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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How to produce perfect Arabic subtitles

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Producing perfect Arabic subtitles is an artform. Working with languages such as Arabic, Hebrew and Urdu that read from right to left admittedly have their own challenges when it comes to producing subtitles.

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It’s all Greek to me!

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We are often asked about the best way to produce an English translation of the Greek speech in videos or audio files. The first step is to establish whether an initial Greek transcript will be required as well as the English translation.

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