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The ABCs of Localization

The ABCs of Localization

The ABCs of Localization Is it too on the nose to talk about the ABCs of localization? Maybe, but it’s good shorthand for building up the basics – and ties it in to language, which is the matter at hand. Often, when talking to people from outside of the...
Celebrating the work of a translator

Celebrating the work of a translator

When you want to do a little bit of “light reading” over the holidays, what better to do than to start off with 150 year old literature like a Dostoevsky novel? I’m joking of course. While Dostoevsky is certainly not an easy read, it’s easy to forget as an English...
Five Thoughts on Agile Translation

Five Thoughts on Agile Translation

Here are a few thoughts around the Agile translation mindset as it relates to the Localization industry. If you read about Agile Management, often you hear that agile is not a process or a standard, but rather a mindset organized around 4 core values: people over...
Questioning the Role of Translation

Questioning the Role of Translation

This blog is a first attempt to dig into the greater question: what’s the Role of Translation? The Translation Industry is a rather obscure service industry that has gained a lot of attention in the media due to technological innovation and sometimes also through...
What happens after a Translation Quote loss?

What happens after a Translation Quote loss?

Every business deals with proposals that end up in a loss and with us, that proposal may be a translation quote. A loss that happens is an opportunity for us to learn about how we do business. An important first step of any quoting process is trying to figure out...
Translating Conditional Statements in Mail Merge Fields

Translating Conditional Statements in Mail Merge Fields

Sometimes we come across a translation project that requires a different approach than usual and Translating Conditional Statements is one of those projects and this is where certified Localization Project Management is essential. Like the one we had recently...