Where is the Dutch Language spoken besides the Netherlands?

Where is the Dutch Language spoken besides the Netherlands? Picture of Pair of Dutch klompen and the flag of Holland by Denise Jans at Unsplash. Unsplash License. https://unsplash.com/es/fotos/KjZk7cMgE6w

Producers and corporates planning to target audiences speaking the Dutch language need detailed information about the historical context of the language, dialects, and accents that can have an impact on the quality of the final product. As language specialists, GoLocalise likes to make the strategic process of audiovisual content localization more accessible. This blog post […]

How to Hire Voice Actors and Voice-Over Services

How to Hire Voice Actors and Voice-Over Services. Young Voice Artist screaming in front of a microphone, picture by Jason Rosewell at Unsplash. Unsplash License. https://unsplash.com/es/fotos/ASKeuOZqhYU

When you hire voice actors for your own project, it is important to have a clear understanding of the needs of your project. The right voice talent can make your viewers connect to your product or service and help you sell your products effortlessly. This detailed guide is designed to help corporate clients, agencies, and […]

How to Translate and Record an Audiobook Professionally

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With the increasing popularity of online portals like Kobo, Scribd, Google Audiobooks, and Audible, more authors and producers want to record an audiobook. In the multimedia localisation and voice-over industry, audiobook translation and recording is a quickly growing segment. Translating an audiobook originally written in another language helps authors reach audiences in different parts of […]

Is Scottish Gaelic a Language a Dialect or an Accent?

Is Scottish Gaelic a Language, a Dialect, or an Accent? Picture of Scottish Band marching on a parade by Melody Ayres-Griffiths at Unsplash. Unsplash License. https://unsplash.com/es/fotos/f5I4LiF83zA

When language enthusiasts talk about Scottish Gaelic, there are still controversies about whether it is a separate language, a dialect, or just an accent, given that it’s much closer to English than Gaelic.  The linguistic landscape of Scotland is rich and varied, with a broad range of dialects and older language forms contributing to considerable […]

E-Learning Translation and Voice-Over Guide for Business

E-Learning Translation and Voice-Over Guide for Business. Picture of a woman biting a pencil in front of a laptop (probably e-learning) by jeshoots at Unsplash. Unsplash License. https://unsplash.com/es/fotos/-2vD8lIhdnw

In the last few years, there has been a vast shift towards e-learning translation, voice-overs and localization. Remote learning is the norm today with on-demand, virtual slideware, modules, and videos.  Educational content must be multilingual, engaging, and well-produced to be engaging. Some of the challenges faced by organizations today are maintaining a professional, brand-consistent tone […]

In Taiwan they Speak Taiwanese Language or Chinese?

In Taiwan they speak Taiwanese Language or Chinese? . Night view of typical Taipei buildings in Taiwan picture by tingyaoh at Pixabay, Pixabay License. https://pixabay.com/es/photos/taipei-taiw%c3%a1n-2115887/

It’s surprising how many people don’t know if in Taiwan they speak Taiwanese Language or Chinese. With so many dialects and languages, it is hard to keep up with Taiwan’s linguistic developments. The truth is that although their cultures seem interchangeable at times, they are, in fact, two distinct languages. Chinese Mandarin has been the […]

How Different are French Canadian and European French?

How different are French Canadian and European French? Picture of Canada and France flags by SJTUK at Pixabay. Pixabay Licence. https://pixabay.com/es/photos/banderas-canad%c3%a1-terranova-francia-7223488/

Distinguishing the differences between French Canadian and European French is the key to high-quality audiovisual productions. Accurate localisation goes beyond translation and voice-over to take into account cultural nuances and a deep understanding of the audience. GoLocalise helps producers distinguish these differences and provide quality localisation services that serve the unique needs of their audience.   […]

Different Accents in Spanish Voice Overs: Which Works Better?

Different Accents in Spanish Voice Overs: Which Works Better. "Se habla español" sign by jairojehuel at Pixabay. Pixabay License. https://pixabay.com/es/photos/espa%c3%b1ol-aprender-habla-traducci%c3%b3n-375830/

How to deal with all the different accents in Spanish Voice Overs? Should I use Spanish or Latin-American voice actors? If you have doubts, we will help you choose the most suitable accent for your audiovisual project. With more than 500 million speakers, Spanish is the second most used language in the world, only behind […]

Japanese Voice-Over Audiovisual Project Step by Step

Japanese Voice-Over Audiovisual Project Step by Step. White Cherry Blossom and Japanese House Front, picture by Galen Crout at Unsplash. Unsplash License. https://unsplash.com/es/fotos/0_xMuEbpFAQ

Localizing your audiovisual production for Japanese-speaking markets through Japanese voice-over is a complex, detailed process. The process starts with the translation of the material, choosing between voice-over or subtitles, hiring voice talent, and recording.  A professional voice artist understands that voice-over goes beyond simple translation and recording. It also focuses on linguistic accuracy, cultural norms, […]

Which Countries Speak Portuguese and What are their Accents?

Which Countries Speak Portuguese and What are their Accents. Alfama and Castelo de São Jorge in Lisboa. Picture by Skitterphoto at Pixabay. Pixabay License. https://pixabay.com/es/photos/alfama-lisboa-colores-portugal-2165717/

Only a few people know which countries speak Portuguese, even though it’s the third most spoken language in the western world, right after English and Castilian. It is also the fifth most spoken language on the planet. In audiovisual productions, using specific language that sounds natural to the audience is always very important. Although European […]