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Top Ten Translation Myths

Top Ten Translation Myths

In today’s digital society, information, both true and false, spreads like wildfire, so it can be difficult to get correct, factual content. The same rings true for the localization and translation industry, which is largely misunderstood by anyone not involved with it. So, we thought it would be helpful to debunk the top ten translation […]

Crowd Translation: A Beginner’s Guide

Crowd Translation: A Beginner’s Guide

As more companies recognize localization as a fundamental ingredient to reaching customers around the globe, the need for translation has risen dramatically.

A Day in the Life at RWS – Meet the Real People Behind Our Patent Translations

A Day in the Life at RWS – Meet the Real People Behind Our Patent Translations

  It’s safe to say that the world we live in today is a digital one. You can get almost anything you could possibly want at the touch of a button. This, of course, is no bad thing; however, what is invariably hidden (and often forgotten) behind the scenes of these innovative processes is the […]

Why Style Guides Matter

Why Style Guides Matter

Most companies have a team of writers who are responsible for all of their marketing content, including their website, social media, ads and other customer-facing materials. As a result, each writer may have different styles and preferences, which can make your brand messaging inconsistent. Your writers may need to be kept on a leash (metaphorically, […]

Supporting the successful roll-out of a global health and safety programme

Supporting the successful roll-out of a global health and safety programme

Client goal Pennon, a UK-based water utility and waste management company, was introducing a new health and safety programme, ‘HomeSafe’, across its 320+ sites. To support a successful roll-out, the company required language support to deliver key messages clearly and consistently to its multilingual workforce. What we did RWS Language Solutions supported the implementation of […]

Translations in International Arbitration – Finding Clarity in Complexity

Translations in International Arbitration – Finding Clarity in Complexity

The linguistic challenges in international arbitration can be both numerous and significant, with the potential to not only increase the cost and time spent on proceedings, but actually impact the entire outcome of the case. Accurately transposing a document from one country’s legal system to another language is extremely complex, with legal concepts and terms […]

Insurance Translations – get your Products Speaking the Right Language

Insurance Translations – get your Products Speaking the Right Language

When insurance companies are looking to broaden their offering, their product developers are tasked with helping them adjust to new industry developments and meet evolving market demands. Naturally, every insurance product has its own target market and audience, but so too does each translated version. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how perfectly you have honed your […]

Why e-learning is the Answer to Leadership Training

Why e-learning is the Answer to Leadership Training

In the last 18 months, global executives have recognized leadership as the number one skill gap within their workforce. Assessing and hiring at executive level is both tricky and expensive. If your preferred candidate turns out to be ineffective, you’ve not just wasted money, it may also negatively impact your employees’ performance, development, morale and […]

RWS Participates in the First National Patent Translation Contest

RWS Participates in the First National Patent Translation Contest

RWS participates in the first National Patent Translation Contest and the high-end dialogue on intellectual property language service talent training. To further promote the training of Chinese patent translators, a field currently growing in demand to meet the needs of an expanding patent market, Xi’an International Studies University successfully held the first National Patent Translation […]

Localized Microlearning: the Answer to Training a Global Workforce?

Localized Microlearning: the Answer to Training a Global Workforce?

The rise of self-directed learning YouTube is officially the world’s largest training platform, with more than 7 in 10 viewers using it to solve a problem in their job, studies or hobbies. In fact, of the top five reasons people turn to YouTube, three of them relate to learning, fixing something or solving a problem. […]

Eight of the Most Bizarre Machine Translation Fails of 2018

Eight of the Most Bizarre Machine Translation Fails of 2018

Remember when, earlier this year, a Google Translate glitch began rendering gibberish into an ominous doomsday prophecy?