Yet another year has gone by, welcome to 2010 dear reader, my best wishes to you for a happy and prosperous New Year. Overall 2009 was good for the language translation industry as in spite of the recession we managed to notch up better results than many other major industries which went reeling from the shock of recession and are still recovering.
The New Year comes with fresh challenges; moreover as the economy recovers there will be more opportunities for the language translation industry. 2009 saw a buildup in awareness about the importance of language translation among people from different industries. They started taking interest in the business opportunities that would open up for them if they used language translation services and expanded their business into prospective overseas markets. This awareness will now likely lead to positive action as various business organizations roll-out their expansion plans in which language translation services would play an integral role.
Niche translation is also likely to see more development in 2010. Over the past year more people came to know about the importance of specialization in translation. Now niche translators or translation professionals working within a specified knowledge area or with less popular languages are coming into their own. We can now frequently find specialized translation services like game translation, medical documents translation and legal translation along with translation to and from languages like Tagalog, Catalan and Pashto which are spoken by small groups of people and mostly restricted within small geographical boundaries. It’s just the beginning of the year and at Tomedes we have already bounced back from the holiday mood and geared up to take our language translation services to new heights. Keep watching this space for more.