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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


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

Translating From German To English

When it comes to translating from German to English, the devil lies in the differences, so to speak. German syntax and the German tense system differ greatly from English syntax and tenses. German and English are both Germanic languages belonging to the Indo-European language family. As such, they share certain features. Examples are cognates such … Read More

The Difference Between Speaking a Language and Translating It

The Difference Between Speaking a Language and Translating It (A language graduate’s perspective) The differences between speaking a language and translating it are countless. My job, passion and intimate relationship with the language industry have led me to realise that the differences between speaking a language and translating it are countless. Naturally, depending on the … Read More

Translators are the beacons of modern society

As South Africans, we have a unique perspective regarding the value of a spoken language, primarily because we struggle to communicate each and every day. We can appreciate that there are many languages but in a business environment, we often expect everyone to speak and understand English. I can’t type #Firstworldproblems fast enough. There are … Read More

What Is Sworn Translation

What Is Sworn Translation Translation Services: Sworn translation is also referred to as ‘certified translation’ or ‘official translation’, but the correct term is ‘sworn translation.’ A sworn translation is a certified translation of an official document. A sworn translation is the legal equivalent of the original document and has the same legal effect as the … Read More

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The Difference Between Editing And Proofreading

The Difference Between Editing And Proofreading Editing entails a grammatical and stylistic improvement of your writing. This is called a language edit. Editing also includes improvement of the content, should you require this. This is called copy-editing. Many of our clients enquire about the difference between editing and proofreading. Editing entails a grammatical and stylistic … Read More

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Outsourcing transcription services to South Africa – world-class quality at the most affordable rates

We offer our international clients the best of both worlds: the highest quality transcription services possible at the most affordable rates – simply by leveraging on exchange rate differences. Affordability Better Language Company (BLC) provides human transcription services, not machine or software transcription. How then do we manage to offer the most affordable transcription rates? … Read More

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Adding A Human Touch To The 4th Industrial Revolution

Adding A Human Touch To The 4th Industrial Revolution In the new era of technology, we all crave that ‘human touch’ when dealing with a business. The idea that someone took time out of their day to personally cater to a single customer leaves the customer wanting more, specifically from you. It’s this aspect that … Read More

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The Process Behind World-Class Transcripton

The Process Behind World-Class Transcription Better Language Company has a highly trained team of transcribers ready to deliver quality transcriptions in the format of your choice. BLC’s world-class transcription services combine our years of expertise in the language industry with technological expertise and professionalism. We have the capacity to complete 8 hours of audio per … Read More

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