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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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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...

Are We Equal?

By: Fabiano Cid, COO

09 January 2017

In 2014, after a rewarding experience on the GALA Board—first as a member and then as Chair—I was invited to become one of the first GALA Ambassadors. We were each tasked to develop a specific project that would benefit the association and the...

Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, Montenegrin: Challenges of Localization

By: Miloš Matović, Marketing Manager

04 January 2017

How many languages are spoken in the Balkans? Is it Serbo-Croatian? Do I have to localize my product to Bosnian or to Croatian? These are some of the questions every LSP is likely to hear from new clients entering into the markets of Croatia, Bosnia...

A Shifting, Volatile Marketplace: How One Company Succeeded by Specializing

By: GALA Team, Information

13 December 2016

In its early days, Haymillian faced a volatile localization marketplace. Because of changes and consolidation in the industries they served most, they watched their customer base and their profits shrink dramatically. It was crunch time. Should they...

Localization Considerations for Game and Mobile App Glossaries

By: Ksenia Mezhenina, Head of Production

29 November 2016

Many developers and game publishers create glossaries for their projects. This task often causes difficulties because it can sometimes be hard to understand which words can be classified as terms and how to correctly enter them into the glossary...

Lesson Learned while Interpreting for the World's Top Sales Trainer

By: José Fonseca, Founder and CEO

22 November 2016

I had the privilege of working with Richard Tyler a few years back in Mexico City when he was delivering a sales presentation to a major department store chain. Richard is internationally known as the "world's top expert on sales." Never in my three...

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

By: Maria Gabriela Morales, Director

15 November 2016

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...

Human Evaluation of Machine Translation

By: Juan Rowda, Staff Machine Translation Language Specialist

08 November 2016

Machine translation (MT) evaluation is essential in machine translation development. This is key to determining the effectiveness of the existing MT system, estimating the level of required post-editing, negotiating the price, and setting reasonable...

30 Years of Advice: Values, Heart, Passion

By: Vigdis Eriksen, Founder & CEO

01 November 2016

This year, Eriksen Translations celebrates its 30th Anniversary. This is an exciting milestone, and a great time to step back, look at the company’s trajectory, and share some of the factors that have made us...