Creativity and Translation: Do People Overlook the Creativity Involved in Translating Text?
Is translation creative? Technical? A combination thereof? The short answer is that it depends. A technical, medical, or legal text needs exceptional attention to detail to ensure that no errors are introduced in translation. A literary or marketing translation, on the other hand, needs a creative touch. Translation is filled with creative opportunity. The kicker […]
What’s New with Bill 96 in 2023?
By now, you’ve probably all heard of Bill 96, a change to the Quebec Charter of French Language in Quebec that took effect in 2022. If you missed our first rundown of what changes came into effect with Bill 96, check it out here. But did you know that other provisions come into effect this […]
The Art of Subtitling: How Does It Affect the Viewing Experience?
We all enjoy watching movies and TV shows. With more and more viewers turning to streaming services, audiences can peruse works from around the world.
The Business of Translation – What Are You Leaving on the Table?
As we head into uncertain economic times – call it a slow cession, a recession, or a time of high inflation – our bottom lines are changing.
Using Inclusive Language in Translation
Language is continually evolving, and one way it is doing so is by becoming more inclusive. Inclusive language is meant to avoid alienating readers in favour of neutral terms.
Test Your Translation Skills
Test your skills with this short five minute quiz. We’ve included a few common translation faux pas. Can you spot them?
Don’t forget to share your score with your friends and invite them to try their luck.
Making a case for translation in the not-for-profit sector
The not-for-profit sector includes a wide range of people: clients, donors, board members, staff and volunteers, and community members, to name a few.
Human vs. Google Translate: Which Option Gets More Accurate Results?
The power of digital translation tools like Google Translate is undeniable. Machine learning in translation has evolved impressively since 2016 when the tool first launched.
Bill 96: What actually needs to be translated?
If you’re a business owner in Quebec, you’ve likely heard of Bill 96, a piece of legislation passed into law by the National Assembly of Quebec in June 2022.
Translation: hire in-house, freelancer or agency? Oh my!
When your business needs translation services, it can be tough to decide on the best approach: should you hire in-house, or seek out a freelancer or translation agency?