ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

The Challenges of Legal Translation

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on November 10, 2019
Translating legal documents can be a challenging endeavor, especially for translators unfamiliar with the industry. Overcoming legal translation challenges requires a combination of creativity and accuracy that goes beyond normal translation requirements. The ...

Topics: Localization, Strategy, Translation, Legal


No Translator or Translation is Perfect

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on October 15, 2019
No translator's translation is perfect. As the story goes, St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators, made a notable translation interpretation that depicted Moses with horns in medieval and Renaissance art. Jerome translated the Hebrew word for "shining" ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Translation


At What Age Is it Easiest to Learn a New Language?

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on September 30, 2019
Are you trying to raise multilingual children? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, but now you’re afraid you’re too old? If so, you may be asking yourself “ At what age it’s easiest to be taught a new language?” While scientists have ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Translation


Nietzsche, Zeppelins and Wagner: English Words Derived from German

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on June 20, 2019
You may have heard that English is classified as a Germanic language. Although English has also borrowed heavily from Latin, Greek, French, and Norse (keeping in line with the patterns of trade and conquest that defined thousands of years of British history), ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Translation


5 English Idioms That Are Utterly Confusing

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on June 16, 2019
One of the fun parts of learning or translating a language is discovering the idioms that are unique to a region or culture. All languages have those expressions that seem incomprehensible to anyone who isn’t a native speaker, which can be both fascinating ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Translation


Everything ISO Covers That You Weren’t Aware Of

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on June 11, 2019
Since 1947, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been creating quality control standards to ensure the safety of products and services worldwide. With more than 22,000 quality standards in industries ranging from healthcare to food and ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Translation, Compliance


Conference Connections: ULG to attend LocWorld40 in Portugal

Posted by Deborah Contreras on June 10, 2019
Go Global, Be Global: ULG attends LocWorld Portugal 2019 ULG’s goal of constant learning and development is propelled by industry tradeshows and events. This week, we are dispatching team members for the LocWorld 2019 conference in Estoril, Portugal. The 2019 ...

Topics: Localization, events, Conference


What Provisions Does MDR Outline for Data Privacy?

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on June 8, 2019
With regulations such as GDPR and the Right to Be Forgotten frequently in the news, data privacy has become a hot-button issue over the past few years. Medical device companies operating within the European Union are subject to additional regulations through ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Translation


Protecting the Internet of Things and Data Security in Healthcare

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on May 5, 2019
Smart watches. Smart homes. Smart cars. Smart...pacemakers? The prime example of the Internet of Things (IoT): smart devices. They have permeated the global market in recent years and are steadily growing in use. In addition to making day-to-day life easier ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Translation


Amusing Irish Expressions Translated into English

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on March 11, 2019
The Irish are well known for their colorful proverbs, idioms, and figures of speech. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here are 9 of the best Irish expressions along with their English translations. is minic a bhris béal duine a shrón. Translation: “Many a time ...

Topics: Featured, Global News, Localization, Strategy, Translation


Get to Know ULG, Personally: Evelyn Toro, Director of Operations

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on March 5, 2019
United Language Group is more than just a company for us, it’s a team and a community. The people who make up ULG, make it possible for us to transform language barriers into opportunities. Our people have a relentless drive to unearth and pursue ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Translation


The EU’s In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation Explained

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on February 27, 2019
Over the past few years, the EU has enacted a series of new regulations related to healthcare and medical devices. For example, the new In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR 2017/746) addresses several weaknesses of previous directives and also has more ...

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