Words and their origins

Language is a useful tool. It’s the primary way that humans communicate with one another, and is an essential element of relationships, business, education and so much more. So that leads me to wonder how our language came to be the way it is. Sometimes just looking at a word can give clues about its [...]

Just how good are computer translations?

You may want to think twice before submitting that Google translated text to print. Computer translation technology has certainly made great strides since scientists put their heads together for the Georgetown Experiment at the height of the Cold War, with the growing computing power of the last 20 years acting as an incredible catalyst. Nevertheless, [...]

How to survive in England

With the 2012 Olympic Summer Games just around the corner, visitors from across the world will be flocking to the UK. I recently came across an article on what Britons should know about how to behave towards these visitors, so I’d like to look at it from the other point of view. After all, when [...]

Best industries to open a new business

With growth measured at 18% last year, translation and interpretation businesses are poised to become one of the fastest growing industries this year. Worth approximately $2.7 billion, the industry has actually grown by 22% on average per year since 2004. Translation and interpretation services are in high demand in the healthcare industry, but are also [...]

The Gotham Translator: Interview with Celine Imbaud

THE GOTHAM TRANSLATOR: INTERVIEW WITH CELINE IMBAUD Did you ever wonder what it’s like to start your own translation company? Or what the differences between the US and the European language service markets might be? The Gotham Translator interviewed Celine Imbaud, the founder of ITC Global Translations Inc., who agreed to give us a glimpse [...]