Category Archive for: Field of translation

Microsoft unveils details of new Skype Translator feature

New Skype Translator Feature Earlier this year Microsoft unveiled the first details of their new Skype Translator feature that the company is hoping to roll out before the end of the year. It allows you to speak another language using Skype without having to learn it. This week Microsoft has released a new Skype Translator preview…

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9 Negotiation mistakes every translator has made once

Now, negotiation mistakes. I thought it was a very relevant topic to cover because of many misconceptions around negotiation, and even more little mistakes we’re all guilty of. Negotiation is often seen as something dodgy, perhaps close to haggling. Oftentimes we expect that when we give our price, the client says yes (hopefully) or no…

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Ten questions to ensure you get a high-quality translation

How to ensure you get a high-quality translation You’ve been tasked to have a text translated into a language you don’t understand a word of. You need a translation that is clear, accurate and stylistically proper, and you want to make sure you avoid any possible pitfalls in the appointment process. So, you kick-start Google…

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The bulk translation market just got even bulkier

Anything goes in the bulk translation market, and this is just another layer of the same market. Let’s try to identify some of the layers exerting downward pressure on translation fees in the bulk translation market. Double standard in the bulk translation market I often talk in my posts about the sad situation in the “translation…

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Seven signs that a translation agency is the real deal

In a previous post titled Seven Unmistakable Signs That A Translation Agency Is A Fake, I listed some of the most telling signs of an agency operating based on the rules of the corporate translation model. Many agencies clearly belong to this category, but definitely not all of them, although to my knowledge, the business…

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Duolingo and Google entering the standardized test game

Free language-learning app Duolingo and Google have had a wild ride. In just over two years on the market, Duolingo’s main product has racked up 30 million users, taking on giants such as Rosetta Stone. Founder Luis Von Ahn has repeatedly stated its business plan to offer a product where users help translate content for sites…

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Skype Translator to put human translators out of a job!

Is Skype Translator looking to put human translators out of a job? Can you imagine a world where language isn’t a barrier? Humanity would be able to achieve some crazy things, like perhaps rocketing a skyscraper into outer space! With every passing year, new technology innovations like Skype Translator chip away at the language barrier,…

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4 reasons you should hire a translation agency

4 reasons you should hire a translation agency This is the age of empowered users. From publishing to music, from accommodations to rental cars, the Internet has made it possible to cut out the middle men and give rise to a new so-called “sharing economy” where companies like Uber, Fiverr, AirBnB and Amazon’s Kindle Direct…

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YouTube to support 60FPS and translate video subtitles

At Vidcon, the premiere convention for online content curators, YouTube pulled all the stops. CEO Susan Wojcicki enticed listeners with a slew of new features rolling out for YouTube in the coming months, namely efforts to translate video subtitles.  Crowd-Sourced Efforts to Translate Video Subtitles At her first Vidcon since becoming the CEO of YouTube…

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Market for outsourced language services to skyrocket

The global market for outsourced language services and technology will surpass US$37.19 billion in 2014, according to a study by independent market research firm Common Sense Advisory. In its 10th annual global industry research report,” Language Services Market: 2014 ,” the firm details the findings of its comprehensive study. Outsourced language services to skyrocket in…

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