We are translators. We are good. We are Spanish native speakers. We are friends. The four of us got together to compare translations over chocolate covered strawberries and mimosas. ‘Cause that’s how we roll. Each one of us wrote a different version
IMUG talks have become events I anticipate. The third Thursday of the month I look forward to attending what I know will be an interesting presentation in a cool location surrounded by good friends and a huge opportunity to meet GILT* professionals. Tonight’s presenter
The Northern California Translators Association is doing a great job at getting local. The South Bay Happy Hour, organized by Kazuyo Levitan, took place at Pacific Catch in Mountain View. We couldn’t have asked for better weather to sit outside.
By Rick Dudgeon What is internationalization? If you do a search of the web, you’ll find that internationalization, or i18n, is often used interchangeably with localization (L10n). You might view them as two parts of the same process. They are
Wishing you a fun 4th of July weekend! Here’s one from the archive: There are different reasons why we decide to leave our home country to engage in the adventure of moving to the land of hope. Although there are
I got invited to a Constant Contact marketing workshop called Rev Up Your Revenue held at PayPal headquarters. They offered a presentation on how to take full advantage of Constant Contact features and products, a PayPal Here card reader, a tour of the PayPal
Once again, IMUG delivered. Hosted by Google, Jen Wang from eBay talked about how their localization team helps to test and train the machine translation engine. She presented a localization project manager overview, explaining the cyclic process that takes place. Mara Martins wrote a great recap on her
In times when communications and brands “go global”, ironically there is also an increasing need for them to “go local” through multicultural content. In the broadest sense of the word, to localize means to adapt a particular product or service
To read my original article published by Translorial, the Journal of the Northern California Translators Association, click here. Last September I attended the Northern California Translators Association’s General Meeting. Besides mingling with old and new colleagues, during the meeting there is always a
Last week Whole Foods fired two guys for speaking Spanish while at work. It became such big news through social media that advocates started petitions and threatened with a nationwide boycott if the stores didn’t change the English-only policy by next week.