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GDPR for Language Services



What you need to know… What is GDPR? Customers, consumers, and users can now enjoy more transparency into how their data is being used, thanks to Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. The regulation affects any businesses that handle or transmit personal information of individuals inside the European Union. Effectively, not just companies […]

AI and Language Automation: Opportunity or Calamity?



Is complete push-button localization imminent or hyped? With the fast pace of innovation in the language services industry, what should globally expanding companies look for and on what kind of localization provider should they place their bets? Or will the need for language services providers soon disappear altogether? To get an insider perspective read the […]

7 Ways to Stretch Your Localization Budget



Looking for ways to stretch your localization budget? Here are 7 money-saving tips to get the most out of your globalization dollars: In the habit of sending PDFs? Clients can help their localization service provider by supplying the source files from which a final document or video was created. Although very useful for reference, PDFs […]

AI, Localization, and China



Hangzhou City, China. A Chinese Project Manager’s Perspective. Imagine a world where you can pay for everything with your smartphone, where wearable devices translate everything on-demand, where urban traffic flows are optimized by AI, and where daily necessities like bicycles, umbrellas, and cars are sharable. Welcome to Hangzhou, China’s first “Smart City”! Hi, my name is […]

Before Your Company “Sails the Seven Seas”…


Posted by MediaLocate | Blog | No Comments October 6th, 2017


Before Your Company “Sails the Seven Seas,” Consider These Essential ”Seven Cs”: Seven Core Components of a Successful Global Product Launch Effective website, product or media globalization goes well beyond translation of your English content. In order to compete in the global market place, globalization services must address the needs of target locales, while concurrently […]

MediaLocate Releases Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Translation Connector


Posted by MediaLocate | Blog | No Comments August 21st, 2017


Reduce Time, Cost, and Headaches with the New Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Translation Connector. MediaLocate is launching a new Translation Management Automation (TMA) connector, a module that helps web content and marketing professionals manage translations directly from Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). Users are able to select content, request translations and, once the translations are complete, automatically import them into each locale, ready for […]

7 REASONS WHY YOUR MEDICAL TRANSLATION PARTNER MAY NOT BE HIPAA-COMPLIANT



How carefully have you screened your Language Services Provider? And how carefully have they screened themselves? As we mentioned several months ago, medical translation can be complicated. To begin with, your company needs to make sure your Localization Services Provider (LSP) is scalable. Can they handle the complexities of large, multilingual medical projects with tight deadlines?  How […]

MediaLocate Rises in Ranks of Top 100 Global Translation Companies



…remaining in the Top 25 in North America (#22) and moving up 3 spots to #82, worldwide.  In its “Who’s Who in Language Services and Technology: 2017” report, the market research firm Common Sense Advisory states, “Tens of thousands of providers around the globe work with hundreds of thousands of professional linguists to deliver services […]

MediaLocate speeds global marketing campaign from 3 weeks to 3 days



When fast just isn’t quick enough. Today’s global marketing campaigns require much more than just the translation of content. They require speed, agility, and accuracy.  Many global campaigns are the result of extensive collaboration between numerous stakeholders from many different departments and geographies, facing creative, logistic, and technical hurdles. Rather than pre-planning for weeks in […]

Healthcare Trends on the Rise: Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)



Certified Medical Interpreters for Life-Saving Communication Imagine what it would be like to be in need of healthcare, but unable to effectively communicate with your physician. Realize not only the stress that would come with receiving life-saving medical care, but also the added frustration of knowing that you couldn’t understand the important information that was being […]

Games Localization: 3 Hot Topics At This Year’s GDC



Know what’s even more exciting than playing a video game? Localizing it!   Hi, my name is Yanan Cheng, and I am a Chinese project manager at MediaLocate. I love to play and localize video games and last month I had a chance to attend the 2017 Games Developer Conference (GDC 2017) in San Francisco.  […]

The First Customer Report Cards Are In!



Client satisfaction surveys… and the verdict is? Once a quarter we survey around 30 of our top customers. They are mostly comprised of large enterprise accounts, strategic partnerships and unique localization programs.  This helps us take the pulse of our key growth customers:  their needs, their satisfaction, and their pain points. While we service and […]

How Do You Tune A Fish?



How Do You Tune A Fish?  – Localizing for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Translating for informal science centers, be it texts for exhibits or video scripts for visitor tours, poses a special challenge. Not only must the message be localized to a specific geographic region, but it must also be targeted to a very diverse […]

What are Prominent Women in Localization Planning for in 2017?



