July 31, 2016

The Brexit decision has prompted a wide variety of reactions, but for me it brought back memories of the heady days of Brentry and its major impact on the translation industry in New Zealand. I use the term “Brentry” because in the logic of things, Britain’s decision t...

July 26, 2016

With need for interpreting services growing and growing we are often asked what is the difference between consecutive interpreting and simultaneous interpreting?  In this week’s blog we look at both disciplines and explore the differences.

Consecutive Interpreting

Consec...

July 24, 2016

How different New Zealand is today from just a few decades ago. Once our population was almost entirely made up of European and Mäori peoples. Now ‘Statistics New Zealand’ tells us, according to recent projections, that by year 2026 our population will comprise 3.3 mil...

July 21, 2016

In a country always quick to get hot under the collar for any number of reasons, few topics are more polarising than the spelling of words, whether it should be reformed or not and whether or not the reforms are too timid or too radical. But as is often the case in Fra...

July 18, 2016

Cultural foundations

Both languages take their origin from the language of the Gaels. The Gaels are a people who settled in Ireland from mainland Europe. After settling in Ireland they later moved to Scotland and the Isle of Man. In a similar fashion to how Latin splint...

July 18, 2016

Throughout history translators have proven vital assets at wartime. While this isn’t a role one would typically associate with the translation industry, translators have played a pivotal role in some of the world’s biggest conflicts. Here we look at some examples of tr...

July 15, 2016

As a company that specialises in both translation and interpreting we often get asked what the difference between interpretation and translation is. While both services involve adapting one language to another there are a number of important differences between the dis...

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