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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. Like the one we had recently collaborating with our HR client on a set of Word templates used to communicate...
Added Value with the Translation Preparation Process

Added Value with the Translation Preparation Process

Documents that we receive for translation are rarely optimized for the translation workflow. The goal of a translation preparation process is to add value by eliminating waste further down the process: Translation Process The translation process can be negatively...
When does Global Competence Stick?

When does Global Competence Stick?

We talk a lot about building up Global Competence in the organization, but what does it mean? Does it mean that everyone in the organization needs to know the ins and outs of Global Commerce? Does it mean that everyone is Culturally Sensitive? When does Global...