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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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What Value does Project Management Bring to the Translation and Localization Process?

By: Matthew Grotenstein, Vice President, Client Development

26 April 2017

Whether you have a small project, customized workflow, or an ongoing relationship with a translation company, you may wonder what value project management brings to the translation and localization process.   Although you may think it is an...

10 Tips on Transcreation

By: Mikko Väisänen, Transcreation Manager

18 April 2017

Transcreation is the process of adapting a creative campaign into another market with different linguistic and cultural “rules” whilst still keeping the overall tone and brand approach global. Any creative marketing campaign would have had a lot of...

Intellectual Jam Session at the "GALA of Big Ideas"

By: Miguel Sevener, Account Manager Europe

12 April 2017

It’s the last day of the conference and I’m sitting at a very convenient round table—not too close, not too far—waiting for the annual GALA business meeting to begin. My breakfast selection immediately gives away that I’m not a Northern European (...

A First-timer's Guide to GALA

By: Jonathan Rechtman, Co-founder @ Cadence

07 April 2017

I'm calling this a first-timer's guide, but truth be told this was far from my first rodeo, conference-wise. As a practicing conference interpreter, I have in the past found myself haunting the booths and ballrooms of almost 200 conferences a year,...

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, CCO

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...