Meet the Translator – Kerryann

Last week in our very first “Meet the Translator” blog post we introduced Adriana to you who works with Spanish and has been in our trusted translator team for nearly 30 years.

In today’s “Meet the Translator” post, we would like you to meet Kerryann, who has been collaborating with our Commercial Team for more than 8 years. We love working with her because she has a keen eye for detail and she is great with formatting which is invaluable when dealing with complicated layouts. Continue reading Meet the Translator – Kerryann

Meet the Translator – Adriana

Meet the Translator

At First Edition we carefully select the best translators for you based on their qualifications, professional memberships and experience. We have rigorous selection criteria and on-boarding processes and we always make sure that the translator we ask to complete your translation is the best suited for the job.

Throughout our 38 years of business we have built up a large team of reliable professionals who help us ensure that your translation is of the highest quality.

However, most of the time this busy team is hidden behind the scenes, and you might not know who they are. As we believe personal relationships are very important and we highly value our dedicated translators, we thought we would introduce some of our translators to you in our new blog series, “Meet the Translator”. Continue reading Meet the Translator – Adriana

Norse Commercial Services: When accuracy is crucial

NorseWhen it comes to health and safety at a busy recycling facility, there is no room for mistakes as they can potentially result in serious injuries or damaged equipment. The use of clear and precise language in any document describing safe standard operating procedures is a must. The same goes for any specialist training on correct practices. For employees who are not native English speakers, it is a great help if they can read all the documents in their native language and if they can receive training in their own mother tongue. A clear understanding of health and safety at the workplace minimises the risk of serious injuries and contributes to the well-oiled running of any facility or factory. Continue reading Norse Commercial Services: When accuracy is crucial

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

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!
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Ramblings about synonyms

Happy Dictionary Day

National Dictionary Day was held in the US yesterday to commemorate the great American lexicographer, Noah Webster’s birthday, who was born on 16 October 1758.

Of course, as a bunch of geeky linguists in the office, we just had to have the most bizarre conversation about dictionaries, lexicons and thesauruses to mark the occasion. (You would be surprised how much a group of linguists – and one ex-lexicographer – can talk about the subject!)

We ended up discussing thesauruses and synonyms. Does the word “synonym” have a synonym? Does every word have a synonym? Or rather, does any word have a true synonym? Synonyms usually differ in some minute nuances in their meaning, right? Otherwise languages would be rather uneconomical. Having two words that mean the exact same thing?! That would be a waste of precious dictionary space!

What do you think about the matter? Please share your thoughts, ideas, speculations!

 

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Language of the Month – September is GERMAN!

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!German

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Language of the Month – August is PORTUGUESE!

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! Portuguese - language of the month

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Language of the Month – May is JAPANESE!

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!

Japanese

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Translator ex Machina – Machine translation in focus

Last week I visited Warsaw for The Translation & Localisation Conference 2018. It was amazing and inspiring to meet other linguists from all over Europe, listen to the presenters talk about the latest developments and changes in the industry, and geek out on linguistic topics (although we do that pretty regularly here in the office, too!).

One theme that was the centre of attention of this year’s TLC was the ever so trendy and much-discussed machine translation. The subject of machine translation or MT is impossible to avoid nowadays and it frequently pops up in conversations in linguistic circles: key words such as neural, adaptive, post-edited often make their way into discussions and it wasn’t any different at the Warsaw conference either. Continue reading Translator ex Machina – Machine translation in focus