Eddie Vigor

Acronyms in Translation More

Handling Acronyms in Translation

Acronyms pose a special problem for translators. They are hard to research because they often refer to specialized industry jargon or internal corporate processes. The internet has many resources for terminology research and pages devoted to acronyms but it can still be a hit-or-miss pursuit. As translators, we’re responsible for leaving no stone unturned in…

The Ten Commandments of Being Multi-Lingual More

The Ten Commandments of Being Multi-Lingual

For businesses wanting a competitive edge, a multi-lingual website will present one of the most high impact means of expanding a client base and seeing greater sales volume. A multi-lingual website is becoming a necessity for businesses and organisations as the world marketplace expands and the internet continues to grow, to become the default port…

Mistranslations More

How Mistranslations Can Result In Revenue Losses

For any company wanting to compete in today’s global marketplace, accurate translation and localisation is essential. In fact, inaccurate translations and poor localisation can potentially cost businesses thousands – if not millions of dollars in lost revenue. Even one word incorrectly translated can lead to product recalls and legal issues. Read on to find out…

Universal Language More

The Universal Language

They say Love is the universal language, and that may well be true… And English may be the International Business Language, but there are more than 3,200 languages spoken in Asia Pacific, and Ethnologue 2009 (published by SIL International) has 6,909 distinct languages catalogued. English, universal as it is, at some point needs to be…

Norwegian language More

The History of the Norwegian Language

The Norwegian language is spoken in the country of Norway, a Nordic nation whose coastline along the North Atlantic Ocean is the location of many beautiful and celebrated fjords. Norwegian is closely linked to, as well as reciprocally understood with, the Swedish and Danish languages. It is a Germanic language, specifically a North Germanic language,…

Language barrier More

Marketing Across Language Barriers

Marketing can be a challenge for any business, small or large, and finding ways to connect with consumers of different languages and ethnic backgrounds takes this challenge to a new level. This is true whether you speak the English language and want to connect to your potential consumers who are not fluent in English, or…

Using Iberian Spanish in Latin America More

Using Iberian Spanish in Latin America

If you have spent hours honing your Iberian Spanish and then turn up a destination in Latin America, it can be a shock to discover that you don’t understand everything that everybody says. The key, however, is not to worry – these issues can be easily overcome. Just like with British and American English, there…