Being offered a cheap translation? Sound too good to be true? Double-check they won’t be using machine translation software! At Kwintessential we took the decision to shy away from any use of machine translation software. Translation software has without doubt revolutionised the process of language translation, however we believe not always for the […]
How to become a successful freelance translator After completing their translation training programmes at higher professional education or university level, many students can’t wait to set up as a freelance translator. However, gaining a foothold as a freelancer in a very competitive translation market may turn out to be a pretty complicated business. Translation […]
Below are some of the more common terms used by translation agencies: Adaptation An adaptation differs from a translation in that it seeks to capture the essence, meaning and message of an original text without being literal. The result is not a literal translation but nevertheless conveys the original meaning. Background information […]
The services of translation agencies are increasingly in demand. It is no longer just international businesses that need translations but now smaller companies and individuals. As the modern world becomes more and more interconnected, more and more people will eventually need the service of a translation agency. Finding a translation agency can be a […]
China is constantly in the news at present due to its phenomenal economic expansion. With more and more businesses wanting to invest in China and more Chinese businesses wanting to export abroad, the Chinese market is booming. In short, China is on the fast-track to becoming a world economic heavyweight. The potential for lucrative […]
Translators often face an uphill battle from misinformed clients who have misconceptions about translators and the translation profession. Many times translators have to educate the clients about the industry in order to debunk the myths that seem to keep on circulating year after year. I’ve put together a list of 10 of the various […]
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