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January 12, 2023

by Future Trans

The translation and language industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, and 2022 is no exception. According to recent statistics, the global language services market is expected to reach a whopping $96 billion by 2032. Several factors drive this growth, including the increasing importance of global communication in the digital age, the rise of e-commerce and online business, and the growing demand for language services in emerging markets.

December 21, 2022

by Future Trans

When doing international business, it is a priority to strategize how the company will integrate into new cultures. This is when the assistance of an experienced cultural consultant is advised.

In this article, we will discuss some of the barriers existing in global workplaces, and how a multicultural consulting company can help break them down.

December 14, 2022

by Future Trans

In this article, we will refer to the process as “voiceover,” although the term is also recognized as:

  • Voice over
  • Voiceover
  • Voice-over
  • Voice acting

The art of voiceover (unseen narrator) actually existed before the first animated feature film in 1928, “Steamboat Willie,” starring Mickey Mouse. In fact, the first voiceover was recorded in 1900, as a weather report by Canadian inventor, Reginald Fessenden. Fascinated by the concept of wireless devices, he went on to record the first-ever radio broadcasts.

November 29, 2022

by Future Trans

Legal documents contain very distinctly written text. The verbiage is carefully woven into a specific syntax to represent the most accurate meaning intended—in a way that should not be interpreted to mean anything else. When words, phrases, or punctuation are omitted or not in the right order, a statement can have more than one perspective (or even be misunderstood altogether). This type of speech is commonly called “legalese,” and is very difficult for someone not educated in law to understand. Now, imagine this convoluted jargon needing to be translated into another language. Read further to learn more about translation for law firms.


November 24, 2022

by Future Trans

What Is Transcreation? 

Simply put, transcreation is an amalgamation of the words, “translation” and “creation.” It can be described more succinctly as the process of “creative translation,” since creativity comes in where translation ends.

The term “transcreation” dates back more than 60 years, when it became apparent that basic translation was not enough to permeate language barriers—given that subtle cultural characteristics are a significant part of overall communication. It was necessary to translate not only the words of a language, but also the meaning behind the words.

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