Eurocom's Anita Wilson, who is speaking about transcreation at this year's ATC annual conference trails her presentation with this short article setting out what she will be dealing with during her speaking slot.  If you wish to pose questions to her ahead of the conference then click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to do so. Better still register to attend the conference and take part in the question and answer session after her presentation.

Elliot Nedas, who is a speaker at this year's ATC conference trails his presentation, How global economic changes may impact the translation industry, with this short introduction to explain the background to how he will be addressing his topic.

University of Kansas Distinguished Professor Mabel Rice directs a longitudinal study of language development in 1,000 sets of Australian twins from birth through adolescence.

Ipsos MORI was commissioned in February 2014 by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) to investigate the factors underlying a long-term decline in the uptake of Modern Foreign Language (MFL) qualifications at A level.

Statistics on the use of language services in courts and tribunals between 30 January 2012 and 31 March 2014

 

New research by market research company fast.MAP has revealed that the French are twice as likely as British consumers to buy foreign goods direct from other countries, prompting the Association of Translation Companies to highlight fears over UK organisations missing out on global business as a result of a poor web presence.

The term transcreation has become somewhat of a buzzword in the language industry in the last few years.
There are several definitions and perceptions of what it actually describes. Provocatively, for some it is simply a new way of describing marketing translations so LSPs can charge more for a service that has been around for a long time.

Click here to read the latest news from Translators Without Borders, the profession's official charity supported by the Association of Translation Companies and many of its members.

New research by market research company fast.MAP has revealed that the French are twice as likely as British consumers to buy foreign goods direct from other countries, prompting the Association of Translation Companies to highlight fears over UK organisations missing out on global business as a result of a poor web presence.

STORY APPEARING IN EDUCATION JOURNAL

According to the latest figures from the Department for Education, a record number of 1.1 million schoolchildren in the UK speak English as a second language.  In some parts of London such pupils make up nearly three-quarters of the proportion.

Working in a busy translation company with many large clients and multiple active projects in at least 6 different language pairs at once, many with very tight deadlines – it’s the life of a busy translation project manager, writes Scott Crystal of US-based ATC members American Translation Partners.

 

As the number of students studying languages falls, the value of immigration to the export sector must be recognised, says Geoffrey Bowden

 

Following the latest immigration figures published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) announcing the current stability of net migration, it is important to highlight the role played by immigration to the UK in reinforcing its diminishing language skills.

Speaking at the annual conference of the British Chamber of Commerce in London today Business Secretary Vince Cable called for UK businesses to take responsibility for making the economic recovery sustainable by increasing overseas trade.

This article was first publshed in the special Spring 2014 translation and localization supplement of ISTC Communicator

Following their attendance at the ATC's 2013 annual conference at Chelsea Football Club, James Valentine and Gerta Badde of Bedford Translations took the plunge and invested in MemSource's cloud-based technology. They shared their experiences in an article for ISTC Communicator.

 

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