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Back translations

Back translations – what are they, and are they useful? A Google search for the definition of ‘back translation’ will be sure to yield plenty of hits. Most are published by translation service providers offering their own view on the process, but none appear to comment on the accuracy/cost efficiency of this method of quality

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Genesis conference 2014

Come and meet DWL on Stand 55 at the Genesis conference 2014 in London on Tuesday 9th December. We hope to see you there! Further details available at: //www.genesisconference.com/

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EMA Update on Doping in Sport

EMA Update on Doping in Sport With “La Vuelta a España” in September now a distant memory, there are now 8 months to go until the Tour de France, where cyclists at the very top level will race for 23 days, sometimes at over 200km per day to Paris from the opening stage in the Netherlands; an incredible

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Pharmaceutical Labelling Summit 2014

On the 28th and 29th October, two members of the DWL team will be attending Informa’s Pharmaceutical Labelling conference in Berlin, Germany. This event forms part of Informa’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Labelling and Packaging Summit. We will have a stand in the Exhibition Hall, so please stop by and say hello! We can offer

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Meet DWL at MedTranslate 2014 & the ATC Annual Conference

During the next two weeks, members of the DWL team will attend two industry-specific conferences, at which we hope to see many of our colleagues and clients. You can meet our Director of Business Development, Kim Shouler, at the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) Annual Conference “The Language Industry – a world of opportunities”, in

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Computer Aided Translation (CAT) tools

“Computer Aided Translation (CAT) tools” – are the machines finally taking over?   We are not talking about robot translators, producing thousands of translated words with correct register and displaying cultural awareness to native standard while drawing on reference material from obscure journal articles. Nor are we talking about browser‑based automatic translation tools like Google

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DWL returns from sunny San Diego!

The DWL team has just returned from a very successful trip to San Diego, where Samuel, Lynda and Kim were attending the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting and the 2014 BIO International Convention. We would like to thank everybody who paid us a visit at our exhibition stand. It was a pleasure to meet so many interesting people

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From typewriter to transglobal

(Or, 5 reasons why your provider of life science solutions is bragging about their global supply chain)   When Dora Wirth started her company, Dora Wirth (Languages) Limited, in 1964, she worked from a typewriter which still sits in our head office in Hammersmith, London. In those days, the industry placed emphasis on recruiting in‑house

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We are moving!

  From Friday 16th May, DWL’s new office address will be: Dora Wirth (Languages) Limited 26-28 Hammersmith Grove London W6 7BA   Please update your records accordingly.   Our telephone number will remain the same: +44 (0)20 7229 4552.   There may be some disruption on Thursday 15th May while we settle in to our

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False friends in translation

As linguists, and life-long language learners (we enjoy a little alliteration too), the staff at Dora Wirth (Languages) Ltd. are always on the lookout for the dreaded “faux-amis”.   “False friends”, or more correctly “false cognates”, are pairs of words from two different languages which look similar but can have entirely different meanings.   It

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