Archive for 2017

6 directors from 6 countries look forward to growth in 2018

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The UK branch of GCBG had the honour of hosting colleagues from our offices around the world at our AGM held in the UK last month. GCBG representatives gathered from Argentina, Germany, Korea, Singapore, New Zealand and the UK to spend some days planning our strategy ...

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UK Director of GCBG honoured for services to the language industry

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Bob Robertson receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Translation Companies on behalf of Liz

Liz Robertson, co-founder of Robertson Languages, the UK-based branch of GCBG, has been honoured with a prestigious lifetime achievement award at the Association of Translation Companies’ (ATC) 2017 Language Industry Summit Awards.

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European Day of Languages 26 September

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In 2001 the Council of Europe and the European Union jointly organised The European Year of Languages. This was successful in involving millions of people across 45 countries. Its activities celebrated linguistic diversity in Europe and promoted language learning. Following the success of the Year of Languages, the Council of Europe declared a European Day of Languages to be celebrated on 26th of September each year. The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are:
1. Alerting the public to ...

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The Role of Back Translation

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Back translation involves translating a text that has already been translated back into its original language again. The first translation and the second (back) translation are then compared and reconciled in order to test the quality and accuracy of the original translation. Because all languages have many different equally correct ways of expressing the same concept, a back translation cannot be expected to reproduce the exact wording of the original document. A detailed comparison between the two texts should reveal ...

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Is Translation the New Way to Enter Global Markets?

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Business owners tend to seek for growth for their own companies, regardless of whichever industry they are in. After all, growth equates survival to face competition. One of the aspects in business growth is global growth, which most businesses seek. Should the importance of global growth be doubted by the business owner, he/she is restricting the growth of his/her business.

How do you obtain global growth for your businesses? In order to answer this question, let us look at the three ...

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Human-edited Machine Translation

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When purchasing translation services, as with all services, it is impossible to avoid the “iron triangle” of price, time and quality: lower price means lower quality, shorter delivery time means higher price, etc.

However, in recent years in the translation industry, technology is coming to the rescue. Translation software is improving to the extent that the right project manager with the right tools can deliver your project faster and cheaper than was possible a few years ago. We offer human-edited ...

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