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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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Ten Words That Have No English Translation

Posted by Tomedes on June 1, 2015 – 5:33 am Filed under Language, Language Translation Advice, Translation Facts
Whilst English is the world’s most used language, that doesn’t mean that every word in the English tongue has a direct translation of words found in other languages. In fact, there are lots of rich, descriptive words that have no...
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Four Languages on the Verge of Extinction

Posted by Tomedes on May 5, 2015 – 9:32 am Filed under Translation Languages, Translation Musings, Translation News
Human communication adapts to the needs of a people group at a specific time, and when it comes to the spoken word it’s common to observe the gradual decline and eventual extinction of different languages. In this blog post we’ll...
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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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6 Tips to Avoid Misunderstandings When Ordering a Translation Job

Posted by Tomedes on December 9, 2014 – 7:19 am Filed under Translation Advice, Translation Discussion
Misunderstandings and mistranslations can lead to disastrous outcomes, especially when you’re having an important business project translated.  Language barriers and mistranslations have led to newsworthy controversy in the United Kingdom and in the healthcare industry in recent years. There’s a...
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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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Are CAT tools a must for translators?

Posted by Tomedes on September 23, 2014 – 2:57 am Filed under Translation Discussion
A range of computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools are available to help professional translators with their work. They blend human translation with machine translation by using computer software to support and facilitate the process of translation. They do not replace the...
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