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Global Competitiveness and Language Knowledge | One Hour Translation

There’s no doubt that language education is lacking, especially in the Western world. While more than 300 languages are spoken in the United States, and this includes indigenous languages, the consensus among American people is that the language of America is English. Others state that English is the global language and it’s also been said that if immigrants choose to live in the United States, then they must speak English! ... Continue

Different Cultures in a Globalized World | One Hour Translation

Anthropologist have defined culture as a complex whole that includes ideas, knowledge, law, arts, customs, morals, and any potential habits acquired by man as a member of a specific culture. In addition, culture is constituted by beliefs, traditions, norms, values, and symbols; and shared by varying degrees with members of a particular community. ... Continue


A lot of issues that arise during translation occur at the intersection of the many different cultures and ways of life that are a reality in our world. Food is one area of language where this is especially true, because food is a direct expression of our culture. Even the most experienced translator can be challenged when it comes to translating the names of the foods we eat. ... Continue


A report from the UPS Perception of Global Trade Survey says twenty four percent (24%) of small businesses in the United States are now into the global market. And, the encouraging thing about this is that many of them are experiencing significant returns from the trade that happens there.  ... Continue


I must admit to you: I sometimes wake up in the morning with zero desire to market myself and my business. I know! Shocking. It happens to the best of us. Part of it is the endless effort of it, because no matter how well I promote my translation services business, I wake up the next day still needed to promote it. The world keeps moving the goalposts, in a sense, and you never hit that magic moment of having ‘enough’ business. Every new client seems to mean one old one leaves, and every new project that promises tons of work also means you have to turn down two projects and see them go to a competitor. ... Continue

The dictionary definition of the word centralization is “it is the process by which the activities of an organization become concentrated within a particular location and/or group”. ... Continue

The professional translation industry has recently gone through two important changes in the way it goes about its translation services ... Continue

Globalization has affected the translation industry just like every other industry both positively and negatively. ... Continue

One of the main reasons why companies are so eager to adopt the Internet globalization paradigm into their marketing strategy is because it will theoretically help bring in a multitude of profit and intensify trade to a global scale. ... Continue

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