A cultural weekend away with my second family

Once a year a multicultural group of over 45 work colleagues arrive in a secret city location to engulf themselves in the culture of that locale. Leading up to the event there is a series of clues released, by the organising committee, with the final reveal around 3 to 4 weeks in advance of the arrival … Continue reading A cultural weekend away with my second family

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Stemming the rot of commoditization

I have been toying with the idea of whether to post this blog for some time now... It was drafted a few months back when I was sat at a crossroads about what to do with my career.  The localization industry hasn't been particularly kind to me in recent times and I found myself doubting … Continue reading Stemming the rot of commoditization

I grew up with a lawyer as a father!!!!

A hugely misleading title to this blog post, well on face value it is anyway, because my father most certainly wasn't a lawyer.  It does add great metaphorical value at the end though 🙂 A recent post on the UKTI LinkedIn group asked if there were any grants available to assist in the translation of their … Continue reading I grew up with a lawyer as a father!!!!

How wonderful the localization industry can be!

The last few weeks have been fairly quiet in my world, with a limited amount of substance inspiring me to put pen to paper (metaphorically speaking). That was the case until Tekom in Wiesbaden last week. On the evening of Thursday the 8th of November 2013 a typhoon by the name of Haiyan hit land … Continue reading How wonderful the localization industry can be!

As the NSA scandal grows so does the opportunity

I was recently asked to write a guest blog by Anne-Marie Colliander Lind about what opportunities could be found in our industry in light of the recent National Security Agency (NSA) scandal and as a result this opened up other questions about the ethics behind such opportunities.  In conclusion, therefore, I made reference to Michael Sandel and … Continue reading As the NSA scandal grows so does the opportunity