Posts by Julie Barber

Corporate Governance in quarantine? let it out and apply it!

Accurate and relevant translations of corporate, HR and legal documents are always important for international companies and corporations. WHY? Maintaining a shared corporate culture across your geographical zones and sectors. Convey a shared message and ethos in a manner that is appropriate to a specify country. Writing in Franglais and an overly French management style…

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Focus On – Clear Writing, Clear Results

As a business you might write your own legal and marketing materials and, if working in foreign markets, use translators to convey your business case from one language to the next. Monolingual and translated texts can benefit from clear, concise and structured writing. I recently completed a CPD training course with the Chartered Institute of…

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Focus On – Official Translations

Types of Official Translation Please see below for the different terms applied to translations: Certified: To certify a translation, the translator must attest that the translation is a true and accurate translation of the original document. Each page of the translation should be stamped and/or initialled by the translator, to prevent any tampering. In the…

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Mini Focus On – How can a proofreader improve your project?

The role of a proofreader is often forgotten but is very important as it can ensure that your final document is accurate, well presented and easy to read. Here are some examples for a mono-lingual English language text: Some Considerations: Will you be printing the document? What is the purpose of the text? Who is…

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Mini Focus On – The Importance of Choosing the Right Translator

Choosing the right translator is like visiting a doctor. When you have a general issue to resolve, you visit a General Practitioner. When you have a specific issue, you go to a doctor who specialises in the field in question. It’s an analogy of course, but choosing the right translator for your project works in…

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Focus On – How can a translator bring value to your company?

The role of translation is often misunderstood and undervalued. Today I will focus on the case of companies (or individuals) working across borders and internationally. If you are looking to expand your business internationally, break into new markets, sell online and enter into contracts – to name but a few examples – then a professional…

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