Grading the Democrat Spanish speakers at the debate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_fKcQlkmZIThe Democratic party debates took place on Tuesday and Wednesday (6.26 and 6.27) in Miami. There were two sets of debates, each featuring 10 candidates. The first set on Tuesday featured no less than three Spanish-speaking candidates on the same stage: Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker and Julian Castro. Since Miami, Florida has a large Spanish speaking population, each of the those candidates wanted to show off their Spanish skills to the constituents [Read more...]

How to find the best translation agency for your next project

Translation is a big business. According to the localization industry research firm CSA, the global market for outsourced translation services in 2017 was US$43.08 Billion.  That's a lot of money! Nearly every business in the world needs translation services. Whether you are a restaurant owner who needs to translate your menus, an airline that needs to translate it's in-flight safety videos or a chemical company transporting chemicals to another country-you need professional translation services [Read more...]

What are the benefits of using a professional translation company

If you need to translate a document or text into another language, there are several options available:1. Use free translation software 2. Hire a professional translator 3. Hire a professional translation company Using free Machine Translation (MT) software Almost everyone has used Google Translate at one point in their life. There are also a number of other free online translation platforms: Bing Microsoft Translator, DeepL Translator, PROMT, and SDL Free Translator are some of the [Read more...]

How to get the best deals on translation services

Great translation service deals

Buying professional translation services isn't rocket science. But it is more complicated than buying gasoline for your car. Or bread and milk at the supermarket. First of all you are not dealing with a commodity but with a personalized, custom-made service. You can give the same text to five professional translators and get five different results. There are other variables involved in the purchase including the target languages, file formats, service level and time of delivery. All of these, as [Read more...]

Everything you need to know about CAT Tools

Translators face many challenges in their daily work. They are forced to deliver projects within short deadlines and are often asked to translate more words per day than reasonably possible. And all of this must be done without compromising quality. It obviously means that stress and pressure are a staple of a freelance translator's life. Here's where CAT (Computer Assisted Translation) tools become critical for any translator. There is no perfect CAT tool, but they help professionals to a great [Read more...]

Using Translation Services in Investigator Initiated Trials (IIT)

investigator initiated trials translation services

Most people tend to think that clinical trials are conducted by pharmaceutical  or biotechnology companies in their path to releasing a new drug to the market. And indeed most clinical trials are sponsored by drug companies. But there is also a significant number of investigator initiated trials (IIT) that are conducted by public institutions likes Universities and hospitals. According to the US Government NIH over 300,000 clinical studies are currently being conducted worldwide. Out of these, [Read more...]

Hinglish – the Biggest Language you’ve Never Heard of with 350 Million Speakers

What if your company assisted customers in more than 85 languages but suddenly you realise that 350 million people speak a language you had ignored? It could happen to you as well if you are overlooking Hinglish. Because believe it or not, India does not have one ‘universal’ language. It has more than 8 major languages, but only 41% of the population consider the largest, Hindi, their first language. So for people to talk to one another, a compromise or a hybrid is needed. And that is where [Read more...]

Using a synthetic voice as a translation editing tool

Translation editing tool

I have a colleague called Ryan. He’s been with me since 2014. He’s reliable, consistent and a valued member of the team. I’m from Northern Ireland and he’s from the USA, so we’re both English speakers working in the west of France. What separates us is that I am a physical being and he is a virtual voice. In fact, I can only really refer to him as a 'he' rather than an 'it' because his/its name is Ryan and his/its masculine voice derives from a real person.I 'employ' Ryan to read aloud the [Read more...]

Why are Voice Talents Today Asked to Remain Silent?

Toiling without knowing the end result of your labour is almost like climbing a hill and knowing there is no summit. Fortunately, most of us know the outcome of our hard work and actions. However, for a few select individuals, it isn’t always possible to know the fruits of our labour - especially true if you are a voiceover artist.We hear voiceovers so regularly in our daily lives that they seem to have blended into the fabric of our existence - a prime example being that of voice [Read more...]

3 Ways Data Analytics is Set to Revolutionize Translation

As the rate of digitization increases, data has become a very important currency in the business world.In fact, business and technology advisor Bernard Marr explains that we produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data on a daily basis — a number which has probably increased further since 2018. We generate this veritable mountain of data with our internet, social media, and smart technology usage, and even though just a portion of this data is harnessed for critical analysis, it's still enough to [Read more...]

Mayday? Or May Day?

Today is May 1st. Which may not mean much to some people. But in many countries May 1 is an official holiday which is commonly referred to as International Workers' Day or May Day.  The list of countries in which May is a national holiday is very long and includes Germany, France, Russia, China, Spain, Italy and many more countries. If you are ordering translation services from GTS around May 1st, please bear in mind that slowdowns may result owing to the holiday.Ironically, and even though [Read more...]