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Use a translation provider or ask your associates?

Use a translation provider or ask your associates?

This may be a question you are considering when you are watching your budget and not sure of the benefits of using an external translation provider for the translation of your content.  Perhaps you have hired a marketing firm to help you with your strategy.  Many...
Eliminating Pain Points in Translation by Starting at the Source

Eliminating Pain Points in Translation by Starting at the Source

In this post we’re going to interpret the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” as “starting at the source can help eliminate pain points in translation.” Preparing content for translation can prevent delays, additional costs and...
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...