Translation and Language Industry Observations

Translation and the Ukrainian Connection

Ukraine has been in the news a lot recently. President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a certain White House intelligence officer blow the whistle on Trump. This caused a chain reaction which has lead to an impeachment inquiry. On the other side of the political fence, former VP Joe Biden also …

8 Best Tools for Freelance Translators

Even professionals tend to make mistakes. Busy workloads, prolonged concentration and associated fatigue can cause people to make silly mistakes even in the most routine tasks. In order to avoid these situations and to detect errors on time, there are a few special assistants that will safeguard the quality of your material. If you have …

I need more time! Top 10 excuses for missing the deadline.

As professionals in the translation industry, whether you are a translator, a PM, a designer, a sales manager or a translation company owner, we all live with the clock. Anyone who has worked in this business knows that deadlines are a part of our life and are sacred. If you promised your client to deliver …

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How to Get Cheap Translation Services

Lots of people are searching the Internet for cheap translation services. But can cheap document translation services also be good quality? Debunking the ‘cheap is not good’ argument Many of you have heard of the project management triangle. In any given project, you can pick two out of the three following things: fast, good and …

The new paradigm of selling online

At GTS Translation, we made a strategic shift a few years ago and started to sell document translation services online. It is a simple concept which is used by several other companies like gengo, onehourtranslation and translated. The customer only needs to upload her/his documents and select the source and target languages. They get the …

Google Translator Toolkit to be shut down on December 4, 2019

I just got an email from Google announcing that it is shutting down its Google Translator Toolkit (GTT) service. This is pretty big news, although I am not really sure why. Was anyone using GTT? Obviously not very many and the number of users was in decline, because otherwise why would they do that? I …

Without impalas and hyenas, the lion cannot be the king of the jungle. The state of the translation industry in East Africa

  Without impalas and hyenas, the lion cannot be the king of the jungle (African Proverb) The translation industry has been dominated by huge players from Europe, North America and East Asia overshadowing important translation initiatives in other parts of the world. But in the rapidly developing region of East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, …

What is the best practice for InDesign document translation?

InDesign Document Translation Adobe InDesign is the number one software for creation of brochures, catalogs and other printed material. It is top choice of designers and graphic artists. So it is inevitable that companies that are operating internationally will seek out brochure translation services and translate the brochures and catalogs into other languages (for use …

Translation company near me. Does it make a difference?

The Internet has fundamentally changed the way we shop and the way we do business. No doubt about it. People are spending less time going to stores and more time shopping online. The geographic location of a business and its proximity to your home or office has become much less significant than it was in …

How to start a translation business

The translation and localization industry is one of the fastest growing business-to-business (B2B) market segments. International companies know that language services play a key role in global expansion and translation budgets are growing. More and more content is being translated more than ever before and into an expanding array of languages. The Slator Language Industry …

WHAT LANGUAGE BARRIER?  CHINAWOOD – A CINEMA SENSATION ON THE RISE

You have most probably heard of Hollywood and maybe even Bollywood…but what about Chinawood, the aptly given nickname for the Chinese film industry? Did you know that Chinawood is the second largest movie market globally after the United States and boasts a staggering 60,079 movie theater screens across the country compared with 40,000 in the …