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About Advocating Global

We write and invite experts to write in about global communication topics in healthcare, corporate communications and marketing, as well as best practices in localization and process management.

Aimed at supporting and building globally competent communication professionals with insight into the global communication strategies that lead to desired behavior and positive end-user outcomes.

Our topics may vary, but our focus is always on the advocacy for the communication professional; to empower them with the tools and best practices to be a global leader and make a difference….one communication by one communication.

Font License Issues with Multilingual Typesetting

Font License Issues with Multilingual Typesetting

Use of Fonts in Multilingual Typesetting has never been a big problem before. But as design firms are burdened to upkeep their font license policies and the growing influence of cloud based services has increased the pressure on vendors to get their own fonts to be able to work with their client’s designs. This is a cost to the industry that somehow needs to be recouped. What would be some other ideas that could help deal with font license issues?

Added Value with the Translation Preparation Process

Added Value with the Translation Preparation Process

The translation process can be negatively affected by a poorly formatted document. The translation workflow is often oversimplified by our own industry through the expectation that translation is a simple “word” business. However, when you look at the details of the translation workflow from start to end, there are a lot of process principles that are relevant to translation quality.

Sign Language vs. Foreign Language Interpreting

Sign Language vs. Foreign Language Interpreting

Sign-language interpreting and Foreign language interpreting are two distinct professions with the same goal of mediating communication between two or more parties with different languages. Both deal with language, one spoken and one signed. Both contrive importance from cultural impact on the language(s) being interpreted. However, the standards and practices by which we operate are quite distinct.

Cultural Competence in Healthcare Communications

Cultural Competence in Healthcare Communications

How well are we doing with cultural competence in healthcare communications? Increasingly more diverse health populations complicates healthcare marketing and education efforts. We look at programs like open enrollment, pharmacy benefit communications, disease state awareness communications and other patient education.