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Liz Robertson honoured for services to the language industry

Liz Robertson, co-founder of Robertson Languages, has been honoured with a prestigious lifetime achievement award at the Association of Translation Companies’ (ATC) 2017 Language Industry Summit Awards. Designed to recognise and celebrate success in the language services industry, the annual awards covering a range of categories were handed out during at gala dinner at the

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Post-edited machine translation

When purchasing translation services, as with all services, it is impossible to avoid the “iron triangle” of price, time and quality: lower price means lower quality, shorter delivery time means higher price, etc. However, in recent years in the translation industry, technology is coming to the rescue. Translation software is improving to the extent that

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Baffled? We’ve got your number (plate)

If you live in the UK, you’ll be well aware that it’s one of a number of countries in the world where you can opt to buy a personalised vehicle registration (or ‘vanity’) plate. I’m writing this post because I spotted the above example on the M4 motorway earlier this week. Which prompts the question…

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The link between bacon and fonts

What two things save the multilingual programmer’s life? The first is obvious – bacon, of course. Computer geeks have an almost mystical reverence for the stuff. Most of the code you run when you turn on your computer every day was at some point fuelled by bacon during, or just after, an epic late-nighter. In

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Addressing a major world problem

Bob is grumbling.quickly.gifted. Liz is profiled.dodges.roughness, while Chris Brown and Mark Lewis are both rebel.maternal.package. What on earth am I talking about? Or more accurately… where on earth? And what does this have to do with a blog about how the world communicates? Both these questions are answered at, a website which reduces the

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