Does Your Website Pass the Test? The Importance of Website Testing After Translation

Most people are familiar with the California Milk Advisory Board’s extremely popular “Got Milk?” campaign. However, what most people don’t know is how the campaign nearly took a disastrous turn when expanding to Mexico. When the “Got Milk?” slogan was translated into Spanish, it was interpreted as “Are You Lactating?” Fortunately the blunder was caught early […]

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On May 12, 2015, posted in: Articles, Website Translation by

Free Online Translation Tools: Is Free Always Better?

In today’s society of high demand for fast and cheap products and services, many people turn to free online translation tools because they are just that–fast and cheap! They are available for free because they are automated translations. They work by drawing on large databases of previously translated words which are programmed with algorithms in […]

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On March 31, 2015, posted in: Articles, Translation Articles by

Retreat at Wizard Academy

Written by Huiping Iler This blog post was written by Huiping Iler, the president of wintranslation. She is a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and recently attended an EO retreat at Wizard Academy. This article is a write-up of her experience there.   My Experience at Wizard Academy Hello, my name is Huiping Iler, and I […]

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On March 17, 2015, posted in: Articles by

My Take on the Unconference

Written by Huiping Iler Originally published on The Association of Language Companies (ALC) Blog Isn’t a retreat just for fun? The Unconference in Carmel was essentially a retreat for translation company owners. But why is so great to have a retreat? – I mean the food and ocean views were wonderful but couldn’t we have […]

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On February 24, 2015, posted in: Articles by

Fun Valentine’s Day Facts From Around the World!

+ Free Valentine’s Day Cards in Different Languages! Finland In Finland Valentine’s Day is less about romance and more about friendship. February 14th is actually called Ystävänpäivä which in Finnish means “Friend’s day”. Rather than focusing only on a “significant other”, most people spend time with their friends and exchange cards and gifts with each other.   Japan In Japan, Valentine’s […]

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On February 12, 2015, posted in: Articles, Cross-Cultural Articles by