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Albanese ‘ready to serve’ Australia

The Labor Party claimed victory in the 2022 Australian Federal Election. Anthony Albanese, the now Prime Minister...
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2M connects players worldwide with video game localisation solution

At the start of 2020, it was unknown to anyone that it would be a year of...
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2M Awarded ISO 27001:2013 Certification for Information Security Management

2M Language Services was awarded the ISO 27001:2013 certification for Information Security Management early this month. By...
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Could professional medical interpreters learn from non-professionals?

If you are a medical professional, chances are you have already worked with an interpreter. And chances...
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6 tips to build a multilingual website

For organisations looking to expand their reach and achieve organisational growth, building a multilingual website is a...
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Chinese Dialects, Written Chinese & Translation

What language comes to mind when you think of China? My guess is Mandarin. Mandarin is the...
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2M partners with TAFE SA to deliver Interpreter Training Boost Program

The Queensland Government invests $730,000 in interpreter training program delivered by TAFE SA and 2M Language Services....
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2M secures new interpreting and language services contracts, expands into New Zealand 

2M has won four interpreting and language services contracts with Australian and NZ government departments.  Ensuring that...
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The human impact of gender bias in machine translation

Sophisticated machine learning models have transformed the translation process for the better, yet the issue of gender...
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2M Announces Major Sponsorship at FECCA 2022 Conference in Melbourne

We are pleased to announce that 2M Language Services will be a Major Sponsor of the 2022...
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Translating in Style: How a translation style guide can expand audience reach

Behind every successful multilingual organisation is a well-defined translation style guide. Globally successful organisations work closely with...
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Cheaper & faster NAATI certified translations with 2M’s newest platform

2M has recently adopted a new self-service translation platform that streamlines the process of personal document NAATI...
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2M launches new office in Perth 

Hello, Perth  2M is expanding its specialised language services in Perth to facilitate growth opportunities with mining...
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Selecting the right service: Translation vs Transcreation

The difference between transcreation and translation may have blurred lines, but this article will help you re-focus...
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The Cost of Caring: Vicarious trauma for Interpreters

Vicarious trauma can be described as the elephant in the room – we all know it exists,...
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How we launch website languages at 2M

2M website now supports 3 languages. Over the past 3 years, we planned and executed 2 separate...
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In Plain English: Promoting Understanding

How we choose to structure messages can significantly impact how audiences interpret information. Understanding a target audience...
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2M RSI Training Session with Monash

The world of interpreting witnessed one of the most disruptive shifts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Globally, Language...
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Promitheia Procurement goes global with 2M

2M Language Services and Promitheia Procurement join forces to develop information accessibility and more transparency in global...
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2M launches new On Demand Translation App

Last year has exposed the need for organisations to be able to reach their target audiences regardless...
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2M passes successfully ISO 18841 & 9001 certification audits

After becoming the only Australian-based language service provider to achieve ISO certification 17100:2015 for translation services earlier...
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How a translation partner adds value to your business

One might say a translation agency or language service provider (LSP) is a mere middleman between the...
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Translating for the renewable energy sector

Australia is in the middle of transitioning from fossil-fueled power plants to emission-free renewable energy sources. For...
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2M lingo™ release enables multilingual meetings & Zoom integration

The last few months have profoundly changed the way interpreting services are provided with many interpreting assignments...
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An introduction to Remote Simultaneous Interpreting

Remote Simultaneous Interpreting, or commonly called RSI, is the term used to describe the delivery of simultaneous...
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2M is awarded ISO Certification 17100:2015

2M Language Services has been awarded ISO certification 17100:2015 which is the only internationally valid standard that...
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2M Boardroom Meeting Series 1: Interview with a freelance translator

The language service industry is rich and diverse. From translators, interpreters, project managers, consultants, to developers, there...
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Video Remote Interpreting – the answer during the COVID-19 crisis

Today, more than ever, it is of utmost importance for professionals to find ways to carry out...
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Closing the 2019 UNESCO year of Indigenous Languages

Indigenous languages are important for social, economic and political development, peaceful coexistence and particularly for reconciliation in...
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2M partners with WPML to facilitate WordPress websites localisation

WordPress is a very popular CMS system that allows its users to create fully functional websites without...
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Indigenous Language Series 9: Ryukyuan Languages, Japan

Indigenous languages are important for social, economic and political development, peaceful coexistence and particularly for reconciliation in...
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Indigenous Language Series 8: Palawa Kani, Tasmania

Indigenous languages are important for social, economic and political development, peaceful coexistence and particularly for reconciliation in...
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2M sponsor of the FECCA conference 2019 in Hobart

As a long-standing supporter of the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia, we are proud to...
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Indigenous Language Series 7: Náhuatl, Mexico.

Indigenous languages are important for social, economic and political development, peaceful coexistence and particularly for reconciliation in...
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Neural Machine Translation: Stock VS Custom engines

With the disruption of Neural Machine Translation (NMT) in recent years and its application to numerous fields...
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Indigenous Language Series 6: Australian Kriol Languages

Indigenous languages are important for social, economic and political development, peaceful coexistence and particularly for reconciliation in...
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Indigenous Language Series 5: Sami languages of Northern Europe

Indigenous languages are important for social, economic and political development, peaceful coexistence and particularly for reconciliation in...
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2M sponsor of the 2019 Richard Joel Award for the Defence Industry

The Australian Export Awards (AEA) is a national program that recognises Australian businesses for their export achievements...
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Indigenous Language Series 4: Pitjantjatjara, South Australia

Indigenous languages are important for social, economic and political development, peaceful coexistence and particularly for reconciliation in...
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MTPE & ITP: How Machine translation is boosting translators’ productivity and transforming the way they work

Whilst Machine Translation has usually been seen as a tool with great potential but poor results, the...