Entries by Angelo Passalacqua

Application of the principles of quality management in the translation industry: Engagement of People

BURG Translations has been certified in the ISO 9001 process since 2009. This article will review the application of the principles of quality management in the translation industry and the engagement of people. It is part of a series of articles documenting our application of the ISO 9001 to our translation company.

Application of the Principles of Quality Management to the Translation Industry: Client Focus

This article discusses how we apply Client Focus, one of the principles of quality management, to BURG Translations. BURG Translations has been certified in the ISO 9001 process since 2009. This article is the first in a series documenting our application of the ISO 9001 to our translation company.

Project Valuation without Source Files

Providing an estimate for a translation project can be difficult without access to the original source files. However, BURG uses several heuristics to aid in determining the scope, cost, and estimated turnaround time without available source files. The goal of the estimate is to calculate a reasonable range within which the actual values of the […]

BURG Translations, Inc. Granted ISO 9001:2015 Standards Certification

Chicago-based BURG Translations, Inc. – an international company specializing in technical translation services – announces they have earned the new ISO 9001:2015 standards certification. ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized Quality Management System and helps organizations to meet the expectations and needs of their customers. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies […]

Why a 100% Translation Memory match is not 100% free

Computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools, particularly the translation memory (TM) feature, are one of the best technologies invented for the translation industry.  As the name implies, CAT tools assist translators, but they do not replace them. TM stores every pair of units (words, phrases or sentences) translated between two languages so that they can be re-used […]

Increased FCPA Enforcement May Lead to More Foreign Language Document Reviews for Attorneys

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is likely to provide more foreign language document reviews for attorneys and translators during the new presidential administration because U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said during a speech this month that the Justice Department would continue to prosecute corporate fraud. He added that “one area where this is critical […]

Why it’s important to streamline your lease agreement translation process

Because businesses are now required to disclose lease commitments on the balance sheet with FASB’s ASC 842 standards update, there is going to be significantly more work for corporate accountants and lawyers, especially if foreign leases are involved. Developing a streamlined lease agreement translation process with the right technology and lease translation partner can mitigate […]

BURG Translations, Inc. Announces Enhanced Lease Agreement Translation Process in Response to FASB’s Lease Accounting Standards Change

Chicago-based BURG Translations, Inc. – an international company specializing in technical translation services – announces an enhanced lease agreement translation service process for accountants, lawyers and others impacted by last year’s FASB changes to lease accounting standards. The changes announced in February, 2016, require lease agreements for properties outside the United States to be recognized on […]