Category: Translation

Yamagata Europe makes QA Distiller free for all to help fight COVID-19

From April 2020 onwards, Yamagata Europe will offer its QA Distiller software for translators and technical documentation professionals free of charge. Instead of paying for the software, companies who download QA Distiller will be invited to donate to Translators without Borders.

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Five steps to translating life-critical content

What if accurate translation was a matter of life or death? In some companies it is. In chemical, mining and manufacturing industries for example, the correct interpretation of health and safety guidelines can mean the difference between an incident or no incident. There, consistent and unambiguous use of terminology across different languages is critical. At Yamagata Europe, we have developed a five-step process to make sure that life-critical terminology is used correctly throughout your company documentation.

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Yamagata Europe and TXTOmedia partner up to meet growing demand for instructional video content

 

TXTOmedia and Yamagata Europe announce strategic partnership to help companies convert their abundant structured content into multilingual video

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Which variant of Chinese do you need?

Are you planning on doing business with a Chinese-speaking region? Then you need to be aware that there’s no ‘one size fits all’, both in terms of spoken and written language. Let’s dive into the Chinese language basics once again.

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Happy Colleagues make Happy Clients

Translation is people business.

At Yamagata Europe, we do not only spend a lot of time with our customers, but also with our colleagues. Today, the Yamagata Europe team in Ghent (Belgium) has 40+ people; our Bratislava (Slovakia) team has 10 people.

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Why we love online meetings

Online meetings are common practice at Yamagata Europe. Talking online with international customers, partners and coworkers is fast, cost-efficient and easy as pie!

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Yamagata Europe uses Business Intelligence Dashboards to improve customer experience

A company’s success today hinges on how effectively it can measure performance and collect data. On the other hand, what good does data do when you cannot make sense of it? That’s why at Yamagata Europe, we are making use of business analytics to gain valuable insights into our data and to engage customers, empower employees and optimize operations.

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Step away from the PDF (why translators don’t use the world’s most popular file format)

Everybody uses it, any computer or operating system can handle it, and it’s easy to send around by email without stuffing your recipient’s inbox. We are talking about PDF, a file format that is so popular that it is very hard to avoid in today’s digital business world. So then why are translators not a big fan of the PDF format?

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Interview with Flemish Murakami translator Luk Van Haute

Luk Van Haute

“Put Murakami in your title and attention is guaranteed.” That is something we don’t need to be told twice. We had a talk with the Flemish translator of Japan's most promoted novelist and asked him about the peculiarities of Japanese, the art of literary translation and Murakami's inimitable style.

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XTM LIVE Europe Gold Sponsor

XTM LIVE

Yamagata Europe is happy to be Gold Partner for XTM LIVE Europe in Amsterdam.

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Building bridges to the academic world

Building Bridges

Like many other industries, the translation industry also experiences significant changes in this digital age. We adapt our processes to the changing requests of clients, translation software becomes increasingly sophisticated and machine translation is on the rise. Accordingly, we like to share our knowledge of the field with the academic world. We do not only build bridges but also integrate our worlds. After all, we both benefit from it.

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How to create better subtitles

Better subtitles

Video is taking an increasingly bigger piece of the pie of content production. Compared to text-based content, video often has much more expressive power to convey your company’s marketing or technical message. When your company is operating in an international context, video localization is the next hurdle to take. 

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We are now ISO 9001:2015 certified

ISO 9001:2015

Yamagata Europe has been certified in ISO 9001 since November 2011. In November 2017, we became certified in the new ISO 9001:2015 standard, demonstrating our continued commitment to providing superior quality translation and print services.

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5 tips to write translation-friendly technical documentation

Translation-friendly technical documentation

In the content creation process, translation is usually at the bottom of the priority list. This is unfortunate, because it pays off when you already start thinking about translations before you create your source document. 

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