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 […]
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About Richard Brooks
Richard Brooks is the owner and CEO of UK based Language Service Provider K International. He holds an MBA from Cranfield University and is a Director of the Association of Language Companies. Richard has completed and contributed to numerous educational programmes in Europe, USA and Asia and co-written several publications on topics of interest.
His academic interests lie around entrepreneurism and international leadership development. His dream and that of his company is to create a world without language barriers. They do this by providing a secure translation service to the UK Government and assisting many international businesses with a dynamic methodology of managing their language assets.
Richard is an experienced professional in the translation industry, much respected for his business insight and acumen, and as such has become a renowned and popular international conference and event speaker - his open, passionate and honest style, combined with his dry and entertaining sense of humour keeps his audiences thoroughly engaged in his chosen topic.
He has many recommendations from his clients who consider him to be not only a truly professional and inspirational business leader but a person who is as equally at home and interesting in the boardroom as he is in the coffee-break room.
Aside from his fascination for language and translation Richard has many diverse interests, ranging from astronomy, science and photography to travel and sport - he is considered, by his associates, to be 'a darn good golfer'.
Entries by Richard Brooks
You already knew that learning another language can help keep you sharp and stave off dementia. But did you know that it might also help you get a date? Rocket Languages, an online language learning company, recently commissioned a survey to unearth the world’s sexiest languages. Let’s take a look at the findings. French Really […]
I have to admit I was a little sceptical about taking 3 days out of the office and travelling 5000 miles to something called an unconference. As a new CEO/business owner in the language industry I am always looking for opportunities to develop my own knowledge and grow my company so threw caution to the […]
We recently developed a solution for a very large European retailer to help them to localise/translate all of their packaging for their dynamic range of clothing. The challenge in this space is to provide translation that is ‘on trend’, error free and makes best use of all the previously translated material, which helps to dramatically […]
Its Cake for Quake Day at K International. We’ve all brought in cake to raise money for the British Red Cross to help them with the Japan Tsunami Appeal. Here are some pictures. If you are in the area please drop in and give us your cash.
Golf is a terrific sport and great way to meet interesting people. To help you get out there and start playing I’ve prepared a quick A to Z of some of the language you’ll hear on the course.
I just returned from the ALC2010 conference in Miami where I presented about developing a sustainable corporate strategy. I had pretty good feedback about the presentation so thought I would use blog.k-international.com to expand on a couple of points.
After hearing a recommendation that bloggers should use computerised translation to provide foreign language replicas of their own blogs, Tony Barber decided to put Google Translate to the test. I won’t spoil it for you – the full article is here but there is one section that made us laugh for good fifthteen minutes…
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Translating 250 languages by importing and exporting a wide variety of popular content formats, including Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe FrameMaker, HTML, XLIFF, XML, JS, JSON, YAML, Drupal PO, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), and others.
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