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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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Everything’s a Commodity

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07 March 2013

I went out for drinks the other night with my friend Liz and we happened to run into one of my prospective clients at the bar.   Of course, Liz and I didn’t know who the man was when we started talking to him because he’s my contact’s boss, so he...

Machine Translation is as Ready for You as You are for MT

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05 March 2013

If you think your organization can’t afford high-quality (statistical) machine translation, think again! In 2008, I wrote an article about the...

VIDEO: Thoughts on the New Machine Translation Implementation at the European Union

By: Jeff Allen, User Assistance & Computer Assisted Authoring

28 February 2013

Jeff Allen provides his view on the recent announcement of a new MT system soon to be deployed for the translation of European Union textual content. His perspective includes two decades of experience in professional translation services and also...

STEP Grants: Fund Translation of Your Marketing Materials and Website

By: GALA Team, Information

22 February 2013

The State Trade and Export Promotion Grant Program (STEP) is a 3-year pilot trade and export initiative to make matching-fund grants for states to assist “eligible small business concerns,” enter and succeed in the international marketplace. Part of...

A Growing Market: Spanish Speakers in the US

By: John Watkins, President & COO

21 February 2013

With Latinos representing 16% of the US population, they profoundly influence everything from the recent presidential election to major trends in business strategy. No company wishing to grow in the US market can ignore the Latino population....

Monterey Institute of International Studies Career Fair 2013

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20 February 2013

Gain exposure to emerging professionals from the Monterey Institute of International Studies by participating in their Career Fair 2013. Friday, 8 March
Monterey Conference Center President's Welcome...

Machine Translation: Oversold And Under-delivered, But Who Is To Blame?

By: Wayne Bourland, Director, Global Localization Team

14 February 2013

We all know the promise of MT: cheap translations, lingua franca, and the ability to keep up with the content explosion. Some folks have been standing on the street corner preaching the end of the world (ok, maybe just translation as we know it) for...

What’s App Mobile? I’ll Tell You What’s Up!

By: Kåre Lindahl, CEO

07 February 2013

Got a mobile phone? Well, according to a late 2012 report from the ITU (International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations telecom agency), we’re pretty sure you do.  A total of 155 countries reported more than 6 billion existing mobile user...

Going “Glocal” with Mobile

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04 February 2013

Having a seamless mobile presence is now a must-have for international companies.  But different local markets have different needs.  Additionally, scaling a mobile application across multiple geographies takes advanced planning – taking more into...

Translation is Science - Save Translation at Imperial College

By: GALA Team, Information

29 January 2013

The Imperial College Management Board has announced that the activities carried out by the Translation Studies Unit (TSU) are not considered core to the College strategy and that, if possible, the...