Translation & Localization

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How to Build a Successful Localization Team

Yes, we all have encountered our share of funny translations. Those unintended jokes made us giggle; but after a good laugh, many of us ponder…how could this be? No one checked the translation before it got out? Then we usually conclude; they must have gotten someone random to translate this. In the global world we …

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Is machine translation for me? 5 questions to ask before deciding to use machine translation

Machine translation (MT) is, according to its definition in Cambridge Dictionary, the process of changing text from one language into another using a computer. It is also known as automated translation, given that there is no human translator involved –at least in the first draft– and the translation is produced automatically. But which questions should …

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Crowdsourcing Translation: Pro or Con?

An important advantage of the “connected world”, apart from the unlimited access to all kinds of information, is that it brought together previously “disconnected” people, groups or crowds – giving them the opportunity to become more active and engaged in the world around them. The concept of “crowdsourcing“, meaning the involvement of non-specialists to tasks …

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Global Translation Agency

What to expect from a global translation agency

…well, besides global translation that is Selecting your translation & localization strategy really depends on your company’s processes, goals and products, but partnering with a translation agency for your globalization needs can boil down to a few simple things. Translation and localization is no easy task, but the business need is imperative and is upon …

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Translation and Interpreting: differences and similarities

Two sides of the same coin Translation and interpreting can be viewed as two sides of the same coin since they are both considered language services and their purpose is communication across cultures. The study of translation has a very long history, but so does interpreting, since it was present in Ancient Egypt, as studies …

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Are translation tools threatening translation?

The question of whether translation tools (and technology in general) threaten translation depends on many different factors, and, basically, on how people conceive their purpose. The answer is indissolubly tied to how effectively the involved parties can leverage the advantages of technology, identify its disadvantages and set the limits. The first great impact If we …

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Why bilinguals cannot replace professional translators

The common misconception When it comes to translation, there is this common misconception that people who speak a foreign language can translate any text of any level, and provide results comparable to the ones produced by professional translators. It is true that to the uninitiated, there should be no difficulty in transposing thoughts, ideas, and …

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Localization business partners

How to find the localization partner that is right for your business

Finding the right localization partner can be a challenge, but is also crucial for your business as it reflects on the quality of your products. But, how can you ensure that you’re buying top quality services when you are not familiar with a language and cannot evaluate the results yourself? Below you can find a …

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Marketing localization

Does your localized marketing material speak your buyers’ language?

This is a very good question for businesses wanting to expand their activities beyond their boundaries and go global. Even though English is a commonly used language in many markets, talking to people in a language they understand in depth seems to achieve much better results. Why businesses want to go global? If we take …

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How accurate is Google Translate?

We all had texts that needed translation at some point in our lives. In those cases, certain questions have arisen: How much will my translation cost? Can I use Google Translate instead of a professional translator to save money? Will the translation from Google Translate be accurate? While searching for the best solution, there are …

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