In recent years we have witnessed a profound revolution akin to the industrial revolution experienced by our grandparents: the technological revolution. Incredible advances in the information and communication technologies have completely changed not only our way of communicating with reality, but also our way of working as professional translators.
Do you know the meaning of the word "perfectionism"? The term is defined as "a refusal to accept any standard short of perfection". Perfectionism and ethics. These words are very different but are more important in the translation industry than one might expect.
Translating video games is not child's play. Yes, you read that right. Even if you are passionate about video games you should understand that translating them is no pantomime. A while ago, the story about the translation of Mother 3 into Spanish by a well-known player of the game, offered to the manufacturer for free, went viral. Yes, you read that right: a free translation of a best-selling product.
One of the mistakes commonly made by small family companies or those that have spent years battling in their market is to believe that a translation agency is expensive or that commissioning a website translation is only for large and powerful multinational companies.
We often make the mistake of thinking that because we are a small company, we have nothing to translate, or that if all we do is send emails in English then anyone can do that, but that’s not entirely true. Do you know what your company should be translating? Let us explain.
Did you know that the job of translator also allows to develop a volunteer work? There are many places and very different ways in which we can need a supportive translator and in Okodia we wanted to contribute our bit with OKNGO, the social initiative and solidarity of our translation agency.

Translation professionals, as good language lovers, should be careful with every last detail in every text: format, faithfulness to the original text (which should not be confused with a literal translation), a correct grammar and spelling are some interesting aspects of languages. In this post...