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Lee Densmer

Lee has been in the localization industry since 1999. The things she likes best about the industry include the international colleagues and the challenge of the constantly changing approach to localize with higher quality, shorter turnaround time (TAT), and lower cost. In her spare time she runs in the foothills of Idaho, travels, reads to learn about the world, and plays the piano.
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MT Post-editing Myths Debunked by an Expert

Posted by Lee Densmer on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 06:56 PM

If you’ve ever investigated or deployed Machine Translation (MT), you know that quality is often a moving target. Everyone has different expectations, and a common misconception is that raw MT can be publishable as human quality. Humans still have to get involved—post-editors—to bring the quality up to snuff. And you most often hear about light versus full post-editing. But questions abound like: who is best suited to post-edit? What training do they need? What is the right level to hit defined quality targets?

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Topics: Localization Technology

Interview with the Author: Andrés Ravello

Posted by Lee Densmer on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 @ 03:55 PM

Most of us are so busy we can’t fit in our hobbies and interests. Maybe we’ll do these things when we retire or when our kids go off to college. But my colleague, Andrés Ravello, wants us to do these things now, and he’s written a book about it called Be Truly Productive: How to Take Control of Your Life in a Distracted World.

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Topics: People at Moravia

Four Tactics to Manage Multiple LSPs

Posted by Lee Densmer on Thu, Feb 09, 2017 @ 05:58 PM

You’re adding more languages all the time and the volume of your content is exploding. There’s an urgency to release more products, faster, and in more markets. If you’re a global business feeling this pain, you’ve likely added more vendors to handle these growth challenges.

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Topics: Localization Insider

18 “Spanglish” Terms You Never Knew Existed (But Really Should)

Posted by Lee Densmer on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 03:36 PM

Spanglish—it’s a complex but fluid combination of Spanish and English, spoken at various levels and in various ways throughout the United States, Spain, and Latin America. It often shows up anywhere two or more young Hispanics gather for a conversation. They may be primarily Spanish-speaking, English-speaking, or equally fluent in both, but sometimes the Spanglish word just expresses the idea better than the English or the Spanish (semi) equivalent.

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Topics: In the News

Chatbots 101: Six Ways They Will Impact Localization

Posted by Lee Densmer on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 @ 05:20 PM

You may already be using chatbots but not know it. Have you ever sent a text message to get an instant bank balance or a weather report?

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Topics: Localization Technology

Moravia’s 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by Lee Densmer on Fri, Jan 06, 2017 @ 04:02 PM

Our most-read blog posts of the past year reveal the priorities and interests of your peers. That’s why we’ve gathered them into this list of our most popular blog posts in 2016.

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Topics: Localization Insider

Got Budget to Use Up Before New Year’s? 14 Ways to Spend It

Posted by Lee Densmer on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 05:44 PM

At this time of year, so many enterprises may have money left to spend, but it’s “use it or lose it” before the new year. How can you use leftover money to your advantage? Remember, time is of the essence, and often finance requires delivery before the end of the year in order to pony up. Below we offer you some suggestions for spending that budget, whether you have a lot to burn or just a little.

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Topics: Localization Insider

Five Reasons to Outsource Non-core Business Functions

Posted by Lee Densmer on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 @ 06:30 PM

As your business grows, you may need to support additional functions like a helpdesk, a content development group, a functional testing team, or even your localization management team. Critical divisions supporting your core business such as these deserve your full attention, as they can make or break your customer experience.

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Topics: Localization Strategy

Six Keys to Supply Chain Management for Continuous Localization

Posted by Lee Densmer on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 01:40 PM

Continuous localization is the only way to meet the needs of a market that demands that a localized product be released at or near the same time as the core product.

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Topics: Agile Localization

Seven Tips for Making Your Glossary a Success

Posted by Lee Densmer on Fri, Nov 04, 2016 @ 03:42 PM

You’re seeing lots of linguistic errors in your materials and are struggling to find the root cause so you can nip them in the bud. You know that these linguistic errors are wasting time and costing you money.

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Topics: Localization 101