5 times you should drop the exclamation points in your writing

I’ll be honest; seeing too many exclamation points at once makes me slightly uncomfortable. It’s like talking to that one friend who yells at you during a casual conversation. Unless you’re speaking to your friendly, yet partially deaf…
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The no-tears guide to newsletters

Newsletters do more for business than just spread news. A newsletter can benefit you in a variety of ways, depending on how you use it. It might foster workplace community, improve investor confidence, or bring in a new stream of customers.…
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A short history of punctuation (and why it's an essential part of communication)

The tiny dots and dashes sprinkled throughout every piece of writing we read may at first seem trivial, but we often underestimate how vital punctuation is to giving words their intended meaning and communicating effectively. The example often…
Writing a crowdfunding campaign pitch
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How to write a killer crowdfunding campaign pitch

Crowdfunding has been one of the biggest upheavals to the business world. It has shifted the control of investment and enabled a whole new generation of entrepreneurs to bring their visions to life. But not every crowdfunding campaign turns…
Working with a translation agency

7 tips for working with a translation agency

Translation agencies are here to help you. We take pride in what we do and we’re always looking to improve. But getting the best possible results takes teamwork. Only you know what you need from your content, so offering clear and concise…
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The psychology of good web design

Making a great first impression is important, and that goes double for websites. If you’re designing a multilingual website for your business, consider harnessing these subconscious influences for maximum effect. Read on for five small things…

8 tips for a quality translation

In our ever-globalizing world, companies need quality translations and reliable translators. It takes a variety of translators who specialize in various major languages to ensure an idea can be communicated around the world. The field of…
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Language is power: how our words reflect and affect our world

How often do you stop to think about the ways in which words affect the world around you? Probably not very often. It’s easy to take language for granted. We see, hear, and speak it constantly. We use it to communicate, to understand, and…
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6 Wordpress plugins every multilingual site needs

If there are two things that are essential for any growing company today, it’s online presence and multilingual content. So if you’re looking to set up or improve a multilingual website, you’re already ahead of the curve. Using Wordpress…

Inside Game of Thrones: the origins of the Dothraki language

The other day I came across a Dothraki blog hosting a competition for the best Haiku written in the Dothraki language. That’s right, Dothraki, one of the fictional languages of the popular series Game of Thrones. People are writing poems in…
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Three ways translation technology is making sci-fi real

We’ve already talked about about why machine translations aren’t reliable enough to replace us humans. But good professional translators know that translation technology isn’t the enemy—it’s actually an asset to us. It handles the…

Multilingual films: what goes on behind the scenes

The film industry is a fascinating field for translators. It allows for creativity, research, entertainment and growth. But what challenges present themselves along the way? And who is involved in the process besides the translator? Films…
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How to not be embarrassing on social media

Millennials. Those tricky, tricky millennials. What are they thinking? What do they want? Are they leaving Facebook? Are they still using emojis? If your company is using social media, chances are you’re interested in having better relations…

Woke and broccoli on the rise, fleek and fam falling fast

"She's not as woke as I thought she was." It happens all the time. A word or phrase catches you off guard in a casual conversation. You may have heard the word before, but not said like this. Or you hear a word you’ve never heard before, and…
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Colloquialisms: the best thing since sliced bread

Colloquialisms, more often called slang, are a fascinating part of language. These words or phrases are most often spoken as opposed to written. We say them so often that we often fail to realize how bizarre they sound when taken out of context. Nevertheless,…