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Are there enough bilingual people? A business consideration

Image 1: UK firms want bilingual staff

Nearly two-thirds of UK firms recognize the need for foreign language skills. The annual CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey 2014 underlines…

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Twitter removes Bing translation tool

Twitter removes Bing translation tool

Translation tools on websites are never quite as accurate as you want them to be, but nevertheless they are often…

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Multilingual websites: Offering a good user experience

Multilingual websites: Offering a good user experience

The global popularity of e-commerce shows no sign of slowing down. The payment system celebrated its 20th birthday on August 11th,…

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Have you got a global content strategy?

Have you got a global content strategy?

Speaking to your audience is vitally important if you want to keep them engaged. Companies need to establish a relationship with…

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Slogans: A cautionary localization tale

Slogans: A cautionary localization tale

What makes a slogan successful? Being memorable? Making people think? Being easy to understand?The reality is that slogans can work…

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Localization should always be front and centre

Localization should always be front and centre

There are plenty of statistics underlining just how important the global marketplace is for companies. Fortune 500 businesses that translate information…

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5 Tips For Handling Japanese Localization Projects Smoothly

5 Tips For Handling Japanese Localization Projects Smoothly

Japanese localization projects represent a set of unique challenges for translators thanks to the inherent complexity of the language. Getting the…

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Getting quality assurance right

Getting quality assurance right

When it comes to localization projects, you're only as good as your quality assurance (QA) process.There is no point undertaking…

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Cultural faux pas: Avoiding a business disaster

Cultural faux pas: Avoiding a business disaster

We're always talking about the need to understand the complexities of language when carrying out translations.Businesses want to ensure a…

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Text Expansion: Planning For Audio-Visual Projects

Text Expansion: Planning For Audio-Visual Projects

English is one of the most dominant languages in the world, with recent surveys suggesting up to 790 million people…

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