Author name: Sim Ngezahayo

Sim Ngezahayo is the Founder and CEO of Golden Lines Translation, Inc.—an award-winning LSP based in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. He holds a degree in Language Translation and Interpretation Studies and has served in the language industry for over a decade. Over the years, Sim acquired vast experience while working with some of the world’s leading brands. He is passionate about sharing his extensive expertise and business acumen to help scaling businesses to build their niche, expand their markets, and internationalize their brands.

The Impact of AI on the Linguistic Career

Linguists, Language Professionals In my last book called Essentials of Career Management for Language Professionals, I discussed how linguists (language service providers) must master technology should they want to stay ahead of the game. What does this really entail? I have been amazed at how AI took the world by storm over the last few …

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Every Language Translation Process Hinges on these 7 Linguistic Meanings

Linguists, Business Owners I have been studying the fact that words have multiple meanings. When it comes to language translation, there is no simple way to define a word without having to analyze it through the lens of seven semantic fields that there are in the study of linguistics. This linguistic scenario is what our …

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How to Handle Untranslatability in Translation

Linguists, Business Owners In our last article, I discussed some of the most commonly used translation techniques but I didn’t really dig deep into why they are used. In this article, I will get to the core of the article as I discuss a scenario called untranslatability. First, what is untranslatability? Cambridge Dictionary defines this concept as …

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Six Tips for Managing Tight Translation Deadlines

Linguists, Translators, Interpreters It is common for language professionals to be faced with tight deadlines while handling various linguistic assignments. I have been there, which is why I am bringing you practical ideas that can help you to get things done right, on time, and with little to no hassle. Many linguists ask themselves this …

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Linguistic Validation―The Most In-Depth Translation Process Out There

Linguists, Business Owners Introduction The concept of linguistic validation (LV) has become quite popular in the process of clinical trials. Its popularity is linked to the history of epidemics, which necessitated the development of immunizations and vaccines. Tackling these epidemics is a long, complex process during which medical and language professionals, and patients are involved. …

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Five Strategies for a Successful Curated Content Creation for Business

Linguists, Business Owners Introduction How do you market your brand? Well, you probably are familiar with the concept of content marketing, which we are going to discuss today. Content creation is one of the most popular approaches to digital marketing in the modern era. So, what really is content marketing and how does it work? …

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Interpretation vs. Translation—Translation Techniques

Linguists, Business Owners Introduction When I was at university studying language translation and interpretation, people often asked me this question: “What’s the difference between translation and interpretation?” These two concepts still prove confusing today so that people either ask themselves the same question or use these terms interchangeably. Some other people wonder who operates the …

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Interpretation vs. Translation—Process and Scope

Linguists, Business Owners Introduction When I was at university studying language translation and interpretation, people often asked me this question: “What’s the difference between translation and interpretation?” These two concepts still prove confusing today so that people either ask themselves the same question or use these terms interchangeably. Some other people wonder who operates the …

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Understanding Globalization and How It Can Help your Business

Business Owners, B2B, B2C Introduction In our last article, we discussed localization and how it helps businesses to emerge from the crowd and showcase their brands globally. Today, we will discuss a slightly different topic – globalization. This is the process of interaction and integration between people, businesses, and governments globally. The National Geographic Society …

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How to Grow your Business through Language Operations

Business Owners, B2B, B2C Introduction Three years ago, I worked as a language consultant for one of the leading automobile manufacturers in North America. I was greatly impressed by the proactivity of this company – every beginning of the year, they release all sorts of documentation about their upcoming vehicle models. These documents are translated …

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