The Life of a Translation Project Manager

Translation project managerMake no mistake — I love working in the translation business. This doesn’t mean, however, that it doesn’t come with some trials and tribulations.

Many graduating French students or bilingual ESL students simply think that because they know another language, they have access to a job that’s easy for them based simply on the fact that they know more than one language – but this isn’t the case. There are a lot of different skills involved in being a translation project manager, from being good with people to organization.

These are just a few of the things I have to experience every day being a translation project manager. (more…)

5 Tips to Promote your Multilingual Website in Social Media

5 Tips to Promote your Translation Company Website in Social MediaSocial media has really shrunk the world. What’s more, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are available in multiple languages, further connecting our global community. This also means that it’s worth it to promote your translation company website in social media.

Global businesses haven’t truly given in to globalization if they don’t have content available on their website in multiple languages. This is where a translation company comes in: they can take a business with global dreams and make them a reality. Other clients are on social media with more specific translation needs, like translating a brochure into multiple languages for non-English speaking clients.

These clients are waiting for translation companies on social media — all it takes to reach them is a little promotion.

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The Paralympics Win the Gold Medal for Promoting the Translation of People-First Language

Katie Ledecky (left) and Jessica Long (right). Credits: Fernando Frazao & Clive Rose

Olympics and Paralympics

We have all heard of Katie Ledecky, but what about Jessica Long?

Long is also an adorable athlete with an infectious smile. At 12 years of age, she was the youngest competitor on the US 2004 team. She has held several world records in swimming. (more…)

Translation Error Raises Stakes in Real Estate Legal Battle Between Katy Perry and California Nuns

katy perryA translation error plays a key role in an ongoing legal battle between pop singer Katy Perry and a group of nuns, the Los Angeles order of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. At issue is the $15 million sale of the order’s villa-style convent in California.

It’s not every day that a mistranslation of a Latin document has such high stakes real estate and legal repercussions — but in this case, a protracted legal battle hinges on the translation of a Vatican decree that was used to convince a judge to clear the sale of the luxury property. (more…)