Entries by Richard Brooks

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

Multilingual Search in 2014

Here’s a quick synopsis of some of things were working on with our clients and some trends we’re seeing continuing in 2014. Hopefully you’ll be able to use it and it’ll help you to get the highest return for your investment in Multilingual Search. Growth in International Mobile Search In the US last year the […]

Happy Christmas and all the Best for 2014

We’re closing the office in ten minutes which just gives me enough time to thank all our readers of the language blog for all the support in 2013 and wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2014. We have lots of new things planned for 2014 and know […]

Can’t I just use Google Translate?

I was asked this question today. It wasn’t the first time. If I’m honest, it annoyed me that I should have to answer it at all. But I guess if you don’t work in the language industry, you might perceive Google as a trustworthy company who can do no wrong, so you could be forgiven […]

Jokes about Translation

Its our Christmas party tonight… we’re all of to the pub for a meal then its a night at the comedy club. To prove translators and designers can be funny here’s our favourite jokes. Jokes about Translation How many translators does it take to change a lightbulb? It depends on the context. Two translators on […]

Quotes about Language

I heard Nelson Mandela’s quote about language a couple of times last week and it inspired to collect my favourite ones together and put them on the blog. Whether you’re working in the language industry, teaching languages, studying language or just here for fun we’re sure one of these will make you smile. Which one’s […]

French Idioms

French Idioms and their English Equivalents An idiom is an expression whose meaning cannot be deduced from the literal definitions of the words that make up the expression. In other words you couldn’t look up the meaning of each word in a dictionary and comprehend the meaning of the sentence. Idioms are often deeply ingrained […]