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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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Alternative Amsterdam: Hidden Gems, Places off the Beaten Path

By: Dave van den Akker, Chariman

21 March 2017

The Netherlands Association of Translation Companies (VViN) is delighted to welcome GALA 2017 Conference attendees to lovely Amsterdam! Below is compiled a list of local places that might not make it onto the tourist blogs, but are worth checking...

Quality Assurance - 5 Tips to Avoid Human Error

By: Irena Gargula, Project Manager

13 March 2017

Everyone knows that all humans sometimes make mistakes, no matter how hard we try to avoid them, there is always a risk that things could go wrong. Here are 5 tips to help avoid human error during the translation process:

1 – Use CAT...

What to do in Amsterdam: Tips from a Local!

By: Joël Sigling, Director

07 March 2017

What should I do while I’m not in GALA Amsterdam conference sessions? That’s a tough question. Even though Amsterdam has less than a million inhabitants and is much smaller than any major city in the world, it has a lot to offer. And the big...

The In-house Approach

By: Edward Vick, CEO

23 February 2017

The translation industry has enjoyed consistent growth over the last decade, even during the global economic downturn of 2008. During this time, acquisitions of translation companies saw consolidation of the market and the emergence of large...

2017 Translation and Localization Trends

By: Véronique Özkaya, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

21 February 2017

Acceleration of mergers and acquisitions. Neural Machine translation and deep learning. Focus on Marketing and Big Data. Industry 4.0. These areas...

Calling for Transparency: Automated Language Quality Metrics in the Translation Industry

By: Gábor Bessenyei, CEO

06 February 2017

The debate about translation is probably as old as writing itself – in many languages the competing translations of holy texts and major literary accomplishments were accompanied by often rather fierce disputes on translation quality. We can safely...

Fear Versus Growth: Lessons Learned

By: Zhana Borisova, General Manager

31 January 2017

There is a good chance that most of you business leaders remember reaching the point when you felt enthusiastic and willing to expand your business and take risks in the name of getting ahead to new horizons, versus the fear of all that is entailed...

5 Questions, 5 Definitions for the Localization Industry in 500 Words or Less (Second Edition)

By: Maria Gabriela Morales, Director

24 January 2017

Rosario Traducciones y Servicios S.A. invited Industry Associations, Companies and Translator Boards to take part in this short survey. The goal was to portray and explore main players, features, changes and challenges of the localization industry...

GALA Greets 2017! Goals and Member Survey

By: Laura Brandon, Executive Director

18 January 2017

The past year at GALA was marked by momentum around our new web platform along with refinements to our key programs.  Our activities underscored GALA’s commitment to providing member companies with meaningful experiences, both online and in person,...

Deep Learning – The Day Language Technologies Became a Christmas Present

By: Manuel Herranz, CEO

17 January 2017

It is said the third Monday every January is the saddest day in the year. It does not take deep learning to feel so. A long vacation period has ended. No sight of another one until several months away. Overspent, overstuffed, with no more presents...