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How to create a voice-over script for effective audio translation

If you need a voice-over agency to create multiple soundtracks in different languages, there are a few issues to consider to allow the voice-over agency to deliver an effective audio translation. When translating audio decide what tone you want: excited, knowledgeable or efficient, for example. Consider the relationship of the speaker to the audience. Bear …

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Crowdsourcing a Translation

Translating and subtitling films, whether they’re a big Hollywood blockbuster or a homemade how-to video on YouTube, can make a huge impact on their reach. While a viewer may be able to more or less follow what is happening if they don’t speak the language, using dubbing or subtitles can make it possible for them …

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The latest innovations in language and audio translation

As the audio translation industry evolves and becomes more technologically advanced due to recent innovations, we find ourselves wondering about the future of translation and language services, and the increasing part machines are playing. For now, the latest innovations don’t offer high quality consistency for fully-automated translations, but let’s look at some of the latest …

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The perfect translation is not always so literal – taking care with translations

Whilst we’re always trying to translate film and video word for word, sometimes we just get a little stuck trying to find the perfect equivalent. Dictionaries and translation guides provide us with the core of language, but even these might not be enough for the modern translator. A good example of a case where literal …

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Backpfeifengesicht to Shemomedjamo: five fantastic words the English language lacks

With approximately one million words, the English language has arguably one of the biggest vocabularies in the world, and as translation is our business, we know them all. Though we may have a word for almost everything, there are some crucial phenomena which are yet to be identified, leaving even the best translation agencies scratching their heads, in …

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