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The language translation challenges of the FBI

Posted by Tomedes on November 3, 2009 – 1:50 am Filed under Freelance Translators, Translation News
The Inspector General (I.G.) from the U.S. Department of Justice has reported that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is facing challenging issues in managing its language translation workload. The foremost among them is the agency’s staffing and technology problems...
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English and French language translation – A historical perspective

Posted by Tomedes on November 2, 2009 – 7:59 am Filed under Translation Musings
The history of English and French languages are intertwined, beginning with the fact that just like other major Western European languages both English and French are the descendants of proto-Indo-European family of languages. Although both languages separated on the Indo-European...
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Absence of Tagalog translation expert stumps legal process

Posted by Tomedes on October 20, 2009 – 7:45 am Filed under Translation News
A judge of the Dubai Misdemeanors Court granted unconditional bail to a Filipina detainee due to the absence of a translator who could help her communicate with the court. The incident happened when the Filipina suspect was summoned by the...
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Introducing Skype Translator

Posted by Tomedes on October 16, 2009 – 8:14 am Filed under Translation News, Translation Tools
Skype is one of the most commonly used programs for instant messaging, as well as chatting over the Internet and rightfully so, it has proved to be a simple, well designed and extremely reliable program which is free for all...
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Independent subtitle translators face legal action in Israel

Posted by Tomedes on September 22, 2009 – 8:13 am Filed under Translation News
An Independent language translation professionals group in Israel is under fire from Israel’s Anti piracy organization ALIS which has demanded that they stop their activities, issue a public apology, as well as pay NIS 1 million in damages. The group...
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European Commission’s translation project

Posted by Tomedes on September 18, 2009 – 8:01 am Filed under Translation Workshops
The European Commission is in the process of establishing a network of university programs that would provide high quality master’s level education and training to translators. The programs would be in line with the standards of EMT expert group. EMT...
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Workshop for translators

Posted by Tomedes on September 16, 2009 – 2:09 am Filed under Translation Workshops
The Northern California Translators’ Association will be a conducting a workshop titled “Getting started in translation and interpretation”. As the title itself suggests, the workshop would provide participants with practical information on how to prepare oneself for a successful career...
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Chinese publishers test global waters

Posted by Tomedes on September 11, 2009 – 7:52 am Filed under Translation News
Chinese publishing houses are now gearing themselves to take Chinese books worldwide. This could be readily ascertained at the Beijing International Book Fair where Chinese publishers were eagerly discussing strategies to take the industry ahead with their foreign counterparts. Among...
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Tops banks in the United States zero in on Spanish speaking customers

Posted by Tomedes on September 8, 2009 – 1:58 am Filed under Translation News
The recent few years has seen an explosion in the population of Spanish immigrant population in the United States. Not only has the Spanish speaking population grown substantially in size (number of Hispanic Americans living in the United States is...
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Tips for evaluating translation services

Posted by Tomedes on September 3, 2009 – 1:56 am Filed under Language Translation Advice
The practice of language translation is becoming increasingly popular as more companies discover the benefits of reaching out to potential customers in their native languages. But many companies find it difficult to locate a language translation service which is most...
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