For the first time in Olympic history, 10 athletes from four different countries are competing under the Olympic flag as the Refugee Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. These athletes represent more than their war-torn countries. They represent 60 million refugees worldwide, the highest number since World War II, who have been forced Read More
Broadcasts in Native Languages of Olympic Athletes Increase Home Viewership About 11,000 athletes representing more than 200 countries are competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. Throughout the world, friends, relatives and compatriots gather to watch their nation’s athletes compete. In some regions of the world, however, people have not been able to see Read More
Accurate translations are of critical importance in the business arena. While poorly translated documentation may be amusing in the abstract, these little mistakes can have a surprisingly large impact on corporate safety plans, environmental protection strategies and scientific inquiries. Taking steps to prevent these translation errors can protect modern businesses against some serious legal complications. Here are four of the most damaging consequences of translation errors in the corporate environment.
In April 2016, Telemundo’s VP of sports announced that the station would be providing more extensive coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games than ever before, and they are doing just that. One of the most inspiring innovations for this year was the network’s personal stories of Team USA Hispanic athletes who came from different countries. Read More
What is especially interesting about the 2016 Olympic Games taking place in Brazil is that both the games and the country itself represent so many unique cultures and languages. Brazil spans 3.288 million square miles and has a population exceeding 200 million. Although Portuguese is the official language, there are about 180 indigenous languages used Read More
This blog post was inspired by the GLTaC Blog post about Which Jobs Produce the Best Project Managers and is a common topic of conversation among managers of Language Service Providers (LSPs). It was written by Richard Brooks, the CEO of the UK-based LSP K-International, a company specializing in legal translation services. Motivating Millennials What is a Millennial? Read More
Occasionally we have a need to find a new project manager, and we approach the task with a certain amount of trepidation. Casting the broad net of a Help Wanted ad brings in all types of prospects and depending on how you word the ad, the responses can be exactly what you were looking for, Read More
I realize that most people still believe the Earth is being overpopulated and we are running out of resources. In reality, with the exception of the African continent, almost all other regions are either stable or experiencing population decline.1 We take it for granted today that we can find someone skilled in almost any trade, Read More