March 3, 2015
Since the global economic downturn that occurred several years ago, many business owners have been more than hesitant to expand their services globally. Yet, by not doing so, they are closing themselves off from global business opportunities with a wellspring of potential. The global economy is well on its way to regaining some strength and stability. This provides business owners a unique opportunity to get their feet firmly implanted into new markets while the competition is either nervous or can’t afford to branch out. Read more about: Expanding Your Business to the Global Marketplace »
February 24, 2015
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 across the universe, and you will easily be able to fully understand them as well as be understood. No need for crude hand signals to illustrate your point or communicate your need, Read more about: The Babel Fish and Cultural Mistranslations »
February 10, 2015
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 of your control.
Luckily, with the help of this checklist of useful tips, you can regain some control and help ensure a positive outcome, Read more about: 11 Tips for Getting a Quality Translation »
February 5, 2015
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 are almost comical. On a site I once came across, it read “thank here pay please.” The need to use a professional translation service is unmistakable, Read more about: What to consider when choosing a translation service »
January 26, 2015
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 urgency and importance of this project, as well as our great responsibility to provide the most highly qualified linguists with impeccable communication skills and the ability to work quickly in a high-pressure environment. Read more about: Translating Breaking News »