Catalonia: Where Does a Language Start and a Country End?

October 2017 has been seismic for Catalonia – Spain’s richest and most disputed region. After an illegal referendum, a declaration of independence, and the prosecution of government officials, the situation has calmed. Somewhat. While this is perhaps the first time that the Catalonian situation has gained international recognition, it is the latest episode in a…

What’s the difference between Mandarin and Cantonese?

The Chinese-speaking market amounts to more than a billion people on the mainland alone, so it’s unsurprising that businesses from around the world often require Chinese translation. As an international translation agency we’re regularly asked about translation into Mandarin and Cantonese, but the differences between the two and their relation to the written word may…

The Challenges of Legal Translation

As international communication becomes easier (and faster), it’s becoming increasingly feasible for companies to develop international trade, and so expand their business overseas. Sure, this offers new opportunities and possibilities, but it also poses challenges as companies attempt to adapt their operations to different cultures and languages. Many of these challenges are found in the…