Translation and Language Industry Observations

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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …