to communicate the purpose of a brand in a foreign…

How to translate faster: four tips for swamped translators

Freelance translators are aware that the size of their income correlates to the amount of work they can get done. Not many translators are fortunate enough to generate an applaudable amount of money by translating 1000 words a day. Franklin Benjamin put forward a theory that backs up this mindset:…

Chinese language translation services: empower your business

English has always been crowned as the international language of business, but its days as the world’s favorite language may be numbered. Unlucky for English, China is transcending globally and its economy is projected to overtake the United States’ in 2028. With the rise of China as an economic superpower,…

Learning Arabic – 4 reasons to take on the challenge

Many people make the mistake of learning a particular language simply because they like it or the culture associated with it. Tastes and preferences differ greatly from one person to another and personal motivations can be the main reason we gravitate towards a specific language. I am sure you have…

Medical translation: how words can save your life

Imagine you’re an 18-year-old enjoying a night out with your friends. Everything is normal until you start having a splitting headache. You are in your friend’s car on your way to your girlfriend’s house. You blame the headache on the smell of gasoline in your friend’s car. When you get…