Language Service Providers usually have a wide range of clients, and there are many ways to categorise them. The clients could be other LSPs/MLVs or end clients (from individual people through business entities to institutions and corporations).
Many translation agencies nowadays face the necessity of translating smaller and smaller amounts of text, submitted regularly by their (often strategic) clients.
It is with great pleasure that we publish a guest article in our blog, written by Seo‑Young Jun – M.A. Candidate in Translation and Interpretation (KOR-ENG) with Localization Specialization at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. Soe‑Young has been getting to know XTRF at her university which is taking part in the Academic Programme by XTRF. Enjoy the blog!
As a rule, translation agencies are started by professional translators, not professional managers. In fact, less than 10% are established by business people. The majority of them developed from one-person ”agencies” which were launched, managed and grown by translators.