Lingo24’s CTO Andrzej Zydron recently returned from a week in Bucharest, Romania, where he was contributing to the EU-funded Multilingual Web project.
Last Friday we reported our ‘Highly Commended Winner’ award for Real Business’s Customer Kings. Well, today we bring yet more Awards news…this time courtesy of International Trade!
Lingo24’s search engine rankings have been doing rather well recently and a few of us in the office started joking that our relationship with Google was like a real-life relationship.
A job may once have been for life, but in the modern day business world it’s really not that uncommon for people to be looking to pastures new after only a couple of years in position.
Yesterday, everyone at The Lingoplex (Lingo24’s office in Timisoara…) could spot a new face in their midst…in the form of Robert, who is Lingo24’s brand new Collateralist.
Author Michael LeBoeuf once wrote that the greatest asset of any business is its customers because without them, there is no business.
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…so when a translation company from China stole Lingo24’s website hook, line and sinker, perhaps we should’ve patted ourselves on the back for a job well done. After all, there are countless translation companies on the internet, so to choose our site to copy must mean that we’re doing something right.
Lingo24 translated well in excess of thirty million words in 2009. This covered everything from marketing brochures, subtitles and websites, to legal documents, technical manuals and even menus for restaurants. Translators are often the unsung heroes of international business – without them, companies would struggle to communicate with their global customer base – Google translate can only achieve so much!
Well, we only went and did it. We had our fingers crossed that we would walk away with one award at HeraldScotland.com’s Digital Business awards…so to walk away as winners in both categories we were nominated in was a fantastic achievement, especially given the competition we were up against.