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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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Report: Reviving the Nearly Lost Art of Whistled Language in Greece

Dimitra Hengen (CEO)

27 December 2017

It is not every day that you hear a story about a language services company working to preserve an endangered language. This past summer, Dimitra Hengen, CEO of Alpha Omega Translations...

Is Marketing Translation Dead?

Kåre Lindahl (CEO)

06 December 2017

Advances in technology and automation over the last 20 years have enabled businesses to take great leaps forwards in terms of translation efficiency. Increased sophistication has also fundamentally altered how translations are completed and priced,...

What We Learned at 12 Events in 7 Weeks

Allison Ferch (Programs Director)

15 November 2017

For the GALA team, autumn in the Northern Hemisphere means events—lots of events. Our involvement ranges from light promotional support to hosting exhibit stands to making presentations and even developing a full track of content. The events are...

Just Enough Cooks in the Kitchen: The Benefits of Centralizing Translation

Elżbieta Pętlicka (Account Manager)

20 October 2017

Creating good translations is a collaborative effort. But sometimes, translation networks in large businesses or multiple departments can get too large for their own good, leading to confusion, unnecessary expense, and worst of all, errors in the...

Multilingual Digital Marketing and International SEO

Tea Dietterich (CEO)

10 October 2017

A few years ago a roof scratching bush turkey drove us nearly insane in the office. We contemplated all kinds of adventurous ways to get rid of him including throwing him onto the barbie. But as an Australian endemic animal he was protected, so I...

Language Technology has always been AI

Andrew Joscelyne (Senior Advisor)

27 September 2017

LT-Innovate, the business association for the language technology (LT) industry, is holding its annual Language Technology Industry Summit...

Why Invest in a Translation Management System?

Calvin Scharffs (VP of Marketing)

20 September 2017

If you want to upgrade your existing translation management system (TMS) or are a first-time translation technology buyer, you’ll need to...

Research Finds that Women Excel in Localization Positions

Arle Lommel (Senior Analyst)

16 August 2017

It was the memo heard around the world, the one that led Google’s CEO to cut short his vacation to deal with a firestorm of...

Globalization, the Alter Ego of Localization

Miguel Sepulveda (Global Localization Manager)

02 August 2017

As a small kid, there was a toy that I remember with deep affection: a matryoshka. I was fascinated that I could hide more matryoshkas inside! I saw a matryoshka for the very first time not in Russia, as we might expect, but in Valencia, the paella...

Translating Trump

Jennifer Murphy (Director of Marketing)

18 July 2017

At Eriksen, we’re used to receiving out-of-the-box requests from our interpreting clients, but we were still intrigued when the phone rang one afternoon and The Daily Show was on the line. A producer from the program was looking for interpreters to...