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Helping others

Helping others has always been one of my main goals in life. Since a very young age, I’ve always enjoyed helping people solve their problems. I believe that if I …

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An active member

An active member can bring so much to our industry. As translators, we so often complain about things that need changing in our industry, however, some of us don’t engage …

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The price of deregulation

The price of deregulation in the translation industry is not only very high for the professionals working in this industry, but also their clients who end up with exacerbated costs. …

Rules and regulations

Rules and regulations differ from country to country. Some countries, like Australia, may have a system in place where a regulator body can certify translators, who subsequently certify their translations; …

Translators ask questions

Translators ask questions, we ask lots of questions to our clients. Some may think this is a sign of insecurity, lack of experience or knowledge and that we are not …

The value of translation

The value of translation. What’s the value of translation for a company? People may ask this question assuming translation has no value to their companies, and, therefore, they shouldn’t pay …

The new financial year

The new financial year starts today. Usually, this is a time for companies to make a balance and it’s also time to visit the taxman. At Updated Words, it is …

Inês Lopes Bridges leaves Updated Words

Today, Inês Lopes Bridges leaves Updated Words. After more than 10 years working together, and almost 20 of great friendship, Inês decided to leave and pursue other business ventures. The …

Language and culture

Language and culture are fundamental parts of a country’s identity. The language is the vehicle used for communication. Therefore, it is through language that culture is passed through generations. And …

Being Transparent

Being transparent is very important for any business, in fact, I believe it should be a fundamental part of every human being. Being honest and upfront will always pay off …