Translation at the Oscars 2017

A round of applause to the transcribers, translators and voice actors The world of entertainment recently turned their attention to the Academy Awards or “Oscars” which are awarded to recognize cinematic achievement in the United States. The iconic gold statuette is coveted by anyone involved in the production and distribution of film. Whatever your favorite […]

Maintaining Tone of Voice in Multilingual Technical Documentation

Everyone within a growing, international organization is on a global journey. At each stage of this journey, there are volumes of content produced, from patent applications to user generated content on social media, that communicate to a variety of audiences and stakeholders, many with different requirements. Although many content types have different levels of impact, […]

Eight Ways to Optimize Efficiency and Cost in Technical Translations

As global organizations publish and manage higher volumes of content, optimizing efficiency is a key element to any successful localization program. Companies are continuously looking to manage translation budgets, including the area of technical documentation. There is little compromise when it comes to quality and accuracy for technical content, but there are still many ways […]

Three Reasons Why Technical Documentation is a Perfect Match for MT

Welocalize manages a variety of localization and translation programs for global brands that produce large volumes of technical documentation, including online help, user guides, admin guides, operating manuals and data sheets. The Technology Solutions team at Welocalize is heavily involved in the evaluation and onboarding of machine translation (MT) for new localization programs.  Technical documentation […]

Technology Tools in the Localization of Technical Documentation

In this interview, Nicole McColgan, Senior Project Manager and Team Leader at Welocalize, shares her knowledge and experience from over 10 years of working with clients who produce high volumes of technical documentation. She talks about the growing importance of technology in the translation of technical and engineering content to help manage efficiency and costs. […]

Celebrating Love and Affection Around the World

In many countries, February 14 is Valentine’s Day, the Feast of Saint Valentine and a significant cultural and commercial celebration. Although Valentine’s Day originated from the Western countries, this romantic day is widely celebrated around the world. It is a much commercialized event, with an average annual spending of $13 billion for Valentine’s Day and […]

2017 Global Manufacturing Trends and Localization Tips

As global populations and economies grow and evolve, manufacturers are constantly faced with challenges and opportunities to progress product development and expand operations into new markets. Manufacturers in all sectors, including heavy equipment, industrial, machinery, automation, components and electronics, innovate processes, systems and technology to stay ahead of world demand for the many products that […]

The Role of Language, Translation and Interpretation in Global Sport

Sport is an area that unites many countries and cultures and is quite simply a universal language that everyone understands, whether your team wins or not. International sporting events bring millions of people together from all over the world to enjoy matches and tournaments. We also spend countless hours watching sports coverage, broadcast on various […]

Importance of Chatbots in Global Marketing

Chatbots are gaining popularity and are becoming a useful tool for global marketers. They deliver an interactive messaging service, driven by computer programs or sometimes artificial intelligence (AI) and can conduct online conversations by messaging or “speaking” to users. Instead of browsing a website or having to go through a frustrating “phone tree”, users simply […]