8 ways a project manager adds value to a translation

Project management is a greatly underestimated function in translation but one which makes the difference between professional language services and just being an intermediary. It is a rare instance when a client calling a translation agency is aware that they are not speaking to an actual translator so the idea that translation is a project […]

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 Lacrosse and The Republic of Y in 2017

12 prints from Dawid Majgat, The self appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Y grace the Lacrosse 2017 calendar. Republic ¥ decided to share a series of its advertising posters with the world and has created many wonderful and exotic goods which delight consumers across the globe and beyond. Through this series of posters each product is […]

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 7 things we learned about the risks and rewards of exporting

  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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