How to Build a Multilingual Website? Here Are the First Steps [Complete Guide]

So you want to build a multilingual website in order to reach a larger number of customers. You may be tempted…

Text Editors—Not Just for Coders—the Secret Weapon for Text Management

Other than geeks, few people use text editors. Many don’t even know what they are. So what are they? Text editors…

5 Software Localization Mistakes That You Don’t Want to Make

We know that localization of software and mobile applications is extremely important if you want to expand to new international markets….

Ariana Grande Tattoo Fail Isn’t Unusual: Cringeworthy Asian Inks Are Everywhere (Except Asia)

News broke this week that musician Ariana Grande got a sweet new tattoo. The only trouble is that the tattoo is…

International Business Phone Service—A Lifeline to Your Customers

Years ago no one imagined the reach of the Internet and the benefits it would bring to the entire world with…

How to Give an International Presentation

Whether you’ve been asked to speak at an industry conference, address your overseas branch, or conduct training, giving a presentation that…

Software Localization—Don’t Make This Fatal Error

Companies often develop top-notch software applications and release them for the “international market,” hoping that sales across the world will take…

Varying Line Lengths of Different Languages vs User Interface [Infographic]

The Infographic Imagine that you have worked with your team to create a masterpiece of an app. The user interface is…

5 Tips for Translating English to Spanish

With over 421 million Spanish speakers throughout the world, Spanish has quickly become the third most used language on the planet….

When Should You Translate Your Website?

You don’t have to be marketing internationally to need your website translated into different languages. Many companies sell their products and…

How Much do Translation Services Cost?

The cost of translation services vary and depend on several key questions. And like any other service, people want to know…

What is a Language Service Provider?

A language service provider is a person or company that provides a large range of translation and linguistic services. What was…

Why You Need More Than Just Translation for Your International Marketing Campaign

When you are getting ready to launch an international product or an existing product in a new, international market, you will…

This Is Why Translation Software Can Never Replace Humans

A few times a year, machine learning will have a breakthrough in translation capabilities. Recently it has been Google’s learning algorithms…

Ivannovation CEO Yuri Ivanov in Upstate Business Journal

Ivannovation began in 1998 as one man with a vision: help people communicate better. Since then, we’ve grown into a translation…

Professional Translation Services Versus Your Bilingual Friend

You should not rely on your bilingual friend or even your bilingual employee to translate your content. In the same way,…

16 Hilarious Translation Mistakes

Having an accurate and culturally adjusted translation of your content is important for so many reasons. But, mostly, it will keep…

Questions You and Your Language Service Provider Need to Be Discussing

Whether this is your first time seeking language services, or you are looking to switch language service providers (LSP), there are…

Building Bridges Through Expert Translation Services

We, here at Ivannovation, are proud to announce our latest feature in the GSA Business Report regarding our translation services, in time for our…

Translation and Localization: Why Translation is Not Enough

You’ve been working on software that has worldwide appeal and are finally ready to turn it into a reality. Unfortunately, you…

50+ Desktop Productivity Tools You Can’t Live Without

Maybe you work in the office, but you long to be outside with your friends or family. You hate wasting time…

Global Fluency Training and Regional Forum to be Sponsored by IVANNOVATION

IVANNOVATION is proud to sponsor the Global Fluency Training and Regional Forum co-hosted by Ten at the Top and the World…

Pepsi Ad Starring Kendall Jenner Shows Us How Easy It Is to Get Culture Wrong

On Tuesday a Pepsi ad starring Kendall Jenner sparked a popular backlash on social media. The important lesson we can learn…

Strategies for the Future at Upstate SC Alliance 2017 Annual Meeting

At the Upstate SC Alliance 2017 Annual Meeting, the new governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster, as well as leaders of…

Why Google Translate Is NOT A Serious Translation Tool

On March 19th, 2017, an article published on WJBC sent out a wrong message about Google Translate, overstating its usefulness as…

South Carolina’s Leaders Share Their International Business Secrets

Greenville, South Carolina, was once a sleepy, rundown city after its textile mills had been decimated by foreign competition. Now foreign…

What you need to know about “?from=timeline&isappinstalled=0” in Google Analytics

TL;DR version: When you see “?from=timeline&isappinstalled=0″ in your Google Analytics, that means you are getting traffic from Chinese social network WeChat. Details…

Why Paradise Is the Perfect Place to Invest Your Money

Ever wondered what it would be like to invest your money in paradise? The Dominican Republic takes up two-thirds of the…

Zhou Youguang, the Father of Pinyin, Dies at Age 111

Zhou Youguang, the father of Pinyin, passed away on January 14, 2017, the day after his 111th birthday. His creation, Pinyin,…

Learn How to ¡Olé! Your Way into The Spanish Business World

With over 300 million native Spanish speakers, Spanish is the second most-spoken first language in the world. The first most spoken,…

Excusez-moi, Monsieur… Communication in French Business Culture

Mademoiselle? Call a young woman that now in a French workplace and you will probably be frowned upon, especially if you…

10 Ways Email Kills Your Productivity: Use This Instead

Email certainly makes our lives easier and better. Perhaps it has been a mainstay in your life since the old days…

Funny Siri Responses and What It Tells Us About Machine Translation

What does Siri and machine translation have in common? They both produce strange, sometimes ridiculous language that leaves us shaking our heads…

8+ Tips for Marketing Your App in China

Are you yearning to earn some Yuan? Maybe selling an app to China’s millions would do the trick. But can you…

5 Reasons You Should Work with an LSP

“Hey, I think I know someone who speaks Spanish!” It may seem easier to just have someone in the office or…

What You Should Know About the Price of Translations

Oftentimes when we don’t see the effort that goes into something, we wonder why it should cost so much money. For…

The Untapped Market: Hispanics of the United States

Non-Hispanic Americans consume mainstream American media and socialize with their non-Hispanic friends. Often times, many do not interact with Spanish speakers…

Three Reasons to Translate your App into Chinese

Tapping a market of 1.3 billion consumers sounds like a no-brainer. Fortunately, in our interconnected world, you can communicate with anyone…