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Weekly Shorts | January 15, 2021

4 days ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Translation error says Spanish speakers don’t need vaccine A localization error on the Virginia Department of Health’s website told Spanish speakers they don’t need coronavirus… Continue Reading

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SBA Closes Comments on Controversial Proposal

6 days ago
By Terena BellTerena Bell

Comments are now closed on a controversial proposal from the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Rule SBA-2020-0055-0001 seeks to raise the amount language services companies… Continue Reading

Maldonado named Women in Localization president

7 days ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Women in Localization has a new president: Argentine translation leader Cecilia Maldonado begins her one-year term today. Founded in 2008, Women in Localization is a… Continue Reading

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ATA Offers Payment Plan to Struggling Members

1 week ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Can’t afford your American Translators Association (ATA) dues? New this year, the organization is allowing members to pay in two installments: 50 percent down now,… Continue Reading

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Beijing subway to standardize English translations

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

If you’re heading to Beijing you may have to put up with conflicting subway station names — at least for a while. According to news… Continue Reading

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Belgian Translation Error Could Result in Travel Fines

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

English-speaking visitors to Belgium may have arrived under a misunderstood set of coronavirus-related travel rules, according to national newspaper The Brussels Times. “According to the… Continue Reading

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Gender Inclusive or Just Bad Hebrew?

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

It’s traditional for the United States House of Representatives to open each new session with a prayer, but that prayer typically doesn’t end with “a-women.”… Continue Reading

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Anja Jones Translation Goes Fully Virtual

2 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Anja Jones Translation (AJT), a British language services provider (LSP), has gone completely virtual. Staff’s last day in the company’s physical Newquay, England office was… Continue Reading

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A New Translation App from…Hyundai?

3 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

There’s a new Korean-English translation app out there and it’s made by Hyundai. That’s right: The automobile manufacturer has gotten in the language business. According… Continue Reading

Translated releases a short film about the wonders of language

4 weeks ago
By Marjolein Groot NibbelinkMarjolein Groot Nibbelink

Translating means allowing everyone to understand the world and to be understood. This is a real gift that people working into the localization industry offer… Continue Reading

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Appalachia en Español

4 weeks ago
By MultiLingualStaff

When you live in the Appalachian mountains, Spanish textbooks don’t always speak to you. That’s the realization that led Harlan County, Kentucky schoolteachers Chris Anama-Green… Continue Reading

New GALA Board Announced

1 month ago
By MultiLingualStaff

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) has announced its 2021-2022 directors. Of the seven person board, four seats were up for grabs with 18 members… Continue Reading

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Literary Translation and the Art of Capturing Nuance

1 month ago
By Jonathan Pyner

In our interview with Lisa Dillman, one of this year’s National Book Award Finalists in Literary Translation, she shared valuable insights about translating works from… Continue Reading

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Macau Chinese-Portuguese Translation Exam Center

1 month ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Part of an effort to preserve and celebrate the history of the Portuguese language in the city, officials in Macau have announced the creation of… Continue Reading

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Insights from Translation Studies Scholar Sherry Simon

2 months ago
By Jonathan Pyner

If one looks closely enough, a city reveals in every brick, window, and street sign a complex history and continuing tensions through its translational spaces.… Continue Reading

Newly-Founded Entertainment Globalization Association Shares Strategy

2 months ago
By Katie Botkin

The newly-minted Entertainment Globalization Association (EGA), just created last week, has set its sights on publicizing the role of localization in the entertainment industry. The… Continue Reading

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Jeju Province to Expand Language Services for Workers

3 months ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Receiving thousands of requests for translation and interpretation services each year, the Jeju Province has decided to expand its language services to include seven new… Continue Reading

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Francophone Translation Services Resume in Grand Prairie, Alberta

3 months ago
By MultiLingualStaff

Alberta’s Grande Prairie Translation Centre and Employment Services stopped receiving grant money in April, forcing services for the Francophone community to halt. After securing a… Continue Reading

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