EC Innovations celebrated her 15th anniversary in Beijing

On 14 September 2012, EC Innovations celebrated its15th anniversary in Beijing, China. Localization professionals from the Translators Association of China (TAC), SAP, PerkinElmer, Oracle, EA, Lenovo, Nokia, Canon, AMD, Microchip, Thomson Reuters, and other organizations attended the celebration as honorary guests. The festivities included remarks by…

Four Strategies to Negotiate with the Chinese

Engaging in a negotiation with the Chinese can be a confusing and frustrating experience to a lot of people.  Some of the typical complaints include “Why does it take so long to get a response?” and “I thought we already closed that item, why are we…

Trends in Localization

Process Automation One of the most expensive and time-consuming aspects of managing translation initiatives within an organization is the management itself: overseeing workflows, hand-offs, vendors, and review cycles, all while keeping up to date on the latest trends and technologies and managing costs. What if there…

The Influence of Machine Translation for Asian Languages

Nowadays, people find their lives have been significantly changed by the Internet, and languages are no longer the huge barrier for reading and searching on the Internet, thanks to machine translation tools that have become their useful and powerful assistants. Machine Translation (MT) has been widely…

Localization in Chicago: It’s Everywhere!

As I prepare for my presentationentitled ‘eLearning Localization: Taking Your Learning to the World’ at the upcoming ‘Lectora User Conference’ on Wednesday, 23 May in downtown Chicago, my colleagues will be attending the‘STC (Society of Technical Communicators) Summit 2012’ as Merit Sponsors May 20-23in Rosemont, IL–a short drive…

Succeeding in China:What every business should know

The China Phenomenon Each year, a group of Chinese citizens equal in size to Germany’s population joins the ranks of China’s middle class. A staggering 400 million Chinese have been lifted out of poverty since the government reforms of 1978–that’s more than the current number of…

The Crowdsourced Approach to Quality Review

Quality, satisfaction, user-friendliness, and appropriateness for local market: we hear about all of these things in the translation and localization industry, especially during sales cycles and program set-up. So it always surprises me how rarely we seem to ask this when it really matters, i.e., once…

How to Localize Online Help via Madcap Flare

Like RoboHelp, Madcap Flare is a Help authoring tool loved by technical writers. And as a tool with one source but multiple outputs, Flare is now getting more and more popular.   Madcap’s Lingo can be used for Flare for localization. It is able to extract…

CHINA INVADES THE US!

China is one of the world’s most coveted markets, and rightly so. It’s home to 20% of the world’s population with 300 million upwardly mobile consumers. It has the largest number of internet and cell phone users and is the number one global market for cars,…

Double-Byte RoboHelp Localization

RoboHelp can be an important tool for setting up a user-assistance/help system, but doing so for double-byte languages can be a challenge for some users, especially those working on older versions. Currently-used versions of RoboHelp include x3, x5, and versions 7.0 through the most recent 9.0.…