Christmas is what you make it, so they say and never are the differences more stark than between the northern and southern hemispheres. I am in Australia for some sunshine and hopefully some decent cricket (might have to gloss over that) and here the festive season is in full swing.
We all recently saw on the news the devastating effects of Typhoon Hyan in the Philippines. Having contacted one of our translators in the region, she highlighted for us how difficult a rescue operation this was, given the layout of the area: Whilst our translator was fortunate enough not to have been directly affected, she […]
For any self-confessed Trekkies out there, you might recall those classic episodes of Star Trek, where Captain Kirk’s caught on a strange planet, with nothing but his phaser and his flip- communicator. His handy communicator not only allowed him to speak to the Enterprise and beam himself back, but it also had a nifty feature […]
We’ve seen it many times – a professional translation is delivered to a client and he/she then passes it to a foreign-language speaking colleague or even runs it through Google Translate to check the validity of the work. Invariably, this results in feedback on quality and content, which then needs to be fully investigated and […]
A railway tunnel underneath the Bosphorus Strait has been opened in Turkey, creating a new link between the Asian and European shores of Istanbul. The Marmaray tunnel is the world’s first connecting two continents, and is designed to withstand earthquakes. The idea was first conceived by an Ottoman sultan in 1860 but work began only […]