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International Translation Day is Saturday

st jeromeThis Saturday marks the first official International Translation Day at the United Nations (UN). As one of the world’s largest employers of language professionals, the UN chose September 30 to celebrate the work of translators and interpreters around the world.

Why September 30?

According to the UN explanation, this day celebrates St. Jerome (pictured to the left), the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators.” He is most well-known for translating the Bible into Latin. Read more about: International Translation Day is Saturday  »

Multilingual Websites: Which Languages Do You Need?

flags 3Deciding which languages to have on your website may seem like an obvious choice, but we do see a lot of client companies struggle with this decision. Launching a website localization project is not a trivial undertaking. It requires a strategic commitment of both time and money. Here are five important questions you can ask yourself before making that all-important commitment.

 

1.  Where are your customers?

Many countries have official national languages. Read more about: Multilingual Websites: Which Languages Do You Need?  »

Strategy, Risks & Benefits of SOP Translation

pharma manufacturingIn the pharmaceutical industry, precision is critical to success. Bad press from a recall of improperly made medical products can cause reputational damage that lasts for years. This is where Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) come into play as an essential part of quality control.

An SOP is a set of step-by-step written instructions that document a work routine or repetitive activity performed by employees at a specific facility or organization. In pharmaceutical manufacturing, Read more about: Strategy, Risks & Benefits of SOP Translation  »

Why Pharmaceutical Companies Need a Great Language Service Provider

pharma cos need a great LSPPharma companies are under tremendous pressure to deliver the next billion dollar drug. In 2016, the 15 top-selling prescription drugs generated between $4.3 and $16 billion of revenue. Getting a drug to market, however, involves an extremely complex, time consuming and expensive process that is made even more complicated by today’s globalized cross-border clinical trials, international regulatory approvals, and vastly different cultural markets.

Smart pharmaceutical organizations are always on the lookout for any way to remove bottlenecks and streamline the process. Read more about: Why Pharmaceutical Companies Need a Great Language Service Provider  »