Challenges in Malay to English translation

Translating is a very interesting, yet challenging process. Whatever the languages that translators are working with, they always bear the great responsibility of correctly transferring the exact meaning of words…

Closing the gap: translation and crisis management

In the past few months, the world is fighting a major crisis and everyone is trying to fit into this new reality. We are not going to address the crisis…

Being successful in Japan: the challenges of gaming localization and translation

The interactive entertainment software industry, popularly known as the video game industry is reaching overwhelming numbers in net worth and profit from sales. Japan has the third-largest gaming market globally…

The differences between Western and Eastern storytelling

This might come across as a topic that people rarely think about, but if you happen to be a fan of books and novels and have a background that involves…

What is a Translation Mishap?

“Let’s go over real quick what a mishap in the translation process is and how to avoid one” What is a mishap? A mishap in translation is when there’s an…

What will Brexit mean for the Translation Industry & English’s Prevalence in the European Union

“What will Brexit change for LSPs & companies that do business with them? And what will it mean for the status of the English language in the EU? Let’s talk…

The Difference Between Translation and Transcreation, and what Transcreation is

What’s the difference between Transcreation and Translation? Are they pretty much the same? I’ll tell you! Transcreation (literal break down of the word) = Translation and Recreation This article will…

Automation and its Future Effect on Humans, Translation and Localization

Do humans have a chance of winning the battle against Automation & AI? What is Automation? In simple terms, it’s the incorporation and replacement of humans and old technology with…

The Test of Time & Business: Keeping Your Head Above Water

In business, sinking is always a possibility, but swimming is a choice Why do people start businesses or become Entrepreneurs knowing that there’s a strong likelihood that they could fail?…

3 Gold Coins, a Leprechaun and Desktop Publishing

A short little man with curly red hair and a long scrappy beard stood behind David who was slouched in a strange uncomfortable position in his chair, steady at work.…

6 tips to getting picked up by an LSP as a freelance translator

To make it simple, think of it this way – the best way to get picked up by an LSP is by standing out from the crowd. We all know…

The Phenomenon called Artificial Language

“In the Future, will there be a new International Language?” Imagine a world where the people from each country only spoke their native tongue and the international language. But that…

The Joy and Benefits of Learning a Second Language

Knowing a second language opens up a whole new world of opportunities and possibilities The beauty of being able to speak multiple languages can be very beneficial to those who…

Valentine’s Day and the Importance of Telling the Story of our Culture

Cindy bolted over to Han’s backpack and placed a sticker on one of its straps and then hurried back to her seat. Do you know someone from another country, and…

The Do’s and Don’ts for Professional Freelancers When Applying with LSPs

Even if you’re the best, it’s not going to get you anywhere if your email isn’t as professional as you state you are. With the upcoming ELIA event in mind,…

The Dilemma of Indigenous Languages

“What do you do? Do you stand up for your people’s history and culture and fight for the preservation of its values and beliefs?” To protect an Indigenous language is…

Our Top 5 Pig Recipes for Chinese New Year 2019

We went ahead and put together 5 of our favorite Chinese New Year dishes. But we didn’t stop there, we also added some suggestions to try along with them. Some…

How to Build Stronger Relationships and Grow as a Company: Part 1

“It’s the collaboration of the many that makes a company a strong force.” We all know how important it is for us to have good relationships with the people we…

Localization and How it Affects the Translation Industry of the Future

Whatever language will become the International language of the future, or whatever languages will be used the most in the future will not only affect the Media Industry, but also…

The Future of Translation and Artificial Intelligence

Well, luckily, nowadays, with the advancements in new translation technology, in the case of the scenario above, you wouldn’t have this problem at all. With the rise in the advancements…

David’s Christmas Adventure and how a translation saved the day

After hearing the noise and eventually realizing what had happened to that poor little helper who had to be scraped off of the wall – Mrs. Claus shook her head…

8 Interesting Words & Phrases of Asia

What’s fascinating to me the most about this phrase is its literal translation, which is, “Did you eat rice?” While recently doing some research on Asian Cultures, I came across some…

IP and The Translation Industry

If you were to go on the Internet now and type in a search for, “What is IP?”, what will probably come up is Internet Protocol. Are You Referring to…

Asia on focus: A Story of The Chinese Dragon

Come with me in your imagination and let’s travel back in time to the very beginning – before humans and life on earth existed, and let’s witness the creation of…

A mouse, a spaceship and the English to Korean translation

“On a dark stormy night, the rain was beating down heavy and thunder was rumbling through the sky.” David was working late (which is usual for project managers actually). Just…

The secrets of Thai language

“The team of 1-StopAsia is here to take you yet again on a magical tour through the most charming cultures on Earth.” This time we’re going to introduce you to…

Translation companies & Media services

“It is no secret that Asian languages have become an important part of the global cultural and economic landscape. Given China’s position as a dominant economic force, with its 1.411…

5 successful marketing strategies for Asia-Pacific region

Establishing a business within the Asian-Pacific region requires a high level of knowledge for the local markets and culture, unprecedented in any other part of the world.  We have previously…

Why Japanese repair with gold?

“Again we travel to the land of the rising sun.” Have you ever heard of the term “kintsugi”? Even Japanese beginners can easily dissect the word – “kin” meaning gold…