sign language
23
March

Understanding the qualifications required for BSL interpreting

With the recent interest in making British Sign Language part of the national curriculum, eSense Translations reviews the paths that can be taken to become a fully-qualified British Sign Language interpreter and what the professional development expectations are.   Unless one actively seeks to learn British Sign Language, maybe to assist with communication with a  […]

Social Media, connections
16
March

The Challenges Involved in Social Media Translation

Communication and engagement via social media is booming. From Facebook to Twitter, Instagram to LinkedIn, we now have more ways than ever to have conversations with others from across the world. With an amazing opportunity within social media to increase their customer base, most businesses and organisations have also decided to get ‘social’ and connect  […]

world, globalisation
9
March

Transcreation or Localisation: What do you need when engaging a foreign target market?

Globalisation of business is experiencing huge growth, as more and more companies tap into new potential overseas markets using improved online connections. When attempting to target a new market that speaks a different language, translating your content into that language is vital if you wish to maximise your sales. However, just like when writing copy  […]

correcting-1870721_960_720
2
March

The Top 7 Errors in English Grammar

As a language service provider, eSense Translations deals with a lot of written translation work both into and from English. We are therefore aware of how tricky the English language can be and how the many rules surrounding the written grammar can often trip people up, particularly if you are not a native speaker and  […]

Winter Olympics, Olympic Rings
23
February

The Lingua Franca of the Winter Olympics

As communication is becoming more and more globalised through business and social interaction online, English continues to dominate as the lingua franca in which to network. This is particularly apparent in our movie and pop culture, certainly in the western world. English also remains the first language for most of the top social media sites.  […]

Chinese New Year, dragon
16
February

Chinese New Year Celebrations in the U.K.

Last year, eSense Translations explored the meaning behind some of the traditions of Chinese New Year. This year we turn our focus to the U.K. and share what celebrations are taking place here during this time.   2018 is the Chinese ‘Year of the Dog’. The Chinese Zodiac has 12 animals, with each year being  […]

people, interpreting, meeting,
8
February

9 Things You Can Expect When Working with an Interpreter

When faced with a language barrier, it is likely that you may require the services of an interpreter. If interpreting services are unfamiliar to you, what can you expect from your language service provider? eSense Translations shares 9 things you can anticipate when booking these services.   A professional approach to the job Interpreters take  […]

transcription, speech bubbles
2
February

Audio Transcription: How to obtain the best results for your project

Audiovisual transcription and translation is experiencing a boom following an unprecedented growth in digital video consumption over the last two years. eMarketer estimated a 8.2% growth in digital video audience figures in 2017 and with this growth there are many instances where a written transcript is required. Transcription can serve to create subtitles for a  […]

Afghanistan, conflict, army
25
January

Supporting interpreters in conflict zones: Has the situation improved?

Nearly a year and a half ago, in August 2016, eSense Translations wrote about the role of interpreters in conflict zones. The U.K.’s presence in Afghanistan has long been diminished, but has the support for these interpreters, who assisted during this conflict, improved? Following recent reports on the topic, eSense Translations revisits this question. The  […]

video games, controller
19
January

How has video game translation and localisation changed in recent years?

The gaming industry has moved on rapidly in the last thirty years, from simple yellow Pac-Man faces of the 80’s trying to eat dots and avoid ghosts to the sophisticated virtual reality games of today where a player can become fully immersed in a whole different world to take on their own role in the  […]