Why there’s more than one option for your translation

Translation is not a straightforward task and can take years to master. Most translators even specialise in a certain subject area to ensure they can provide work of the highest quality. Nonetheless, even work completed by these professionals can encounter query. This week, eSense Translations explains why this can be the case and what solutions can be  […]

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5 ways to improve your language learning ability

There are many benefits to learning a second language. These include not only advantages for your career, social life and fulfilment when travelling, but there is also mounting research on the benefits that learning a second language has for our mental health and well being. However, learning a language is not an easy task and  […]

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It’s all Greek to me!

I have just come back from a trip to the gorgeous Greek island of Crete and, as someone who has an interest in languages, I was a little dismayed, but equally not surprised, how few attempts from tourists there were to speak the local language. In Crete, English tourists continue to have the advantage of  […]

Ramadan, Islam

Ramadan: How does this time of reflection affect daily life?

This week, starting from the 15th May, millions of Muslims across the world have begun observing their period of Ramadan. eSense Translations shares in our blog this week what this can involves and how it impacts Muslims on a day-to-day basis. Ramadan is a month long period of reflection and sacrifice that enables those of  […]

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The challenges involved when facing a translation project

Working as a translator can be extremely rewarding. You can earn a living researching and learning about new ideas and concepts, each and every day. Furthermore, you can structure your day as you please, working on your translations at the time of day that is most effective for you. However, there are also several challenges  […]

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Words Where You Are

Have you ever been in the situation where you are away from your home town and have used a word in conversation that is received with a blank stare? Across the U.K., although we all speak the same language, each area has its own bank of words that are unique to the region. In a  […]

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Celebrating English Language Day and William Shakespeare

On the 23rd April, the UN celebrated English Language Day. This day was part of an initiative that was established by the Department of Public Information at the UN in 2010, where each of the organisation’s six official  languages were assigned their own language day. The motivation behind establishing these days was to promote multilingualism  […]

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5 industries that are growing internationally using translation services

In our digital world of today, when communication with someone in China, India or the US is almost as easy as someone from two doors down, translation plays a big part in our daily business. We have discussed frequently in our eSense Translations’ blogs how digital communication has made the world a smaller place and  […]

Songkran, Thai culture, Thailand, water

Discover Songkran – The Thai New Year

This weekend, starting from Friday, people across Thailand will be celebrating Songkran, the Thai New Year. eSense Translations shares the traditions of this festival, their meanings and how the Thai people celebrate. Songkran is a time of joyous celebration, where Thai people enjoy spending time with their family and friends. Many offices, businesses and independent  […]

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What are the skills required for top-quality proofreading?

Proofreading is an easy task, right? Surely, you just need to be able to read a document and check it for correct spelling and punctuation. This is a common myth about proofreading work, but in actual fact, proofreading is a much more in-depth and demanding task that it may first appear. eSense Translations reviews the  […]