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Centralization of the translation process

The dictionary definition of the word centralization is “it is the process by which the activities of an organization become concentrated within a particular location and/or group”. This concept of centralization is more relevant today in the face of increased globalization of companies today than ever before. It is particularly relevant to the activity of translation in order to maintain consistency as well as lower overall cost of translation.

Facing intense competition, companies like those in finance and insurance are increasingly globalizing their operations by opening offices in other countries where business opportunities abound. While doing so they cannot ignore the … Continue Reading

A Guide to the Modern Translation Industry

The professional translation industry has recently gone through two important changes in the way it goes about its translation services: specialization and globalization. Human translation has undoubtedly transformed itself during the end of the last millennium and the beginning of the new one. It wasn’t too long ago that professional translation agents would mostly operate in domestic markets, delivering their wares and translation services in person (and most individual, freelance translators still do that nowadays).

Even though the circumstances may appear unfair, it’s important for would-be translators to understand that … Continue Reading

Globalization and translation

Globalization has affected the translation industry just like every other industry both positively and negatively. While in the product space we have benefited from lower costs with same or superior quality manufactured from countries China, a similar trend has been found in the translation industry too. Translators from the developed world have to compete with those from the low cost countries now, but it has not pervaded much either due to language barriers. For example it is not easy to find persons fluent in languages like Swedish and also say French from countries like Sri Lanka … Continue Reading

Integrating Localization, Globalization, and Translation Together

One of the main reasons why companies are so eager to adopt the Internet globalization paradigm into their marketing strategy is because it will theoretically help bring in a multitude of profit and intensify trade to a global scale. The ability to access a worldwide audience and become a multinational success is nearly every business’s dream, which is why they’re all willing to go through the trouble of looking for professional translation firms or freelance translation services that’ll provide them with either high-quality human translation or comprehensive human translation with a bit of machine … Continue Reading