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Effects of Globalization on the GILT (Globalization, Internationalization, Localization, Translation) Industry (in English)
Date and time: 13:30-14:30, Sunday, 28 May, 2006 NOTE: This session has already been held
Room: Minerva 1
Presentation of a worldwide survey on the effects of globalization on the GILT industry
Globalization is one of the buzzwords of the 20th and 21st century. This widely used notion also stands for change in the way people live and work. This change also abounds in the GILT industry.
With more than 1,400 translators and roughly 100 translation and localization agencies interviewed, the presentation will examine not only the demographic characteristics of in-house and freelance translators and their satisfaction in their working environment, but also advantages agencies realize when employing freelance contractors. All questions have been subjected to regional nuances.
Learn what freelance translators really are about. How do they feel about their working conditions? Find out the pros and cons agencies see when outsourcing. What factors are important to them when opening new branches?
The processes for localization on the client side and the advantages clients realize in outsourcing localization projects will also be elaborated on in the presentation.
Florian Willer (Germany), Adventure seeking digital nomad
Bio: Florian Willer is a Graduate Technical Translator (Diplom-Technikübersetzer). He studied Technical Translation at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany and at the Mechanical Department as well as the Linguistic Department of Portsmouth University in Great Britain.
The title of his dissertation project is "Globalisation and its effects on the translation and localisation industry". The project includes an unprecedented survey for translators, agencies and clients of the translation and localisation industry with over 1500 participants worldwide.