Translation & Localization

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Price pressures

Price pressures, viable business, happy clients: can you have it all?

Listen to this article now: The pressure for price reductions holds strong throughout markets and industries, both for products and services, for many years now and will continue to do so for many years to come. However, according to the law of supply and demand, a low supply and a high demand increases price, while …

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Technical writing: Source content does have an impact on translation!

Listen to this article now: When companies seeking to expand to foreign markets decide to use translation as an enabler of greater brand awareness and more sales, there is one thing that they should not overlook: What is their source content’s quality? And is it global-ready? “Translation errors” are often a result of poorly written …

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What is Machine Translation and how can your business benefit from it

Listen to this article now: by Eftychia Tsilikidou, Senior Project Manager at Commit Global A question we are often asked as Language Service Providers is whether we use Google Translate in our work. This comes as no surprise as Google Translate is the most popular and well-known Machine Translation engine and many users turn to …

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The contribution of linguists in times of crisis

Listen to this article now: by Christina Chrysoula, Project Manager at Commit Refugee crisis, Paris terrorist attacks, so many unfortunate crisis situations seem to be happening lately that affect everyone in our globalized world: civilians, governments, businesses. However, how often do we think of the importance of communication in times of crisis? Last September one …

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Going global

Going Global? Then speak the language of your audience!

Listen to this article now: Are you considering taking your first steps in the global market, in an attempt to reach international audiences with your products or services? Then you need to speak the language of your customers, literally! With the use of social media and the Internet, the world has become a much smaller …

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Merger Agreement

Confidentiality and Google Translate: not the perfect pair!

Listen to this article now: Let me tell you a story that happened a few months back. One of our clients, a major law firm sent us a super confidential merger agreement in English regarding a merger/acquisition of one of their clients. Over the phone, our client couldn’t stress enough the confidential and secretive nature of …

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Translation Studies vs. Translation Agency Workspace

Listen to this article now: by Yannis Nistas, Language Lead at Commit Global Have you ever wondered what are the differences between studying translation and working at a translation agency? Like most professions, learning a science/art/trade is worlds apart from actually practicing it in real life and having to deal with actual clients. We will …

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Common misconceptions about translation and localization

Listen to this article now: Have you ever requested translation services? When you did for the first time, did you know what was involved in what you were asking? Translation is commonly misunderstood for something any speaker of a language, native or foreign, can do on the fly. However, this is far from true. Here …

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Transcreation

How is transcreation different from translation?

Listen to this article now: Transcreation is a term used by advertising and marketing professionals to refer to the process of adapting a message from one language to another, while maintaining its intent, style, tone and context. A successfully transcreated message evokes the same emotions and carries the same implications in the target language as …

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