Be Careful: Poor Translations Can Seriously Damage Your Business

The night of Friday, June 9, 2017, Jane concluded that she had just experienced one of the worst weeks of her professional life. Let’s take a look at the context. As a manager in the new businesses division of a multinational in the industrial sector, Jane is in constant contact with colleagues in Brazil and […]

Website Localization: Get Ready to Compete Internationally

Your website is available in several languages; that’s all very nice. But did you hire a website localization service?   No? Well, you should consider it, assuming that your goal is to expand your offering to new markets.   Localizing a website means that the site is available in several languages. Well, it’s only partly […]

Content Creation: Six Options for Competing on the International Market

Seeking out new markets for conducting business is something that most businesses across the globe do. But what happens when that challenge transcends the borders of one country? What’s the best way to communicate with a foreign audience? You’ll probably need a little extra help. Did you know that Ocean Translations offers much more than […]

Four Services Your Translation Agency Offers that You’ve Never Heard Of

People almost always ask us if we offer this or that service. That’s fair enough—the linguistic offerings at a company dedicated to translation are broader than most people would expect. But, since you asked, we’ll make the most of the question and tell you about four linguistic services your translation agency offers that you’ve probably […]

ISO Standard 9001:2008 For SMBS: The Only Possible Path For Growth

ISO STANDARD 9001:2008 AT A TRANSLATION AGENCY   When you consider the financial and human risks posed by a translation error, you’ll realize that it’s only logical to choose a certified language service provider. Attention to detail and systematic definition of processes ultimately have a major impact on the quality of a translation. But what […]

Checklist: How To Prepare Content For Translation

A professional translator is a highly-qualified individual who can take your text or document and brings it into the desired target language without the audience noticing the translation. But translators can’t work miracles. As a buyer of translation services, there are many ways you can help your language service provider. Furthermore (and this is very […]

Medical Assistance Programs Dictionary

We’ve just come across an interesting table for anyone dealing with US Departments of Welfare or Medical Assistance Programs. If you are struggling to understand some of these acronyms, you may find this table of definitions/descriptions of acronyms, words, and terms very useful.   Here is the link:   Medical Assistance Programs Dictionary   Find out about […]

simultaneous or consecutive interpreting—which to choose?

The day of your overseas colleagues’ visit is fast approaching, and everything is ready. – Their reception at the airport – The itinerary – The (already translated) documents to be presented and discussed – The dinner with regional managers But that’s not everything… There’s one detail that still hasn’t been taken care of. It doesn’t […]