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Top 5 localization tools

Top 5 localization tools for an internal translation department

Localization is a very broad process that includes various steps, tools, and procedures. It aims to produce a final product that is unique and culturally appropriate for the intended audience. Translation is only one part of this multifaceted process. Other aspects of the localization process include the adaptation of the graphic design of a product, …

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linguistic validation

Linguistic Validation Services in Life Sciences Localization

Among the multiple specialized localization services available in the Life Sciences sector we also come across those referred to as Cognitive debriefing, Backtranslation & Reconciliation and Readability testing. How familiar are you with these linguistic validation services? What does each mean, why is it required and what does it entail? Translation errors can change the …

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translation glossary

What is a Translation Glossary and why do you need one?

What is a Translation Glossary? A translation glossary contains a list of a company’s or project’s key terminology in the source language and the approved translations in the target language. It can also contain other content-specific data and variables such as context, language varieties, definition and approval date or a list of terms that should …

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translation into Spanish

Essentials for translation into Spanish-speaking markets

Entering a new market is always a daunting project and especially in the case of an international expansion to an entirely new country and culture. In the case of Spanish however, this venture becomes even more complicated since Spanish is the official language in 21 countries/territories and spoken by approximately 483 million people as a …

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localization-strategy

Localization strategy: a broader approach

The idea of going global by being local is a very common one in the localization world. Businesses wanting to expand their activities beyond their geographic borders have to build a customized local presence into the individual locations they want to penetrate to. Although the concept is familiar, there are many different factors to think …

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localization team bloopers

How to Build a Successful Localization Team

by Yuko Baba, Project Manager at Commit Global 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 …

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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 tools

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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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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