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The Significance of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This holiday is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May. Many people consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of the season. This year, we celebrate the holiday on May […]

Understanding Sales in the New Century

Well, let’s look at sales today. Has it really changed? Is sales in the ‘new century’ really so different that the concept of pioneering a territory and then servicing the customer for life. The answer to this question is yes. So, now what do we do to prepare ourselves to pass through this time warp […]

Why Should Change Be Your Constant?

So what do I mean by this statement? Any seasoned account manager will take offence to this. “After all, what’s the use? I know how to sell. I’m good at it and I’ve been doing it for years.” So what’s the point? Well, chances are, you may be absolutely correct. You might have been a […]

Valentine’s Day Celebrations

Saint Valentine’s Day, which is also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14. This remains to be debated, but the day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the middle ages.                           […]

Tracking Santa

As children we made sure to be on our best behavior as our parents informed us that Santa Claus did not bring gifts to the naughty children, instead they received a lump of coal. On December 24th we would set out cookies and milk to receive Santa in our home and make sure he left […]

When Is a Certified Translation Required?

Here at Trusted Translations we receive many quotes and translation requests for a “one-page document,” e.g. a visa application, high-school diploma, divorce decree, contracts and many other types of documents. What many clients do not know is that these translations in general require a notarized certificate.

Squanto and Thanksgiving Day

The first American Thanksgiving dates back to the year 1621. This is when the pilgrims arrived in the New World at Plymouth Plantation. Thanks to the Native Americans, who taught them how to fish and grow corn, they were able to celebrate their first harvest. Together they prayed for a fruitful and abundant harvest.   [&he

How to Handle a Translation for a Video or an Audio?

We at Trusted Translations Inc. receive numerous quote requests for translations of videos and audios. An estimated quote can be provided without the actual video or audio, but since there are many factors that can influence the outcome of the quote, it is always better if the client can provide the source file. Here is t

May the Sales Force be with you!

Today I would like to discuss one of the major tools that any growing, technology-driven company should possess in its arsenal. The tool I am talking about is a CRM system. So what exactly is a CRM system and what does it do? The main purpose of a CRM system is to collect, analyze and […]

How can we simplify your life today?

Working in the translation industry is exhilarating, but it can be quite challenging as well. It is a complex industry that involves several divisions working cohesively in order to produce a quality finished product. Translating a document might look straightforward but in fact it’s a complex process that involves variou

Why to Compare Apples with Apples

We receive a vast amount of quote requests during the course of the day and, as the economy nowadays is still going through difficult times, most prospects and clients are not only requesting one quote but several quotes from other translation agencies as well. In other words, your prospect or client will be comparing yours

In Sales-Compete Aggressively but Be Fair!

We live in a very competitive world and, especially in sales, you have to be extremely competitive. However, you should always charge accordingly for the work done. There will be times when the clients might have higher expectations which is when you need to be subtle, professional and educate the client. You should also n

Plan Your Translation in Advance

It happens a lot of times that after a client receives a quote for a translation, several days pass until a decision is made. However, once the decision has been made to move forward, in many cases the client requests the translation to be delivered as soon as possible. This additional pressure is very common in our [&hel

3 Ways to Improve Translation Quality

It is extremely difficult to measure the quality of a translation, considering that there may be many options for a specific text being translated in several different ways, all of them being correct. But what exactly is a good translation? Here at Trusted Translations, we pride ourselves in delivering high-quality trans

Multi-Lingual Popes

  Weeks away from Easter, and just at the start of Christians’ Lent season, we followed the news regarding the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the group of Cardinal-Electors that were inside the Sistine Chapel appointed to elect his successor, the new Spiritual Leader for the 1.2 billion Roman Catholics arou

Celebrating Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year or the Chinese Spring Festival is considered the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. The celebrations run from Chinese New Year’s Day to the 15th day of the first month, making this festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. All over the United States, these celebrations feature par

Super Bowl XLVII International Audience

More than 100 million people tuned in to see the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 34-31. It marked the eighth straight year in which more people watched the Super Bowl than the year before.  It was also the highest-rated Super Bowl in 26 years. The game produced a 47.0 […]

“Subtitling” or “Dubbing”

This weekend I watched two very interesting, although very different genre movies. One was the latest action Bond film from the renowned James bond franchise: Skyfall, and the other a drama film directed by Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez: Biutiful. Not only was the content of these films very different but also the lan

Differences in Normal and Rush turnaround time for translation projects

May 23, 2012 1 Comment »

It is very common in my job, that I receive a request to have some documents translated as soon as possible. In addition to the translation request, many times the client also requests 2 different turnaround times; a normal one and one based on a Rush basis. What do we as a Translation Agency have […]

Motivation Station

Staying motivated at the office after an extended period of time on the job is a challenge for most people no matter what their age or profession. Often, they find themselves repeating the same monotonous tasks while spewing out duplicate emails and conversations all-day-every-day without a new challenge to stimulate their