Technology and Language

Translation Source at The OTC 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

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The Houston-based Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is one of the most relevant trade shows for the Oil and Gas Industry. The talks and events at the OTC focus on current trends and issues, showcase new technologies, and provide an opportunity for companies to network. … Read more

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

Business Development Manager – Translation and Localization services

Monday, November 9, 2015

We are currently seeking a Business Development Manager for our corporate accounts.

This individual will be in charge of executing our business-to-business relationship strategy with new and existing corporate accounts, promoting our corporate branding and enhancing our corporate networking capabilities.

This is a great opportunity for an individual with passion for business development who is interested in professional growth. … 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

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

Make Your Translations Work for You: 3 Ways to Streamline Your Translation Services

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

elearning_translationAny company who has contracted translation services has undoubtedly pondered the issues of how to reduce costs, decrease turnaround time, and ensure quality translations. The good news is that most language service providers are dedicated to solving these very problems for their clients and will gladly work with you to implement translation memory, translation glossaries, and style guides to streamline your company’s translation projects. … Read more

5 hot trends in video game localization

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Worldwide demand for video games is on the rise, but the international success of any given game is possible only through video game localization. Adapting a video game to different languages and cultures is complex and challenging, but these 5 hot trends will help ensure a successful video game localization. … Read more

Top 30 resources to help with your international MSDS translation project

Friday, December 7, 2012

MSDS (material safety data sheet) which is required for export of products containing any potentially harmful chemical, poses a major challenge for translation. These sheets must be written in the official language of the country where the product will be used and must also comply with the laws of that country or region. … Read more

How to effectively set up your SAP training materials in any language

Monday, October 15, 2012

Similar to an engineering translation, an SAP international training initiative can pose unique difficulties due to legal regulations and specific terminology of the target country. Since user adoption is crucial for the success of a global SAP initiative we’ve provided seven tips for how to set up your SAP training materials in any language. … Read more