Today, more and more people are getting an opportunity to get translations. The evolving technological solutions and the increasing number of translation service providers are making this development possible. Translation is transforming from luxury to commodity. Translation commoditization is a good thing because it reduces inequality. Continue reading Translation Commoditization Makes the World More Equal
Translation industry is changing. Various external and internal factors put a heavy pressure on traditional translation services. The best translation or no translation approach isn’t enough for the current translation demand. The fact that there aren’t enough professional translators to translate everything with the highest quality creates some space for new solutions. Continue reading Translation Quality Standards Are Changing
Last week the translation industry actives met at an industry event called KITES Symposium 2013 (#kites2013) in Helsinki, Finland. The main title of the event was the Future of the Language Services Industry and there were plenty of inspiring presentations which discussed the topic from several points of views. Here are some conclusions from those presentations.
The translation industry is facing pressure from both inside and outside the industry. The pressure is causing some instability and uneasiness that affect the work. Uncertainty makes the industry inefficient and the people unhappy. By acknowledging and identifying the pressure it becomes tangible and maybe even resolvable. Let’s try to find both the internal and external pressures. Continue reading Current Internal and External Pressures in the Translation Industry
Efficiency is a trend in every industry. The translation industry is not an exception. Today the pressure to be fast and productive is harder than ever. The competition is fierce due to the fact that the translation industry isn’t local in nature anymore. Everyone can offer translation services to the whole world via Internet. And one shouldn’t underestimate the effect of the technological development either; billions of words are translated automatically every year. Continue reading Modern Translation Workflow Ensures both the Efficiency and Quality
There is a simple way to enhance every localization project. The use of statistical information in every single project will create positive outcomes to both the current and the future projects. Statistics and reports give valuable information regarding the project properties and current status. They are a great help for all the project participants.