Entries by Richard Brooks

The Secret to International Retail

The eCommerce Futures Conference recently brought together speakers from the likes of fashion retailers Coast and Hobbs and pure-plays such as sex toy specialist Lovehoney to discuss their latest endeavours in international expansion. Matt Curry, head of eCommerce at Lovehoney, said that for eCommerce operations to work successfully in new territories it is important to […]

Multilingual SEO

If you’re a native English speaker, then you may believe that the internet is dominated by the English language. Almost all of the computer code, social networking, e-commerce and news sites that are most popular with English speakers were developed in the English-speaking world, and they mesh seamlessly with the language. However, while slightly more […]

Translating the Food Information Regulation Direction

By December 2014, consumers will see a huge shift in the way their food packaging is presented and therefore how food packaging is translated. One of the latest EU directives, the Food Information Regulation (FIR) to be precise, aims to tackle rising obesity numbers by abolishing confusing and inconsistent labels and adopt a unified system […]

Translating for Tesco

This is Agnieszka. It was her first full day at Tesco yesterday. Its her job to oversee all of the client communication between K International and Tesco. No small feat as we help over a dozen different departments within Tesco to translate their documentation, packaging, websites and whatever else they need. Its all managed by […]

10 Language songs for the Translation Industry

Here’s our top ten language industry related songs. #10. 99 Red Balloons from Nena (in German – obviously). Nothing to do with translation but I love this song and remember the first time hearing it in German. #9. The Cure – Speak my Language #8. We No Speak Americano – Yolanda Be Cool Vrs DCup […]

memoQfest 2013

Last month 200 or so people from all over the localization industry convened in the Gundle Restaurant in Budapest to participate in the 5th memoQfest. It was an absolute honor for me to be the keynote presenter. Kilgray have put some photos from the event on their photo stream on their facebook page. And the […]

The Wings of a Dove

As some of you know… We’ve had some strange noises in the roof the last couple of days and saw a couple of white doves trapped up there. We’d tried to get them out but couldn’t so had to call the local bird catcher to do what he had to do. He was going to […]

memoQfest 2013

Last month 200 or so people from all over the localization industry convened in the Gundle Restaurant Budapest to participate in the 5th memoQfest. It was an absolute honour for me to be the keynote presenter. Kilgray have put some photos from the event on their photo stream on their facebook page. And the video […]