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Localize Your Business: Three Popular Social Networks Outside the U.S.

Want to reach international customers? Meet them where they are. In the era of social networks, that doesn’t have to mean moving to Peru or India, because you can communicate with international customers online. You may already be working on your social media presence with sites like Facebook and Twitter, but if you’re looking for […]

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23rd January, 2014 I by Elisabeth Willner

Microsoft Word Shortcuts Part Two: International Characters

Welcome to this week’s Tip of the Week! If you’ve missed our previous Tips of the Week, be sure to check them out here. If you use Word to write in a foreign language, this blog is for you! We’re going to cover the basics of international characters in Word so that you don’t have […]

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22nd January, 2014 I by Nathanael Burt

Simultaneous Interpretation Series Part 2 of 6: Selecting a Quality Simultaneous Interpreter

Welcome to part two of our simultaneous interpretation series! Now that you’re familiar with what simultaneous interpreters do, here are a few points to keep in mind the next time you need one. If you need a refresher on the basics of simultaneous interpretation, check out last week’s blog post. Simultaneous interpretation is one of […]

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21st January, 2014 I by Harry Hogue

Crowdsource Correspondent: Will News Translations Replace Reporting?

Foreign correspondents: make way for the crowds. Increasing numbers of international news sites are featuring crowdsourced translations of news from abroad rather than original content. With the news industry cutting back on international coverage, the trend may be arriving at the ideal time. Outlets previously gathered international news through wire services and foreign bureaus, but […]

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20th January, 2014 I by Elisabeth Willner

How Arabic Can Help Expand Your Solar Energy Business

When investors think of energy in the Middle East, they probably think oil, but with new developments in the region, it may be time to think sun. Businesses and individuals interested in solar energy can look to the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) region as a growing area for the renewable energy source. Between 2008 […]

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17th January, 2014 I by Elisabeth Willner

New Year’s Traditions Around the World

Sitting here just two short weeks into the new year I found myself reflecting on New Year’s Eve, when people all over the U.S. rang in the new year with various traditions. My family, for example, made a large pot of black-eyed peas and fried hog jowl to bring us lots of luck. Many people […]

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15th January, 2014 I by Harry Hogue

When Literal Isn’t “True:” A Translator’s Take on the Atlas of True Names

Would you translate Cuidad Juarez as Swineherd City? That’s the premise of the Atlas of True Names, a map put together by cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust, which shows geographical names translated into English using their root languages. Great Britain transforms into “Great Land of the Tattooed,” Chicago to “Stink Onions,” and the Seine […]

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15th January, 2014 I by Elisabeth Willner

Microsoft Word Shortcuts: The Basics

Welcome to our first post from our new Tip of the Week series. In these blog posts we’ll be going over some technical tips to make life easier, whether you are working in Microsoft Office, a desktop publishing software, an accounting software, or a CAT tool. Everyone here at TE is always looking up shortcuts […]

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15th January, 2014 I by Nathanael Burt

Simultaneous Interpretation Series Part 1 of 6: Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation

The art of simultaneous interpretation is used during United Nations gatherings, presidential speeches, and large international conferences. It is the process in which an interpreter interprets what a presenter is saying at the same time as they are speaking so that listeners receive the interpretation without delay. If the interpreter pauses, it is usually no […]

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14th January, 2014 I by Harry Hogue

Three Ways Freelance Translators Benefit From Social Media

Most companies use social media to market their products, build their brand, and gain clients, but freelancers can also benefit from making social media part of their business strategy. If you haven’t started taking advantage of the power of social media, here are three reasons why you should. 1. Stay visible At bare minimum, social […]

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13th January, 2014 I by Elisabeth Willner

What Language do you Tweet?

What’s the most popular language for a Tweet? Still English, as it turns out. According to a recent study released by French media research company Semiocast, English-language Tweets make up 34 percent of Twitter content on an average day. But Twitter is far from monolingual. The social media site has about 232 million users worldwide, […]

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11th January, 2014 I by Elisabeth Willner

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