Machine Translation: an honest perspective

We live in a time where technology advancements happen on a daily basis and slowly but steadily, most aspects of our lives, are being assimilated within the digital world. But what about translations? Is this industry following similar development trends in terms of advancements? In a world of technology… Machine translation stays at the forefront of our digital revolution. An outsider might expect that by now, that computers should be able to handle a slightly more complex translation, it’s 2018 after all, right? Wrong. While Google Translate brought machine translation into the mainstream more than 10 years ago, the technology first arose at the beginning of the cold war, in the 50’s. It’s been a long time since then and it might take equally long until computers will be able to meet the expectations of the 20th century visionaries. Language is a very “human” thing and given that we are

Why choosing a smaller agency might be good for you

In the translation industry, size actually matters. Most of the companies – also known as language service providers, or LSPs – are small, and for all the right reasons. Of course, large companies have their own place within the market as well, so why would we recommend going for a smaller agency for your next translation project? Due to their size and number of employees, big companies usually subcontract their translation projects to the smaller players, also known as vendors. Primarily, the large LSPs keep in touch with the client, manage the technology and terminology, but are not involved in the translation itself. They too will employ the smaller LSPs for this latter purpose and by doing the same and contacting us directly, you as a client could manage the process more closely from the start. So what are the advantages of working with a smaller LSP? Allow us to

Translation & Localization

itlocal is a translation agency with global offices in California  and Romania, that has served the translation needs of medium and large companies worldwide. Our company has developed great teams of project managers, translators, editors, quality assurance experts, and production specialists since our goals are to be in the top of this industry. Indeed, we are