Entries by Ron McCoy

Spanish Voiceover Video Dubbing

Adding a Spanish voiceover to an existing video with an English speaker requires a few steps in the order listed below and described below. 1) A written text version of the spoken English 2) Translation of the written text into Spanish 3) Recording the Spanish voiceover with a professional voice talent 4) Adding the voiceover […]

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New Translation Customers

Like any business we’re always interested in attracting new customers. Our success and longevity as a company is due both to taking care of existing customers and bringing in new ones. For new translation clients our goal is to make sure from their initial contact that they receive all the attention needed to meet their […]

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Prepress Translation Services

We’re often called on to translate written materials just prior to printing. As a category of service we sometimes refer to this as ‘prepress translation services’. Prepress according to the definition below relates to typesetting, page layout, and other work done on a publication before it is actually printed. Along with the language work of […]

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What Do Translation Clients Buy?

What do consumers of translation (written text) services really buy in the estimated $40 billion plus language services market? They buy the professional language judgment of the linguists assigned to their projects. That’s one answer. The linguistic judgment of the assigned translator might differ from that of the purchasing client, others within the client’s organization, […]

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Business ‘Wisdom’ from a Translation Company

We try to run our business as though we’re continuously on the verge of disaster, failure, and obsolescence. While the reality for our business is probably much less dire, most of us can recall once popular brands, technologies, and companies that have today faded into oblivion. Many were household names during their heydays. When we […]

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Adobe Illustrator Translation Services

Professional translation services can be required for text in almost any file format or application, including the popular graphics creation tool Adobe Illustrator. Detailed drawings, such as those for instructional purposes, are sometimes created in Illustrator. Illustrator text can also be in the form of captions in some cases, or instructions (e.g., manufacturing details), these […]

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