Everything You Need to Know About EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

November 30, 2016

In 2009, EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC became mandatory for manufacturing companies selling or distributing products in the European Union. While it’s by no means new, Directive 2006/42/EC is a powerful piece of legislation that requires…

What is Universal Spanish?

November 28, 2016

Spanish is one of the world’s most commonly spoken languages, with upwards of 400 million native speakers. It’s the official language of 21 countries across the world and it is often learned as a second language. Depending on the location, the…

The Latest Language Translation Technology

November 27, 2016

Technology is beginning to keep pace with globalization to help us connect like never before. Whether you’re traveling abroad, living in a multicultural area where your primary language isn’t spoken or learning a language and want to practice…

The Web Isn't Worldwide

November 23, 2016

The Internet has a problem.

Writing Global English: Beyond the Basics

November 23, 2016

Global English and writing for language translation is a valuable skill set that is related to, but also different from, good writing in Standard English. Taking simple steps like shortening sentences and limiting vocabulary goes a long way…

What is a Secure Translator Environment?

November 22, 2016

Progress made in the digital age has been remarkable.

Google Translate Adds NMT to 8 Language Pairs, Unveils “Zero Shot” Translation

November 20, 2016

This week Google announced that its translation app will add Neural Machine Translation (NMT) to eight of the languages it translates for. Maybe more importantly, it presented findings on “zero shot” translation, a method in which a single NMT…

Global Marketing Guides: China

November 18, 2016

With the largest global population speaking the most commonly language in the world, China is one of the most lucrative targets for any business planning a global marketing strategy. This country has an average number of internet users that more…

How to Make Your Multinational Business Ready for Brexit

November 17, 2016

Although the United Kingdom voted itself out of the European Union in June of 2016, it’s still unclear what the effects of Brexit will be in Britain, the EU as well as the rest of the world. And that is not to mention the wide reaching impact…

Translation Memories and Glossaries: What’s the Difference?

November 16, 2016

If you’re not privy to the translation industry, translation memory and glossary are probably two terms that produce a look of confusion.

Twitter and the Translation Industry: Who to Follow

November 14, 2016

There’s a lot to learn in the translation industry.

Preserving Language: Icelandic Language Day

November 14, 2016

When you think about the country of Iceland, the image of Vikings and the natural spa, the Blue Lagoon, immediately come to mind. But the most interesting thing about the sparsely populated island is a rare quality about its language. The…

Transcreation: What is Stephen Karam's "New" Cherry Orchard?

November 14, 2016

When a text gets translated from one language to the next, change is inevitable. Although human translators and the latest forms of machine translation always strive for perfect accuracy, it’s near impossible to make the same text written in two…

Neural Machine Translation and the Future

November 11, 2016

Things are changing fast in the world of translation technology. As each year passes, improvements in computational capacity, AI and data analysis expand upon what is already possible in terms of both speed and accuracy of machine translation.…

Web Localization Done Right

November 11, 2016

In this day and age, there aren’t many excuses for companies that don’t tap into foreign markets.

November: A Global Cultural Tradition of Giving Thanks

November 10, 2016

The month of November marks the beginning of the end of the calendar year. It is also in this month that we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Thanksgiving is the first major national holiday to kick off the holiday season. The origins…

Implementing an Anti-Bribery System: A Brief Introduction to ISO 37001

November 04, 2016

A strong company cannot function without guidelines in place to prevent corruption. In particular, businesses around the globe need to be wary of bribery within an organization.

Global Marketing Guides: Russia

November 04, 2016

Russia has been in the news a lot recently.

What's the Difference? Internationalization vs. Globalization

November 04, 2016

The world is now more interconnected than ever before. The ease of travel, the internet in all of its forms and the wide availability of technology has made the world much smaller in an astonishingly short amount of time. In order to keep up with…

Esperanto: A Language for World Peace

November 02, 2016

In the latter half of the 19th century, Ludovik Lazarus Zamenhof had an idea.

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