Audio Translation from Portuguese to English in Manchester

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Well known for its vibrant ex-pat Portuguese community, Manchester hosts a variety of events via InterNations. We wondered whether the existence of such a community organisation enticed Carlos to set-up as an audio-visual translator from Portuguese to English in Manchester.

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University transcription service discounts

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Although we offer a transcription service to universities in over 150 languages, we also have a very strong team of English transcribers. We know that every penny counts in academia, so that’s why we have decided to offer students a discount for our university transcription service.

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BSL interpreters help children with hearing impairment

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Our British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters have been in demand recently supporting children with special communication and language needs.

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) estimates there are 45,000 deaf children in the UK, with many more experiencing temporary hearing loss due to conditions such as glue ear.

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Life as a Swahili transcriber

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Thomas is fluent in Swahili, English and Kinyarwanda and currently is a member of the team providing our Swahili transcription service. We wanted to know what life is like as a Swahili transcriber.

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Pashto & Dari interpreters UK immigration fee waived

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Afghan interpreters, interpreting in Pashto and Dari who served with British troops fighting against the Taliban will be able to stay in the UK for free, the home secretary has said.

The BBC website has the following news story: Afghan interpreters who served with British troops fighting against the Taliban will be able to stay in the UK for free, the home secretary has said.

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Personal Data and the English Transcription Process

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With GDPR upon us, we thought we would look at some of the possible implications for our English transcription service.

Aspects to consider don’t just apply to the actual transcription process but from the beginning of the project, before any recording has even taken place. As it is almost impossible to guarantee that a recording will not contain some information making it possible to identify an individual, it is best to assume that the General Data Protection Regulation will apply.

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Chinese video direct translations inform market research

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Market research companies are increasingly interested in researching consumer spending habits within specific territories. China has experienced huge economic growth over the past two decades and we are seeing an increasing demand for direct translations of Mandarin interviews. Interviews are one of the most common methods used in market research. To ensure that everything is accurately captured, participants are often filmed in-situ, with the direct translations subsequently commissioned from the video or audio recordings.

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Transcriptions for academic research

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At first sight, transcribing seems to be a straightforward task of simply listening to what has been said, and writing it down. Transcriptions to be used as part of a piece of academic research can be more complicated.

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Spanish transcription service in Manchester

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Manchester. Home to Manchester United and City football teams - and to Maria, a Spanish transcriber.

We wanted to find out whether now Maria lives in Manchester she supports United or City, or whether her allegiance is still with Real Madrid back in Spain.

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Polish subtitling service in Manchester

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We asked Marcin what it is like working as a Polish subtitler in Manchester.

Emmeline Pankhurst of Votes For Women fame was born in Manchester, Coronation Street is based in this city, and the members of Joy Division, The Smiths and Oasis are all from Manchester. What was it that attracted Marcin, one of our Polish subtitlers, to settle in Manchester?

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