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General

Be an e-commerce pro: localisation for a global market

E-commerce is booming. While high street stores and local businesses across the world were reporting losses and shutting their doors through the pandemic, global retail e-commerce sales increased by 25.7% in 2020. These soaring figures for online shopping were fuelled by endless lockdowns, the (not always) cheap thrill of another Amazon package arriving at the front door, and the fact that even a visit to the local supermarket was a potentially life-threatening trip.

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General

Brexit: the end of Erasmus?

Brexit has spelled the end of many things we once took for granted in the UK, in our fully-fledged European days. Well, nearly fully-fledged, other than our refusal of the euro as home currency, and our inexplicable rejection of siesta time as a valid extension of lunch.

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Translation

Making legal translation easy

Whether you’re a family law firm requiring documentation for an ongoing court case, a manufacturing company with a tender contract or an individual applying for a visa, translations of a legal nature are our bread and butter at Sure Languages.

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Translation

Charities and NGOs – let the world hear your message

Translation helps give charities and NGOs a global reach. Your charity, or your NGO, is doing great work. Your website, social media campaigns and educational programmes are reaching people all over the UK, and English speakers across the world. But what if translation could be the key to giving your message a global impact?

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Languages

Gender-neutral French: the inclusive writing debate

What is inclusive writing? Why is it causing a debate in France? And last but by no means least, what does it mean for translation? Some argue inclusive writing is essential to truly achieve gender equality, but others think the practice makes language unnecessarily complicated. ‘Écriture inclusive’ has been making waves for a while, and shows no signs of disappearing – in fact, more and more charities and NGOs are now using it.

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Languages

Why English is giving us bad habits

Is it just me, or has ‘that’s a problem for future me to deal with’ become a fairly standard phrase in our day-to-day conversations? Research suggests that the way the English language is constructed may make native English speakers more inclined to live in the present (arguably no bad thing!), but also less likely to plan effectively for the future and more likely to engage in self-indulgent or even damaging behaviours.

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Translation

5 ways to boost global growth

When it comes to the world of business, there are many reasons why companies seek to develop a global growth strategy. Venturing across the pond can help companies establish new revenue streams, gain a competitive advantage and reach new customer bases.

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Translation

Why translation is more important than ever in 2021

Over the last year, Covid-19 has completely transformed the world. The way we perform our jobs, interact and communicate day-to-day has radically changed. Yet, in a world that seems so suddenly disconnected, translation has played a crucial role in maintaining normality and keeping things moving. In 2021, translation is more important than ever.

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