Translation Confidential

Translation Confidential

Join host Peter Argondizzo and expert guests from around the translation industry to get an inside look at how language translation can benefit your business while bridging the communication gap in today's globalized world.

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July 20, 2021 25 min

Joined by WordPress expert developer Kyle Rumble, Peter and Patrick talk through some best practices when developing a website. Tune in for tips and best practices from the web development side as well as the project management side.?

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Peter and Patrick (and special guests Siri and Patrick's dog) discuss the rights of buyers of translation. They dive into how to review a quote for translation, and things to look for when picking a provider. What is just as important as what the provider is providing, may be equally as important as what they are not providing. 

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April 5, 2021 27 min

Peter talks with one of the new Argo Business Development Managers, Sarah Van Lanen. They talk about their journey in the language industry, and provide advice for students on how to prepare for the workforce (specifically in translation).

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Peter and Patrick discuss why honest communication (or lack thereof) is the most important part of a translation project. They also discuss tips to keep a project on a successful track, and warn against certain things that can derail a project (and quickly!). 

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March 16, 2021 22 min

Peter and Patrick discuss the second half of the newly rolled out Argo Way. The Argo Way is a group of 26 fundamentals that guide decision making, both personally and professionally. The fundamentals in the second half include: thinking team first, being relentless about improvement, treating each other like family, and many more.

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March 1, 2021 23 min

Peter and Patrick discuss the first half of the newly rolled out Argo Way. The Argo Way is a group of 26 fundamentals that guide decision making, both personally and professionally. The fundamentals include: honoring commitments, speaking straight, doing the right thing - always, and many more. 

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On the flip side of episode 58, Peter and Patrick discuss what can make the process of translation more challenging. Some challenges includes ambiguous source content, unclear communication, unrealistic timelines and more. 

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February 11, 2021 26 min

Peter and Patrick discuss a number of ways to make the process of translation as simple and streamlined as possible including clear communication, realistic timelines, following appropriate workflows, and more.

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Peter and Patrick discuss the EU's MDR requirements taking affect in the near future, what it means for the translation industry, how it helps to increase global business, and the benefits for the average person trying to understand these medical devices.

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January 7, 2021 34 min

Peter and Patrick take a look back at the craziness of 2020 before delving into what we can expect to see in the translation industry in 2021 including increased consolidation, changes to project workflows and the continued advancement of machine translation.

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Peter and Patrick go over some current events taking place in the translation industry before discussing ISO quality assurance standards, what they actually are, why they matter especially for translation services companies, and how they can help your business.

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November 19, 2020 31 min

Peter, Patrick, and special guest Jim Richie discuss their experiences with terminology management in translation projects, the differences between termbases and translation memory, best practices for undertaking a terminology-heavy project, and more.

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Peter and Patrick discuss important tips for successfully starting a website translation project including, choosing the right languages, focusing on the right content, how pseudo-translation fits into the process, strategies for launch and ongoing updates, and more.

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October 22, 2020 26 min

Peter and Patrick dig deep into translation workflows and discuss why workflows are so important, traditional translation workflow steps, how project management factors into establishing an effective workflow, and why even lower quality jobs should have a clear workflow established.

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Special guest Maria Caduto joins Peter and Patrick to discuss how she became a technical writer, how translation fits into the technical writing field, tips for people interested in become technical writers, and more.

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Peter and Patrick celebrate their 50th episode by looking back at some of the most important topics they've discussed so far including Argo's 25 years of translation, connecting universities with translation agencies, the deprecation of the Google Translate website widget, and much more.

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Peter and Patrick discuss the sunsetting of the free Google Translation website widget, why it was so popular, why Google is deprecating it, what other options are available for translating a website, and strategies for implementing those options.

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Guest Jim Richie joins Peter and Patrick to discuss his journey in the language industry, the process of managing translations, differences in how LSPs operate, what a typical day looks like in the life of an in-house project manager, and advice for others looking to go down the project management path.

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September 3, 2020 22 min

Peter and Patrick discuss the dangers of paying lip-service to translation instead of making it an important part of your business, why companies invest in the service in the first place, the effects a halfhearted strategy can have, and how the machine translation trend fits into this debate.

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Peter and Patrick are joined by Christina Green, President of Green Linguistics and Translation Project Manager for Milwaukee Public Schools, to discuss what schools have done and can do to accommodate remote learning, especially for ELL students, how remote learning effects students, budgeting for safety when it comes to translation, and how teachers are handling this new education landscape. 

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