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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 New GALA 5 Year Roadmap

By: Allison Ferch, Executive Director

26 February 2019

For the past 9 months, GALA staff and leadership have been conducting strategic planning exercises and working to define GALA’s goals and priorities for the coming years. It all started with a few questions:

  1. What is the purpose of an...

Annual Member Survey Results

By: Allison Ferch, Executive Director

20 February 2019

As part of a comprehensive strategic planning process, GALA conducted its annual member survey in Q4 2018 to gather feedback on key questions related to member value. In the spirit of transparency, we’re making the survey results public and we...

Which Chinese for my Clients: Mandarin, Cantonese, "Simplified"?

By: Sean Song, Chinese Translator and Subtitler

17 January 2019

Many professionals in the language business are confused by the complexity of Chinese, such as the differences among Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, and the Mandarin used in Taiwan.  Over the years, I have received many inquiries from such...

How Does a Translation Agency Build Successful Client Relationships?

By: Daniel Lifton, Social Media Marketing Executive

19 December 2018

You’re about to work with a new customer. How do you get off to a good start and what do you do if things go wrong? We talked to thriving Belgium translation agency Lexitech...

GALA Buenos Aires Networking Event

By: Maria Gabriela Morales, Director

06 December 2018

On 10 November more than 25 localization industry players, including localization companies and freelancers, gathered in Buenos Aires for a second GALA Networking Event in Argentina. The first one took place more than 10 years ago in Rosario. It was...

Fall Events Recap

By: GALA Team, Information

29 November 2018

GALA staff traveled extensively this fall to attend events worldwide and educate members about new GALA program offerings. Here are the highlights from this fall.

TAUS Annual Conference 2018

10-11 October 2018...

GALA Goes to China: TAC 2018

By: GALA Team, Information

08 November 2018

On 19-20 November in Beijing, GALA will participate in the largest translation conference in China: the annual meeting of Translators Association of China (TAC). The theme of the conference is “Promoting Industry Innovations for China’s Further...

Sunny Seattle

By: Manuela Noske, Communications Manager

17 October 2018

Welcome to LocWorld in sunny Seattle. Leave your umbrella at the hotel and confidently follow us where most Seattleites go on days like these: outside!  

Places to Go and Hang Out

Chihuly Garden and Glass...

KPIs for the Translation Business: A Brief Intro

By: Isabella Massardo, Writer

03 October 2018

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are essential to track your business performance and monitor your progress toward your goals. But choosing the right KPIs is not always easy. So, let’s see what KPIs are, why they are so important, and how to choose...

Move Over Big Data - Big Content Is Here

By: Richard Renda, International Marketing Manager

25 September 2018

For most of the last decade, big data was the technological phenomenon, more than any other, which companies tried to harness to their benefit. The idea that the thousands of actions people take every day in their online lives could be exploited to...