From the hills of Transylvania to sunny Silicon Valley, it’s been a whirlwind year for Lingo24.
Just as languages are constantly evolving and changing, the translation industry rarely stands still. 2013 has seen some fascinating developments in translation technology – spectacles that instantly translate text, anyone? But some of the most interesting work has involved new ways for human translators and machines to work together.
English is rapidly losing its status as the world’s lingua franca – but there’s no language to take over. As the world becomes more interconnected, global businesses are having to become multilingual to survive. But how can they reach the billions of people in the world, who speak more than 6000 languages between them?
Imagine if updates to your website could be translated into other languages at the click of a button. Every time you posted a blog, it could be instantly sent for translation by professional linguists. And information about new products would be quickly available to all your global customers.
Translation is one of the world’s oldest professions, but the job has changed significantly in recent years. A generation ago, translators might have relied on their trusty dictionaries, thesauruses and typewriters as the tools of their trade.
We’re delighted that there has been a lot of press coverage of our new Coach technology lately! But many articles don’t mention that Coach is a translation tool that has been designed specifically with translators in mind.
We’re delighted to introduce Paula Campbell, our guest blog writer, who is currently an intern at Lingo24. Paula shares her impressions of working with a global translation company, and considers whether a career in languages is for her.
For many of us, life would be a lot easier if there were just two or three extra hours in the day. These 27-hour days would mean inboxes were empty, desks were tidy, all routine admin tasks were done and bills paid ahead of time. There’d be time to take a full lunch hour every day and actually use that gym membership.