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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.  […]

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 […]

A New Year! A New Website!



A New Year! A New Website! We want to help you ring in the new year, so we thought we would do our part by launching a brand new website! Check it out at www.medialocate.com and feast your eyes on a brand new design, some really cool new “snackable” content, and a whole new range […]

The Tale of the Graceful Squid



MediaLocate translates and localizes all kinds of content. One customer may require that we translate a biochemistry patent from one language into another, while another customer may need us to localize their online casual gaming site from English into 12 other languages. Then there are the projects that are a bit closer to home and […]

Monterey to Host Language Capital of the World® Cultural Festival


Posted by MediaLocate | Fun, News, Uncategorized | No Comments April 17th, 2015


The City of Monterey, California, officially designated as “The Language Capital of the World®,” has announced that its first annual Cultural Festival will take place at Customs House Plaza on May 2 and 3, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MediaLocate is proud to be a sponsor of this event that celebrates and honors […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly…. A Shoot-Out with an Online Translation Provider



The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly…. A Shoot-Out with an Online Translation Provider We previously wrote about online translation portals that promise cutting-edge translation platforms, automated project management, and scalable workflows. This time around we thought we’d look at another breed of translation player emerging on the scene. As part of a growing trend, […]

Jeff Wood: A Legend Retires


Posted by MediaLocate | Fun, Medialocate Events, News, Uncategorized | No Comments March 17th, 2015


A Legend Retires: Announcement made at 2015 MIIS Career Fair. More than 200 students and alumni of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), formerly known as the Monterey Institute of International Studies, attended this year’s Translation, Interpretation & Localization Management Career Fair 2015. The Career Fair, which took place on February 27th […]

The best thing you can give someone is a chance.


Posted by MediaLocate | Fun, Globalization, Medialocate Events, News, Testimonials, Uncategorized | No Comments December 23rd, 2014


The best thing you can give someone is a chance. Meet Jovanni Rodriguez. Jovanni joined MediaLocate earlier this year through an organization called College Living Experience. Jovanni suffered a brain injury as a result of a biking accident about 10 years ago, but has since made steady progress towards independent living and is doing a terrific job […]

MediaLocate Raises $2,360 for Walk to End Alzheimers


Posted by MediaLocate | Fun, Medialocate Events, News, Uncategorized | No Comments October 17th, 2014


On Saturday, October 11, 2014, Team MediaLocate participated in the annual “Walk to End Alzheimers” in Monterey, CA and raised over $2,300 to help fight Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and […]

Where in the World was MediaLocate this Summer?


Posted by MediaLocate | Fun, Language Service Provider (LSP), Medialocate Events, Uncategorized | No Comments October 2nd, 2014


At MediaLocate we don’t just connect the world, we also travel it! As part of MediaLocate’s “We speak Human” culture, we wanted to show you the human side of MediaLocate, namely introduce you to a few of the people who make our company what it is. As we now head into fall, let’s take a […]

Medialocate World Cup Charity Pool


Posted by MediaLocate | Fun, Medialocate Events, News, Uncategorized | No Comments July 22nd, 2014


There’s nothing like a friendly wager to make watching the World Cup even more entertaining. Medialocate did just that and they did it the same way they do everything – by helping others both nationally and internationally. Members of staff decided to raise funds with their own World Cup. They pooled their money together and […]

Medialocate Participates in The Djouce Mountain Flag Challenge for Charity


Posted by MediaLocate | Fun, Medialocate Events, News | No Comments June 25th, 2014


Charity hike raises over $15,000 to support severely injured Pádraig Schäler, son of University of Limerick’s Reinhard Schäler While attending “Localization World’s” 2014 Conference on June 4-6 in Dublin, Ireland, Medialocate also co-sponsored and participated in the Djouce “Mountain Flag Challenge” for charity. Stephan Lins, Medialocate’s chief executive officer who scaled Djouce Mountain, explained that […]

The 5 Snares of Translation Review, or “Wait, There’s A Bear In My Software!”



Sometimes, doing your own translation review can cause unexpected results (see last example below)…

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Saving Our Oceans in Spanish Too



Kudos to our neighbor – and valued client – just down the hill from us, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and their popular Seafood Watch program.

“Smart People” Use A Right-Sized Localization Provider



So, whether you speak English, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Chinese, German or any of 12 languages, you’ll enjoy this humorous video just the same.

Celebrating Anniversaries at Medialocate


Posted by MediaLocate | Fun, Language Service Provider (LSP), Medialocate Events, News | No Comments January 15th, 2014


Celebrating 15-year anniversaries with Medialocate are Vilma Campos, Fran Grogan, Ilge Karancak, and Susie Hanson. Congratulations Ladies!

Lights, Camera, Action! The New My Medialocate Video



It’s the “free alternative” to costly cloud-based portals of other translation agencies.

How Languages See Colors Differently (VIDEO)



There is a clever young man in the U.K. (no, this isn’t the beginning of a limerick, though you will find it amusing)…

Power of Play for Children Who Need it Most – One World Futbol – Medialocate



Medialocate, leading translation and localization provider, donates shipment of “virtually indestructible” soccer balls through the One World Futbol Project

What Global Brands Can Learn from IKEA’s Blunder



This Common Sense Advisory article explains how IKEA made the mistake of “forgetting all branding is local”

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MediaLocate Launches Enhanced Client Intelligence Portal

October 26, 2017

– myMediaLocate 2.0 Improves Visibility and User Experience for Large Localization Programs – Enterprise localization programs must be efficient, agile, and above all, measurable. No longer can companies afford to work in departmental silos, not being aware of what other divisions do and not optimizing translation leveraging across a company’s linguistic assets.  To that end […]

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