The History of Translation Part 4: Early Modern Period

The History of Translation Part 4: Early Modern Period

Trying to establish specific, definite time periods in history is a subject that is almost always up for debate. But when defining the early modern period, most scholars would agree that it falls roughly between 1500 and 1800. And although the beginning and ending...
Missing Out on Non-English Speaking Potential Customers

Missing Out on Non-English Speaking Potential Customers

In this day and age in which we live – when technology allows even the smallest company to expand into a global marketplace – it’s more important than ever to reach out to potential customers around the world, no matter what language they may speak. Although we may...
The History of Translation Part 3: The Renaissance

The History of Translation Part 3: The Renaissance

Coming immediately after and overlapping slightly with the Middle Ages was the Renaissance period. Meaning “rebirth” in French, the Renaissance period lived up to its name. From approximately 1300 to 1600, civilization saw a notable increased interest in scholarly...
Why English is the Language of Air Traffic Controllers

Why English is the Language of Air Traffic Controllers

Whether you do it only occasionally for vacation or travel every week for business, flying is something that almost all of us engage in. When we fly, our personal safety and the safety of other people on the plane is always of paramount importance. That is precisely...
The History of Translation Part 2: Medieval Times

The History of Translation Part 2: Medieval Times

Medieval times in human history – also referred to as the “Middles Ages” – was the time period that fell roughly between the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 CE and the 14th century. But these years bear another moniker as well: the Dark Ages. There are valid reasons...
Food Terminology from Around the World

Food Terminology from Around the World

One of the greatest joys in traveling is to partake in all that different cultures from around the world have to offer. But even if you’re not traveling at this particular time, you can still savor the cultural diversity of people from around the world by indulging in...
The History of Translation Part 1: Ancient Times

The History of Translation Part 1: Ancient Times

When most of us stop to consider what’s involved in translation services, we probably think in terms of a linguist converting modern text from one language to another. For some people, the topic may even conjure up notions related the recent advent of machine...