word play, scrabble tiles

Fun with Words – 5 Types of Word Play

Do you know your palindrome from your semordnilap? Or your pangram from your lipogram? This week, eSense Translations shares examples of five forms of word play for you to puzzle over.   1) Palindrome Probably the word play that is mostly widely recognised; a palindrome is a word, sentence or even a longer piece of  […]

medical market research, medicinal product testing

Adverse Events Reporting and Its Relevance to Language Service Providers

Adverse events reporting is a part of pharmacovigilance and is relevant to the medical and pharmaceutical industries, but what exactly is it and what has it got to do with translation or transcription services? In this blog, eSense Translations sheds some light on the matter.   What is an adverse event? BHBIA defines an adverse  […]

Football stadium, sport

Sport: When people unite and speak the same language

After a historic comeback from Liverpool FC earlier this week, I was mesmerised by the sight of tens of thousands of fans in the stadium, all standing and singing as one to celebrate with their team. If this game could unite so many people from a wide range of different backgrounds within the U.K., is  […]

Multi-tasking, skills

Translator or Interpreter: Why it is difficult to do both

Let’s start this week’s blog by clearing up the difference between a translator and an interpreter. Frequently, the terms are used interchangeably, when actually they are entirely different jobs. It would be the equivalent of referring to a writer as a mediator; simply not the same thing. An interpreter will attend meetings or presentations and  […]

dragon St. George

The day of the dragon! And three other national days.

Earlier this week, on the 23rd April, it was St. George’s Day. Although this is known as England’s national day, it is likely to have passed without many people in the country even realising! This week, eSense Translations explores St. George’s Day, finding out the history and legend behind it and why its recognition is  […]

software, artificial intelligence, AI

Translation Memory Software: What can it now offer?

Earlier this year, eSense Translations wrote about how translation memory software is a useful tool for translators; improving their speed, accuracy and efficiency. In fact, translators, agencies and clients alike are discovering the benefits of this technology, also known as Computer-Assisted Translation software, or CAT, and are looking to invest in a suitable solution. Technology  […]

video conference, video meeting

6 reasons why video conference interpreting could be the ideal solution for you

With organisations communicating on a global scale more than ever, the demand for language solutions has increased phenomenally. Alongside this global communication is the multilingual requirement here in the U.K., as many businesses find that interpreters are required to assist with communication with their clients. But what is the best way to fulfil these requirements?  […]

communication, woman with laptop

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

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  […]