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Thanksgiving Ain’t Just for Americans

In America, Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your family, eat a ton, and fall asleep on the couch. If you’re American, though, be careful about wishing non-Americans a Happy Thanksgiving today, because Thanksgiving is primarily an American holiday. There are, however, many different types of thanksgiving holidays around the world. Take a minute to read up on five different celebrations from around the world that, like Thanksgiving in America, revolve around family, food, and giving thanks.

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DITA Europe 2010: Nice Weather, Technology and Mozart

For those of you who didn’t have the opportunity to attend, the DITA Europe 2010 Conference in Vienna was a rousing success. In this guest entry, Carl Yao, the Vice President of Global Strategy at CSOFT, relates two DITA success stories from companies that saved a ton of money on translation and localization as a direct result of applying XML-based DITA standards to their content development processes. Carl also gives a quick rundown of his own presentation at the conference, “How to Become an Expert Terminologist in 30 Minutes.” Come check it out!

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Your Own Terms – Coming to Terms with Full-body Scanners

Hey there, and happy Friday! Be sure to stop by and check out the ninth issue of “Your Own Terms,” the biweekly comic about Sir Terminus: Crusader of Logic, Manly Valor, and Multilingual Terminology Management. In this week’s issue, Terminus tackles some inconsistency issues between the engineering and marketing teams, and that creepy glove-guy from Regulatory Affairs.

Project Managers Need More Hugs – An Interview with Jo Zhang

In celebration of International Project Management Day, we want to honor and highlight the accomplishments of Jo Zhang, a dedicated project manager here at CSOFT International. In this featured interview, Jo discusses some of the challenges localization project managers have to deal with on a daily basis — and suggests a simple, quick way of letting PMs (who are absolutely essential to the successful completion of a localization project) know that they’re appreciated. Enjoy!