Interpreter vs Translator

Professional linguists and students of languages can choose from various career paths. Two of the mainstream occupations chosen by linguists are in the fields of interpretation and translation. What is a Linguist? A linguist is a person who studies or has studied language. But this is a very broad definition as there are many kinds of linguists. Some linguists focus on the structure of language and grammar. Computational linguists use computer and technology to deal with written and spoken [Read more...]

Quick Guide on Machine Translation Post-Editing Practices

Machine Translation Post-editing (MTPE or PE) is an innovative way of correcting machine translation output. However, in spite of its simple definition, PE can still be unclear when attempted. But why?The truth is, PE comes in different forms, which can only complicate things if you don’t know where to start. Plus, there doesn’t seem to be a general PE business model that companies can use.But not to worry! In this article, we’ll go in depth on everything that you need to know about [Read more...]

Six Powerhouse Languages that Expand Your Career Opportunities

Knowing a second language makes your resume more impressive and opens doors to a wide variety of jobs. If you want a career in business, foreign relations, diplomacy, or the military, being proficient in a language other than English can help get you there. Writing and translation jobs also favor those who are bilingual. These six languages are among the most useful for English speakers to learn to impress prospective employers and increase career possibilities.SpanishSpanish is one of [Read more...]

How Your Business Can Survive The Post Quarantine Period Using Localization

The effect of the 2020 pandemic has created a significant setback for a lot of businesses. From the onset of the COVID19 crisis, the NFIB showed 92% of small business owners suffering adverse effects. But, small businesses are not the only ones who have suffered some form of setback from the pandemic. A briefing from McKinsey showed how the coronavirus had impacted several business sectors.There is no question that this year has been a difficult time for businesses. But, there is still a way [Read more...]

Impact of the Port Explosion on the Translation Industry in Lebanon

The Covid-19 pandemic in Lebanon is a crisis within a crisis. It occurred amidst a broader socio-economic meltdown that has shaken the country in recent months. This has affected all sectors, including the translation industry. Although the translation sector was already not in its prime, it was doing quite well compared to other industries during this sensitive period in Lebanon. I would also be remiss if I did not mention that translation services do not necessarily relate to any specific [Read more...]

How Coronavirus Has Impacted Medical Interpretation

The coronavirus has displaced and disrupted many usual medical practices. More than ever, the need for adaptive medical treatment that can reach anyone regardless of their situation or spoken language has proven its importance in the face of a global pandemic.The impact of the coronavirus on medical interpretation and translation, of both face-to-face and remote interpreter services, will shape the future of these processes. Care facilities are reaching out through telemedicine as well as [Read more...]

Welcome Rev Customers!

GTS Steps In to Fill Void Left by rev.com Online transcription startup rev in April 2020 discontinued its document translation service. Read the rev company statement here.According to localization industry consulting firm Slator, rev's exit from the online document translation services market was due to a dispute over pay rates with their pool of translators. When rev decided to start paying its translators starvation rates, this not only created a revolt in their labor force but also [Read more...]

How Can Localization Help Your Amazon Business

How Can Localization Help Your Amazon Business Taking your Amazon business into international waters can take you to the next level. Especially since the projected global sales for 2020 comes out to a predicted $3.9 trillion. Consumers value businesses that are customer-centric. Speaking in the language of your audience will show them that you are that type of business. Consider the following statistics that prove the value of localization:- Locally targeted content has 6 times more [Read more...]

Getting Started Learning Japanese the Easy Way

If you grew up watching Dragon Ball Z or Naruto, or if you simply have a life-long infatuation with Japanese culture, you've probably thought about trying to learn the language. If you've spent any time trying to get started, you've probably been overwhelmed with the sheer amount of stuff you have to learn. Since the language is so different from English, it's almost like learning how to talk entirely over again. You may even have made multiple attempts and ended up becoming discouraged. Is [Read more...]

Coronavirus Marketing Strategy Checklist for Small Businesses

It’s an unusually scary time for small enterprises because COVID-19 has disrupted operations worldwide. Every business has reacted differently to the crisis; some have suspended their business temporarily while others have transitioned to remote work until further notice.Although everyone is trying to do their part in limiting the spread of the virus, the fear of going out of business is running high. While the impact of the pandemic has been devastating, small business owners can pivot [Read more...]

How to skyrocket your SEO strategy with Artificial Intelligence

Have you ever tried to build a semantic core for a site at least once in your lifetime? Or create a competent content strategy? If the answer is yes, then you probably know how difficult it is, and how much information you need to process and take into account to get the right result. This is a difficult and time-consuming task for a human, but it is a mere trifle for artificial intelligence (AI).Artificial intelligence and machine learning can not only skyrocket your search engine promotion [Read more...]

GTS Translation Steps Up to Assist in COVID-19 Clinical Studies

GTS is Offering a 15% Discount on Translation Services Related with COVID-19 Clinical Studies. Please use Coupon Code COVID19. The COVID-19 pandemic has already taken the lives of over 320,000 people out of nearly 5 million confirmed cases of the deadly virus. So it should come as no surprise that the entire pharmaceutical and healthcare industry is desperately trying to develop a cure, like a vaccine, or at least a drug that will inhibit some of the more deadly symptoms of the virus. The [Read more...]

Why Do Customers Write Reviews?

Online reviews can have a big impact on shops, restaurants, hotels, service providers, and other businesses. According to recent studies of consumer habits, 9 out of 10 customers won't enter an establishment without looking at internet ratings. Most people believe the information in these reviews. Consequently, it's important to understand why customers write them. This posts details some of the motivating factors behind online reviews and also discusses some of the incentives that customers [Read more...]