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English Language Problem: Fix It to Grow Your Business Internationally

No language is spoken more globally than English. Popular culture (such as film) and mass media have greatly contributed to making the English language better accepted and understood. As a result, English has become the default choice for 1,500 million people worldwide when communicating with other nationalities—even though there are only 375 million native speakers. However, the […]

Conference, Conference, Conference…

Ah…..conferences! It’s been a while since I’ve been to one. For the uninitiated, there’s actually a circuit of such conferences meant for the translation industry happening annually. The first EUATC conference I went to was in 2008. On the invitation of one of our GCBG partners who was at that time one of the organisers […]

There is such thing as a GOOD CLIENT!

Believe or not, there is really such a thing as a good client. Bad clients are over-rated. They do not form a majority of your clientele base but the amount energy they zapped from you and the pain they inflict are enough to send you reeling for years to come. Any experience with them always […]

And leave Truth as the Casualty

“How many lies must we tell? How many lies must we see? How many times must we say it’s for the best? And leave truth as the casualty?” – Spandua Ballet http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/pie-work-site-collapse-or-kim-peow-construction-firm-behind-viaduct-had?xtor=CS1-10 In this latest saga that involved human lives, the contract will awarded to the lowest bidder.  I am not very sure what goes […]

Why Did Language Become Extremely Varied?

Have you ever wondered why the world has an incredible linguistic variety? A study by the Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage-CNRS in France and the University of New Mexico may provide insight into this phenomenon. The study aims to analyze and look for similarities in 628 languages all over the world, based on every possible aspect, such as consonants, vowels, and […]

Which Documents Require a Certified Translation?

You may have heard the term ‘certified translation’ from time to time, and you might assume that it’s an article or paperwork that is accurately translated. This is true. A certified translation is any document that’s been signed by the translator and ‘certified’ to be accurate. More often than not, documents that are translated like […]

What Can Affect the Certified Translation of Your Documents?

Legal documents are crucial, whether you’re a professional or a business owner. You need certain documents for, among others, purchasing property, starting a business, applying for loans and seeking permanent residency in Singapore. These papers also need certification to confirm their authenticity. Certified translation is one such confirmation. What problems will you potentially encounter when getting […]
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