What are Prominent Women in Localization Planning for in 2017? Come and join us at the year’s first “Women in Localization Meet-Up” at Sony PlayStation in San Mateo this Thursday. Hear from and interact with a panel of localization professionals from Sony PlayStation, Survey Monkey, Juniper Networks, Alpha US, and MediaLocate. Leona Zacek, Vendor Manager, MediaLocate   When:                  […]

“We Speak Human”… it’s not just our tagline!


Posted by MediaLocate | Blog, Fun, Medialocate Events, News, Recording Services, Social Media, Testimonials | No Comments December 13th, 2016


“We Speak Human”…but actions speak louder than words. At MediaLocate the giving season doesn’t start just around the holidays. We feel very fortunate to have been able to share our success with others less fortunate, and we try to share and care all year around, especially in our own local community. This year, instead of […]

3 Localization Trends to Watch for in 2017



Localization Trends for 2017 and Beyond: Neural Machine Translation Machine Translation (MT) technology has taken another leap forward. This time, it’s a big leap forward. Instead of relying on the phrase-based statistical approach, neural MT simulates the interconnected network of the brain to generate translations. Several companies have unveiled neural MT technology, including Google, Microsoft, […]

BACK TRANSLATION CAN TIE YOU IN KNOTS



BACK TRANSLATION CAN TIE YOU IN KNOTS Your new localization provider has just delivered the translation you requested. It’s been through a standard translation, editing and proofing (TEP) process involving multiple linguists, but you’re uneasy. Your product is about to ship or your ad is going nationwide, and you want to check the translation one […]

Cultural Validation Checklist for Images


Posted by MediaLocate | Blog | No Comments August 5th, 2016


How well does your branding travel? Cultural Validation. Images are online casino in canada Images areleading language services provider (LSP), we see our share of websites, products, and documents ready to go global. While most of the time it’s clear that the branding will work worldwide, sometimes a “ready-to-go” project comes to us and we […]

MediaLocate Achieves Brand-New ISO 17100 Certification


Posted by MediaLocate | Blog, Certifications, Language Service Provider (LSP), News | No Comments July 19th, 2016


ISO 17100:2015 – A New Translation Services Standard is Here! Always a front runner when it comes to the highest level of professional translation certifications, today MediaLocate passed the ISO 17100:2015 audit and is being recommended for certification by LICS® (Language Industry Certification Systems®), a global accreditation body in Austria. ISO 17100:2015 is a brand-new […]

No Room for Mistakes in Legal & Medical Interpreting


Posted by MediaLocate | Blog, Certifications, Interpretation, Legal, Medical Translations, Translation | No Comments May 10th, 2016


MISTAKES IN LEGAL & MEDICAL INTERPRETING An Interpretation Challenge: A legal deposition is an incredibly important piece of evidence that serves as testimony by an expert, eyewitness, or other individual with knowledge relevant to your case. As the world becomes smaller and the global economy continues growing, more and more depositions are being done of […]

ITAR – Translation in the Defense Sector



ITAR – PUTTING SAFETY AND SECURITY FIRST You can never be too safe in this technologically advanced age.  Therefore, making sure your language provider is in compliance with federal defense regulations is very important to your company. The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are designed to control and limit access to specific kinds of […]

e-Discovery: Tapping into the Unknown



e-Discovery: Tapping into the Unknown. The fundamental purpose of e-Discovery is to coordinate, organize and structure vast amounts of documents, emails, call records, transcripts, contracts and other legal materials into collections for easier reference and analysis. Much of this documentation may be in different languages, and characters that are used in one language may be […]

Global Branding: That’s How They Roll



 A look at how the world’s best companies stay on top. Brands and branding can be understood best by looking at the crème de la crème of commerce. The leading examples of brands and branding online are the top, most successful company websites. Every list will include Google, Facebook, and YouTube, probably in the top […]

Lost Without Multilingual SEO



Lost Without Multilingual SEO (Search Engine Optimization). In decades past, your customers might have talked to their colleagues, family members, or local sales representatives to hear opinions and personal experiences with specific products, services or businesses within their immediate geographic area. Today, however, this information (and much, much more) is available to anyone, at any […]

To MT, or Not to MT? That is the Machine Translation Question.



To MT, or Not to MT? That is the Machine Translation Question. So what’s Machine Translation good for, anyway? Savvy tech companies know the answer, do you? The rapid increase in published content we call the “information explosion” has not been accompanied by a corresponding “budget explosion.” Global marketers are expected to get the message […]

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GDPR for Language Services

May 24, 2018

What you need to know… What is GDPR? Customers, consumers, and users can now enjoy more transparency into how their data is being used, thanks to Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. The regulation affects any businesses that handle or transmit personal information of individuals inside the European Union. Effectively, not just companies […]

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