Professional translation service Live Translation has today begun to offer Welsh as one of its wide variety of target languages.
The language has seen something of a resurgence in numbers since the turn of the millennium, when it became compulsory to teach in schools up to the age of 16. It remains a minority language, but a 2004 poll illustrated an increase in usage, with 21.7% of the Welsh population declaring themselves speakers.
As the official language of Wales, Welsh is the only language which is the de jure – that is to say, legally prescribed – official language of any part of the United Kingdom. In light of its prominence, our sister company saw fit to add Cymraeg to their list of specialties, and so you can now translate English to Welsh at an affordable rate and through a human translator.
For all our proclamations that the Internet has rendered geography null and void, it’s startling how many business opportunities are still missed because of language barriers. Though much progress has been made since the turn of the millennium in bringing global reach to a huge number of successful brands, many great organisations still don’t know how to even begin communicating with audiences abroad.
In this light, it’s a wonder that the fantastic qTranslate plug-in for WordPress has taken so long to flourish. Once activated, qTranslate transforms the control panel into an incredibly simple and reliable interface for making your site’s content multilingual. It organises your pages neatly and intelligently, and offers a user-friendly integration which is compatible with Search Engine Optimisation add-ons and a huge range of content types. In essence, qTranslate condenses the work involved in reaching foreign-language users down to an absolute walk in the park.
If you’re fluent in the second language you want to target, it’s as simple as opening that language’s tab in WordPress’ Post Editor and writing your new content – you can even change the layout of your posts based on the language in play. But if you’re not a native speaker, part of the beauty of qTranslate is how easy it makes getting what you’ve written translated by professionals at LiveTranslation. There’s an option to turn on the translation service, which allows you to pay for an affordable, professional translation, courtesy of Live Translation, with just a couple of clicks.
There’s no mess involved: you get your content, in a range of different languages, all housed on one site but still clearly distinct from both your users’ and a search engine’s perspective. It’s simple to install and even simpler to maintain.
When combined with the supplementary qTranslate with Slugs, what results is a multilingual WordPress control panel which is both intelligent and uncomplicated. It’ll translate your dates and times without being told, let you optimise your URLs for each individual language, and even give you multilingual menus. And if you’re missing a language that could help you crack a key market, you’re literally five clicks and no effort away from taking the first step across the border. Online, you can talk to everybody. Now, they’ll be able to understand you, too.
LiveTranslation is pleased to announce its new Refer a Friend feature.
Customers and registered translators are now able to recommend the site to family, friends and colleagues.
Each new customer that registers after receiving a referral will receive 25 words of free credit to test our translation services, and the registered customer that referred them will receive 10 words free credit for their successful registration.
Current users are requesting translations for a variety of texts: emails, love letters, notices about foreign property, business correspondence, customer service enquiries, website pages, marketing promotions, recipes, reports, apartments to let, product information, sayings/phrases, and even a marriage proposal!
“I was given a recommendation to use Live Translation following the advice of friends who had used various other online translation sites. Getting a price for my translation was quick and easy, and it was competitive. This service helped me add another language to a website created by my company, so I would recommend Live Translation to others.”
Matthieu – La Valette du Var, France
For further information or support, give us a call on +44 (0) 113 8150460 or email info[at]livetranslation[dot]com.
WordPress (WP) has evolved a long way from the journalist-loving blogging platform it once was to becoming a powerful CMS of choice for many SME’s. What it lacks in out-of-the-box functionality is compensated for with the vast selection of user-contributed plugins, which evolve practically at the pace of the web itself.
Matt Mullenweg (all hail) & the team beautifully balance the division between core functionality and community contributed functional extension, making it elegantly simple to learn. Making a platform so usable means that marketers can use it in as much anger as the journo’ types.
We decided that our latest acquisition needed a new look, so commissioned a fresh, new design to make the professional translation site easier to navigate and use. Take a look and let us know what you think!
New features we’ve added include:
Live Translation is “powered by people”, so if you’re a translator looking for more work, please register here.
If you already use Live Translation for a job, for example to translate English to French, tell us why you like it! We’d love to hear your comments.
Don’t forget, you can also follow us on Twitter: @LiveTransLtd
Daniel Rajkumar of Web-Translations and Altug Inci of The Related Group discuss their partnership, the latest innovations in technology, and the international trade opportunities available in Turkey.
The Related Group is a digital marketing company based in Turkey aimed at businesses who need to apply technology in the most up-to-date and innovative ways.
The company is composed of several brands:
euro.message, the flagship brand, primarily offers a comprehensive email and mobile marketing system; Made by Cats, a digital agency specialising in website projects for blue-chip and corporate clients; Brandmail provides database marketing services; The Related also represents Omniture analytics and optimisation services in Turkey.
Web-Translations has partnered with The Related Group to offer an extended portfolio of services to all our clients.
For more information on multilingual email marketing campaigns and managing international digital marketing, please email sales[at]web-translations.co.uk or call +44 (0) 113 8150460.
Live Translation is now integrated with popular WordPress plugin qtranslate. qtranslate is a multilingual content management plugin for WordPress that allows you to manage multilingual versions of your blog and facilitates the translation process.
With the combination of Live Translation and qtranslate you can now choose to have your blog posts undergo professional translation in a matter of hours.
qtranslate comes with several key languages already configured, and is really user-friendly, making it the plugin of choice for many international bloggers.
For more information, contact sales[at]web-translations.co.uk.
Real-time online translation service Live Translation has a new improvement – you can also now upload files to get a free quote and buy your translation at any time of day or night.
The file upload feature can handle any common document file type: Word, PDF (with selectable text), txt file, Excel…
Your file will be returned to you in your chosen format, usually within just a few hours.
Register for a free account now and we’ll give you the first 50 words for free: