An ongoing dream in the history of man has been that humanity will one day speak the same language. An ancient Hebrew story tells us that this happened long ago, but God punished man for his eagerness to reach heaven with a tower, and condemned people to speak different languages and no longer understand each other. It is also true that without that punishment the profession of translator would not exist today, so maybe we should rejoice.

If you already have a company for some time or have recently entered the world of start-ups, you will be interested to know that almighty Google has decided to make some changes in Adwords. These changes basically consist in expanding the number of characters that...

It seems unlikely that the fight against spelling mistakes in texts of all types will have a happy ending. In this hyper-informed society in which we live, we are beset by the anti-hero of spelling mistakes and the worst thing is that there is a dangerous tendency to normalise the presence of this character in the movie of our lives.
Professionalism is always a plus. As it is for any job. Have you ever gone to buy something and been given a personal email address as the contact details of the person making the sale? Wouldn't that seem unprofessional and leave a bad taste in your mouth? It’s exactly the same in the world of translation. That's why our translation agency wants to help you understand how to tell a professional translator from an amateur or one who is just starting out. :)
Let's look at an example. Imagine that Prince William and Kate Middleton are visiting the Spanish royal family. Can you imagine everyone calling them 'Guillermo’ and 'Catalina' during their stay? Both would probably be surprised to start with and they may or may not find it amusing. So, should proper names be translated? Let us tell you what we think at Okodia translation services.
If you have ended up here it is because you need a translation job done well. Whether it’s your website, blog or some advertising brochures you are finishing up, the truth is that there are particular ways to order a translation. Let us help you better understand the work of professional translators with five essential tips.
In recent years we have witnessed a profound revolution akin to the industrial revolution experienced by our grandparents: the technological revolution. Incredible advances in the information and communication technologies have completely changed not only our way of communicating with reality, but also our way of working as professional translators.
Of translation errors man is made (although that’s not true if you have a good professional translator). But it is worth remembering what was done years, or even centuries, ago. I am sure that you know of some translation errors that have defined our lives and our culture, even if you are not consciously aware of them. Today we thought it would be good to find out more about them, so here goes.
Do you know the meaning of the word "perfectionism"? The term is defined as "a refusal to accept any standard short of perfection". Perfectionism and ethics. These words are very different but are more important in the translation industry than one might expect.