7 things we learned about the risks and rewards of exporting

photo Marta Chmielewska, BPCC

  At the Exporting to the UK Forum for the cosmetics industry in Warsaw on 28 September at the University of Warsaw Biological and Chemical Research Centre we learned the following seven things:   1. The right approach    It is crucial to engage a native speaker who knows the sector for translation and localisation. Krystyna Rzemieniecka, a cosmetics […]

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 Polish cosmetics for the UK market? Some marketing pointers


According to a report on Polishcosmetics.pl  the Polish cosmetics market is the 6th largest in Europe. Major Polish firms such as Inglot and Ziaja have made breakthroughs into global markets and are doing magnificently. The British Polish Chamber of Commerce has invited David Kennedy of Lacrosse to give some pointers on marketing in English for Polish […]

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 Lacrosse welcomes memoQ Server 2015 for faster and improved translation service


In August Lacrosse invested in improving services, by upgrading its memoQ server software to the latest version. If you are not familiar with CAT tools and translation software, memoQ server is our primary CAT (Computer Assisted Translation) tool, and is designed to provide an optimal working environment for project managers, translators and reviewers who need to […]

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 Self interest of translators a reason to vote to remain in the EU?

Adding to the confusion in people’s heads on the subject of Brexit, according to a blog piece written earlier this year on the subject, quoted below, the translation market in the EU would shrink and English would lose its status as one of the three key languages in European administrative procedures. The panic is a little premature. The […]

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 ELIA members meet in Mallorca to talk business strategy and M&A


Last week I had the great pleasure of returning to the Balearic paradise of Mallorca, to attend the European Language Industry Association (ELIA) two day ND Focus meeting. The event which took place in the secluded yet sublime environment of the Hotel Formentor, was an opportunity for translation and localisation business owners from across the […]

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 Wrocław Walk Again Project


Lacrosse was very proud to be able to work on translation for the “Wrocław Walk Again” project – experimental therapy involving reconstruction of patients’ severed spinal cords. We were contacted about the project by our English LSP colleagues at RP Translate, who have been working with The Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation (nsif), which has been […]

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 It costs less than you think to correct a badly-translated website


   That sinking feeling We have all been there.  There are some dodgy links and a spammer has managed to input Japanese pictograms into the comments page. The image of tanned executives high-fiving each other downloaded for free to illustrate the corporate culture of success is completely out of tune with what really goes on […]

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