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October 27, 2020

Case Study: High-volume retail and e-commerce translation services

Executive Summary Canadian law requires retailers to provide consumers with content in both English and French. Businesses operating in Canada often require translation of general business communication as well. A major retailer sought to reduce their localization spend by shifting high-volume retail and e-commerce translation […] (Read more...)

October 2, 2020

What is back translation?

What is back translation? Occasionally, a language services client needs an additional validation step called a “back translation.” Back translation is the translation of a target document back to the original source language. The process guards against potentially lethal mistakes in specialized, technical and medical materials. Who […] (Read more...)

September 22, 2020

What is technical translation?

What is technical translation? Broadly speaking, technical translation is the translation of materials dealing with scientific and technical subject domains. Or, to put it another way, technical translation requires the use of a technical translator. A qualified technical translator understands the subject matter and specialized terms of […] (Read more...)

September 21, 2020

Foreign language voice-over: what’s involved?

Foreign language voice-over: what’s involved? You’ve prepared a business presentation, an ad campaign, an e-learning module, or a product demonstration video with voice-over, and you need it localized for global audiences. Creating a foreign language voice-over includes: Script translation Voice selection Actual voice recording Delivery […] (Read more...)

September 2, 2020

When should you use automated translation?

When should you use automated translation? Over the past few years, automated translation, also known as “machine translation,” (MT) has become a viable, cost-efficient enhancement to translation workflows. However, human translators remain essential to the translation process. What tools do translators already use? Most professional […] (Read more...)