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Life as an Editor

By Mabel Chan, Junior Editor, on behalf of the Editorial team at Lingua Technologies International. The state of translation/interpretation is gaining global recognition. For instance, according to the Economist, the business of translation, interpreting and software localisation (revising websites, apps and the like for use in a foreign language) generates revenues of $37 billion a […]

Rolling with Kocarek

On the 2nd week of October this year, I was assigned to head to Germany to meet up with our dear GCBG partner, and one of the best language service providers in the business, Kocarek GmbH. Was it a positive experience? Most definitely. Any negative remarks? Nein! Embarking on a journey to a country that […]

Happy International Translation Day

Do you know that September 30th is International Translation Day? In fact, this special day has been celebrated since 1953, all thanks to the initiative of the International Federation of Translators (IFT). Here’s some enlightening background on this special day. September 30th is the feast day of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translation. Yes! […]

ASEAN – The next Asian Hotspot

Are you still only looking at the traditional Asia growth market of China, Japan and Korea when you are looking for a slice of the Asian market share? Yes, these are definitely good markets to go into and we are not saying that you should be ignoring them totally. But have you considered other alternatives? […]

English Language Problem: Fix It to Grow Your Business Internationally

No language is spoken more globally than English. Popular culture (such as film) and mass media have greatly contributed to making the English language better accepted and understood. As a result, English has become the default choice for 1,500 million people worldwide when communicating with other nationalities—even though there are only 375 million native speakers. However, the […]

Conference, Conference, Conference…

Ah…..conferences! It’s been a while since I’ve been to one. For the uninitiated, there’s actually a circuit of such conferences meant for the translation industry happening annually. The first EUATC conference I went to was in 2008. On the invitation of one of our GCBG partners who was at that time one of the organisers […]

There is such thing as a GOOD CLIENT!

Believe or not, there is really such a thing as a good client. Bad clients are over-rated. They do not form a majority of your clientele base but the amount energy they zapped from you and the pain they inflict are enough to send you reeling for years to come. Any experience with them always […]

And leave Truth as the Casualty

“How many lies must we tell? How many lies must we see? How many times must we say it’s for the best? And leave truth as the casualty?” – Spandua Ballet http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/pie-work-site-collapse-or-kim-peow-construction-firm-behind-viaduct-had?xtor=CS1-10 In this latest saga that involved human lives, the contract will awarded to the lowest bidder.  I am not very sure what goes […]
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