Building with BRICS & MORTAR

If we reach back into our childhood, we'll probably all be able to remember the story about the Three Little Pigs:  House of Straw, House of Sticks and then a House of Bricks.  The moral of this story runs deep within me and building using bricks and mortar is in the very fabric of my DNA. … Continue reading Building with BRICS & MORTAR

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

Would one common language help to keep the peace?

In a recent on-line debate the question was asked "Should there be one global language?" and one of the arguments delivered under the yes vote read as follows: "If there was to be a single global language that all the world's citizens would have the ability to communicate easily with individuals from different countries thus creating … Continue reading Would one common language help to keep the peace?

Quality Resolution Handbook for the Localization Industry

In some of the follow-up conversations I've been conducting since Localization World I have come across a huge disparity between what is acceptable quality from a linguistic point of view and what is acceptable quality from a client's perspective.  The disparity widened even further when we opened up the conversation about the subject matter and further … Continue reading Quality Resolution Handbook for the Localization Industry