The wonderful world of patents: the evolution of shopping bags

The wonderful world of patents: the evolution of shopping bags

When you go shopping, do you bring your own bag? Not too long ago, it was commonplace for disposable plastic bags to be free with every purchase. Today though, those kinds of single-use plastic bags are no longer as widely used; they have been replaced by reusable shopping bags. A journey into the world of … Read more

GlobalSprachTeam: Our fundamental values as the basis of our work

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GlobalSprachTeam is a company with strong values which lay the foundation for our work. We live according to those values and incorporate them in our translations. Keep reading to find out about the connection between our core principles and our translations!   Having values means living accordingly. In the case of a company like GlobalSprachTeam, … Read more

Translator Specialisation

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Translating, like most professional fields, is full of niche areas. How and why do translators choose to specialise? What are the benefits and risks for translators and clients alike? And what specialist areas is GST particularly interested in? Keep reading to find out.   Choosing to specialise Most translators have to specialise in some form … Read more

Proofreading, editing, translation editing: Do you know the difference?

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There are many different forms of text revision. At GlobalSprachTeam, we offer proofreading, editing, and of course translation editing. Keep reading to find out about the differences between these types of revision!   Finishing touches Imagine you’ve written a text that you’re very happy with. You’ve read it several times already and are confident that … Read more

The long road to a high quality translation

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Quality management is one of GlobalSprachTeam’s many important responsibilities. The path to a high-quality translation is longer than you might initially assume. One key element is the amount of communication required between client and translator in order to end up with a pleasing result. Put simply: Quality management is built on communication. Keep reading to … Read more

5 features of a professional translation

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The main features of a good translation are pretty obvious: Essentially, it’s important that the meaning and the tone of the source text are translated into the target language. Aside from that, there shouldn’t be any grammatical errors. But there are other, smaller aspects which are just as important. In professional translations, small details get … Read more

A translator’s workout regimen

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You thought translating wasn’t an athletic pursuit? Well, quite the opposite is true! Translation professionals are surprisingly active and always give their all. Particularly right now, as most of us are at home, it can be difficult to get enough exercise. So we thought that a little inspiration might be just what the doctor ordered: … Read more

GST and the three dimensions of sustainability

Sustainability is often only considered from an environmental perspective. However, ecological sustainability is just one of three aspects of sustainability. The other two elements are economic and social sustainability. Keep reading to find out how GST considers and incorporates all three dimensions of sustainability into their work.   What’s the first things that comes to … Read more

Patent translators at the source: inventions for child rearing

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What do patent translators know about raising children? The answer is: probably more than you think, considering the fact that there seems to be an unlimited supply of patent applications in this area. However, a lot of these inventions are a little off-center. Keep reading to find out about some of the most fascinating patent … Read more

Chocolate eggs for your brain

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Welcome to the GST easter egg hunt! There’s no chocolate, but what’s hidden is just as great: Behind every corner, a translation treasure awaits. Chocolate eggs for your brain!   Are you ready to go on a little adventure? Let’s go! You are standing in a small room that looks a lot like an office. … Read more