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Friday Favorites: the top 5 articles on translation and more

Németh Nikolett
June 29, 2017

In this blogpost we have gathered the top 5 articles we have enjoyed reading this week. If you would like to know what's new in the translation business or you are just simply keen on languages, go on and check out our favourites!

 

TAKEAWAYS FROM LOCWORLD 34 BARCELONA


Localization World is the world's premiere conference when it comes to unveiling new translation technology and trends. Here is very helpful summary from Konstantin Dranch, a localisation industry researcher for those who missed this year's sessions and discussions.

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Chris Dell from Booking.com presenting on business metrics / Photo is owned by Konstantin Dranch


Read the full article here


DO YOU NEED A CAT TOOL EXPERT WITHIN YOUR ORGANISATION?


„(...) Project Managers usually have a waiting list of emails to respond to and actions to take. Spending even only half an hour on solving an unexpected technical problem within a project may ruin their day." So what could be the solution? An answer by Andrzej Nedoma CEO of XTRF Management Systems.


Read the full article here

 

THE 35 WORDS YOU'RE (PROBABLY) GETTING WRONG

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"Have you made a flagrant error, in confusing your alternative choices? The legendary Fleet Street editor Harold Evans proscribes this glossary to solve your language dilemmas."

Read the full article here

 

PLUNET SUMMIT 2017 - A SUCCESSFUL START! 150 PARTICIPANTS MET TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PLUNET

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Photo taken from Plunet's Facebook page

We at Language Experts Group have been using Plunet Translation Management System in our project management workflow since September  2015. Our vendor manager, Andrea Téry has attended Plunet Summit to learn and share.

"On June 1-2, 2017, the first international Plunet user conference, the "Plunet Summit", took place in Berlin. Over two intriguing days, 150 customers, technology partners and Plunet experts shared their experiences and ways of working, with a focus on Plunet and successful translation management."

 Read the full article here

 

 HENRY LIU: THE FUTURE OF TRANSLATION

... in the face of machine translation and commodification.

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Henry Liu is president of the International Federation of Translators. Those who are curious about the future of the translator and interpreter profession will hear a particularly exciting one-hour presentation. What happens if machine translation becomes more general? How do we get customers to look at translation as a service and not as a bulk product?

Watch the presentation here

Hope you enjoyed this short list of this week's favorite articles and stay tuned for more to come.

Have a nice weekend!