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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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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