Entries by Richard Brooks

Top 3 Language Translation Traveller Apps

In today’s digitally connected age we are fortunate to have connectivity and access to our smart phone/tablet of choice virtually everywhere we travel. Regardless of location, in most instances we will be able to utilise our smart phones and tablets in some capacity. One of the advantages of this new era in technology is that […]

Top 5 Careers For Language Lovers

Since the dawn of time language has been fundamental to the way we interact with one another. When cultures expanded and populations grew, foreign languages were born out of a necessity for local, centralised communication. As time passed and humans became more abundant and advanced, so too did languages. While some languages have died and some are […]

Badly Translated DVD Covers

Pretty sure all of these are bootlegs. But they’re funny none the less. Ladies and Gents here are my favourite DVD cover bad translations. Loin King II. ‘not as good as the first one, but ok’. 50 Fist Dates Drew Barrymore’s face says it all. That’s the last time she’s using tinder. Arnie Star Wars […]

Agile Project Management in Localization

Agile Project Management may by the ‘method-du-jour’ but it has actually been around and experimented with for over 50 years. Gaining traction with the software development community following the Manifesto for Agile Software Development (2001) this methodology is now well used and very well respected across many disciplines of project management. From a localization point […]

We did it. The Swanbourne Endeavour 2014.

We did it… we all ran the Swanbourne Endeavour. Happy to report that there were no serious injuries. The cuts and bruises are starting to disappear but we hope the cash and awareness we raised for the 5 charities lasts a lot longer. We were 20 people of the 600 who took part. Shout out […]

The Origins and Importance of the Spanish Language

The Spanish language or Castilian, as native speakers sometimes refer to it, has become one of the most popular languages used in the world today. Its history is vast and it has spread and developed steadily throughout the centuries. The name Castilian originates from the Castile region in the Cantabrian Mountains in northern Spain where […]

Upcoming Talks from Richard Brooks

I’m giving a number of presentations/talks over the next few months. I will be touching on various topics relating to my professional interests within the localization industry and outside of it. I don’t want to give too many spoilers away, so here are some of the key points from each. I do hope to see […]

Come see me present at EliaND Riga

I will be presenting at EliaND in Riga (Latvia) later on this month. The topic I’ve chosen to talk about is ‘Running a Growing Company’. It builds on the topic I spoke about at memoQfest last year and consolidates a lot of my learnings from the Business Growth Program (at Cranfield Uni), Growth Accelerator, the […]

Agile Localization at Tekom India

Micro blog post to announce that I’ll be talking about Agile Localization Practices and Leadership at this year’s Tekom India in Bangalore next month. It’ll be my first time in Bangalore but judging by the video they sure know how to party. Hope to see you there! Rich