April 24, 2014
Pro Bono: its translation and meaning
“Pro bono publico” is a Latin phrase that is often shortened to simply “pro bono,” and translates in English to ‘for the public good.’ Pro bono work is often undertaken at a reduced fee in order to aid companies whose budgets for particular cases are limited.
At Morningside, we are committed to helping organizations involved in charitable work via our pro bono translation services. It is important to us that everyone has the opportunity to be heard and understood, Read more about: Pro Bono Translation Services »
April 8, 2014
When a manufacturer sells their products in foreign markets, localizing documents becomes a necessity in most cases. There may be anything from product manuals, to marketing materials, or even packaging labels which need to be localized. This can be a daunting task, especially for companies not familiar with the localization process. For this reason, some manufacturers simply rely on their local distributors to deal with translating the various documents. After all, the distributor is already responsible for selling the products, Read more about: The Temptation of Using Distributors for Translation Needs »
March 27, 2014
Website translation is extremely important for companies who wish to reach foreign markets and expand national trade. Translation can easily be done by copying and pasting your website into a free literal translation service online, but will it accurately explain your company? Beyond the obvious risk of grammatical errors impacting your perceived professionalism, neglecting the importance of cultural cues can be the difference between a website that succeeds and one that just doesn’t translate.
Enter website localization. Read more about: Helping Your Localized Website Translate »
March 21, 2014
Translating intellectual property documents means translating more than just patents. IP translation services can include translating trademarks, examination reports, and technical documents related to patent litigation.
According to WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), intellectual property (IP) “refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.” It is usually divided into two categories: industrial property, Read more about: IP Translation Services – Not Just for Patents »
March 13, 2014
The world is getting smaller and the need to communicate globally is becoming increasingly important to a business’s ultimate success. But while technology has made the facilitation of this communication exponentially easier, key obstacles still exist. One of these lingering challenges is the language barrier, for while making an international phone call may be simple – understanding the language being spoken on the other end is a far greater challenge. From business translation to localization strategies, Read more about: 3 Tips to Overcoming Language Barriers in Business Translation »