Can a Freelance Career Truly Benefit Academic Editors?

As the world remains in lockdown, freelance opportunities have expanded from food delivery drivers and creatives to more niche services like writing and editing. In the field of more academic editing, freelance opportunities have always been available. Thankfully, the pandemic has not affected the demand for such services, and, in some cases, this need for academic editing has never been greater than ever. Freelancing as an academic editor grants numerous positive […]

Using Filipino Languages in Decolonizing the Filipino Identity

Every year, Filipinos celebrate the Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa or National Language Month in August, as proclaimed by former President Fidel Ramos in 1997. This year, the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) takes part in the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations of the Philippines (QCP), commemorating 500 years of the country’s momentous events, by leading the celebration […]

Of Various Subjects and Purposes: File Types Edited by Lexcode

Being able to identify the kind of file you’re working on and the subject area it belongs to influences the quality of your final output. Doing this allows a better understanding of your topic, the materials you’d need to consult, and the kind of editing you’d need should you decide that your document requires a more thorough, even “expert,” revision.

Wikang Filipino para sa Pagsugpo sa Pandemya

Sa pagpasok ng buwan ng Agosto, muli nating ipinagdiriwang ang Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa. Naging tradisyon na ng mga Pilipino ang paggunita at pagbabalik-tanaw sa kahalagahan ng paglinang ng ating wika sa tuwing sasapit ang buwang ito. Ngayong taon, higit na mas malaki ang papel na gagampanan ng ating wika sa kabila ng patuloy na […]

Make Your Online Events Inclusive with Remote Simultaneous Interpretation

Conferences, meetings, and events have moved from physical spaces to the digital landscape. Through video conferencing tools like Zoom, Cisco-Webex, BlueJeans, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc., organizations such as Herbalife Nutrition and Instituto Cervantes de Manila are finding new ways to communicate with their audiences as face-to-face interaction remains restricted in most parts of the globe. […]

Dubbing vs. Subtitling: Why it matters and what’s at stake

At the Golden Globe Awards held in January 2020, Bong Joon Ho accepted the Best Foreign Language Film award for his hit movie “Parasite,” which he directed and co-wrote with Han Jin-won. “Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,” he said in Korean, translated by fellow director Sharon Choi. […]

Adjusting to Work-from-Home: A Lexcodian’s Perspective

Nowadays, working from home is the new normal, especially with the present threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. What was once adopted by only a handful of companies is now a growing trend that aims to minimize the effect of the current crisis. With no clear idea as to how long this situation will last, how […]

Preventing a Global Pandemic through Translation

Translation plays a vital role in connecting the world. Now, more than ever, with a global pandemic in our midst, the public needs to have access to health information that is reader-friendly—and no information is easier to understand when it’s in your language. Weiman Kow, a Singaporean artist who went viral for her infocomic about […]

Lexcode Philippines is ready for 2020!

In-house linguists, project managers, editors, and young leaders gathered to redefine Lexcode Inc. in 2020. Nearly a decade after the country’s major localization company was established in the Philippines. Lexcode’s team building held on January 9-10, 2020 centered on business units presenting their action plans from the corporate directions that 2019’s experiences have offered. More […]

BUWAN NG (MGA) WIKA: The Philippines’ Multilingual Nature

In the Philippines, August is filled with festivities to celebrate the national language. You’ll see banners hung in schoolyards, special commercials aired in TV and radio stations, and people dressing up in Filipiñana and barong (national costumes for females and males). Schools, government offices, and other similar institutions organize activities ranging from speech and writing […]