Helen Reynolds-Brown tells how she became an interpreter for the UN. She speaks English, Russian, and French, and has been all over the world as she pursues her career. She says it is very stressful but also very rewarding. From Switzerland to Bali, and generic conversations to intelligence work, interpreting keeps Helen on her toes. Find out more about her exciting career here.
"Language Is a Window into the Mind."
Steven Pinker, renowned linguistics expert, discusses how nuance in language affects our relationships, both business and social. He also delves into the importance and usage of metaphors in language. Because language subtleties are so key to effective relationships, companies need to have translations of their documents done by professional translators who are fluent in the target language to ensure that those nuances are not lost or transformed. http://youtu.be/UnyJvCJrRys
Wikipedia has compiled a list of the most translated books of all time. Not surprisingly, the Bible heads the list having been translated into a whopping 2,798 languages. The next three are not even in the same league with about 583 each. The first non religious work checks in at number 5 with 438 translations and the first fiction work at 6 with 240 translations. Curious to know what they are? Check out our chart of the top 30.
Multichannel Merchant's 2014 Global Commerce report shows you what your competitors are doing. Nearly 21% have translated their websites for their international markets. 35% accept international payments. UPS is the preferred international shipper, and Canada, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand are the top international markets. Maybe it's time for you to jump in too. Download the full report here.