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The Importance of QA for Translation Projects

April 04, 2016 Comments

There are two primary types of QA for localization: LQA and FQA. LQA is linguistic quality assurance and FQA is format quality assurance. LQA examines the linguistics to make sure the target language is being relayed correctly after the document has been translated. Any linguistic changes are made a...

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Language Translation Facts
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QA, document QA, Translation QA, QA Process
The Very Smart Phone: An App to End the Language Barrier

April 01, 2016 Comments

Smartphone technology has come a long way over the past few years, but is set to propel even further in the translation field with a mobile application that can translate languages instantly. In the next five years, Microsoft claims there will be a smart phone app present which will let people of va...

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Language Translation Facts
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mobile translation, smart phone translation, translation for mobile devices
The Vulnerability of Language

March 30, 2016 Comments

We often take language for granted, learning to speak in our mother tongue from a young age and continuing to learn multiple languages as we grow older. However, many of the languages that we speak today may not be here in the future. There are some languages that are in danger of becoming extinct i...

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Language Translation Facts
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languages, endangered languages, extinct languages, languages of the world
Selecting a Linguistic Resource: Freelance Translators vs. Translation Agency

March 21, 2016 2 Comments

As translation industry professionals we know there are many differences between selecting a freelance translator or a translation agency for localization projects. Both resources could be the best option depending on the kind of project you need to launch. ...

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Language Translation Facts
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freelance translators, translation agency, selecting a translation agency
Project Management: Managing Risks

February 05, 2016 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. There...

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Language Translation Facts
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project management, managing risk, managing project risks
How Culture is Linked to Translation and Interpretation

January 11, 2016 1 Comments

Culture is a combination of the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people. Those characteristics are defined by everything from language, traditions and customs to religion, music and art. The close relationship between mankind and language makes translation and interpretation th...

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Language Translation Facts
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translation, interpretation, cultural components of translation

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