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Strange Finnish emojis explained

Posted by Tomedes on August 2, 2016 – 2:52 am Filed under Uncategorized
Emojis are something people seem to either love or hate. Finns belong to the former group – in fact, Finns love emojis so much that in December last year,Finland became the first country to launch its own country themed emoji...
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Why you should always opt for a professional translation company and avoid that friend who speaks a bit of Spanish!

Posted by Tomedes on April 27, 2016 – 10:18 am Filed under Uncategorized
Translation is a skilled craft. A professional translator will have a deep understanding not just of the words of their two (or more) languages, but of their grammatical structure, flow and particular idiosyncrasies.   Companies that require translation should always...
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How to ensure high quality translation

Posted by Tomedes on December 16, 2015 – 1:23 pm Filed under Uncategorized
Whether you need to use a translation service for yourself or for your company, it’s important that you get the highest quality translation possible. But how can you ensure that is the case?   Professional human translation   The most...
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Is preserving Catalan more important to the English and Americans than it is to the Spanish?

Posted by Tomedes on October 28, 2015 – 10:57 am Filed under Uncategorized
Catalan originated in Catalonia, in north-eastern Spain and areas of the southernmost part of France. Today, there are 4.1 million native speakers of Catalan, with a further 5.1 million people speaking it as a second language, many of them based...
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Five Words That are Different in UK English and US English

Posted by Tomedes on July 29, 2015 – 6:41 am Filed under Uncategorized
Did you know that there are some minor differences between terminology in British English and American English? As a translator, you may sometimes have to translate a document into one of these particular English variants, and there are a few...
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Build a Perfect LinkedIn Profile

Posted by Tomedes on March 25, 2015 – 5:37 am Filed under Uncategorized
LinkedIn is an incredibly valuable tool for forging professional relationships with new clients, and building a good LinkedIn profile is one of the first things you should do as a freelance translator who depends on the internet to source work....
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Five Reasons to Start Learning a New Language

Posted by Tomedes on February 26, 2015 – 8:49 am Filed under Uncategorized
As a translator, you’re obviously expected to know more than one language. But have you ever considered adding more languages to your linguistic repertoire? Well, thanks to the fantastic resources available on the internet, there’s never been a better time...
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Why you should work with a global translation company

Posted by Tomedes on January 28, 2015 – 10:04 am Filed under Uncategorized
As a translator, it’s important to consider working for a global translation company such as Tomedes. After all, doing so will offer you a number of key advantages over working completely independently. This blog post will discuss some of these...
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Body Language: 10 Things You Are Communicating Without Saying a Word

Posted by Tomedes on December 30, 2014 – 11:27 am Filed under Uncategorized
Although most of your translation work might be done in front of a computer screen, there are times when you’ll need to meet clients face-to-face, either in person or through an online video chat. When you’re in this situation, reading...
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Transcription: Everything you need to know

Posted by Tomedes on October 29, 2014 – 10:20 am Filed under Uncategorized
Transcription, as used in the literary community, refers to the process of turning an audio file into a written one. The audio file may contain text spoken by just one person or by multiple people. Video files can also require...
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