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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…

Why the Travel and Tourism Industry Needs Translation

With summer currently in full swing here in London (although yes, it doesn’t always feel that way, given Britain’s famously unpredictable weather…), and with many people enjoying holidays at this time of year, our thoughts have turned to the travel and tourism industry as inspiration for our post this week. Read on to find out…

Exceptionally Useful Phrases in Brazilian Portuguese for You to Learn

With the Olympic Games just a couple of weeks away, sports fans will soon travel from all over the world to Brazil to enjoy some warm weather (never mind that it is winter in South America at the moment!), and to support their country competing in the Olympics. So if you yourself are travelling to…

Advertising Translation: Challenges and Best Practices

The Role of Translation in International Advertising

International advertising is becoming more and more important to brands in the global marketplace. Let’s suppose that you are a brand with a wonderful product to launch. You are ambitious, and are aiming to sell it globally. So where do you go from here? How does your brand stay true to itself, despite the journey…