August 8, 2017
For most of our lifetimes, English has been the international language of science. In historical terms, however, a scientific lingua franca hasn’t really existed since Latin lost popularity in the 18th century.
Among the first to break with tradition was Galileo, who in the early 1600s published the majority of his work in Italian (to the dismay of the Church and many of his peers). Isaac Newton began his publishing career in Latin, Read more about: Overcoming Language Barriers by Translating Scientific Research »
August 1, 2017
A recent study revealed that incidents of identity theft in the United States grew by 16% in 2016, compared with the previous year. The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 defines this criminal act as “knowingly transfer[ing] or us[ing], without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person with the intent to commit…any unlawful activity.” In the U.S., it’s a problem that left 15.4 million victims in its wake and a price tag of $16 billion in 2016. Read more about: How to Protect Your Customers from Identity Theft »
July 25, 2017
In today’s global economy, manufacturers often need to prepare technical translations of product instructions (i.e., MSDS’s, technical manuals, user guides) in multiple languages for markets around the globe. This is necessary when a single country has more than one national or commonly spoken language, such as English and Spanish in the United States, or when a company is trying to break into a new foreign market.
When translating technical documents, Read more about: How Technical Translation Services Help Move Manufacturing Products »
July 18, 2017
The year is 1986. Mark Zuckerberg is two-years-old and the internet is just starting to make its way into research, academics and business. With the era of electronic data begun, Congress enacts the Stored Communications Act (SCA), extending Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizures to electronically stored information (ESI).
Fast forward to 2017. Mark Zuckerberg’s daughter is one-year-old. Email, instant messaging and social networks dominate how we communicate – and ESI has become a routine target of discovery during litigation, Read more about: Social Media E-Discovery in the Courtroom »
July 11, 2017
Single-source authoring is a methodology commonly used by technical writers to increase the re-use of existing written content instead of rewriting information. When preparing materials for marketing abroad, single-source authoring software can make a significant difference in reducing the amount of technical translations you will need to complete for foreign audiences.
Take the example of a technical writer working at a company that makes a line of glucose monitoring devices. Read more about: Five Benefits of Single-Source Authoring for Technical Translation »