Darren Rowse of ProBlogger gave me a task (read it here): highlight the blogs that you follow in your own industry and let your readers know about it. I think that’s a great idea Darren so here goes. The top 10 bloggers/blogs that I recommend you follow in 2010 are:
1. Global Watchtower. The “Urim V’tumim” of the localization industry written (for the most part) by Don DePalma, a gifted speaker, writer and overall intellectual.
2. Microsoft Translator Official Team Blog. This blog is not updated frequently but you can get most up-to-date information about Microsoft’s Translation system and other developments in Bing’s language space.
3. TAUS. While not really a blogger, Jaap van der Meer founded the Translation Automation User Society and is heading up a large scale initiative which may revolutionize the localization industry. Follow their website and newsletters to monitor the progress of this group.
4. Localization Industry 411. Renato Beninatto was Don DePalma’s partner at Common Sense Advisory until 2009 when he left to become a CEO of LSP Melingo. Renato speaks his mind and has unique insights gathered from years in the industry. Should make for interesting reading.
5. Foreign Exchange Translation Blog. An excellent blog in the field of medical translation with a wealth of valuable information.
6. Translator Power. A lot of good information there.
7. Multilingual News. Brings all the important translation industry news. They have an RSS feed and you can also sign up and receive a monthly newsletter by email.
8. Kirti Vashee is an executive at Asia Online, a vendor of MT software. He does not have a blog but you can read his insights by following him on LinkedIn or on twitter.com/kvashee. Kirti, why don’t you start a blog already?
9. Lionbridge blog
10. GTS Blog. What can I say? If you don’t toot your own horn who will do it for you?
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