The Portuguese and German languages have undergone reforms in the new millennium, and in the current decade, the Chinese government has been pressuring Hong Kong to adopt simplified Chinese. These changes, while seemingly cultural in nature, affect all aspects of international business and have a direct impact on the translation industry.
The world is growing smaller as technology advances and we become more connected. The US Census Bureau reports that at last 350 languages are spoken in US homes. With such a wide range of language diversity, the need for translation is definitely prevalent even for domestic businesses.
September 30th marks International Translation Day. The day coincides with the feast day for St. Jerome who is credited with the translation of the Bible into Latin.
How important is the Spanish language to businesses and companies in the U.S.? Consider the stats discussed in this article.
Typos are an inevitable part of life, which is why authors go through multiple revisions, use spell check features and often employ the assistance of a proofreader or a "fresh set of eyes."