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Blog | Translation and Localization Tips and Trends

Professionals in the localization and translation industry share insights on key processes and opinions about important language trends via GALA's blog. Read a few posts and find ideas to grow your language business and increase your professional development. 

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The Risk of Being Labelled a Covidiot

By: Rainer Schlötterer, Director

28 May 2020

Lockdown, social distancing, shutdown, death rate, pandemic, patient zero, covidiot and many more. Corona is a worldwide crisis event and the word creations and words that shape this time are almost all negative ones – like the above mentioned...

Global Career Roadmap: The Importance of a Personal Vision

By: Stephanie Gabriel, Global Business Consultant

19 May 2020

Localization is an industry made up of people with diverse experiences, skill sets, and aspirations. Lahcene Guerrouj has a vision that stands out in a way that is above and beyond and that is unique in the industry. His career has evolved from a...

GALA 2020: The State of Affairs

By: Allison Ferch, Executive Director

12 May 2020

Two months ago, when we postponed GALA's annual conference from March to September, we had no idea what a profound impact the novel coronavirus would have around the world. What’s more, the persistent uncertainty created by the pandemic makes...

Interpreters Through the Pandemic: Why They're Essential

By: Sean Hopwood,

07 May 2020

Translation services are vital to accomplishing an efficient global response to the current coronavirus pandemic. Certified medical interpreters and translators are the key to guarantee adequate treatment and, most importantly, prevention. As it has...

Who Are These People? Employees of the Future?

By: Natalia Rudinskaya, Key Account Director

28 April 2020

Today, the translation industry is growing faster than ever before. The widespread introduction of new technologies and innovative processes is opening up new horizons for both language service providers and their Russian and international clients....

Global Career Roadmap: The Career Entrepreneur

By: Stephanie Gabriel, Global Business Consultant

20 April 2020

Localization is just one of the many areas where Brian McConnell puts his entrepreneurial nature to work. As the Localization Program Manager at LYFT, McConnell is tasked with expanding the global footprint of the popular ride-sharing company, Lyft...

Latin America: Much More Than a Language in Common

By: Pamela Gaido, Content Manager

08 April 2020

Spanish is spoken as an official language in more than 20 countries worldwide, most of them located in the Americas. In a new section on our website we invite you to familiarize yourself with the particularities of the different Spanish-speaking...

Translation Agencies During Coronavirus Outbreak

By: Ivana Djuric, Marketing

03 April 2020

On March 11 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Since then many countries have gone on lockdown, with varying measures in place to flatten the curve and curtail the spread of the virus. The fact is that the...

Global Career Roadmap: Learning From Connections

By: Stephanie Gabriel, Global Business Consultant

26 March 2020

Mara Martins got into the localization industry right out of college. Her first job, in her hometown of Fatima, Portugal, selling wine and working in restaurants, provided her with exposure to many languages. Amazed by the diversity, she knew she...

Is Translation Ready for the Digital Ecosystem?

By: Rikkert Engels, CEO & Founder

10 March 2020

At their annual IT expo last November, Gartner unequivocally told 7,000 CIOs to “never ever renew non-API-first software.” Fortunately, most top enterprise software vendors already offer API-first products. When we look at the translation industry,...