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GDPR: The challenge facing U.K. companies as we approach Brexit.

Despite the U.K.’s departure from the E.U. in the Spring of 2019 GDPR regulations will apply to companies and organisations which collect, control and process data on data subjects who are resident in E.U. member states.The obligations of the U.K.

July 31, 2018 3:30 pm

British domination once again at ‘Le Tour de France’- Where’s the French language gone?

The world’s most famous cycling competition ended yesterday: with an epic victory for Geraint Thomas, putting his name in the history books as the first Welshman to win the title. ‘Le Tour de France’ is renowned around the world for being an international and challenging race, Thomas himself has competed in no less than nine tours, each time supporting a teammate. Despite being an international competition, British athletes have won 6 out of the 7 last years. Some of these, for example, Chr...

July 30, 2018 5:05 pm

Women's Hockey- USA vs England

With England now facing a battle to reach the quarters after a draw (1-1) with the USA this week, it’s all to play for with their next match against Ireland. Speaking of our cousins across the pond, translators can often face some difficult choices when translating into English.Does it really matter if you use ‘colour’ or ‘color’?The short answer is yes. ‘Localising’ content to a US or UK audience can make all the difference and the differences go beyond just the spelling.

July 26, 2018 12:00 am

SUMMER OFFER 2018

Summer Offer 2018! Get 10% off our normal rates throughout August and September. (Offer ends 30th September 2018)Get in touch today for a quote : info@wstranslations.co.uk #summer #offer #translation #fruity #whenlifegivesyoulemons #proofreading #languages

July 23, 2018 12:00 am

Spring 2018 Exhibitor Offer

Enjoy our SPRING 2018 EXHIBITOR DISCOUNT of 15% on your next translation with WS Translations. Offer ends 31st May 2018. QUOTE: Spring Offer 2018, any length, any language pair. Email us today at: info@wstranslations.co.uk  or call on 01604 696096.

February 27, 2018 12:00 am

Spring Fair 2018 Offer

Enjoy our SPRING FAIR 2018 EXHIBITOR DISCOUNT of 15% on your next translation with WS Translations. Offer ends 31st May 2018. QUOTE: Spring Fair 2018, any length, any language pair. Email us today at: info@wstranslations.co.uk  or call on 01604 696096.

February 1, 2018 4:00 pm

Automated translations have their place but there's nothing like the real thing.

Automated translation has its place in providing the reader with the gist of simple text in particular if the text is being translated into English.  There are many instances where it serves a useful purpose for understanding directions or the text in a short email from a customer. However automated translation is limited in its application as it cannot understand the rules of grammar. As a result, its use of statistical probabilities often results in bland or awkwardly constructe...

March 30, 2017 12:00 am

They all speak English, don’t they?

When WS Translations began trading over twenty five years ago the majority of work involved the translation of printed materials. WS still undertakes this type of assignment but with the internet enabling companies to contact customers all over the world, the potential to communicate with them in their own language offers very exciting prospects.  Websites are the company’s shop window.

October 28, 2016 12:00 am