How coronavirus is impacting ecommerce and ways we spend money

23rd June 2020

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic is affecting every part of our lives at the moment, from the places we can go, the people we can see, to how we spend our free time and even how we spend our money. Until last week, we had no choice but to replace visits to the high street with… Read more »

The importance and complexity of Medical Translation

4th June 2020

“Language has been described as medicine’s most essential technology—its principal instrument for conducting its work (Jackson, 1998). It has been observed that without language, the work of a physician and veterinarian would be nearly identical (Clark, 1983).” Medical translation is the practise of translating medical documents, including general medical information, medical pages, clinical trials, medicine… Read more »

Is younger better when it comes to learning a foreign language?

12th May 2020

We have all heard the claim that children learn new languages faster and more effectively than adults. Some people believe that the natural capacity for acquiring foreign languages declines with age. But how true are these claims? In his paper, James R Hurford argues that children are more skilled at language acquisition due to the… Read more »

Why is legal document translation essential?

21st April 2020

“Legal translation is the translation of language used in legal settings and for legal purposes.” The sensitive nature, combined with the importance, of legal documents means they must only be translated by specialist and experienced linguists. Not having legal documents translated professionally can lead to serious consequences. At the end of the day law is… Read more »

It’s a chicken and egg situation. Interesting FAQs about Easter.

9th April 2020

Easter is one of the world’s most celebrated holidays. It is also the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is said to have taken place, on the 3rd day after his crucifixion. The date of celebration changes from year to year. Easter always falls on the first Sunday, after the first full moon, following… Read more »

Global Market Research 2019 – Top Findings

23rd March 2020

Following the upward trend in 2017, the market research industry saw an interesting 2018. The Global Market Research 2019 report provided by ESOMAR not only illustrates both positive and negative changes that happened in the industry, but also offers insight on the industry’s behaviour, results and trends. This article outlines the main findings and challenges… Read more »

What is survey translation and how much does it cost?

24th February 2020

Survey translation is a critical tool for businesses to gain valuable customer insights and helps make the right investment decisions. There are various types of surveys business can ask their clients to complete. These include, but are not limited to, customer satisfaction surveys, product feedback, consumer research and employee engagement. The quality of any market… Read more »

Valentine’s Day history and traditions around the world

14th February 2020

What is Valentine’s Day and how did it start? Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated every year on the 14th of February. Valentine’s Day originates from the Western Christian feast day honouring Saints named Valentinus. There are numerous stories, with various Valentines, linked to February 14th,… Read more »

The story of Veganuary

28th January 2020

January is a well-known month for planning numerous lifestyle changes. Whether it’s giving up alcohol and participating in Dry January, following a cleaner diet and a healthier lifestyle or losing weight and getting fitter. New Year’s resolutions don’t tend last for long, but if done right, by setting reasonable and achievable goals and targets, these… Read more »

Where did Dry January come from?

27th January 2020

Are you fed up of hearing people say I’m not drinking, I’m doing “Dry January”? Then you are in luck as January is nearly over and you can have your party squad back. I had this discussion with one of my friends last night. We couldn’t quite work out where did the name “Dry January”… Read more »

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