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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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In the Entrepreneurial School of Hard Knocks, Hindsight is 20/20

By: Claudia Mirza, CEO

16 November 2017

Today GALA shares the third installment in the new blog series “If I knew then …” by Claudia Mirza, CEO of Akorbi. The lesson learned: invest in talent and expertise Akorbi, which my husband Azam Mirza and I co-founded in 2003, has...

Highly-Managed Perceived Inactivity (HMPI) Disorder

By: Kåre Lindahl, CEO

09 November 2017

As a community that shares know-how and information, GALA is happy to introduce the second installment in the new blog series “If I knew then …” by Kåre Lindahl...

The Power of Peer Pods

By: Anu Carnegie-Brown, Managing Director

31 October 2017

About the "If I knew then ..." blog series One of GALA's best resources is its people--specifically its members. Our membership is full of...

Localization beyond Translation

By: Pedro Gomez, Principal, PM Lead

30 October 2017

Traditionally, localization has concerned itself with the translation of user interfaces, online help, manuals, etc. Translation has typically enabled users to gain access to different language versions of the same product worldwide.  In the future...

Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Traditional Transcription Services?

By: Tom Robinson, Digital Marketing and Communications Executive

17 October 2017

Almost every industry you could think of is asking itself what the future will look like as artificial intelligence (AI) and its related technologies mature. Transcription services are a prime example, where technology aims to better human ability...

What Makes a Good Working Relationship?

By: Fiona Merwood,

10 October 2017

In this blog, Mark Cheetham, COO of a Swiss translation agency called SwissGlobal Language Services AG and Marie-...

6 Reasons to Avoid Using Google Translate

By: Donna Twose, Managing Director

03 October 2017

Google Translate (GT) was launched in April 2006 as a statistical machine translation service, which used United Nations and European Parliament documents to collect linguistic data. During translation, it looked for patterns in these documents to...

2018-2019 GALA Board Elections: Call for Candidates

By: GALA Team, Information

02 October 2017

SEATTLE, WA, USA – Serving as a volunteer board member for GALA is a wonderful way to support an organization that you care about. It is also an excellent opportunity to build your own skills, network, and leadership experience....

Collateral Beauty: Navigating Movie Translation and Subtitling

By: Wafaa Mohiy, General Manager - Egypt Office

19 September 2017

Movie translation and subtitling have always been challenging localization tasks. This is not only because of the intense process and the numerous tools involved in the process, but also because of how tricky it can be for a translator to accurately...

Think Global – Act Local: Make use of i18n and l10n

By: Sascha Wagner, President

19 September 2017

Silicon Valley has been doing it for many years: Localization. This term goes back to the 1980s, when large American software giants started expanding their operations globally. In so doing it became essential to create language friendly features...

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