Dace Dzeguze
Dace Dzeguze

Dace is a product management professional with over 10 years of experience in the localization industry. As a Head of Operations, she leads the strategic planning and oversees the day-to-day operations at TAUS. Before joining TAUS in 2016, she worked in various LSP's. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting and a Master’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology.

icons-action-calendar5 Mar 2020

More flexibility with the DQF plugin for SDL Trados Studio

Now the DQF plugin allows Trados Studio users to track and measure the productivity and quality data even when working with confidential and sensitive assignments, as the source and target content won’t get submitted to the DQF database.

icons-action-calendar26 Feb 2020

Quality is Communication.

When I try to imagine the traditional translation supply chain, I picture a long conveyor belt where every actor (content writer, marketer, translation project manager, translator, reviewer) is responsible for their individual workstation and contributes their own share of work without having the full perspective of the desired outcome or the actual end-product. Often they don’t know who the other contributors are and prefer to stay anonymous themselves. If something goes wrong, the fires are extinguished locally, because the deadlines are tight and the communication chain is seemingly so complex that people don’t even dare to ask questions. As a result, important details fall between the cracks and the end result is far from the initial expectations.

icons-action-calendar25 Feb 2020

What is quality assurance? The answer to this seemingly simple question is not that straightforward, as in the translation space this term may refer to a number of activities, taking place in various stages of translation production:

icons-action-calendar11 Jul 2019

There are so many interesting insights to be gathered from analyzing the translation production process. Luckily, you don’t have to be a data scientist to collect data about your translation productivity or quality evaluation. TAUS offers an easy-to-use plugin for the most popular CAT tool up to this date, SDL Trados Studio, and here are six things you should know about it: 

icons-action-calendar1 May 2019

Japan in springtime is a truly magical place. Every year thousands of visitors come to Japan to celebrate the iconic sakura season, when the whole country lits up in the rosy glow of cherry blossoms. Strolling around the petal-covered streets of Tokyo, many of us don’t realize that sakura has a deep symbolic meaning in the Japanese culture. In Japan, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. Carpe diem, seize the moment while it lasts.

icons-action-calendar13 Aug 2018

Today almost everyone seems to own some sort of an activity tracker which counts the steps taken, calories burnt and hours slept. The most dedicated users measure their performance on an everyday basis, collect achievement badges and proudly share their milestones on social media. In the same way, modern marketing professionals use marketing automation tools to track the performance of product campaigns, website visitor drop off rates and many other indicators.

icons-action-calendar8 Feb 2018

“Find two Latvians, they’ll form three political parties”, goes a saying about the Latvian tendency to oppose each other. Even if they share common values and goals, they’ll find something to disagree over and waste time in petty quarrelling while diverging from the issues that really matter. As a result, they end up with multiple, often contradicting solutions to the same problem and poor reputation among their neighbors.

icons-action-calendar28 Apr 2016

Skype conversations can be translated in real time. Booking site reviews can be automatically translated depending on your language preference. Business emails written in Japanese can be rendered in French in just a couple of seconds. If you cannot read street signs in Tbilisi, Georgia, just take out your smartphone and it will guide you to your destination in whichever language you choose. Language barriers should not stop you anymore, modern technology is here to help!