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Pardon my French!

The Translation Service works closely with the New Zealand Police and the courts whenever they need translations and other language related services to support their investigations and court cases involving non-English speakers. These jobs may require translating online chat or text message conversations, transcribing and translating audio files, listening to recordings, translating the minutes of an interview into a foreign language etc. And more often than not these jobs contain material that may be controversial, offensive and/or disturbing.

How should you deal with such material? Continue reading “Pardon my French!”

Welcome Maria!

It’s been a while since we last gave you some news from the office so we thought it was high time we told you what was going on in our little corner of the world.

As many of you already know, Lisa left on maternity leave at the end of March to give birth to little Rhys, a healthy, wee cutie, and came to visit us before her 3-month trip to Ireland. She will return to the office at the beginning of next year if all goes according to plan. Continue reading “Welcome Maria!”

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