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Chinese New Year: Year of the Monkey

February 08, 2016 0 Comments

February 8th is the 2016 Chinese New Year; the year of the Monkey, according to Chinese calendars. The Chinese festival celebrating the new year begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice and ends on the full moon fifteen days later.

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
China, Chinese New Year, Spring Festival
Project Management: Managing Risks

February 05, 2016 0 Comments

Risk management is often confused with risk mitigation, but risk mitigation is only one of the many methods to manage risk. As a project manager, I see risk management as one of the great pillars for managing any project. I believe that project management is a lifestyle, not just a profession. Therefore, I presume that risk management principles can be applied to anything; from managing complicated translation projects to planning events and navigating obstacles in your personal life.

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Category:
Language Translation Facts
Tags:
project management, managing risk, managing project risks
Global eCommerce Trends for 2016

February 04, 2016 0 Comments

2015 is behind us and 2016 is already in full swing, which means eCommerce is front and center for U.S. and worldwide retailers. Global consumers' demands for easy, creative and more personalized ways to complete online transactions is feeding an ever-growing market with no slowdown in sight. The key to continuing to successfully sell globally is understanding overall eCommerce trends and realizing that one size does not fit all, all markets are not created equal and country and region-specific differences need to be considered in order to keep expanding your global footprint.

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Category:
Global SEO
Tags:
eCommerce, eCommerce trends, global eCommerce
Document Revision Control Part 2: Tracking Changes between Revisions

February 03, 2016 0 Comments

Document revision control involves many components such as managing document versions, creating a standard folder directory structure, tracking changes between revisions, establishing part number and file naming conventions, and managing many steps in the document creation and release workflow. In my previous blog post, I talked about the importance of managing document revisions and creating standard directory structures. In this blog post, I'll talk about:

a) Why you should document changes

b) Ways in which you can track changes between document revisions

c) Saving important documents and communicating the changes

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
document revision, managing document revision, creating a document structure
Portuguese Language Translation eBook

February 01, 2016 0 Comments

As part of its enhanced eBook collection (Translation eBooks) Globalization Partners International (GPI) has published its latest educational eBook entitled "Quick Facts: The Portuguese Language".

The Language and Locale Quick Fact eBooks Series contains a collection of Translation eBooks covering and curating information on languages, locales, cultures, writing systems and translation services by country.

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
Portugal, Portuguese, Brazil, Portuguese Translation
Document Revision Control Part 1: Managing Revisions and Creating Standard Directory Structures

January 29, 2016 0 Comments

For this blog post, and other blog posts in this series about revision control, I'm going to focus on a collection of documents such as technical manuals, marketing collateral or training materials.

It goes without saying that your life should be easier if you have a workable revision control system. There should be no more scratching your head trying to remember where you stored a document or wondering if you have the latest version.

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
document revision, managing document revision, creating a document structure

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