The growing importance of a Certified Translator

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Translation SourceNow that businesses must compete to be even more recognized, different languages and localization plays such an important role as globalization itself.

Gone are the days when the information between companies was passed only in English, without addressing the importance of growing languages such as Spanish. … Read more

Best Approaches and Methodologies for e-Learning Implementation

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

doctype-hi-res Many interpreting and translation organizations are converting their learning and development applications to the e-Learning platform.

Choosing the best delivery methods directly impact cost benefits and effectiveness for the organizations.

Selecting the best approach and e-Learning programs depends on numerous determinants, such as topic analysis, proper needs analysis, task analysis, target audience analysis and evaluation methods. … Read more

Five proven strategies to determine what documents to translate

Thursday, September 24, 2015

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Translation is a highly skilled, fulfilling and rewarding job.

Translating documents can be expensive, particularly for smaller businesses with strict budgets, so it is important to be strategic about which ones to interpret.

Some of the selection criteria include:

  • Attorney recommended documents
  • Knowledge of new laws and regulations guidelines
  • Using in-house translators to summarize legalese
  • Adding a disclaimer noting that the source version is the official document

Translators and interpreters perform an influential part in globalization. … Read more

Language Luncheon with Mayor Annise Parker was a success

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Camilo and Mayor ParkerAt Translation Source’s annual Language LunchSM many business cards were swapped and professional anecdotes exchanged over delicious food at Maggiano’s Little Italy.

This time around, Translation Source had the honor of having Mayor Annise Parker as our guest and keynote speaker. … Read more

Translation Source supports Brazil’s announcement for 13th round of bidding with ANP at OTC 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

FullSizeRenderTranslation Source had the honor of assisting the Consulate General of Brazil in Houston with the visit of Brazil’s Minister of Mines & Energy, Eduardo Braga, during the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, in which Translation Source provided all the necessary resources to communicate his message to the Houston audience. … Read more

The Big 6 Challenges for an Oil and Gas Translator

Sunday, May 10, 2015

As a multi-billion dollar industry, the oil and gas sector operates on a global scale. It’s a big business. The implications for an oil and gas translator to make the wrong decision when it comes to localizing the content are usually magnified. … Read more

Machine Translation: When to Use

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Translation-Source_logo_wo_text_300dpiMachine translation has made great strides since its creation in the 1950s but it is still far from perfect.

While the general consensus among language service providers is that machine translation is best avoided, it is becoming increasingly common for certain business needs. … Read more

Translation vs. Localization: Fast Facts

Friday, September 12, 2014

Translation SourceThanks to the Internet, our world is now connected more than ever before. It’s not only information and ideas that are being shared from all corners of the globe, but products and services as well.

With seventy percent of all internet users surfing the net in a language other than English, translation and localization of your company or product is the best way to make the most of today’s global marketplace. … Read more

E-learning Localization: Storyline can help optimize your efforts

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Businessman pressing modern social type of iconsE-learning localization becomes increasingly important as globalization pushes companies into uncharted territories and workers must be trained across linguistic and cultural barriers.

The success or failure of an e-learning localization project hinges on the program chosen to get the job done.  … Read more

Multimedia Localization: How to and Helpful Hints

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Businessman pressing modern social type of iconsFrom global promotional videos to an e-learning program for international training, localization is the key to effectively reaching a target audience. There are many factors that will determine how a multimedia localization project should be carried out and with numerous variables such as audio, video, timing, synchronization, and voice-over versus dubbing, the task can seem quite daunting. … Read more