July 2018

July 2018 | Text by Prarthana Ajith 

Can I have the cake and eat it too?

Positive intelligence can dramatically change our lives, both personally and professionally. And while hard skills and experience take many years to build up and hone, positive intelligence can be improved with just a few focused exercises every day.read more...

July 2018 | Text by Afaf Steiert 

Tales from a traveling interpreter

Thinking of working as an escort interpreter? Or hiring one for your next business trip? Here are the skills that any interpreter should possess.read more...

July 2018 | Text by Benjamin B. Sargent 

Mobile-forward design – Principles for maximizing return on language investment

Based on data gathered from 3,169 websites, CSA Research has uncovered a set of principles that the firm defines as mobile-forward design (MFD) – design principles that help global brands deliver brand.com experiences in more than 45 languages. It argues for a "same experience, all devices, all markets, all languages" approach to expanding a brand’s total addressable audience. read more...

June 2018 | Text by Silvia Doehnert 

Back to Uni with TCLoc - an insider report

After working in translation and localization for many years, Silvia Doehnert decided to hit the school bench once again. She completed the TCLoc Master's Program at the University of Strasbourg as well as the tekom certificate. Here is her report.read more...

June 2018 | Text by Robert Meyer 

One word, one meaning

Think using a controlled language is too complicated, not suited for your market or simply too “controlling”? Think again. The S100D and the ASD STE-100 are two free standards for Simplified Technical English that could help you produce more user-friendly documents with no new software needed. read more...

June 2018 | Text by Bhushan Jahagirdar 

Understanding blockchain technology

"Blockchain" has become a popular term in recent years, particularly in technical industries. But what is the concept behind it and what are its applications? And could it transform the way that information is developed and managed?read more...

May 2018 | Text by Nithya Krishnan 

Write to design

A good user interface is usually associated with visually appealing elements such as colors and buttons. But it is words that truly deliver your message. "UX writing" not only improves your copy, it helps you to develop user interfaces with a catching, narrative design. read more...