Merry…everything! Cultures Celebrating the Holiday Season

Merry…everything! Cultures Celebrating the Holiday Season

Mele Kalikimaka may be Hawaii’s (and Bing Crosby’s) way to say “Merry Christmas,” but across the globe, the Christian celebration on Dec. 25 is only one of many religious holidays and traditions that fall near the start of winter, and each has a greeting of its own....
The 2018 ISO 9001 audit completed at Argo Translation

The 2018 ISO 9001 audit completed at Argo Translation

Approximately 8 years ago, one of our translation clients requested that we obtain ISO 9001 registration. At first, we weren’t terribly excited about the task. But once we learned about the benefits of implementing a quality management system, we welcomed the...
Three. Two. One. Happy New Year!

Three. Two. One. Happy New Year!

Around the world, party-goers will chant these words just seconds before the clock strikes 12 a.m. on Jan. 1 under skies filled with fireworks. But there are many lesser-known New Year’s traditions, both old and new, that involve things like house cleaning, molten...
What happened to internal translation departments?

What happened to internal translation departments?

What ever happened to all of the internal translation departments? I used to be part of an internal translation department at a medical device manufacturer before starting Argo Translation in 1995. It seems that over time the task of translation has been completely...
The Importance of International Translation Day

The Importance of International Translation Day

Every September 30th the world stops to celebrate International translation day. Well maybe not everybody stops….but maybe everybody should. Translation plays an incredibly important part of our modern society. Translators and interpreters eliminate the barrier of...
Valentine’s Day: Love, history link global celebrations

Valentine’s Day: Love, history link global celebrations

Valentine’s Day: Love, history link global celebrations What’s on your list for Valentine’s Day? In the U.S., it’s often a dozen red roses, a box of candy and a poetic card. Or maybe it’s dinner at an upscale restaurant and a gift of jewelry. While united by a common...
Winter Holidays ‘Round the World

Winter Holidays ‘Round the World

While Christmas is arguably the most well-known holiday in the United States, people around the country observe the season with a variety of celebrations, from Hanukkah to Kwanzaa to the Hindu Pancha Ganapati. Such diversity drives traditional winter festivities in...