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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...

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...

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...

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...

VideoLocalize: A Case Study in Innovation

By: Manuela Noske, Communications Manager

31 August 2018

VideoLocalize is a video localization platform that was developed by the Boffin Language Group to address a well-known challenge in the area of video...

Embrace Your Mistakes!

By: Kimon Fountoukidis, CEO

23 August 2018

In the latest edition of the "If I knew then ..." blog series, Kimon Fountoukidis gives his younger self some advice. The lesson learned: don't be afraid to make mistakes, but learn from them! When I founded Argos, back in 1996, I...