2018, future

Top trends in the translation industry in 2018

It is an exciting time for the translation industry with many factors affecting its growth and diversity. Globalisation through internet usage, new technology, growth in foreign markets, not to mention the political changes surrounding Brexit are all having an important impact. In our first blog of 2018, eSense Translations reviews how these factors could affect  […]

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Sending Christmas greetings across the world

In the U.K., there are many ways to wish one another a happy Christmas. “Merry Christmas” and “Season’s Greetings” are the two most popular. With many other countries celebrating at this time of year too, eSense Translations shares the different ways Christmas greetings are shared in other languages and cultures. USA There are plenty of  […]

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8 Top Tips for Ensuring A Successful Translation

An accurate and effective translation can be a tricky task. It is not as simple as a word-for-word translation and this is one of the main reasons why machine translations struggle so much. There are other considerations that need to be made to ensure the task is completed successfully. eSense Translations share 8 top tips  […]

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The Stories of Refugees Displaced from their Homes

As we are writing this weekly blog for eSense Translations, Bali is on high alert with the threat of a major eruption of Mount Agung. Approximately 100,000 people have been asked to evacuate, as the country issues its highest state of alert. Furthermore, the island’s airport has closed, leaving thousands of tourists stranded in Bali  […]


Black Friday: Mistranslations

If you hadn’t noticed (and it is very difficult not to!) Black Friday was on the 24th November. Across the U.K. and beyond businesses offered some spectacular promotions to try and encourage customers to part with their money for Christmas. With all the commotion and stress that can surround Black Friday, at eSense Translations we  […]

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Why translation is becoming increasingly important in the manufacturing industry?

Last week eSense Translations wrote about the broad reach of translations services, illustrating how the growth in online global connectivity has led to translation being a consideration for many businesses, large and small. We touched on the sort of translation requirements for industries that work with an international workforce and in our blog this week,  […]

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The Broad Reach of Translation Services

“Translation services only affect a small section of industry and have little impact on my business.” For those people not involved in the language services industry, this is a common misconception. eSense Translations looks to bust that myth and demonstrate how translation can be relevant across many industries. Did you know that the percentage of  […]

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Localisation and its important role in translation

As global communication becomes easier, faster and more accessible than ever, brands are using this opportunity to expand their markets internationally. eSense Translations have addressed before the importance of communicating in the local language, but to engage effectively with a foreign audience an understanding of the local culture is also paramount. This is where localisation  […]

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Halloween across the world

Whilst many of us many regard Halloween as an American celebration that has gained recent popularity across the U.K., the origins of Halloween actually come from Ireland. In fact there are also many other countries across the world that share similar traditions. In the lead up to Halloween this week, eSense Translations compares the beliefs  […]

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What qualifications and skills are needed to become a translator?

Contrary to belief held by many not involved in the language and translations industry, simply being fluent in two languages is not enough to become a successful translator. In fact, translation is a skill that takes years to develop and most professional translators will continue to work on and refine their skills throughout their whole  […]