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Chinese New Year 2017 – The Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year - Rooster lanterns

Happy Chinese New Year 2017, from all of us at Creative Translation!   Chinese New Year began on Saturday 28th January this year, and lasts until 11th February. The dates of the festival vary from year to year, as it’s based on the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. In other words, astronomical observations of the sun’s…

Benefits of Social Media for Business

Social media can be an important tool for local and international businesses, with millions of people around the world accessing websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Linkedin on a daily basis. We are engulfed with information and advertising, and have access to a wide range of professional networks for both social and professional…

Video Translation for Global Brands: Tips to Reduce Costs

In a world where we are all such expert multitaskers, getting people’s attention is becoming more and more difficult. The written word always carries a certain fascinating appeal, it’s true (as language lovers we’re the first to say that!), however videos are the medium of the future. Video content is literally everywhere, and is extremely…

What is Translation Quality Assessment?

Mastering the art of translation is a challenge we are faced with on a daily basis here at Creative Translation. We have mentioned recently that knowing a foreign language doesn’t mean being a language professional, as the latter entails specialised training that helps in dealing with the often ambiguous nature of translation. Interpretation of texts…

5 Great Foreign-Language Films

Inspired by last month’s BFI London Film Festival, we have put together a list of some of the best foreign-language films from around the world. Grab the popcorn, and enjoy!   City of God (Cidade de Deus) This is a fast-paced action Brazilian Portuguese film not for the faint-hearted. It tells the story of a…

Translating Poetry – What are the Main Challenges?

National Poetry Day is coming up soon in the UK, and events will be held all around the country to celebrate this art which was once described by Thomas Gray as thoughts that breathe and words that burn. So why not take advantage of this unique event, which happens but once a year, and immerse…

Fashion Week Facts Unveiled and the Importance of Translation

Being just a week away from Fashion Week – set to kick off on 8th September in New York – we thought we’d give you a brief overview of this prestigious event, which has been shaping the fashion world as well as other industries for almost a century. Read on to find out some fascinating…

Five Reasons Why You Should Learn a Foreign Language

Language is our thing here at Creative (if you hadn’t already guessed 😉), and we understand the impact it has on society as well as its intricate intertwining with communication. However, many people underestimate the importance and benefits of learning a foreign language, so we thought we would break it down for you! Read on…