communication, woman with laptop
20
March

6 Tips for Finding the Balance Between Formal and Informal Business Communication

Over the last couple of decades, the way in which many businesses conduct their activities has become more relaxed and less formal. In a lot of organisations, working hours have become more flexible, dress is less corporate and policies less rigid to account for the fast development of technology and the opportunities this brings. With  […]

Holi, Spring celebrations, Festival of Colours
1
March

Celebrating Spring Around the World

The recent wonderfully, unseasonal warm weather has instigated thoughts of Spring and with that in mind, eSense Translations has been inspired to write a blog on the Spring traditions that take place around the world. It is human nature to feel awakened, revived and energised when the weather begins to change. It signals new beginnings  […]

marketing, marketing translation
13
February

Marketing translation: The additional expert skills required

At eSense Translations, we only use translators who are specialists in their field of translation. And there is a good reason for this decision. In order to translate content accurately and effectively, a complete and up-to-date knowledge of sector-specific vocabulary and processes is vital. When working on translating marketing copy, it could be argued that  […]

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31
January

Not all technology is fighting against the translator!

In the translation industry over the last few years, there has been a lot of discussion about machine translation, and often namely Google Translate. Its progress is being watched carefully by translators across the world, whose whole approach to work may have to change the more success this technology achieves. Machine Translation or MT may  […]

change
25
January

Switching Suppliers: Don’t let inertia be a threat to your business!

eSense Translations’ blog this week is inspired by a client, who has experienced a significant acceleration in success, following a recent switch of supplier. This led eSense Translations to question why clients are afraid of change. Why are they happy to accept mediocrity, or worse, instead of devoting just a little time and effort into  […]

language learning, English language
18
January

Wordplay and its role in language learning

Following our post last week on proofreading and editing, in which we demonstrated how a comma could completely turn around the meaning of a sentence, this week eSense Translations would like to share some of our favourite examples of wordplay and look at why they are valuable in our learning of the English language.    […]

editing, proofreading
11
January

Proofreading and Editing: What’s the difference?

When translating a document, there are several stages taken to ensure the quality of the final piece is the best it can be. At eSense Translations, we provide proofreading by an independent linguist as standard; included with every translation piece. However, this is not just a simple spell check. What goes on behind the scenes  […]

People, cultures, languages
4
January

2019: The Year of Indigenous Languages

It is estimated that 2,680 languages are in danger of becoming extinct. Furthermore, by the turn of the century, it is claimed that at least 50 percent of the world’s current spoken languages could be lost! This is an astonishingly scary figure! Thankfully, to combat this, the United Nations have declared 2019 The Year of  […]

Europe, U.K. flags
27
September

Learning a second language: Where did the U.K. go wrong?

With Brexit looming and the future of British and European relationships uncertain, we are currently really in the spotlight, especially in Europe, but even across the world. As new negotiations are made, I wonder if our general lack of language ability is becoming a hindrance. Why are our language skills so far behind those of  […]

Chinese Mid Autumn Festival, Moon Festival
21
September

Celebrating the Moon Festival in China

On Monday 24th September, China celebrates the Moon Festival. Also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, this is one of the biggest celebrations of the year for Chinese people, second only to Chinese New Year. This week, eSense Translations explores the meaning behind it and the celebrations that take place.   The Moon Festival always takes  […]