What is Globalization?
Globalization, in the context of the language industry, refers to a broad range of processes necessary to prepare and launch products and activities internationally. Sometimes written G11n, globalization is an all-encompassing concept which applies to activities such as multilingual communication, global-readiness of products and services, and processes and policies related to international trade, commerce, education, and more.
The language industry is concerned with several aspects of globalization, particularly those that impact communication. Companies and professionals in the language industry are most often focused on localization, translation, and interpreting, as well as the software and tools that support such endeavors. They ensure that companies and organizations around the world are prepared to carry out their missions by reaching the right audiences in the right languages.