Ten years since the global credit crisis, the world has changed immeasurably, says Interprefy AG's Kim Ludvigsen, pictured left. And perhaps in no other area is this change as evident as in technology. As the global economy slipped into the most profound recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s, century-old financial intuitions and industrial hegemons that harvested immeasurable power and wealth were lost into a seemingly bottomless credit sinkhole.
Digitalisation has an ever-larger impact on translating and is changing companies’ development paradigms and practical operation models. The translation process itself is very technologically demanding – new translation and quality assurance technologies are constantly being developed along with numerous other tools that must be mastered and implemented into the work process in order to meet various customers’ needs and expectations. EUATC Slovenian member, Združenje prevajalskih podjetij (SATC) which organised the first ever TransDigit conference with the goal of discussing current relevant translation topics, focusing on digitalisation. The main discussions were centred on quality assurance, marketing, development of technologies and tools, the transformation of the translator’s work process and data security. Now read SATC's report on the outcomes.
"What is trending now? We heard some answers at Information Delivery by Apps & Co." reports Trisha Kovacic-Young, President of the Austrian Association of Translation Companies (AATC), one of the co-organisers of the event along with Association of Professional Language Service Providers Proford, Tekom Austria and Tekom Hungary.
Action must be taken to make a dramatic improvement in UK language learning – especially German – to help British firms secure post-Brexit trading deals with key European partners, according to the Association of Translation Companies (ATC).
EUATC member, the Association of Translation and Interpreting Companies in Romania (AFIT) is joining forces with Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators in Romania (APIT) and DGT to organise a seminar examining the likely impact of GDPR on translation companies and freelance translators.
You would have thought that, when four of the EUATC's national association members get together, sacrifice their own events in order to create a single brand new language industry conference, that would be a good enough reason to be heading for Meet Central Europe (MCE) taking place in Budapest, October 30/31.