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The Most Translated Books

October 5, 2017 - By: - In: Translation - Comments Off on The Most Translated Books

“Writers make national literature, while translators make universal literature.” – José Saramago Have you ever read a book that was originally written in a language you don’t speak? You probably have. Good books and their translations can stand the test of time. Thousands of books around the world are translated each year and some of […]

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Great Quotes About Translation

September 27, 2017 - By: - In: Translation - Comments Off on Great Quotes About Translation

At Responsive Translation, we take translation seriously. We also love a good quote – those little doses of inspiration that make us think, make us smile or both if we’re lucky. Here are some of our favorite quotes about translation:

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How Translation Memory Saves You Money

July 19, 2017 - By: - In: Translation - Comments Off on How Translation Memory Saves You Money

Until recently, translators who were hard at work sat at their desks with books, dictionaries, pencils and paper, but today, translators’ tools have evolved – and the translation process along with it. One of the most common, and most prized, items in the professional translator’s toolbox today is translation memory. In essence, translation memory is […]

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How to Get the Perfect Translation: Quality Assurance versus Quality Control

April 25, 2017 - By: - In: Translation - Comments Off on How to Get the Perfect Translation: Quality Assurance versus Quality Control

When it comes to translation, quality assurance and quality control are like love and marriage. You hope they go hand in hand and walk off into the sunset together, like a horse and carriage, but when was the last time that happened. Here I’ll explore why that might be and what you can do to […]

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Checking Translations to Avoid Getting Ripped Off

November 10, 2016 - By: - In: Translation - Comments Off on Checking Translations to Avoid Getting Ripped Off

Savvy consumers know how to stretch their budget and get their money’s worth. Luckily, the same principle is true when it comes to translation. There’s just one snag: As a translation buyer, it’s likely you don’t speak the language you need a translation for. But if you can’t read the translation, how do you know […]

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Why We Love to Translate English to Spanish

September 6, 2016 - By: - In: Translation - Comments Off on Why We Love to Translate English to Spanish

What do our staff and translators think about translating from English into Spanish? Spanish is certainly one of our favorite languages. It’s the language of Lorca, Márquez and Borges; the language of Almodóvar, Del Toro and Bielinsky. It’s the language of enchiladas, empanadas and paella (is it lunchtime yet?), and as it happens, it’s our […]

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Why Subject Matter Experts Are a Must in High-Stakes Translation

April 6, 2016 - By: - In: Translation - Comments Off on Why Subject Matter Experts Are a Must in High-Stakes Translation

Translation is both an art and a science. When it comes to high-stakes translation, however, more science than usual is required, as lives may hang in the balance. After all, achieving comparable style is appreciated, but securing equivalent meanings is what counts most, especially when we’re talking about sensitive material like clinical trial protocols or […]

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How Can We Help You?

March 23, 2016 - By: - In: Translation - Comments Off on How Can We Help You?

There’s nothing worse than arriving at a website or coming across a team and wondering: What the heck do these people (or does this product) actually do? We believe that kind of mystery does no one any favors. Even with a complicated product, transparency is the best policy.

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How Translation Improves Health Literacy and Reduces Health Care Costs

March 16, 2016 - By: - In: Interpretation, Translation - Comments Off on How Translation Improves Health Literacy and Reduces Health Care Costs

Health literacy is #1. People with low health literacy have a higher risk of death, more emergency room visits, more hospitalizations, more diabetes-related problems, a higher incidence of cancer and are more likely to take medicines incorrectly. According to the American Medical Association, “poor health literacy is a stronger predictor of a person’s health than […]

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