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We are proud to announce that our certifications for ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 have just been renewed again without any non-conformities. This is particularly good news as our Director, Liz Robertson, was Chair of the international panel that developed ISO 17100. ISO 9001 is the standard that shows we have systems to establish our

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Back translation involves translating a text that has already been translated back into its original language again. The first translation and the second (back) translation are then compared and reconciled in order to test the quality and accuracy of the original translation. Because all languages have many different equally correct ways of expressing the same

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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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BREXIT is an external event beyond our personal control or that of our individual companies, however large they might be. Who knows what the effects will be? Will we lose clients or develop better relations with our EU friends and find new ones in other parts of the world as well? All we can be

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At Robertson Languages we remember two opportunities that political events gave us, back in 1989: the removal of customs barriers between EU countries and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Both events prompted our clients to expand into new countries (Western Europe in the first instance and Eastern Europe in the second). Although BREXIT seems

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Successful international businesses see opportunities everywhere. And that’s what we see happening since Brexit. Our clients are already changing tack: exporters are looking at a re-invigorated drive into European exports to take advantage of current exchange rates with updated multilingual websites. Others are planning localisation of their catalogues for the Arab world and South America.

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