Blog category - Industry

  • Building Services

    Building Services – Why effective communication in any language is paramount

    Tendering and bidding are an integral part of the building services industry’s efforts in securing building contracts and ensuring future profitability. Our translation experts explain why effective communication in any language is so important, but especially when targeting lucrative foreign contracts.

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  • How translation services can help your business secure international tenders

    How translation services can help your business secure international tenders

    The perpetual development of the technological world – and our increasing reliance upon it – has led to the lowering of many historical borders. As a consequence, countless business opportunities which would have once seemed logistically impractical are now commonplace.

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  • Patent Translation

    Protecting Your IP: Understanding Patent Translation

    Patent translation is the practice of protecting your intellectual property with regards to patents in languages other than your own, by translating a patent from language into another. Requiring more technical ability and an in-depth understanding of many areas of the target language, patent translation is a must for ensuring your product ideas are not copied on the international market.

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  • Simplified Technical English and how it can help you

    Simplified Technical English and how it can help you

    Clear communication is vital in every industry, from Medicine, Aviation and Engineering to Training and Education. When your goal is to send important messages, without running the risk of the recipient misunderstanding them, a good starting point is Simplified Technical English (STE).

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  • What is International English and is it Preferable in Technical Manuals?

    The undeniable pre-eminence of English as the “world language” in all sectors of society, across continents and in almost every international business, medical and even social environment truly is a feat of human adaptation. As a native tongue, it gained a certain prominence due to its worldwide distribution. The UK, the US and Australia all use English as their official language, while The Republic of Ireland, Canada, Malta and many Commonwealth nations employ English as an official language alongside others. Some states, including India and the Philippines, also use English as their official language, even though it is not natively spoken nationwide. Read more »

  • Tips and Tricks for Locating Technical Terminology and Creating Terms

    by Máté Varga, Senior Linguist at Albion Languages

    Certain fields and topics impose different requirements and challenges on translators and proofreaders. In technical texts, one of the trickiest tasks (and main pitfalls) is finding the right terminology to use throughout the texts. Naturally, in some projects, clients make our lives easier by providing compulsory or reference glossaries and termbases to reduce terminology research work during translation and proofreading.

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