Word count vs Character count for Asian languages

Writing is an inevitable part of our lives. Professional writers, in particular, face the challenge of writing texts for a specific audience with a limited number of words. Whether blog…

E-commerce from the LSP’s perspective

Ever since the first item was sold online a couple of decades ago, online shopping has become so popular that global online retail sales have more than tripled since 2014…

Data Annotation for Chinese Language

It is no secret that in our ever-growing industry the need for automation, AI and modern technologies is a thing that pulls us forward. At the same time these might…

Sales Strategy for the Translation Industry

With the continued growth of the translation industry, there is a need for a new species of employees in almost every company we know. These are sales people and the…

CAT Tools: diversity matters

It doesn’t really matter if you’ve been in the translation industry for long or you only touched it briefly, the one thing that always gets stuck in your mind is…

Why should I sell Asian languages?

If you are the Executive Director of a translation company and one of your main goals is to continue and secure the well-being of all your employees along with maintaining…

PMs Perspective: top 5 questions about Asian languages

I’ve been thinking about this topic for a while now and the topic has undergone quite a few transformations. My favorites were along the lines of “Top 5 questions about…

Top 3 steps to add Asian languages to your portfolio

Truth to be told, while the industry is evolving and growth is something we are used to, the model of securing a successful lead flow into the company only by…

All you need to know about Audiovisual Translation

The global streaming service, Netflix had 207.64 million paid subscribers worldwide in the first quarter of 2021, with most of the company’s subscribers being based in the US and Canada…

Machine Translation Quality Assessment

The world of translation has never been an easy one to navigate, and it has grown in complexity over the last few decades. One of the outgrowths of translations has…

Cryptocurrencies in Asia: case-studies, trends and challenges

Sources report that there are over 6,700 cryptocurrencies that are traded publicly, and such currencies continue to abound on the market, raising funds through initial coin offerings (ICOs). As of…

Marketing in China Uncovered

No-one can deny that at any moment during the last year and a half China is a hot spot. Pandemic or not, the country is an attractive opportunity for both…

Interesting phrases in Malay for your business

Located in southeast Asia, Malaysia occupies parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. The beautiful country is known for its beaches, rainforests, and mix of Malay, Chinese,…

Medical Translation 101

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health “is the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity,” whereas medicine is…

Simplified or Traditional: the best Chinese fonts to use

Most of us living in the West are used to the concept of 1 country=1 language=1 alphabet. But when it comes to Chinese things are a bit more complicated. Okay,…

The Enigma: SEO & Asia-Pacific

Authors: Don Shin (CEO at 1-StopAsia) & Gergana Toleva (Global Marketing Manager) Note: The article was first published at Multilingual Magazine in their Issue on Asia-Pacific in 2020. It has…

Machine Translation for Hindi – does it work?

It is a well-known fact that India is home to over one billion people, hosting almost one-eighth of the world’s population. The country is rich in diversity and culture, with…

The importance of desktop publishing

It’s a given that we live in an increasingly globalized world with shrinking borders. In terms of language and translations, both are becoming very important components of doing business as…

Korean language trends – growing popularity and demand in 2020

Were you around when Psy’s “Gangnam Style” song hit the global billboards and reached billions of views worldwide in the space of weeks? It’s hard to forget this. But then…

The Thai movie scene: subtitling vs dubbing

Known for its majestic sights, rich cultural heritage, and divine food, Thailand takes a very special place in its corner of the earth. With a population of over 66 million…