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No Spanish Translation Needed for the GOP: Absent Latino Support Loud and Clear

Posted by Tomedes on November 19, 2012 – 11:01 pm Filed under Uncategorized
 There has been a lot of controversy over the Immigration Laws within the past several years, resulting in drama from federal law suits to mass media headlines, the election of CA and NM governors to the re-election of President Obama...
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Obama vs. Romney – Does Foreign Language Fluency Matter?

Posted by Tomedes on October 9, 2012 – 3:57 pm Filed under Uncategorized
In reviewing the presidential candidates for the upcoming U.S. Presidential election in November, a question came to mind. What languages - if any, do the candidates know fluently, or even on a conversational level? What about past presidents? Does it...
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You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to Say “L’Shanah Tovah!”

Posted by Tomedes on September 13, 2012 – 4:46 pm Filed under Online Translation, Translation Events, Translation Services, Uncategorized
Why You Should Send a Rosh Hashanah Greeting eCard This Year [caption id="" align="alignright" width="155" caption="Photo credit: Center for Jewish History, NYC"][/caption] Well, it's free, for one thing. Free is good, but the better reason is so you can be a part of...
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2012 International ProZ Virtual Conference

Posted by Tomedes on August 21, 2012 – 5:00 pm Filed under Uncategorized
Free Attendance to the Largest Gathering of Freelance Translators The 4th annual ProZ Translators Web Conference will air worldwide, open to all freelance translators, professional translator services and language professionals. It is the largest gathering of translators to occur each...
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Stingy Clients – or Localized Translation Rates?

Posted by Tomedes on August 13, 2012 – 2:01 pm Filed under Uncategorized
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="English: Exchange rates for Malawi Kwacha posted by a currency trader in Lilongwe on October 7, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)"][/caption] Localized Translation Rates? What!? The economy has affected most working individuals, small businesses, and the terms that...
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U.S. DOD Lack of Fluent Foreign Language Speakers

Posted by Tomedes on June 22, 2012 – 2:46 pm Filed under Uncategorized
  [caption id="attachment_225" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael G. Vickers, right, speaks with Afghan officials during a trip to Afghanistan. Courtesy photo: American Forces Press"][/caption]  Two years ago US troops began to withdraw from Afghanistan, on the...
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Crappy Translation Can Kill You

Posted by M.E.Simpson on June 5, 2012 – 6:36 pm Filed under Uncategorized
The title may sound like a dramatic hyperbole created simply to be a catchy headline - and yes, it is. But it's also a dramatic catchy headline that happens to be true. This week we've been covering a variety of...
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When Google Search Results Are a Million Times Short of What You’re Looking For – Try the MillionShort Search

Posted by Tomedes on May 3, 2012 – 2:04 am Filed under Uncategorized
 MillionShort.com:  Revealing the Deepest Results of a Search Have you ever wondered, while searching for something on Google, where or how to find results that are way, waaay down in search results?  What would you find if you removed say, the...
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Toshiba develops voice translation software for mobile phones

Posted by Tomedes on January 11, 2010 – 2:00 am Filed under Translation News, Translation Tools, Uncategorized
Instant voice translation has long been the stuff of science fiction and a much desired ability in the real world. People who frequently travel to foreign countries where they do not understand the local language would be delighted by a...
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Language translation gaffe riles Hillary Clinton

Posted by Tomedes on August 13, 2009 – 9:14 am Filed under Uncategorized
It seems like there’s no end to language translation gaffes. The latest victim being a student from Congo who ended up facing the fury of none other than the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The incident took place at...
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