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Following our exploration of the importance of Cognitive Debriefing in ensuring the cultural and linguistic appropriateness of patient-reported outcome measures, we now turn our focus to the best practices in conducting Cognitive Debriefing sessions. This critical phase in the translation process demands careful planning, execution, and analysis to ensure that the data collected is of … Learn More

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Building on the foundational understanding of Cognitive Debriefing provided in the previous article, we delve into the pivotal role this process plays in clinical research. As we’ve established, Cognitive Debriefing is more than a mere translation check; it’s an essential step in ensuring that patient-reported outcomes are accurately captured across linguistic and cultural divides. This … Learn More


Technical Translation vs. Technical Translation by Industry Experts Shockingly, the vast majority of translators who work in technical translation do not have any technical or scientific background at all.  So when vendors claim they specialize in technical translation, they generally mean that their translators have experience translating technical documents. This does not imply that those … Learn More

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Perhaps the most frequent question we get asked is “What is the difference between Translation and Interpreting?” Many people use the terms interchangeably, which only increases the confusion, when in reality they are two distinct things that don’t need to be confusing at all. The single easiest way to explain their differences is that translation … Learn More

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When tailoring your content to reach a global audience, sometimes translation is not enough. Language is filled with nuances, idioms and understood meanings that direct translations may not pick up. Transcreation may be your best option when customizing your message to reach an audience of a different language. What Is Transcreation? Transcreation (sometimes called creative … Learn More

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We’ve all heard the expression “think globally, act locally,” but glocal is emerging as a powerful new concept that may determine success in this shrinking global economy. Glocal is a new term that comes from combining the words Global and Local. This new term Glocal stands for a few different concepts: 1. Global events become … Learn More

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After over 40 years of negotiating, a single European patent system has been developed that makes protecting intellectual property (IP) easier, more efficient and cost effective. This new system will grant one patent to cover the 25 countries that are joining and endorsing the new system. This Unified European Patent system reduces translation requirements and maintenance … Learn More

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The famous saying goes “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” For many international products and services that first impression begins with the company or brand name. All cultures tout the importance of “protecting your good name.” Yet there are many anecdotes of famous, established brands that tanked in foreign markets … Learn More

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Often when organizations look for language services, price drives their decision, and they award translation projects to the lowest bidder. However, price should not be the only consideration when selecting a language service provider. Sometimes, the lowest cost can result in the worst results including: lack of control, delayed turnaround times, linguistic inconsistencies and prolonged … Learn More