February
Translation hardly ever gets much attention. It is one of these crafts which permeates our lives, but does so quietly.  Then, in the late 2000’s, a British literature graduate, Deborah Smith decides that she wants to become a translator. She feels that South Korean has a vibrant literary scene but with there being so few … Continue reading The True Story of the Translation that Won a Korean Novel the Man Booker Prize

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October
Machine translation (which is what powers Google Language Translation) has certainly gotten better over the last few years. Results of Google’s latest artificial intelligence-based translation technology are said to be almost on par with those of human translators. But after more than 15 years in this business and after having looked at thousands of documents, … Continue reading Google Language Translation: Cheap and Fast but Accurate?

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October
You trusted the language translation agency when they promised you the work would be impeccable. When you receive the translated document, however, you discover a glaring typo in the first page of your twenty-page document.  Clearly, this is disappointing. But not only that: now you begin to wonder whether you can trust the rest of the document … Continue reading I Paid for a Perfect Language Translation, so Why Did I Find Errors?

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September
I have run APlus Translation Agency for over 15 years. I don’t have an MBA. I never formally studied any aspect of business. Running a company, hiring and working with people has been an instinctive exercise for me. And one that has taught me a very important lesson. And that is, that when you head … Continue reading APlus Translation Agency: Letting People Shine

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September
At APlus Translations, every Christmas Santa Claus appears under the guise of an animated Power Point Presentation which outlines the business statistics of the preceding year and then delves into the fun stuff. Where on earth (literally) is APlus staff going to meet up in the following year? That’s a question that Santa has addressed … Continue reading A Company That Eats Together, Sticks Together

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August
If your company is handling a large volume of translations on a regular basis, you may want to set up your own team of translators. However, if you have never worked within the translation industry, the recruitment of professionals, which is detrimental to the success of this endeavor, can prove difficult. This is where a … Continue reading How Can a Translation Agency Help Build Your Own Team of Translators

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