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The Babel Fish and Cultural Mistranslations

February 24th, 2015 | No Comments »

In Douglas Adams’ classic novel, ‘The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy,’ he presents a magical creature called the Babel fish. This is a small fish that, when placed inside someone’s ear, will provide them with instant translations of any dialect across the galaxy. Just picture the scene, you can go anywhere and meet anyone from

11 Tips for Getting a Quality Translation

February 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

It’s quite difficult to have faith in the quality of a document translation when you don’t speak the target language. Translation is interpreting the language and meaning of a source text into a target text. The blind progress of this procedure can be arduous and frustrating, especially when you feel the quality is somewhat out

What to consider when choosing a translation service

February 5th, 2015 | No Comments »

An unequivocal mistake for any business looking to move into an international market would, of course, to be to use Google translate. Though the service has its merit, and is extremely useful for lost travellers, it has no place in business. Too often online businesses look to Google to translate their website, and the results

Translating Breaking News

January 26th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

When international news breaks, the need for translation services to help disseminate urgent information becomes paramount. Immediately after the horrific terror attacks in Paris, one of the major 24-hour newschannels called on Morningside to provide onsite language services in the newsroom to aid in live translations of incoming news reports from France. Morningside understood the

How to Select a Qualified Translator

January 20th, 2015 | No Comments »

When looking for a translation service, you need to find someone you can count on for professional, accurate work. Whether you are translating documents, legal documents, websites or other written content, it is important to know your translated document is something you can count on. In today’s globalized society, translation is increasingly important for effective