Culturalization: the Heart of Communication

There are experts employed by global companies like Microsoft, whose job descriptions might read something like: examination of everything going on at every level in every country where we sell products. Beyond adaption to such elements as foreign currencies, time zones, and programming requirements, and beyond translation of languages, culturalization is the process of deep-level… Read More Culturalization: the Heart of Communication

Skrivanek will be at tcworld 2017 – Tekom Annual Conference, Stuttgart October 24th-26th 2017

Skrivanek’s Project Management Team Leader Jan Hirš will be representing the company at the tcworld conference in Stuttgart at the end of October. Jan has been working for various LSPs for almost 10 years and  has extensive experience in all aspects of the translation business. Most recently he has been appointed head of Skrivanek’s  International… Read More Skrivanek will be at tcworld 2017 – Tekom Annual Conference, Stuttgart October 24th-26th 2017

Skrivanek will attend the prestigious International Engineering Fair (MSV) in Brno, October 9-13, 2017

Skrivanek is gearing up to attend Central Europe’s International Engineering Fair (MSV) at the Brno Exhibition Center October 9-13, 2017. In order to make the most of this gathering of 75,000 attendees from all major fields of engineering specialization, Skrivanek is prepared to speak with all corporate visitors who are interested in expanding and improving… Read More Skrivanek will attend the prestigious International Engineering Fair (MSV) in Brno, October 9-13, 2017

Watch, Listen: embracing audio visual communication

No form of communication is more natural than watching and listening to another human being explain something. These days, millions of people seek videos online to display products they are might purchase or to offer support for those they own. These videos will most likely include your company’s products whether or not your company created… Read More Watch, Listen: embracing audio visual communication

Neural Machine Translation: a Little More Like Human Thought

Machine Translation (MT) has been with us for several decades. The first effective form developed was Rule-Based MT (RBMT), initiated in the 1950’s. RBMT became obsolete when Statistical MT (SMT) was refined in the 1990s, and one form of SMT – Phrase-Based MT – still defines major online translation services. Since 2014, Neural Machine Translation… Read More Neural Machine Translation: a Little More Like Human Thought

Greeting Chinese Travelers in Their Own Language

The number of Chinese travelers visiting destinations around the world is rapidly increasing. And according to a recent survey*, when they travel, they are willing to pay for quality. Chinese visitors to the US, for instance, spend an average of $7200 USD per person. Quality is not the only thing Chinese tourists want: they prefer… Read More Greeting Chinese Travelers in Their Own Language

Consider taking an interpreter when meeting with French business partners

Europe’s second largest economy offers a number of opportunities. The key to a good relationship with French partners involves having a clear understanding of French culture and etiquette, which are distinctly different from those in the U.S. The French believe that the business relationships you develop are more important than the contracts, so think in… Read More Consider taking an interpreter when meeting with French business partners

“Legalese” is Confusing Enough in One’s Native Language

The need for cross-border litigation increases annually as global trade does, and the discovery process of a foreign entity inevitably requires translation that is not simple or cheap. Thousands of pages of documents of all kinds in multiple languages might need to be reviewed to extract the information you need. According to an article in… Read More “Legalese” is Confusing Enough in One’s Native Language

A New Language for Slavs from Croatia to Ukraine

It’s an ancient human dream: the creation of a universal language that every person can speak and understand, regardless of their native tongue or country of origin. Universal languages, such as Esperanto, have attempted to fulfill that dream, and on a smaller scale, individual languages have united multiple dialects within their language into an “official”… Read More A New Language for Slavs from Croatia to Ukraine

The Publications Office of the European Union awards a major project to Skrivanek and Jouve

Paris, 9 May 2017: Jouve and Skrivanek win a new tender from the Publications Office of the European Union (http://publications.europa.eu) and will oversee the implementation of infrastructure for processing notices published in the Supplement to the Official Journal. This strategic project for the Publications Office of the European Union in view of the importance of… Read More The Publications Office of the European Union awards a major project to Skrivanek and Jouve