How to measure the ROI of translation services: 4 simple steps

If you’re running a business that caters to clientele with different primary languages, you likely have various client-facing collateral that you want to make available in the languages your customers speak. But when you seek out translation services, how do you know how they’re impacting your bottom line? Keep reading to understand how to measure […]

Bill 96: What actually needs to be translated?

If you’re a business owner in Quebec, you’ve likely heard of Bill 96, a piece of legislation passed into law by the National Assembly of Quebec in June 2022. There’s been a lot of discussion around Bill 96, which is described as “An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec.” The bill […]

How Do I Prepare My Content for Translation?

How Do I Prepare My Content for Translation? For many people, translation is one of the last things they think about when planning out their projects.  What would happen if translation planning was included at the beginning of the process, instead of at the end? There are many factors that can help speed up the […]

The Importance of Standards in the Translation Process

Translation is a particular art.  Not only does one have to interpret for meaning, but also consider the nuances of each word and sentence to ensure that the proper meaning is relayed. In Canada, there is a national standard for translation services. This standard outlines everything from how a project should be recorded, the pre-translation […]

What’s In a Word – Translation Pricing

When you begin a project that will require translation, it’s important that you allocate time for the job and budget for the associated costs, or as we like to say, investment! Translation is an investment into your company, your brand, your clients, your employees, and your suppliers. It shows that you care.  But how much […]

Beyond Borders

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about the freshly signed Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), especially amongst companies who have interests and aspirations that span the Atlantic.While the fine print of CETA still needs to be ironed out and may take months and even years to fully take shape, one thing […]

Quality: A Lost Art?

A friend recently complained to me about her children’s shoes and how she can barely make it one season before they wear out – something she doesn’t remember happening when she was younger. When I asked her where she was buying these shabby shoes, she mentioned a big-box budget store. I wasn’t especially sympathetic! It’s […]

Doing Business In…

With the start of the New Year, we all have our goals, objectives, commitments and resolutions thought through and organized. We are all raring to get started and make some serious progress with our plans. Some of you may be considering growing your business into new markets or may want to grow and develop existing […]

Creating Your Power Team

I have been to a few seminars and conferences recently and noticed that all of the presenters are talking about their “Power Teams”. These are the people they surround themselves with in order to make the right decisions in business. They are experts in their own fields and are trusted partners. Where do turn if […]

Expand Your Business Through Translation

In this global age, it’s important to recognize the critical role that translation plays in communication. You want your business to resonate with as large a customer base as possible, and to do so means being able to communicate to your target audience in their first language. Not only does having your website and other […]