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Browse through articles submitted by GALA's network of localization and translation leaders. These posts describe research and best practices for the growth of translation companies, the development of language professionals, and the use of localization technology. 

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Slator 2018: Blockchain and Translation Report

Diane Wagner

04 December 2018

Are you translating content about cryptocurrency? Building blockchain-enabled workflows? Paying translators with digital currency? If, not should you be?...

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Boon, Bust or Maybe Just a Slow Burn?

Diane Wagner

06 November 2018

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a modern-day Silk Road, going to drive a new wave of investment in language services? Yes, say industry watchers, noting that Asia-Pacific languages are steadily outpacing all other language groups, up two...

Process Differences When Subcontracting to LSPs Instead of Freelancers

Natali Yordanova (Client Services Advisor)

14 September 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (commonly referred to as GDPR) has been a hot topic in the translation industry and beyond in the last three months. The preparation for this game-changing event probably made many of you (data owners,...

The Importance of Language in Humanitarian Response

Krissy Welle (Senior Communications Officer)

16 August 2018

In 2018, the United Nations estimates that 134 million people are in need of humanitarian aid. When faced with these numbers, it’s easy to feel...

Global Workforce: Tips for Creating a “Follow-the-sun” Service

Raul Guerrero (Project Manager)

27 July 2018

In today’s global business climate many companies are working across time zones. As a translation and localization company, we at Venga work with clients all over the world and across all time zones. With over 3,500 linguists all working from their...

Game On: Two Women Smashing Gaming Localization Stereotypes

Mimi Moore (Account Manager)

11 June 2018

While roughly half of all online gamers are women (42% in 2015), there is a widespread belief that the gaming industry is unwelcome to women. Only one in five game developers is a woman and female gamers have faced online or in-game sexism,...

China: Where All the Rules of Marketing Matter

Louie Chow (VP Global Marketing Solutions)

01 May 2018

When I started writing this article I asked myself what it should focus on. Should it be about branding – adapting the brand identity, and developing the Chinese brand name (from the legal entity name to the much more complex consumer-facing naming...

Should Africa Care About Net Neutrality?

Johan Botha (Director)

17 April 2018

Morning showers are the best time to think. Think about the day or week ahead, about things you need to start or complete, about your family, about what’s happening in the news, how you hate Mondays or, on a few occasions recently, just how on earth...

New Frontiers in Linguistic Quality Evaluation

Brad Ross (Director of Product)

30 March 2018

This article accompanies the GALA webinar "New Frontiers in Linguistic Quality Evaluation & Scoring" that Brad Ross gave in...

From the Incas to the Digital Age: New Media, New Narratives and the Translator’s Role - Rising Star Winner

Laura Linares

27 February 2018

As part of the GALA Rising Star 2018 Scholarship Contest, students across the world were asked to answer this question: "What impact does new media (such as video localization, eLearning, etc.) have on translation tasks and methods?...