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  • selling internationally | First Edition Translations
    September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Categories Advent Calendar Business Case studies Export First Edition Translations Language Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Tag selling internationally Selling internationally If you are in or around the Cambridge area and interested in selling internationally why not go along to the latest seminar being held by the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce The seminar aims to explain how exporters need to change their marketing approach to suit the culture and expectations of the nations they are selling to Guest speakers at the seminar include Tanya Wheway co

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  • Embrace the unfamiliar | First Edition Translations
    February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Categories Advent Calendar Business Case studies Export First Edition Translations Language Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Embrace the unfamiliar Here at First Edition we re all avid readers and even have a FE Book Club to prove it But we are a diverse lot which makes for some interesting reading choices sometimes pushing us to new and unexplored literary areas I recently read two very different books The Door by Magda Szabo and Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott The first is set in Hungary in the second half of the twentieth century the second in Cambridge during more contemporary times The Door had me scuttling to Wikipedia on many occasions to keep up with unfamiliar cultural and historical references In contrast part of the joy of Ghostwalk was the familiarity of the sights and streets of Cambridge Books like business satisfy different needs It s great to

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  • literature | First Edition Translations
    Edition Translations Language Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Tag literature Happy Belated Birthday Charles Yes Mr Dickens would ve been 200 years old earlier this week Tuesday in fact sorry I m late I wonder what he would have thought of 2012 if he could take a peek His books are gernerally believed to be just as relevant today as they were in Victorian times and he certainly invented some of the most memorable characters in literature The often whimsical names are a work of art in themselves and instantly provide a snapshot of a character Scrooge Uriah Heep and Miss Havisham to name a very few The FE book club has chosen a Dickens to read this time around Our Mutual Friend his last completed novel he died before finishing The Mystery of Edwin Drood As with much of his work this book focuses on in the words of critic J Hillis Miller money money money and what money can make of life so is very apt in our debt ridden modern world Clocking in at nearly 800 pages it is our biggest literary challenge yet We ve given ourselves a good few weeks to get there so tune back in to find out how we got on What s your favourite Dickens novel or small big screen production Posted on February 10 2012 August 7 2012 Author Bridget Categories First Edition Translations Tags Dickens FE Book Club literature novels Leave a comment on Happy Belated Birthday Charles Embrace the unfamiliar Here at First Edition we re all avid readers and even have a FE Book Club to prove it But we are a diverse lot which makes for some interesting reading choices sometimes pushing us to

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  • translation | First Edition Translations
    in the 5th century The celebrations promoted by the International Federation of Translations FIT have been going since 1953 and are used as an opportunity to promote and celebrate the work of translators across the world in this time of increasing globalisation This year they are concentrating their efforts of the important issue of language rights Click here to find out more And don t forget we re still offering 10 off translations for all new customers this week give us a call on 01223 356733 or drop us an email now for an no obligation quote Posted on September 30 2014 September 30 2014 Author Bridget Categories First Edition Translations Translation Tags First Edition Translations translation Leave a comment on Translation Musings International Translations Day Translation musings finding the right words As I mention frequently in these blogs we are rather a multi cultural office with French German Hungarian Portuguese and Chinese regularly spoken And however good our multi cultural staff are at speaking English and they are VERY good believe me sometimes they are forced to seek the advice of one of the humble native English speakers that would be me This often leads to head scratching googling and much discussion as we contemplate the best translation of a particular word or phrase Some of the hardest linguistic decisions can be around the non standard texts For instance we are currently translating childrens fairy tales and some of the language used in the stories can be difficult to put into another language s words The source text may refer to a well known idiom or phrase of that language or country which does not necessarily have an equivalent in the target language And translating word for word can produce at best hilarious but meaningless drivel and at worse something rather derogative or even offensive One famous example of this is the lovely cuddly Jolly Green Giant which when translated into Arabic is widely reported to turn into an Intimidating Green Ogre Not so likely to tempt you into buying tinned sweetcorn It is important that your translator or transcreator transcreation is a mix of translation and creation and often used in creative translation such as slogans is a native speaker of your target language and that they are aware of the cultural differences between the source and target languages and countries Image credit Illia Uriadnikov www 123rf com Posted on September 11 2014 Author Bridget Categories Translation Tags translation Leave a comment on Translation musings finding the right words Translation musings untranslatable If I say Spain to you what do you think of Sandy beaches hot sun maybe annoying British tourists demanding fish and chips Or what about long lazy meals when even after the food is gone the conversation still flows long into the night The Spanish have a word for that Sobremesa Literally translated as across the table it is that leisurely time spent chatting with your family and friends after the food has been eaten

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  • There’s a giraffe in the road… | First Edition Translations
    February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Categories Advent Calendar Business Case studies Export First Edition Translations Language Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org There s a giraffe in the road My family and I took off for a little jaunt round our local safari park recently We were in no hurry and were happy tootling along at a few miles an hour as we peered at the animals from the safety of our car As we drove around in the snaking convoy of other families some bearing evidence of the monkey enclosure we came across a hold up in the traffic which turned out to be caused by a giraffe in the road But unlike on the A14 on my usual journey we were all happy to wait and stare up at this incredible beast as it surveyed its surroundings before majestically moving on Feeling a bit philosophical this got me thinking In

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  • bumps in the road | First Edition Translations
    September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Categories Advent Calendar Business Case studies Export First Edition Translations Language Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Tag bumps in the road There s a giraffe in the road My family and I took off for a little jaunt round our local safari park recently We were in no hurry and were happy tootling along at a few miles an hour as we peered at the animals from the safety of our car As we drove around in the snaking convoy of other families some bearing evidence of the monkey enclosure we came across a hold up in the traffic which turned out to be caused by a giraffe in the road But unlike on the A14 on my usual journey we were all happy to wait and stare up at this incredible

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  • Doing business with Japan | First Edition Translations
    2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Categories Advent Calendar Business Case studies Export First Edition Translations Language Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Doing business with Japan As promoted on these very pages the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce hosted a fascinating symposium on Wednesday night on doing business with Japan post Tsunami With a variety of informative and motivating speakers a major topic was the differences in business cultures between ourselves and Japan and how UK companies can not just get over them but use them to our mutual advantage But more about that in a future post something to look forward to Another theme was the transformation of the market With the devastation that the earthquake and tsunami left behind Japan have taken the opportunity not just to replace what was damaged or destroyed but to re build and rejuvenate This gives UK businesses some great opportunities Two of the leading industries being developed are renewable energy and health areas many of our clients are in already With many incentives to invest now is definitely time to get involved If you are interested in doing business with Japan a good place to start would be the UKTI click here to take a look at their website Here at First Edition we have a huge amount of experience of translating and interpreting from and into Japanese

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  • import | First Edition Translations
    December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Categories Advent Calendar Business Case studies Export First Edition Translations Language Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Tag import Doing business with Japan As promoted on these very pages the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce hosted a fascinating symposium on Wednesday night on doing business with Japan post Tsunami With a variety of informative and motivating speakers a major topic was the differences in business cultures between ourselves and Japan and how UK companies can not just get over them but use them to our mutual advantage But more about that in a future post something to look forward to Another theme was the transformation of the market With the devastation that the earthquake and tsunami left behind Japan have taken the opportunity not just to replace what was damaged or destroyed but to re build and rejuvenate This gives UK businesses some great opportunities Two of the leading industries being developed

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