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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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Just Translate Please: a Message to the Industry

Jaap van der Meer (CrossLanguage)

04 February 2005

Ah, life in the localization industry aint easy. For twenty years now we have been preaching and proclaiming how important and precious our profession is. And still our customers wont listen. They keep driving the prices down and now they also want...

Banding Together for Better Business

Lori Thicke (Eurotexte)

04 February 2005

To the uninitiated, joining an association with dozens, even hundreds, of your competitors, could seem daft, to say the least. As for openly sharing information with them, well, youd have to be nuts, wouldnt you? Or would you? For several years now...

Message from the Board Q1 2005

Hans Fenstermacher (GALA)

04 February 2005

As we begin 2005, GALA has acquired a great deal of momentum. Our organization continues to grow at a good pace; we are particularly pleased about new members joining from new countries and regions. We are also getting more inquiries from potential...

Post Event Report: First GALA Sales & Marketing Round Table

Aki Ito (GALA and Prisma International)

04 February 2005

Renato kicked off with a presentation on the state of the industry. He touched on industry players, market size, popular technology, and other issues. We divided discussion into marketing topics and sales topics. Marketing topics included SLV...

Post-Event Report: GALA sponsors event at III Congreso Internacional de la Lengua Española

María Gabriela Morales (Rosario Traducciones y Servicios)

04 February 2005

Spanish linguists, journalists, writers and teachers gathered to discuss this year’s motto “globalization and linguistic identity”. The relevance of Spanish as a translation language can be measured by two eloquent figures - 417 million speakers in...

Post-Event Report: LISE Brasil. GALA Puts Software Localization on the Map at the 1st Edition of LISE Brasil

Sarah Hyde (Ccaps Translation and Localization)

04 February 2005

Participants networked, watched a capoeira presentation, exchanged ideas with attendees from Brazil, Argentina, Belgium, Germany and the U.S. among other countries, and learned more about the software localization industry. In addition to...

GALA Operations Round Table Report: Constant Improvement on the Agenda

Serge Gladkoff (Logrus International)

04 February 2005

To examine the subject more closely, GALA ran an Operations Round Table during the Localization World San Francisco conference. I had the honor of moderating this event. The panelists included Michael Kidd (Trados), Terry Schneider (Symbio), and...

Translation Commoditization: Some Recipes for Defending Ourselves

Gordon Husbands (Wordbank)

22 December 2004

If Oscar Wilde were alive and well and working in the localization business today, he would probably describe the Procurement Executive as a person who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. No doubt this has been the perennial...

Does Size Really Matter? A Look at Cross Border Partnerships in Europe

Dirk Loehn (Locatech)

22 December 2004

Yes, size does matter. At least when you look back at the consolidation process in localization. Those who remained small or mid sized enterprises saw a rapidly changing market that divided localization into small SLVs and large MLVs. But from...

INTELLIGENCE REPORT: Within Borders: Globalization at Home

Don DePalma (Common Sense Advisory)

22 December 2004

Customer service at many companies is broken. Localization teams and the language service providers who support could increase their strategic value by tackling the online duo of inadequate ethnic marketing and flawed English-language customer...

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