Translation quality assurance: a final checkpoint for spelling and other oddities of language

Does Splling Rly Matter? (On Translation Quality Assurance)

Multiple studies from the past decade repeatedly show the same conclusion; there is a strong demand for proper grammar and syntax. A 2013 study reveals that 59% of Britons would not use a company that had obvious grammatical or spelling mistakes on its website or marketing material, and 82% would not use a company that had not correctly translated its material into English.

Importance of localized Communications

Localized Communications and the Limitations of Grammar

When it comes to written materials, perfect grammar isn’t the most important thing to prioritize. The most important aspect of any written materials is, and always will be, communication. In this series of articles, we will look at a number of examples that lay bare some of grammar’s inadequacies when it comes to communication. For this first part we will look at the problem recursive grammar poses to the art of communication.

a technical translator at work

How Do I Select The Right Technical Translator?

Translators are not just transmitters of information, but rather they are meant to pass along knowledge through meaning, especially in the case of technical translation. When the average person thinks about translation, they consider the difficulty of knowing two languages fluently, but they do not understand the cultural and subject matter intricacies required of translators.

Technical Writing

The Development of Technical Writing in China

These days, with more and more Chinese tech companies going global and needing to appeal to Western markets, the need for high-quality technical communications teams is vital and ultimately the key to a company’s success. In order to effectively and efficiently utilize technical communication (TC) teams, we must look at the most common differences between Chinese and Western TC standards.