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Why Working with an Experienced Translator is Better Than Doing It Yourself

Posted by G3 Translate on November 14, 2018

Sure, you may be multilingual. You're fluent in communicating in several languages and that's an amazing accomplishment. Or, you may have some highly-rated software that translates documents for you. That's terrific, too. It's not the same when it comes to the translation of market research materials. If you attempt to translate your surveys into different languages yourself, you're apt to run into challenges that could seriously derail your success. You're going to benefit greatly by working with a translation agency skilled in marketing. But why?

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Tags: Cultural Nuance, Quality Translation

Don't Show the Soles of Your Shoes

Posted by G3 Translate on October 11, 2018

As an expert in your industry, you are consistently updating your knowledge base with pertinent information and details about clients and corporate policies. You rely on knowing the facts and figures required to seal deals and work with partners. However, successful business trips abroad don't only depend on the details in your briefcase.

Having a working knowledge of cultural differences as you visit foreign nations is essential to your success around the world. Many of our American gestures are pretty commonly understood across the globe, but some of them are insults. Consider these gestures to avoid while traveling:

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Tags: Cultural Nuance, Travel Tips

Six Expert Tips to Combat Jet Lag

Posted by G3 Translate on September 13, 2018

Whether your business requires you to fly to your headquarters across the country, or embark upon international travel to negotiate big contracts,  jet lag has its way of getting you down and zapping your energy. Many of us think of jet lag as only making us "tired." In fact, it impacts us in other ways causing indigestion, bowel issues, appetite changes, memory loss and focus fog. Avoiding it is nearly impossible, but it IS possible to reduce its impact!

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Tags: Travel Tips

Quality Counts: How to Measure the Accuracy of Your Translation

Posted by G3 Translate on August 16, 2018

Even on a linguist's best day, it's a challenge to measure the accuracy of a translation, outside of actually launching a survey (or other documents) and waiting to see how respondents react. Until you've put it to the test, the outcome can't be predicted. Translation service experts agree that even a minor mistranslation can put an entire project at risk. However, there are some key steps you can take to ensure that your translation hits the mark.

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Tags: Cultural Nuance, Quality Translation

Subcontracting Survey Translation for Multiple Languages

Posted by G3 Translate on July 11, 2018

When you have a successful product or service, you want to be able to market it and promote your brand internationally. However, it's not just as simple as throwing together a survey to gauge global interest and sending it over social media. You could do that, of course, but you're not going to get the results you're hoping for.

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Tags: Quality Translation

Don't Leave Home Without It: Ten Things to Always Pack

Posted by G3 Translate on June 15, 2018

As a road warrior, you get to be pretty efficient at packing your travel bags. You understand that different climates require different items: rainy areas require umbrellas or rain gear, cold destinations require warm coats. Some trips may require attire for fun and games in addition to work outfits. Regardless of where you go, some essentials remain constant. Consider these tips for international travel and discover the ten things that you should never leave without!

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Tags: Travel Tips

Nancy Hernon Accepted into the Forbes New York Business Council

Posted by G3 Translate on June 7, 2018

Nancy Hernon, CEO at G3 Translate with a demonstrated history of working in the translation and localization industry, has been accepted into the Forbes New York Business Council. The council is an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning, wealth and asset management and investment firms.

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Tags: Quality Translation

Why You Need to Read "Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands" Before Your Next International Business Trip

Posted by G3 Translate on May 9, 2018

"Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands," written by champion international road warrior, Terri Morrison, is the perfect guide for anyone who is traveling to another country whether for business or for leisure. It covers the cultural etiquette and business practices of over 60 countries! Did you know that your body language, speech or appearance can insult others and cause your intentions to be completely misinterpreted? This book tackles tips about how to close deals, break the ice and navigate not only the business world but also avoid being a complete outcast socially. It is derived originally from a 1990s database of international tips that Booz Allen Hamilton, AT&T and DuPont used and is a wealth of information if you plan to work abroad, travel or collaborate with international teams. 

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Tags: Cultural Nuance

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