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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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Post-Event Report: 2nd Cologne Symposium on Software Localization

Claudia Fricke (PASS Engineering)

28 June 2005

Prof. Klaus-Dirk Schmitz of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and Dr. Detlef Reineke of the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria came up with the idea for this symposium at the Localization World Conference in Bonn last year. They also...

Localization World Bonn

Donna Parrish (Localization World)

28 June 2005

A “headliner” keynote panel kicks off the conference with a discussion of the state of localization today between Jim Fagan, Bowne; Bernhard Kohlmeier, Microsoft; Mark Lancaster, SDL; Heinz Lueken, SAP; and Michael O'Callaghan, Oracle. These key...

Budget Marketing Can Work

Ryan Zhao (Golden View (China) Technologies)

04 February 2005

There is an old Chinese saying that Good wine needs no bush. This wise proverb also appears in writing in the epilogue of Shakespeares As You Like it. But, alas, the idea that good things sell themselves is not true in the 21st century translation...

Getting China Straight

Don Shin

04 February 2005

Today in 2005, how many people in the world can go a day without using a product Made in China? Although the answer is not yet none, it soon will be. Whether people know it or not, the Chinese tide is already lapping at our feet. Yet most people...

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...