What better way to start off the year than an interview on one of your favourite topics? I was recently interviewed by the “En sincronía” team for their podcast. A big thank you to Damián Santilli, Blanca Arias Badia and … Read the rest
Translating Europe Forum 2022
Industry Insights: People, Data, Quality
Brussels, 11 November 2022… Read the rest
Online vs. desktop tools for subtitling
Athena Consultancy frequently handles User Acceptance Testing (UAT) projects for media localization clients, and a few months ago, a special request came in: I was asked to check how a cloud-based subtitling tool compared to one of the popular desktop … Read the rest
Implementing machine translation in subtitling
More and more language service providers in the media localisation industry are experimenting with and implementing machine translation (MT) solutions in their subtitling workflows. As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, it is important to think about the … Read the rest
The faces of audiovisual translation
So great to finally see this book published! One of my last few trips in the pre-Covid world was to Luxembourg, to present at this DG TRAD conference among other esteemed colleagues. It was also where I got to meet … Read the rest
Thoughts on machine translation implementation
I am not a computer scientist, but I have been working with machine translation (MT) in the creative industries for almost a decade: testing it, measuring its quality and impact on productivity, drafting MT implementation plans, managing proofs of concept … Read the rest
“We should dare to dream a little bit”
Do you want to know more about the state of captioning in the US?
Have you ever wondered how the deaf and hard-of-hearing community feel about captioning?
Are you curious about how Automatic Speech Recognition might impact captioning and accessibility … Read the rest
Interview with Yota Georgakopoulou
I was recently interviewed by Antonia Pappa of TermCord on audiovisual localisation. The questions covered a wide array of topics, from the effect of technology on localisation and the role of translators, to pivot languages, terminological research and more.
I … Read the rest
Subtitle templates of the future
Template files have been at the heart of multilanguage subtitle production in the past two decades. Despite their extensive use in the industry, they remain an under-researched topic among the academic community, presumably because of the lack of published guides … Read the rest
FCC petition for quality standards in captions
Did you know about the recent FCC petition for rulemaking regarding captioning quality in the States? Read on about it, in AppTek’s Accessibility blog post series, the first article of which has just been published.