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Translation Confidential

44 EpisodesProduced by Peter ArgondizzoWebsite

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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Episode 44 - Per Word Pricing

July 31st, 2020

21:58

Peter and Patrick discuss the fixation on per-word pricing for translation projects, why it isn't the best indicator for success, other costs that can be hiding in your project quote, and strategies for figuring out …

Episode 43 - Narration vs. Subtitles

July 24th, 2020

22:57

Peter and Patrick discuss the fundamental differences between narration and subtitles, best use cases for each, why you should consider translating …

Episode 42 - Breaking Down Language Barriers with Customers

July 7th, 2020

28:02

Peter and Patrick continue their conversation on breaking down language barriers in business with a closer look at how to communicate with customers. …

Episode 41 - Breaking Down Language Barriers in the Workplace

June 30th, 2020

22:30

Peter and Patrick discuss how to effectively communicate with employees who speak different languages in the workplace. They cover communication …

Episode 40 - English as an Official Language in the U.S.

June 23rd, 2020

28:49

Peter and Patrick discuss the diverse language make-up of the U.S., historical calls for English to become the national official language, current actions undertaken by individual states on official languages, and …

Episode 39 - ISO Standards and Establishing Quality Programs

June 16th, 2020

28:57

Peter and Patrick are joined by expert ISO consultant, Sherri Gallagher, to discuss ISO standards, how to approach creating an internal quality …

Episode 38 - Translation, Transcreation and Localization

June 8th, 2020

23:35

Peter and Patrick discuss the differences between translation, transcreation and localization, how they're implemented by translation providers and which is the right choice based on your project needs.

Episode 37 - Learning a New Language

June 1st, 2020

26:22

Peter and Patrick talk about their experiences with learning a different language, what kind of education was involved in the process and what they …

Episode 36 - Patrick Moseley Returns

May 26th, 2020

31:19

Peter and Patrick are joined by original Translation Confidential cohost, Patrick Moseley, to discuss the origins of the term "pandemic", Patrick's experience in the language industry, and his current position working …

Episode 35 - The Importance of Vendor Management

May 19th, 2020

29:15

Valentina Volpi, Argo's Vendor Manager, joins Peter and Patrick to discuss her journey in becoming a translation vendor manager, what she looks for …

Episode 34 - Translation and Employee Engagement

May 12th, 2020

21:31

Peter and Patrick discuss how translation factors into positively affecting internal employee communication, what it means when all of your employees have access to the same information, and the importance of providing …

Episode 33 - Translation Memory Pollution

April 30th, 2020

25:21

Peter and Patrick discuss how translation memory can become inaccurate and unreliable in certain circumstances, how to avoid those mistakes, and why …

Episode 32 - The Ins and Outs of Being a Freelance Translator

April 14th, 2020

32:32

Peter and Patrick are joined by professional translator Gerhard Preisser to discuss what life is like for a freelancer in the translation industry, how to arrange your day to day activities, and best practices for being …

Episode 31 - The Importance of Core Values

April 7th, 2020

25:16

Peter and Patrick discuss why a company's core values are vital to business success, how Argo's core values guide the company, and putting those values into practical use.

Episode 30 - Translation During a Crisis

March 26th, 2020

24:04

With Covid-19 dominating public discussion, Peter and Patrick go over Argo's efforts to help during the crisis, how telephonic/video interpretation and translation are vital in emergency situations and scenarios where …

Episode 29 - What Translation Isn't

March 3rd, 2020

18:44

Peter and Patrick go over common misconceptions about translation including that it's merely a conversion from one language to another, that it's the equivalent of interpretation, that it can be instant, and that it is …

Episode 28 - Websites 2.0

February 24th, 2020

27:44

Peter and Patrick delve into the details of translating a website including pros and cons of different methods of translation, using a plugin instead of copying and pasting content, pricing for website projects, what a …

Episode 27 - Connecting Universities to Translation Agencies: Part 2

February 11th, 2020

38:07

Peter and Patrick are joined by Kate Scholz and Amy Olen from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Translation Studies program to discuss the basic …

Episode 26 - Translating eLearning Projects

February 4th, 2020

30:28

Peter, Patrick and special guest Mike VanNorman check in on the AB5 bill debate in California before discussing what it takes to successfully …

Episode 25 - Translation Solutions for Schools

January 21st, 2020

20:18

Peter and Patrick go over how schools and educational institutions in general can benefit from translation services as well as potential levels of …

Episode 24 - Partnering with a Translation Agency

January 14th, 2020

22:15

Peter and Patrick discuss the benefits of organizations partnering with translation agencies including increased transparency in the translation process, avoiding lost revenue, expanded service offerings and much more.

