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Diversity in Localization: Entertainment Localization

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  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. I connected with Loy to talk about her recent experience in entertainment localization, to learn more about this part of the industry, and to see how it’s different from technical or traditional localization. What attracted you to moving to Los Angeles and working at Deluxe? I’m […]

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Going to LocWorld36? Join us for “Let’s Talk Japanese Again”

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  If it’s Japan, it’s covering pressing issues in the Japanese language. At LocWorld36 in Tokyo, April 3rd-5th, Women in Localization will be well represented at the Let’s Talk About Japanese Again in Japan session. Four prominent members of Women in Localization Japan Chapter will raise, debate, clarify and illuminate key issues in the Japanese language localization process. For the seasoned Japanese localizer, the hands-on project manager, the business developer or the linguistically curious, the four panelists will talk about handling a localization project from A to Z in one of the most challenging languages to manage. The session includes […]

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Join Women in Localization at LocWorld36 in Tokyo

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By Sarah Pokorna “Digital Transformation” is something you’re going to be hearing a lot more about in the coming months. It’s changing the way we’re working, and it’s beginning to define how we do things in the localization industry, too. From AI to big data, the localization industry is being challenged, but like all challenges, we can use them to our advantage. And LocWorld36 in Tokyo is going to be teaching us to do just that! We’re really excited to be attending from 3-5th April 2018. While we can’t wait to learn more about digital transformation from the 50+ industry experts […]

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GALA 2018 Boston

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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 to discuss emerging trends, best practices, and challenges in the language industry. With its innovation-oriented focus, the conference is the right place to exchange strategic information on the translation and localization business in the high-tech, digital world. The highly-qualified speakers and renowned exhibitors make this […]

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Anna Pietruszka

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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 she is planning for the newly minted chapter. She is a very impressive professional who has kept nourishing younger women because she values education and mentorship and knows what a difference they can make at the onset of someone’s career. We need more women like […]

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Join W.L. in Thanking our Chair, Allison McDougall

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Women in Localization (W.L.) is pleased to announce that 2017 Chair, Allison McDougall, will be joining the advisory board for 2018. We are thrilled to have Allison’s continued mentorship, insight, and support as we continue to grow and flourish as an organization. During this past year, Allison has led the W.L. Board implementation of our newly established Executive Committees. She has been instrumental in propelling W.L. into new partnerships, opening 4 new Chapters (including our first chapter in South America), and launching the new brand. Please join us in thanking Allison for an amazing year and her incredible leadership in […]

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Maria Kania-Tasak

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As the year draws to a close, I cannot but look back in pride and astonishment about what Women in Localization has achieved this year. We have reached 12 chapters around the world and we have several more lined up for the next quarters. All of this would not be possible without the passion and devotion of women like Maria, who has been reaching out, mentoring, supporting, coordinating our members in the EMEA region. A successful Chapter founder herself, she has been a crucial player in the global expansion of our organization. Maria is also Account Director at Translations.com and […]

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Michele Carlson and Diana Ballard talk LocWorld35

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Marketing committee content contributor, Anagha Patil speaks to two W.L. members about #LocWorld35 – Michele Carlson and Diana Ballard. Michele Carlson is the Chapter Manager for Women in Localization’s Silicon Valley chapter. She is the Senior Localization Manager at Survey Monkey. Michele will host a session titled, “Translation is Dead” as part of the Core Competencies track with presenters Aido Bermudez from Lookout and Káre Lindahl from Venga Global. Michele says, “(I am) so excited to attend LocWorld Silicon Valley this year. The program line-up is outstanding with speakers engaging in hot topics across the industry. Can’t wait to see […]

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Thinking Outside the Box

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Hanna Kanabiajeuskaja is the Product Manager – Localization at Box. Hanna is a member Women in Localization and has been a presenter for Women in Localization’s Silicon Valley chapter events.  She will be a presenter at next week’s LocWorld35 in Silicon Valley. Her conference program, “Global by Design,” will be held on November 2nd, 1:30-2:15pm and will be hosted by Donna Parrish, Publisher MultiLingual and co-organizer of LocWorld. “Global Product is a bit of data and a lot of empathy” Tell me about your background and what brought you to Box? I grew up in Belarus in the 90s, when […]