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The Lowdown on Translation Crowdsourcing: Overview and Benefits for Volunteers

Back in 2008, Facebook asked its users to help translate its then unlocalized site into other languages – within a year of launching this project, Facebook was available in 16 languages. Following Facebook’s success with translation crowdsourcing, other companies and organizations started to adopt the idea of utilizing volunteer translators for their localization needs. The …
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Challenges and Opportunities: How do you support complex medical clients?

Challenges and opportunities: How do you support complex medical clients? If you are a business development manager for a localization company, focussed on winning new life sciences clients, what level of expertise and knowledge do you think is important to possess when talking to a new prospective buyer of your services? If you are a …
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Game On: Two Women Smashing Gaming Localization Stereotypes

Game On: Two Women Smashing Gaming Localization Stereotypes By Mimi Moore While roughly half of all online gamers are women (42% in 2015), there is a widespread belief that the gaming industry is unwelcome to women. Only one in five game developers is a woman and female gamers have faced online or in-game sexism, hostility, …
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Miyuki Mori

  This impressive group of Women in Localization met at LocWorld Tokyo earlier this month. Miyuki Mori, the APAC Geo-Manager for Women in Localization, helped coordinate the group’s activities and supported and contributed to the organization of LocWorld. In the interview she tells us about herself, about her new role and about LocWord and localization …
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Selling Localization Services into the Life Sciences Market

As a Business Development Manager in the Localization industry, what do you need to know and how do you approach the task of selling your company’s services into the broad field of life sciences? At first glance, particularly for a new recruit to the industry or to the field of sales, the paths to take …
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Erica Haims

Global Sound Bites – An Interview with Erica Haims, Executive Director for the Marketing Committee of Women in Localization by Valeria Barbero Years ago, at the San Francisco Localization Unconference, I met a cheerful, bright woman who told me that everybody seemed to be talking about localization in a way that did not resonate with …
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Diversity in Localization: Entertainment Localization

    Loy Searle is a Board Member and VP of Women in Localization and has worked in the localization industry for 20+ years. Loy has led content and globalization teams at JD Edwards, Mincom, Google, and Intuit. Most recently, Loy served as VP of Localization Operations at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group in Burbank, California. …
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GALA 2018 Boston

Get ready for the must-attend event of the translation and localization industry Author: Susanna Fiorini We are thrilled to announce that Women in Localization is participating in the 10th annual The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) conference in Boston (March 13-16, 2018). Every year, GALA’s Language of Business conference provides localization professionals with an fantastic opportunity …
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Anna Pietruszka

The Polish Chapter of Women in Localization just opened last month. The timing could not be better, since Poland is becoming a very important hub for the localization industry in Europe. Anna Pietruszka is the Chapter Manager for WL Poland and she tells us something about herself, something about our industry in Poland and what …
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