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Speaking of Language

Our team has a lot to say on the subject of language, along with the people, processes and technologies that surround it. Our thoughts are collected here, with frequent additions to keep the conversation fresh. Check back often for new posts, and Contact Us with any questions or topic ideas. Posts are displayed by date with the most recent first. To narrow down by topic, please use the categories to the right.

Responsible for Language Services
I Am Now Responsible for Language Services… What’s Next?
The responsibility of centralizing the organization’s translation needs is now yours. Your boss heard that early in your career you
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Localization - Profit Generator or Cost Element
Localization: Profit Generator or Cost Element?
Is localization considered a money eater or a money gainer? Where does localization reside in the profit and loss (income)
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Multicultural Communication in Globalization
The Importance of Multilingual Communication in Globalization
Have you ever called your credit card or insurance company and spoken to an international English speaker from another part
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Translation Source Files
Translation Source Files. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
The source file is the most important document in the translation process. The source file, which is the file to be
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What Little Ears Shouldn't Hear - Using Children as Interpreters
What Little Ears Shouldn’t Hear: Using Children as Interpreters
Across the globe, as families migrate and face language barriers, children often take on the role of interpreter. Children tend
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Stick Your Foot in the Breadfruit
Stick Your Foot in the Breadfruit
Language is incredibly fascinating. The meaning of words and phrases changes from culture to culture. Learning a new language not
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Establish a Common Language as Part of Localization Planning
Establish a Common Language as Part of Localization Planning
Localization is a team effort. Transforming content to ensure it has the same impact in another language and culture involves
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Why Do I Need An Interpreter? A Nurse's Perspective
Why Do I Need an Interpreter? A Nurse’s Perspective.
When people learn that I’m a #VocalinkInsider, they frequently share their own, personal experiences working with interpreters or translators. I
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Avoid Miscommunication & Generate ROI
Avoid Miscommunication & Generate ROI with Translation
Are you ready to maximize your translation budget with full-spectrum translation services designed to meet your company’s specific needs? Translation
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cultural diversity readiness
Cultural Diversity Readiness
What does the Owl symbolize in your culture? We hear some saying wisdom, knowledge, intelligence, education, but hear others saying
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Strong Linguistic Voice
Your Brand’s Linguistic Voice
Have you witnessed two brands with similar offerings enter a new global market space simultaneously, and see one brand excel
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Marketing Translation Builds Strong Global Brand Identity
Strategic Marketing Translation Builds Strong Global Brand Identity
You’ve made the decision to take your company global. During that process, you’ve probably considered the idea of translating your
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