The Four Stages of Translation Agency Growth. Stage Three – micro-SLV (Single Language Provider)

The first subcontracted project was an ad hoc decision when several projects’ deadlines coincided. The assigned translator was my first choice, my best choice and my only available choice.

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The Four Stages of Translation Agency Growth. Stage One – Freedom

Read about XTRF Co-Founder Jurek Nedoma’s 25-year journey in the language industry, from translating in his evenings, to founding and running a fully-fledged translation agency. Discover how he got there and the lessons he learnt along the way.

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25 Business Years in a Translation Office

Jurek’s opinions spring from his wealth of experience that includes 50 years as a translator/editor, 25 years managing a translation agency, 20 years participating in ISO certification procedures and 10 years developing and using the XTRF TMS. The webinar shows the (r)evolutionary changes the localization industry has already undergone, what’s happening now, and what the future brings.

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Dynamic Father and Son duo on XTRF

Over the past 20 years, we have worked together in different roles and settings, actively helping each other to grow our businesses while at the same time witnessing the evolution of the translation industry. Let us share our experience with you.

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Lesson five: ISO 17100 certification with TMS assistance

The ISO 17100 standard is an international standard covering translation services. It constitutes the next step after the EN 15038 standard published in 2006 developing the rules and good practices of rendering linguistic services.

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Lesson four: How to Deal With Resistance to the Advanced Features of a TMS?

Modern Translation Management Systems (TMS) offer a lot of advanced functionality. Workflow automation is a very good example.

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Lesson three: How to Get Creative With Your TMS?

A sophisticated Translation Management System is able to generate many different reports. We already discussed the report on the total value of projects started in a previous lesson.

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Lesson two: The Rule of Due Caution

The rule of due caution is commonly known in road traffic situations. However, it is also very useful in other areas of life and that includes business, too.

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Lesson one: The Past and the Future

A Translation Management System (TMS) can provide you with immediate information on your business. More sophisticated TMS tools even provide a range of required reports.

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How to Make the ISO Certification Pleasant

15 years ago almost nobody in the language industry cared about ISO certification. The general level of knowledge about ISO standards, particularly ISO 9000 - the so-called quality standard, was very limited...

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