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What on earth is a “Yomp”!?

Posted on April 23, 2014 · Posted in Just for fun

 A personal blog post by our Sales Director – Alistair Langfield – about his fundraising efforts on behalf of the Royal  Marines Charitable Trust Fund.     Let’s yomp it I get two sorts of reactions when I tell people about “Survive the Yomp“.  Some people instantly understand the challenge of..
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Easter Competition

Posted on April 16, 2014 · Posted in Just for fun

Happy Easter folks! Everyone knows the story of Easter and the customs that surround it but do you know why we give Eggs? Anglo-Saxon legend tells how the Saxon goddess Eostre found a wounded bird and transformed it into a hare, so that it could survive the winter. The hare..
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Text expansion: Issues for voice-over and subtitle translation

Posted on March 26, 2014 · Posted in Language, Subtitling, Translation, Voice-over

English is the main source language for a lot of the audio-visual translation projects we receive. Some clients provide their own translations for voice-over or subtitling but hardly any of our clients are aware that not all languages remain the same length when translated. For instance, German is approximately 30%..
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Is subtitles or voice over best for your audience?

Is Subtitling or Voice-Over best for your audience

Posted on March 18, 2014 · Posted in Business, Subtitling, Uncategorized, Voice-over

A lot of my customers want to compare the cost of either subtitling or voice-over services., but the cost is almost irrelevant.  Undoubtedly subtitling is the least expensive method of translating video, but the method that is best for the audience should be the primary concern. In my previous blog..
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Showcasing our Irish Voice-Over Artists on St. Patricks Day

Posted on March 17, 2014 · Posted in Voice-over

With today being the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day we thought it was a great opportunity to look at the traditions of the day and showcase some of our Irish voice-over artists. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on 17th March to mark the death date of Ireland’s patron saint,..
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Top 10 languages used in business

Posted on March 4, 2014 · Posted in Business, Language, Translation

When using business translation services, the first – and most important – thing you need to do is decide which languages to focus on. When it comes to localising content to reach a wider audience, which countries are your key markets? Adding voice-over or subtitles to marketing videos, for example,..
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The evolution of languages: Has the internet helped or hindered?

Posted on February 21, 2014 · Posted in Language

Today is International Mother Language Day, an annual recognition of linguistic diversity established by UNESCO back in 1999. To mark the occasion, we thought it would be interesting to look at the evolution of language in this global, digital age – and how to embrace it. Language is a living..
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted on February 13, 2014 · Posted in Just for fun, Translation

It’s that time of year again, and we’re in the mood for love. Well… we’re in the mood for some Valentine’s-inspired fun anyway, so why not join in? Find out how it all began, how Valentine’s Day is celebrated across Europe, and – if you really want to impress your..
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Valentine’s Day Quiz – Answers here…

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We hope you enjoyed our Valentine’s Day quiz! In case you got a few of the questions wrong and you’re wondering what the answers were, all is revealed below! Question 1. Which language had no word for “love” until the 19th century? Answer: Japanese Question 2. Which Italian city receives about..
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Latest Vimeo update supports Subtitles and Closed Captions

Posted on February 11, 2014 · Posted in Business, Subtitling

For those of you that don’t know too much about Vimeo, it’s a video sharing website that was first set up in 2004 by a group of filmmakers who wanted to share their creative work and personal moments of their lives. Vimeo now has over 1,000,000 members and is growing..
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