March 12, 2018

Female interpreters who shaped history

From the Age of Discovery to the Age of the Internet, interpreters and translators have played an important role in helping people communicate by overcoming linguistic barriers. For Women’s History Month, we highlight some of the female interpreters and translators who helped shape historical events around the globe. La Malinche […]
February 21, 2018
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International Mother Language Day 2018

  International Mother Language Day has been celebrated annually on the 21st February since 1999. Today people from around the globe will celebrate linguistic diversity, encourage multilingualism and promote the importance of mother languages. The term mother language is used to describe the language that a person first learns as […]
February 9, 2018

Interpreters and translators at PyeongChang 2018!

Today marks the official start of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018! The Olympic games bring together people from around the world to compete, officiate and spectate. Among them are thousands of professional translators and interpreters. Athletes from 91 competing nations and Russian athletes who will compete as ‘Olympic Athletes […]
January 4, 2018
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Looking back at 2017

Today we take a look back at the impact our interpreting and translation services have had over the past year. During the year Clear Voice serviced over 1.4 million minutes of telephone interpreting in the UK. That is the equivalent of around 972 days or two and a half years! […]
March 1, 2017
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The language of music

Anyone who enjoys a night at the opera will have noticed that English plays a minor role in the art form compared with the language’s ubiquity in the world of popular music. There are operas in English – Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess for instance – but the dominant language of […]
February 1, 2017
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Language and the law

Today, the sight of diplomats at the UN or other international conferences all plugged into earphones, listening to speeches that are instantaneously translated into several languages is a familiar sight. But simultaneous interpretation is actually only 70 years old, developed specifically for the most famous court proceedings in history, the […]