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Translation and Localization Innovation Program in Frankfurt, October 2015

A few weeks ago I attended the Translation and Localization Innovation Program and Clinical Trial Innovation Program conference in Frankfurt. It was more of a two-in-one but you could actually only use one…  However I tried to make the best out of it and here I am presenting you with 10 things I learnt: The estimated…
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How to find a language service provider that is good for you?

There are so many translation agencies out there and new ones pop out almost every day. How to choose, if you are a shopping client who one day opens a browser, types in “translation agency” and sees pages and pages of legitimate companies from around the world…? Let’s admit it, most if not all websites…
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Our opening hours this summer

How is your summer? I hope you have a nice time and enjoy long warm afternoons and sunny weekends. This is just to let you know that Aploq is working in its full capacity throughout the summer months and we are ready for your projects. We are open Monday-Friday 8.00 – 18.00. The summer here in Poland does…
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Why is it so hard to become a freelance translator?

I read a lot of forums and websites where fresh translators ask how to get started in the business of freelancing. I want to give all of them an honest answear what it looks like on the other side. We are a translation agency. We work for end clients and other LSPs. We do big and…
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5 questions I had to answer to nail my elevator pitch

I’ve been in the business of translation for quite some time now. Every time somebody asks me what I do, I answer, “I do translations” or more recently “I manage a translation company”. How dull, no excitement there and there should be plenty. I really love what I do and I love it because I…
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Merry Christmas and 10% Discount

Greetings! Another year is nearly over and we wanted to thank you for working with us. We hope you and your family have an enjoyable Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year.  May your Holiday be filled with joy, love and hope and may the New Year 2015 bring you prosperity and fulfillment. We’ve…
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NTIF 2014 – unexpected gains

NTIF 2014 in Helsingor is not over yet. Actually, I’m sitting in the conference room right now, as I blog. The reason is, the presentation is not so hot, so to say. It is too early to sum up the conference, since we are literally in the middle of the event, but I feel I’m…
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Art of translation

Yesterday was international translations day. It’s mainly celebrated through promos and memes in our industry. The day was officially started by the US congress as the bible translation day some half a century ago. During the day I answered several phone calls from friends who wanted to mark the day knowing my professional interests. Some…
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Definition of quality translation

Quality translation demonstrates required accuracy and fluency for the audience and purpose and complies with all other negotiated specifications, taking into account end-user needs. /Alan Melby/ It’s interesting how long the industry has been trying to come up with a sensible definition of a quality translation. I’m not sure this quest is over but we’re…
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