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8 steps to cut your translation costs in 2017

Posted by Andreas Ljungström on 17/01/17

It is safe to say that the need for multilingual content isn’t exclusive to multinational companies. If you aspire to global markets or are trying to expand your business reach, you’ll need to take your content further and consider different languages, cultures and backgrounds. But while your localization needs tend to grow year after year, your translation budget may be stagnating! If you’re worried about how much money you are spending on translation in 2017, check out our 8 step guide tips to control your costs by optimizing content creation and translation processes.

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Share your holiday greetings in 33 different languages

Posted by Inês Pimentel on 21/12/16

With December firmly upon us, most businesses around the world are preparing for Christmas Day on 25 December. In fact, as this map shows, the majority of countries in the world mark Christmas with some kind of holiday:

The celebration of Christmas around the world

Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Technical Translations – a balancing act between accuracy and aesthetics?

Posted by Priya Swaminathan on 19/10/16

As a technical translator, I am often faced with tight deadlines which force me to make a conscious choice about how I invest my time translating. Should I put more effort into linguistic quality or subject matter expertise? Needless to say, both of them matter.

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Terminological Consistency: quality through precision

Posted by Denis Ratz on 15/07/16

Always naming the same things the same way - that's terminological consistency. There are many reasons in favor of the consistent use of terminology in our communication - particularly in technical descriptions and instructions.

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Machine Translation and the professional translator – natural enemies?

Posted by Karina Martínez Ferber on 09/06/16

Machine Translation technology has been around for a whole lot longer than most people would ever have guessed. It has had more ups and downs than most people in their lives as well. Although it has never been really “dead”, it has simply remained irrelevant to the vast majority of us for decades. And one might justifiably wonder why the same seems to be true for the protagonists of an industry that should have more than just polite interest in this technology: professional translators.

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Time for spring cleaning? A tool-based approach to terminology consolidation and validation

Posted by Andreas Ljungström on 20/05/16

Imagine a small team working on product documentation. They are used to working together and have made strict agreements on the terms they use for the products their company sells. It is quite easy for them to manage those terms: there’s a limited amount, governed by good agreements, and they only sell their product in one target area, in one language.

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Crowd, cloud and collaboration – goodbye quality process?

Posted by Karina Martínez Ferber on 05/05/16

Few technologies have proven really disruptive to the translation business, and often enough not the ones raising the highest expectations. It seems that the ultimate task of the language professional – transporting messages from one language into another unaltered – is still hard to support let alone replace by technology. So why is it that the 3 C’s, Crowd, Cloud and Collaboration, are gathering this amount of interest?

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