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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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Why the Localization Process Can’t Be Fully Automated

By: Sean Hopwood,

09 May 2019

Localization is key for a business’ international expansion, and it goes beyond culturally-sensitive adaptation. It’s the translation of a digital product, website, marketing campaign, manual, or any other information architecture, with its context...

7 Essential Steps to a Successful eLearning Localization Recording

By: Richard Shi, CEO

03 May 2019

Audio is one of the key components of an eLearning course. It has the power to create the perfect atmosphere for a specific eLearning course and set the tone for the entire eLearning experience. Knowing how to produce high-quality audio recordings...

Effective Query Management – the Key to Successful Translation Projects

By: Lone Beheshty, Project Manager & CAT Tools Trainer

25 April 2019

Translation queries are a very important and necessary part of every translation project, and how well they are managed can make a big difference. In order to manage these queries, Language Service Providers (LSPs) have the option of either...

GALA 2019 Munich: HumAInity at Work

By: GALA Team, Information

04 April 2019

GALA 2019 took place in the beautiful city of Munich, 24-27 March. As before, GALA provided a few days of exchange, learning, and reflection on the present and future of the industry. Considering the increasingly important role that AI is playing in...

The GALA 2019 Event App

By: GALA Team, Information

13 March 2019

Delegates love connecting through GALA’s event app, with an adoption rate last year of 90%. As part of our commitment to strengthening our member value, we have decided to provide a more convenient, sleek, and usable app for GALA 2019 Munich....

New World of Work: Developing Industry-University Relationships in an AI-driven Language Service Industry

By: Laura Linares, PhD Candidate

11 March 2019

By: Laura Linares and Estefanía Muñoz Gómez, University College Cork Rapid and drastic transformations in the world of work require flexible strategies to effectively leverage emerging challenges and opportunities. These efforts can be better served...

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...

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