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Nimdzi launches ranking of Top 100 LSPs

The guesswork around the performance of the industry in 2020 ends with the first ranking of language services providers by revenue. Nimdzi Insights just...

ELIA Together Starts Today

This is day one of Together at Home — the virtual version of the European Language Industry Association's (ELIA) annual conference. The event offers...

Are conditions safe for legal interpreters?

MultiLingual has often reported on the health risks medical interpreters face working on site during the covid-19 pandemic. But what about legal interpreters? Los Angeles...

NYC Mayor requests LSP investigation

Last week, MultiLingual reported on accusations against Linguistica International that allege the telephone interpreting (OPI) provider has paid some interpreters as low as 4 USD...

4Q revenue up for some LSPs, says GALA

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), an international trade group for language services providers (LSP) and their clients, has released its fourth quarter (Q4)...

Deaf Community Petitions for White House ASL Interpreter Removal

The Deaf community in the United States, as well as American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and devotees, welcomed this week's news that the Biden...

Weekly Shorts | January 29, 2021

Daily News reports on "low" interpreter wages This Sunday, New York Daily News reported on language services provider (LSP) Linguistica International paying what the paper calls...

Virtual LocWorld Kicks Off

Industry conference Localization World officially kicks off its second virtual version today. Not to be daunted by coronavirus lockdowns, LocWorldWide43 follows up on the...

Weekly Shorts | January 22, 2021

TransPerfect revenue up 11.5 percent TransPerfect has announced a 2020 year-end revenue of 852 million USD. This is a roughly 11.5 percent increase over 2019's...

Ad Astra Buys MontLingo

Silver Springs, Maryland-based translation company Ad Astra has bought MontLingo, a language services provider (LSP) in Brossard, Quebec. MontLingo was founded by Bryan Montpetit....

Breaking News: Straker Acquires Lingotek

Australian language services provider Straker Translation has officially purchased American translation tool company Lingotek, according to mandatory public disclosure reporting in Financial Times. Straker...

GlobalSake Launches February 4 with a Look at International Fitness

GlobalSake (pronounced like the Japanese rice wine) debuts its first online event February 4 focusing on international expansion case studies in the wellness and...

Google Translate Causes Vaccine Mishap

Last week, MultiLingual reported on a Virginia Department of Health website translation error that incorrectly told Spanish speakers they don’t need coronavirus vaccines. New information...

The need for greater inclusivity in video game development

Despite the fact that playing video games has become an international phenomenon, there are still so many cultures that are very underrepresented in video...

Memsource Buys Phrase

Czech Republic-based translation management system (TMS) Memsource has acquired Phrase, a competing TMS headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. Memsource chief executive officer (CEO) David Čaněk...

SBA Closes Comments on Controversial Proposal

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...

Maldonado named Women in Localization president

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...

ATA Offers Payment Plan to Struggling Members

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...

Weekly Shorts | January 8, 2021

Baltimore Sun profiles medical interpreter As covid vaccines begin to be distributed across the United States, more non-language professionals are learning to appreciate the role...

Beijing subway to standardize English translations

If you're heading to Beijing you may have to put up with conflicting subway station names — at least for a while. According to...

Belgian Translation Error Could Result in Travel Fines

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...

Gender Inclusive or Just Bad Hebrew?

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...

Anja Jones Translation Goes Fully Virtual

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...