6 tips on translating a book with an LSP

We often receive questions about translating large volumes, and to be honest, the best projects are the big ones. But managing a big translation project isn’t a simple process. That’s…

Quality Definition: Key ingredient for a good partnership

I’ve been hearing about and discussing the evergreen topic of Quality in the translation and localization industry ever since I joined the industry 2 years ago. Having spent over 10…

The Essentials of a Quote

We’ve all asked about offers for various services in our daily routine. A situation that nobody is a fan of is when an offer is either delayed or not understandable…

What a nightmare! Translation and Localization of marketing materials in different languages

Any marketer has encountered a task at least once presenting a company to a foreign market. This is something we do on a daily basis in order to achieve our…

Manga – a creative way to learn Japanese in Indonesia

We all know that Manga is one of Japan’s most popular genres, which is famous all over the world. An interesting Japanese occurrence that has its fans everywhere along with…

Does an ear for music help for language learning?

One of my favourite comparisons, when I talk about Asian languages, is that they sound like a piece of wonderful foreign music. And then I started thinking about it for…

Neural Machine Translation! What about Asian languages?

Neural machine translation (NMT) is the height of the talk for a few years. The industry is abuzz with news on it and there is hardly a company that has…

How “China-US” conflict affects the L10N industry?

It has been a while since all eyes of business are following two major players on the Global Market. Surely, we are not the one to judge how all players…

K-POP: How a culture gets translated without a translation company?

Anyone who has been in touch with Asian countries and culture has either by accident or by recommendation stumbled upon K-POP (in Korean 케이팝). It is a genre of popular…

Project Management: Do tight deadlines enhance or stifle creativity?

Think about Project Management and all the step-by-step processes developed by each company in the translation industry. We follow them on a daily basis and one of the first things…

Is the culture behind anime translatable?

We have all seen some of these wonderful stories like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon. In the last few decades, manga and anime have become more and more popular around the world.…

The Sun in Different Asian Cultures

June is hot and sunny and we are starting to think about vacations and beaches. And this is when, while staring at the bright blue sky, I got that small…

The importance of using different linguists in Translation, Editing, Proofreading (TEP)

Have you ever wondered why the most used service in translation is not just a one-person work but a 3-step process TEP (translation, editing, proofreading)? We share our experience in…

The Rise and Popularity of Game of Thrones in Asia

How did GoT become big in Asia? And what effect has it had on the overall success of the franchise? Let’s take a look! You would probably wonder what does…

How does Translation Memory work?

We will take a look at TM and explain to you how it works and its benefits. Ready to learn? What is Translation Memory? A simple way to explain it,…

Can translators be trained?

What does it take to transform a poor or average level Translator into a high-quality one? Is it even possible? We’ll discuss can translators be trained below Having access to…

Asian languages mixed with English

You’ve heard of a species hybrid, but what about a hybrid created by an Asian language mixed with English? Are you aware that there are Asian languages mixed with English…

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…

How to overcome the language barrier in international business

Language barriers can create insurmountable challenges for businesses’ overseas operations. How can they be surpassed in order for a reputable brand image and smooth communication to be established? Today’s global…

Asia on focus: Rainforest world music festival

“An Asian Summer Festival that speaks wonders trough music” Finally, the summer is here, the sun is shining outside, temperatures are rising and we catch ourselves daydreaming about new destinations…

Trends and Predictions in Digital Marketing – 2018

“The latest trends in digital marketing for 2018 and how can they be implemented for a successful communication between businesses and their customers” Nowadays, no brand is bigger than its…

Localizing your slogan – is it the way to global success?

How can businesses expanding into new markets benefit from the translation and localization of their slogan? A slogan is one of the main differentiating points for businesses – it’s a…

Korean Language Translation – Predictions for bright Future

In recent years, Korean pop culture, including music, movies, and TV dramas, has experienced new-found popularity in the West. Consequently, there has been an increased interest towards the Korean language…

Translation VS. Localization – what is the difference?

With the ongoing process of globalization, the days when the translation industry’s practices were limited to only communicating a text’s meaning from a source to a target language are behind…

What holds back businesses from succeeding in China?

China’s rapid economic growth over the past 30 years has had a significant global impact. Accounting for 18% of the world’s GDP in 2017, the Chinese economy has already surpassed…

Localizing your Social Media Content: What you need to know

With over 3 billion global users, social media has become an important part of communicating online and, as such, more and more businesses have integrated it into their marketing strategies.…

How the traveling and translation industries can be mutually beneficial

Despite the economic hardships of the past decades, the travel and tourism industries are continuously growing, and, in 2017, their total contribution to the GDP has been evaluated to be…

7 tips on how to sell better your translation services

The translation industry is a highly competitive field, and as such, it can be difficult to stand out from other competitors and gain credibility. Nowadays, having good communication and language…

Glocalization – why global brands should think locally?

Why global businesses should focus on their localization strategies and what is the role of translation in establishing a brand’s presence internationally? The best tips for taking advantage of glocalization are here...

GDPR – What is it and what should we know about it?

How best to protect the autonomy of personal data in this new digital era has been an important issue, both in the political and business spheres. For translation companies, the…