Episode 23 - 2019 in Review

December 23rd, 2019

22:27

Peter and Patrick close out 2019 with a look back at some important topics covered in previous episodes as well as what the new year holds for Argo …

Episode 22 - Minimum Fees

December 4th, 2019

27:40

Peter and Patrick discuss why LSPs often have minimum fees for projects, how project managers factor into the fee structure, understanding levels of service for different translation methods, and the time and effort …

Episode 21 - Connecting Universities to Translation Agencies

November 26th, 2019

39:40

Peter and Patrick are joined by the team from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Center for Translation Studies. They discuss potential coursework in the CTS program, the benefits of pursuing an MA or …

Episode 20 - 25 Years of Translation

November 19th, 2019

31:34

Peter and Patrick are joined by Argo Translation Co-founder, Jackie Lucarelli, to discuss Argo being in business for 25 years, how they got their start in the industry and how the field of translation has changed over …

Episode 19 - Mergers and Acquisitions in the Translation Industry

November 5th, 2019

18:00

Peter and Patrick discuss the intricacies of acquiring companies or being acquired in the translation industry including culture fit, financial due …

Episode 18 - Tools of the Trade

October 29th, 2019

21:23

Peter and Patrick discuss common software tools used in the translation process, the benefits of each and ways to find more information on how use …

Episode 17 - Student to Professional: Getting a Job in the Translation Industry

October 8th, 2019

42:29

Peter and Patrick are joined by Bailey Mitchell to discuss the process of entering the translation field as a student, types of potential positions, do's and dont's in applying for jobs, what to expect as a new project …

Episode 16 - Translating Video Content

September 23rd, 2019

46:34

Peter and Patrick are joined by the team at Flikli to discuss the process of translating and subtitling video content and its importance in garnering the attention of global audiences. They go over the use of subtitling …

Episode 15 - How to Become a Freelance Translator

September 9th, 2019

42:04

Peter and Patrick discuss starting a career as a freelance translator, best practices for finding a job, how to gain experience, becoming familiar …

Episode 14 - Corporate Buying Programs

September 3rd, 2019

28:25

Peter and Patrick are joined by Morgan Reyes, Project Manager at Argo Translation to discuss what corporate translation buying programs are, the benefits for large organizations, potential drawbacks of this streamlined …

Episode 13 - Utilizing MadCap Flare

August 23rd, 2019

33:17

Peter and Patrick are joined by Kimberly Miller, Production Manager at Argo Translation, to discuss the ins and outs of MadCap Flare, one of the premier technical authoring and publishing platforms available. They delve …

Episode 12 - Yes, We Need Your Source Files

August 14th, 2019

27:24

Peter and Patrick discuss what actually constitutes a "source file" and why translation service providers absolutely need them to complete a project …

Episode 11 - The Translation Pyramid

July 26th, 2019

23:04

Peter and Patrick discuss the three main factors that make up every translation project (price, turnaround time and quality) and how changing one inevitably alters the other two while ideal balances for different types …

Episode 10 - All About RFPs

July 12th, 2019

31:21

Peter and Patrick discuss the finer points of what goes into Requests for Proposals for translation projects, what elements should be included and …

Episode 9 - Google Translate and the Pitfalls of Machine Translation

June 25th, 2019

24:47

Peter and guest Patrick Daley discuss Google Translate for websites going away for good, the limitations of machine translation currently and …

Episode 8 - Vacation, Borrowing and Language Norms

September 20th, 2018

32:32

 Peter and Patrick go over Patrick's recent trip across Europe and discuss language norms outside of the U.S.

Episode 7 - Does Size Coincide with Better Service?

September 20th, 2018

43:13

Peter and Patrick discuss why potential customers choose larger language service provider firms and whether or not that corresponds to a difference in product quality.

Episode 6 - Web Development

May 17th, 2018

32:43

Peter and Patrick go over the history of translating for the web, effective ways to get your web content translated and ways to make the translation process easier.

Episode 5 - Translation in Education

February 22nd, 2018

30:47

Peter and Patrick discuss translation services used by educational institutions, legal requirements and ways to help bridge the gap between school …

Episode 4 - Translation in Manufacturing

February 5th, 2018

33:00

Episode 4 - Translation in Manufacturing by Translation Confidential

Episode 3 - Reviewing Client Review

December 21st, 2017

39:37

Peter and Patrick discuss the common practice of clients reviewing translations internally and how it alters the translation process for the LSP (for better or worse).

Episode 2 - Machine Translation

December 14th, 2017

49:27

Peter and Patrick give a crash course in the basics of machine translation and how it's currently being used in the translation industry.

Episode 1 - Translation Memory

November 20th, 2017

47:13

Episode 1 - Translation Memory by Translation Confidential

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