Translation and Language Industry Observations

Ravaged by COVID-19, Seattle is a city in decline

This post is based on some emails I received from one of our translators. It illustrates how badly the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged Seattle and the outlying areas. I wanted to share this with our readers: I am now up in Bellingham, a small college town 90 miles up the coast from Seattle. Seattle (where …

The Pros and Cons of Life in Canada’s Five Largest Cities

Although Canada is the world’s second-largest country by area, it has a relatively small population of only thirty-six million residents and only a handful of cities with a total population of more than one million people.  Canada’s largest cities are mostly spread across the country’s southern border, from Vancouver on the Pacific Coast to Montreal …

Marketing for Japan – This is How You Do It

Even though you may be familiar with key marketing strategies, have absolute confidence in your product and are satisfied that your game plan works well in Europe, Australia or the USA; when it comes to marketing in Japan you may be left confused and wondering why your tried and tested strategies don’t appear to work …

Getting to Know Canada – Subtle Differences Americans Will Discover

The United States and Canada share the same continent and boast the longest border in the world. This border is undefended in a military sense, allowing Americans and Canadians to cross back and forth with relative ease. In many respects, the cultures of the two countries are similar. However, Americans travelling to Canada will notice …

The Challenges E-Commerce Companies Face When Exporting to China

The Challenges E-Commerce Companies Face When Exporting to China The digital age is transforming the way consumers around the world buy products. Online shopping through e-commerce platforms has soared in popularity and shows no signs of stopping due to increased access to technology and the internet. This is equally true in China, a business frontier …

GTS Translation Named as Top Business Services Company for 2020

We are a professional translation company and not a lot of people and businesses know what we do! It is a fact, and, hopefully, we can change that today! So, what do we do as a translation company? Well, we provide document translation services in over 90 languages! You hear that correctly, and we have …

World's 5 Top Languages

5 Top Languages Spoken Globally in 2021

These are the five most common languages spoken globally. Although it is impossible to know the exact number of speakers, thanks to constant secondary foreign language studies and the ongoing growth of varying cultures, this is a very solid estimate based on population statistics. A great number of other languages also have large speaking populations, …

Top 10 languages in USA

10 Most Commonly Spoken Foreign Languages in the USA

Although English is the official language of the United States, the rates of bilingual people has steadily risen. In 1980, just over 10 percent of the population was bilingual, according to the US Census Report. That same report now shows that just over 20 percent of the population speaks more than one language. Targeting your …

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Ordering Translation Services

Ordering translation services can be a costly venture. And it is something that is often performed under pressure due to looming deadlines. So it is important that you avoid mistakes which can end up being expensive and which can also make you miss your deadline. Here are some common mistakes which are to be avoided. …

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 …

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 …