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The BLC Translation Company Discusses the Important Role Played by Translators in Times of Crisis

  As an accredited translation company, our expertise lies in the solid and nuanced application of interpretation and transcription services to allow for effective and unambiguous communications between parties that speak different languages. For this reason, we felt compelled to discuss the importance of translation and interpretation during the ongoing war in Ukraine.   It … Read More

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Translation Services for International Relations

In order for domestic and foreign affairs to flourish, there must be effective communication between political representatives, citizens and any other public or private stakeholders. Translation, in essence, is a vital form of communication that helps to facilitate dialogue and discourse regardless of your mother tongue or your proficiency in a foreign language. In this … Read More

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Using a Transcription Company for the Entertainment Industry

Media Distribution Possibilities Are Endless with Transcription Services As we continue to advance through the digital age, the media landscape has evolved to provide us with multiple kinds of media for our entertainment and consumption. In the entertainment industry, in particular, we can see a variety of new content, genres, formats and languages becoming more … Read More

The Zulu Language and Translating Zulu to English

‘Click here for the IsiZulu version.’ IsiZulu is the most common language in South Africa,  spoken by nearly 23% of the total population, or 11.6-million people. This makes Zulu to English translation a much needed much-needed service. The language of South Africa’s largest ethnic group, the Zulu people, takes their name from the chief who … Read More

Proofreading Services: The 5 Different Types of Proofreading

Every document should be proofread, but not by just any proofreader. You need a proofreader that is an expert in your specific industry or is experienced with proofreading your unique type of document. We briefly outline the basics of proofreading and then dive into the 5 different types of specialised proofreading services so that you … Read More

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Translation Services: All Your Questions About Translating Your Book Answered

Firstly, congratulations to you! You have researched, written, edited, proofread, and gone through the publication process until your book is sitting on a shelf with your name in glossy print. You may now be considering taking your published book to new heights by getting it professionally translated. Translating your book can be daunting and raise … Read More

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Proofreading: The Key Differences Between Proofreading and Editing

Many people think that editing and proofreading are the same language service. While similar, as they are both systematically performed on written work to improve the overall writing quality, there are key differences between editing and proofreading. We break down editing and proofreading separately to highlight the differences and then demonstrate why every written piece … Read More

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Top 6 Tips for Proofreading Your Book

Publishing a book is a big deal. Your hard work, late nights, and copious cups of coffee are about to pay off! With proofreading, you can ensure that your published fiction or non-fiction book will be of the highest quality and devoid of any grammatical, spelling, or style errors. While it is always recommended to … Read More

The intricacies of translation services from English to French

When translating English to French documents, texts or books, many people incorrectly assume that they can hop onto Google Translate for a perfectly accurate translation. This is certainly not the case. Even though the service is handy when translating single words, there are intricacies to both languages that cannot always be captured correctly using algorithms. … Read More

Transcription Services: Avoiding Mistakes at All Costs

Throughout our everyday lives, it is incredibly common for the average person to make a few innocent mistakes here and there, whether it be through taking the wrong turn on your way to work or simply calling your mom by the wrong name. Either way, these mistakes can be harmless in most cases, except while … Read More

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