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Obama vs. Romney – Does Foreign Language Fluency Matter?

Posted by Tomedes on October 9, 2012 – 3:57 pm Filed under Uncategorized
In reviewing the presidential candidates for the upcoming U.S. Presidential election in November, a question came to mind. What languages - if any, do the candidates know fluently, or even on a conversational level? What about past presidents? Does it...
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You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to Say “L’Shanah Tovah!”

Posted by Tomedes on September 13, 2012 – 4:46 pm Filed under Online Translation, Translation Events, Translation Services, Uncategorized
Why You Should Send a Rosh Hashanah Greeting eCard This Year [caption id="" align="alignright" width="155" caption="Photo credit: Center for Jewish History, NYC"][/caption] Well, it's free, for one thing. Free is good, but the better reason is so you can be a part of...
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2012 International ProZ Virtual Conference

Posted by Tomedes on August 21, 2012 – 5:00 pm Filed under Uncategorized
Free Attendance to the Largest Gathering of Freelance Translators The 4th annual ProZ Translators Web Conference will air worldwide, open to all freelance translators, professional translator services and language professionals. It is the largest gathering of translators to occur each...
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Stingy Clients – or Localized Translation Rates?

Posted by Tomedes on August 13, 2012 – 2:01 pm Filed under Uncategorized
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="English: Exchange rates for Malawi Kwacha posted by a currency trader in Lilongwe on October 7, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)"][/caption] Localized Translation Rates? What!? The economy has affected most working individuals, small businesses, and the terms that...
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U.S. DOD Lack of Fluent Foreign Language Speakers

Posted by Tomedes on June 22, 2012 – 2:46 pm Filed under Uncategorized
  [caption id="attachment_225" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael G. Vickers, right, speaks with Afghan officials during a trip to Afghanistan. Courtesy photo: American Forces Press"][/caption]  Two years ago US troops began to withdraw from Afghanistan, on the...
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6 Things That Should Always Be Professionally Translated

Posted by Tomedes on June 12, 2012 – 3:47 pm Filed under Language Translation Advice, Marketing Translation, Online Translation, Translation Services, Web site Translation
Translation for Global Markets? What? So you think you have the next biggest, baddest, soon-to-be-viral-and-globally-trending mobile app.  You prepare your press release, media kit, and have all your ducks in a row for the big release.  It finally hits consumer markets...
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Buzzwords and Publicity Stunts in the Language Services Industry: Google’s Translator Toolkit

Posted by M.E.Simpson on June 10, 2012 – 1:32 pm Filed under Machine Translation, Online Translation, Translation Services, Translation Tools
 Google's New Translator Toolkit Google recently released an update to the Google Translator Toolkit, with claims to make developers lives much easier when localizing mobile apps.   The new and improved Google Translator Toolkit now allows several new formats to be uploaded to the editor for...
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Global Accessibility: How Does Your Website Score?

Posted by M.E.Simpson on June 8, 2012 – 6:40 pm Filed under Corporate Translation, Online Translation, Translation Advice, Translation Facts, Translation Services
   How Globalized is Your Ecommerce?    At this point, there should really be no need to "convince" any business or company with online sales and/or enterprising that globalization is a smart move. It's become necessary, in order for any...
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Crappy Translation Can Kill You

Posted by M.E.Simpson on June 5, 2012 – 6:36 pm Filed under Uncategorized
The title may sound like a dramatic hyperbole created simply to be a catchy headline - and yes, it is. But it's also a dramatic catchy headline that happens to be true. This week we've been covering a variety of...
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When Google Search Results Are a Million Times Short of What You’re Looking For – Try the MillionShort Search

Posted by Tomedes on May 3, 2012 – 2:04 am Filed under Uncategorized  Revealing the Deepest Results of a Search Have you ever wondered, while searching for something on Google, where or how to find results that are way, waaay down in search results?  What would you find if you removed say, the...
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