Category: Other Articles

Crowdsourcing, the Language Industry and the Project Triangle

If you work in the language industry and you haven’t heard of crowdsourcing, well, you may want to think about relocating from under that rock! Crowdsourcing is everywhere. Use Wikipedia? You’re a crowdsourcing consumer. Purchase photos for a project from iStockPhoto? You guessed it, crowdsourced. And…

Just how many languages are there?

Given that we work in an industry that is entirely about language, it’s amazing how little time we spend actually talking and thinking about language itself. Not about workflows and automation and cost-reduction and efficiencies, but just language. This fact first occurred to me some years…

Unity of Will, Strength in the Time of Need

EC Innovations (EC), one of the largest localization and translation service providers in Asia, has quickly raised money to help those affected by the catastrophic Chinese earthquake. May 12, 2008 was a heartbreaking day for everyone throughout China, as central China experienced one of the worst…