Reader Polls: Will the Rise of DeepL Continue? (

September saw media localization provider ZOO Digital recap company highlights from their 2021 financial year in an AGM and trading update for investors. The company increased revenue by 33%, invested […]

Reader Polls: Machine Translation in Social Media, Life Sciences — Opportunity or Headache? (

A couple of stories stood out in Slator’s coverage of M&A and Funding news this summer amid all the consolidation and SaaS investment news. First, was Israel-based language service provider […]

Reader Polls: Are Freelance Translators Hard to Find? And That TikTok Translation Fine. (

Hiring activity in the global language industry is at an all-time high, even surpassing pre-pandemic levels, as evidenced by the latest Slator Language Industry Job Index (LIJI). After hitting a […]

Reader Polls: What Roles Are Hardest to Fill in the Translation and Localization Industry? (

The first day of July brought news that the Slator Language Industry Job Index (LIJI) had reached its highest-ever level since it was launched in 2018 to monitor hiring activity […]

Reader Polls: Should Translators Learn to Code? Is Creative MT an Oxymoron?

Slator’s Academia section came alive this spring and summer with news of two prestigious universities offering Translation Studies; Ivy League university, Yale, and one of the foremost academic institutions of […]

Reader Polls: Non-English Netflix, Open to Work, AI Voices at a Screen Near You – via

Slator has published more stories on speech synthesis in the past half-year than over the period since the website launched in 2015 until Covid. Speech synthesis and its various use […]

Reader Polls: Human Translation Speed, Look Who’s Hiring Aggressively, Email Behavior – via

Let’s start with the good news. There are many open roles and language service providers (LSPs) and localization teams are hiring aggressively, according to the majority (43.2%) of respondents to […]

Reader Polls: Online Dating via Google Translate, Risk to Top LSPs – via

Big Tech has been amply represented in machine translation news over the past four months. Amazon launched live translation for Alexa. Google improved the UX for live speech translation by […]