Guinea Pig Appreciation Day – 16 July

Guinea Pig

Believe it or not, today is Guinea Pig Appreciation Day around the globe! In the office we are big fans of the little fluffy creatures, so we thought we would bring you some fun trivia about them! Continue reading Guinea Pig Appreciation Day – 16 July

Word of the Day

I believe I am speaking on behalf of the whole First Edition team when I say that we find all languages beautiful. They are all unique and fascinating and intriguing. But… you know there is one language that we find particularly beautiful. And that’s French.

French has a melody that is not like any other. Words in French linger on one’s lips like a smooth full-bodied red wine. Let’s take this one: la poubelle… Come on, just try to read it aloud: lah pooh-bell. Continue reading Word of the Day

The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China

Arcturus - Ancient ChinaChinese is one of our most popular languages at First Edition: every year we handle hundreds of Chinese translation projects, both from and into Simplified and Traditional Chinese, ranging from medical information leaflets and technical manuals to museum guides and children’s books. While we could say without exaggeration that we work with Chinese on a daily basis, when Arcturus Publishing’s new Chinese translation request came in on a sunny afternoon, we were a bit surprised.

Why? Because it was for a set of ancient documents written in Classical Chinese! Continue reading The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China

The benefits of buying and selling rights online

Guest article by Brittany Poulin, Head of Audience Development and Account Manager at IPR License

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Brittany Poulin
Brittany Poulin, Head of Audience Development and Account Manager at IPR License

IPR License is the first fully transactional rights and licensing marketplace available within the publishing industry. Owned in majority by Frankfurter Buchmesse, alongside minority stakeholders the Copyright Clearance Center and the China South Publishing & Media Group, IPR provides a dedicated online portal that enables rights holders to complete domestic and international licensing deals.

Many different types of publishers and rights-holders successfully use the IPR marketplace to sell rights and permissions. By accessing an online platform with international content, users have the opportunity to maximise revenue by receiving enquiries, negotiating and completing deals on a 24-hour, 365 day per year basis. This new way of doing business creates a global rights community, and brings buyers and sellers together through enhanced visibility. Continue reading The benefits of buying and selling rights online

Localising e-learning tools

Localising e-learning toolsOne of the most popular project types our Commercial Team dealt with in the last few months was various e-learning applications, most specifically staff training tools for our pharmaceutical clients for use on computers, tablets or smart phones.

Although the end goal for each and every one of these kinds of projects is a workable e-learning tool that is fully localised for other countries, as the applications themselves are so varied, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Continue reading Localising e-learning tools

新年快乐 – 10 + 1 facts about Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is upon us! Celebrate the Year of the Pig in style with First Edition’s 10 + 1 facts about Chinese New Year!

Year of the pig

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

The beginning of a year usually finds most of us with an army of resolutions and taking stock of what happened in the previous year. It is not any different for us at First Edition Translations, either. 2018 was an eventful year with many great and proud moments.  Continue reading Happy New Year!

Language of the Month – Collection of 12 Amazing Languages

Languages of the MonthHAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US AT FIRST EDITION TRANSLATIONS!

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to 2019!

Although it seems like yesterday, we started our blog series called Language of the Month exactly a year ago to introduce you to 12 of the world’s 6000 amazing languages. We wrote about the history of each language, gave the most useful phrases you might need to get by, and also asked our translators to tell us a bit more about their own language. It was very difficult to select which 12 languages to feature but we hope you liked our choices.

If you missed any of the Language of the Month posts, you can find a link to all of them below. Happy reading! 🙂 Continue reading Language of the Month – Collection of 12 Amazing Languages

Language of the Month – DECEMBER is Arabic!

In our new series this year, Language of the Month, we are looking at twelve of the world’s nearly 6000 fascinating languages, one each month. Join us on this trip around the globe and discover facts, trivia and insider information about some awesome languages!
Arabic
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Language of the Month – November is HINDI!

In our new series this year, Language of the Month, we are looking at twelve of the world’s nearly 6000 fascinating languages, one each month. Join us on this trip around the globe and discover facts, trivia and insider information about some awesome languages!
Hindi

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