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Spotlight

12 Industry Leaders. 30 Minutes. 4 Podcasts.

GALA sat down with language company CEOs and executive leaders to discuss industry trends and best practices. Hear insightful thoughts from these GALA members in this collection of leadership podcasts. (This content is available exclusively for GALA members.)

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Spotlight

GALA 2016 Annual Report: What a Year!

We invite you to learn more about your association’s activities and accomplishments by reading the 2016 Annual report. Here are some highlights: Record-setting attendance at GALA’s annual conference. 78 authors of 82 blogs and articles. Double the webinar registrations compared to 2015. And much more!

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Spotlight

Announcing GALA 2018 Location: Boston

Save the date! GALA's 2018 Language of Business conference will be held 13-16 March in Boston (USA). As one of the key historical locations during the American revolution, and as a modern hub for global business, Boston is a great location for conference-goers. Interested in presenting? Look for the Call for Papers in August.

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TAPICC Project Charter: Call for Feedback and Volunteers

The Translation API Class and Cases (TAPICC) initiative is a collaborative, open-source initiative to advance API standards in the localization industry. TAPICC has published a project charter to define the first TAPICC deliverables and assure the foundations are in place for TAPICC to thrive as a community initiative. We invite you to read the charter, share your comments, and consider volunteer opportunities.

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Language Industry Job Board: Post or Find a Career Opportunity

Hundreds of translation and localization professionals visit GALA's website daily, making it an ideal location for career information. Post a career opportunity to find qualified applicants or check out the offerings to see if there is a good fit for your skills. GALA members can post jobs free of charge. Non-members can post for $200 per listing.

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Resources

Blogs

Blog

4 Change Management Tactics That Healthy Companies Use

When building a healthy localization company, change is inevitable—in fact, being willing to change...

Blog

Which Languages Should I Provide? Top Ten Markets for Mobile Games

This year, we've been thoroughly analyzing the mobile games markets across different countries. The...

Blog

Where does Web Localization End and SEO Begin?

Most online businesses know they need search engine optimization (SEO) to reach a wider audience....

Blog

5 Myths About Translating Marketing Content

Marketers around the world are all trying to do one thing: reach more people. Within the...

Blog

What Value does Project Management Bring to the Translation and Localization Process?

Whether you have a small project, customized workflow, or an ongoing relationship with a...

Videos, Webinars & Downloads

Videos, Webinars & Downloads

LIVE WEBINAR: Scaling a Language Services Company—Tips and Lessons Learned

Akorbi was a home-based translation business that has turned into one of the fastest-growing...

Videos, Webinars & Downloads

LIVE WEBINAR: Mindful Relationship Management through a Neuroscience Lens

The localization industry is becoming more automated every day.  We strive for process automation,...

Videos, Webinars & Downloads

LIVE WEBINAR: Word Preordering as the Next Step for Commercial MT

Neural MT has gained a lot of momentum recently, but despite an increasing amount of technology and...

Videos, Webinars & Downloads

A Data Driven Approach to Translation Outcomes

Measuring translation quality is a persistent challenge for the localization industry. As the...

Videos, Webinars & Downloads

Next Generation Project Management—New Ways to Reach the Pole Position

Unlike the basic process of planning and initiating a translation process, which has remained...

Articles

Articles

An Intro to Machine Translation: Understand When to Use MT and When to Avoid It

Machine translation (MT) is a perfectly acceptable translation alternative, but trouble often...

Articles

The Impact of Sourcing Responsibly in the Language Industry

Have you ever wondered where the items you use come from or how they were sourced?  After all, most...

Articles

The Language Industry in the Trump Administration

Having just returned from my sixth GALA Language of Business Conference in Amsterdam, I’ve...

Articles

Customer Loyalty: A Traditional Solution to a Modern Anxiety

What is it exactly that drives our businesses forward? As we endeavor to maximize the value of our...

Articles

Trait Trees for LSP Project Managers - Rising Star Winner

As part of the 2017 GALA Rising Star Contest, students across the world were asked to answer this...

Events

May 25
Webinar
LIVE WEBINAR: Scaling a Language Services Company—Tips and Lessons Learned May 25
Event
8th ABRATES Conference Jun 01
Webinar
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GALA Connect

Active Users
CEO Forum Group

"There is the EUR/$1m mark, the $10m level and then... As (some) LSPs want to grow, the question often comes up during strategy discussions: shall we grow organically or shall we make acquisitions?"

Quality Management Group

"I agree with you that there is a disconnect between Academia and the industry in many issues, one of them is choosing a system of evaluation of translation quality."

Project Management Group

"The main task that project management takes away from the localization process is what I call "administrivia". That is, all the trivial, administrative details that take our attention away from what we are really good at..."

CEO Forum Group

"There is the EUR/$1m mark, the $10m level and then... As (some) LSPs want to grow, the question often comes up during strategy discussions: shall we grow organically or shall we make acquisitions?"

Quality Management Group

"I agree with you that there is a disconnect between Academia and the industry in many issues, one of them is choosing a system of evaluation of translation quality."

Project Management Group

"The main task that project management takes away from the localization process is what I call "administrivia". That is, all the trivial, administrative details that take our attention away from what we are really good at..."

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