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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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Intro to Corporate Localization: The Blueprint

By: Alessandra Binazzi, Localization Management Consultant

08 August 2017

Part 1 of 3:  In this introductory mini blog-series we will explore three fundamental factors that you can leverage to build a solid foundation for your corporate localization program. We'll explore the dimensions across three blogs...

Why Linguistic Assets are the Foundation of Success

By: Romina Castroman, Director of Language Services

28 July 2017

As a localization project manager, I know first-hand that linguistic assets are the foundation of a successful translation project. Glossaries, style guides, and  translation memories (TM) are key to helping linguists have a better understanding of...

What’s New with Neural Machine Translation

By: Manuel Herranz, CEO

25 July 2017

I recently attended TAUS Tokyo Summit, where neural machine translation (NMT) was a hot topic. As Macduff Hughes from Google put it “Neural machine translation was a rumor in 2016. The first releases and tests happened six months ago and now it is...

ISO Norm 9001:2008 | The Road to SME Growth

By: Federico Carroli, COO

11 July 2017

Given the financial and human risks that translation errors pose, businesses are advised to choose a certified language service provider (LSP). Attention to detail and systematic definition of processes have a considerable impact on a translation’s...

15 Questions to Ask a New Client

By: Charlotte Fellows, Marketing Assistant

05 July 2017

This post is aimed at translation and localization agencies and freelancers. As you are first beginning to interact with new clients, consider the following 15 questions. These questions should be asked during initial discussions and negotiations,...

5 Scenarios Where Face-to-Face Interpreting is Needed

By: Tom Robinson, Digital Marketing and Communications Executive

05 July 2017

Face-to-face interpreting has been replaced by phone and video interpreting in many cases over the years, but there are a number of situations where it remains irreplaceable. In some settings you can’t accept anything less than the human presence of...

Thoughts on the Translators Without Borders and The Rosetta Foundation Merger

By: Gary Muddyman,

03 July 2017

I was informed a few weeks ago of the completion of the merger between Translators without Borders (TWB) and The Rosetta Foundation (TRF), both localization industry not-for-profit organizations supported by my organization over the years. I know...

Data-driven Globalization in the Corporate Sector (Read the New White Paper)

By: Allison Ferch, Executive Director

27 June 2017

Data-driven decision making, also known as data-driven decision management, DDD, DDDM, and D3M is nothing new—not even to the localization sector. Yet many companies still feel challenged by the process. At its core, DDDM is not about specific...

3 Translation Platform Pain Points & How to Solve Them

By: Tyson Shelley, Translation Services Account Director

26 June 2017

Localization Managers are constanty juggling projects and processes. It can become hectic, but translation and localization technology can help alleviate stress. When Localization Managers are exploring a move from their legacy translation platforms...

What do Argentine Translators Tell Us About Their Work?

By: Alejandra Martínez, Content Manager

19 June 2017

Sometimes we make assumptions about the language industry in the region where we work. Surely we understand how the linguists and language companies we interact with locally think and what they value, right?   Well, earlier this year Rosario...