Translation and Language Industry Observations

The Dangers of using MT for Legal Translation

By Wojciech Wołoszyk Some law firms have in-house translation departments to deal with multilingual services. However, most law firms do not have internal translation teams and must rely on external resources. Given the high costs of professional legal translation services and the time constraints which are always present in the legal field, the temptation to …

GTS to Sponsor at KTLC Translation and Localization Conference

GTS Translation Services is sponsoring at the Translation and Localization Conference which takes place on 29 September – 1 October 2022 at the Warsaw Novotel Airport hotel in Poland. The KTLC conference is an annual event which started in 2012. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, previous two conferences were held virtually. This year, KTLC is …

Quality Control: Common Translation Errors

Translating texts from one language to another sounds simple. But in reality, many things can go wrong. The Internet is full of stories about translations from hell. Some translations are funny in their stupidity. That’s why it is so important to perform stringent QA on translations. This is true whether you are a translation company …

Translation Services for the Firearm Industry

Last week saw one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent years. The massacre in Uvalde, Texas was especially tragic as it involved grade school children who were murdered viciously at a tender age. Mass shootings are always tragic. And they are always perpetrated by a lunatic whose only motive is blind hatred. But targeting …

3 Exercises to Learn Spanish More Effectively (Plus 3 Printable Activities)

by Rachel Perez  In America, learning Spanish is a practical choice. With over 40 million speakers, Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the United States, and it continues to grow.  Thus, understanding and speaking Spanish allows for new worlds of opportunity, relationships, and awareness. Though learning any new language is daunting, the following three …

Who are the Slavs and what languages do they speak?

The Slavs do not represent a single nation. The term Slavic is both a noun and an adjective. As a noun, Slavic designates a group of languages ​​of the Indo-European family. In Europe, there are currently 300 million Slavic speakers. The adjective Slavic describes the belonging to the ethnic group of the Slavs. This post …

Did Ukraine Win Eurovision 2022 Because of Russia?

The annual Eurovision song contest started in 1958 as a showcase for musical talent in European countries. The winner is decided by a jury system, where each participating country gets a vote. This system has always been a cause of distrust, as some years have seen a politicization of the vote. In this year’s Eurovision …

GTS Translation Services Receives 2022 Best of Miami Beach Award

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Miami Beach Award Program Honors the Achievement MIAMI BEACH May 15, 2022 — GTS Translation Services has been selected for the 2022 Best of Miami Beach Award in the Corporate Office category by the Miami Beach Award Program. Each year, the Miami Beach Award Program identifies companies that we believe …

Will Google Glass Make Interpreters Obsolete?

One of the most common questions that people in the translation industry are asked is: will Google Translate replace professional translators? The funny thing about this question is that it has been being asked for over 10 years at least. Does that mean that the question is stupid or that the answer is no? Well, …

La lingua dell’amore. Interesting Facts about the Italian Language

Italian is the language of love, passion, music and culture. In addition to good food, art and fashion, the Italian language is one of the elements that characterize life in Italy and connects the country and its people. We’ll take you on a journey through the Italian language variants and tell you some interesting facts …

Tips on Marketing to the Spanish-Speaking Audience in the USA

by Daral Leon One of the most challenging but lucrative frontiers in marketing for businesses in the USA is reaching out to the Spanish-speaking audience. The large Hispanic population in the US presents a viable marketing opportunity for many businesses. How do you market to this demographic? Here are strategies you can consider with your …