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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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Technical Document Translation: 5 Ways to Improve Quality

By: ,

14 February 2018

You may be under pressure to complete technical document translation projects quickly and cheaply, but as a result, the quality may end up suffering. If you’re entering new global markets or are trying to maintain market share in your existing...

Standing Out From the Crowd

By: Gary Muddyman,

06 February 2018

In the sixth issue of the "If I knew then ..." blog series, Gary Muddyman shares his insights from founding Conversis, the company he manages to this day. The lesson learned: identify early what differentiates your company from others...

How Positioning Increased the Value We Create for our Customers

By: Markus Seebauer, Managing Director

25 January 2018

In the fifth installment of our "If I knew then ..." blog series, Markus Seebauer writes about an important insight he gained while managing a company that specializes in technical translations. The lesson learned: positioning is everything...

2018: New Year Goals from GALA

By: Laura Brandon, Executive Director

09 January 2018

Dear GALA members,
It’s that season again … time to reaffirm commitments to our professional and organizational goals, and time to achieve them! I hope that you are all starting 2018 refreshed and full of energy for the year ahead. At GALA...

Localising Breakfast

By: Richard Renda, International Marketing Manager

19 December 2017

One opinion that is shared worldwide by parents and cliché fans alike, is that 'breakfast is the most important meal of the day'. Getting a morning food fix sets us up for the daily grind and ensures we are fuelled for what the day has to throw at...

2018 Language Industry Trends

By: Sabina Jasinska, Global Marketing and Communications Director, SDL

14 December 2017

After more than 10 years in the industry, including five years heading up marketing and communications at Donnelley Language Solutions, I would like to share my overview of the main trends in the language services and technology industry in 2018. My...

Imagine: A World with No Barriers to Information

By: Diane Wagner, Ambassador

05 December 2017

By: Diane Wagner and Mia Marzotto, Advocacy Officer at Translators without Borders Imagine: being forced to flee your home...

Becoming More Agile in Old Age!

By: Robert Etches, CIO

30 November 2017

In the fourth installment of our "If I knew then ..." blog series, Robert Etches writes about insights he gained while building language solution software.  The lesson learned: listen to millenials! “Wish I didn’t know now what I...

Size Matters! Exploring the BIG Questions on Change, Innovation, and Success from a Small LSP’s Point of View

By: GALA Team, Information

21 November 2017

In a lively, amusing, and provocative discussion, BeatBabel’s Burckhardt Rueffer and Miguel Sevener explore the ecosystem inhabited by small Language Service Providers in the internet era. Imagine, if you will, an aquatic landscape teeming with sea...

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...