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Five Key Traits of an Effective Translation Project Manager

August 19, 2011 Comments

Project management has gained increased attention and importance in recent years, due to the critical functions performed by project managers. This blog discusses several key traits essential to anyone aspiring to be a successful project manager, in or out of the language translation services indust...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Project management, project manager, PM, Translation services, Localization, L10N
How to Create a Quote for Website Translation Services

August 18, 2011 Comments

Website translation, website globalization or website localization are all terms used to describe the process of taking a website that is in one language, say English, into any one of a number of other languages, say Arabic, Russian and Spanish. One of the first questions companies ask when inquiri...

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Category:
Website Translation
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Translation cost, Translation services, website services, website translation, glossary, project management
Localization Kit Essentials for a Website Translation Project

August 04, 2011 2 Comments

A website localization kit is comprised of the same source files, metadata and project specifications that your translation services agency will require in order to execute the actual website translation and localization. Quite simply this consists of your source files and the specific information r...

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Category:
Website Translation
Tags:
Website translation, localization kit, source files, project management
How to Create a Quote for Document Translation Services

July 28, 2011 15 Comments

Many of us find ourselves in team meetings or phone calls where someone needs to know how much translating a document costs. Whether you are a trainer who needs to translate a User Guide for new eastern European markets, or an advertising agency team member who must advise a client on brochure trans...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Translation cost, Translation services, Desktop publishing services, DTP, Document translation, glossary, project management
What is a translation memory (TM)?

July 11, 2011 9 Comments

Translation Memory (TM) is a database which stores predetermined units of a source language together with its translated equivalent. A TM allows you to take advantage of repetitions within or between documents. In other words, the program that uses a TM will automatically translate repeated sentence...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Translation Memory, Project Management, Translation Tools, glossary, terminology, translation, localization
Why a Localization Kit is Essential for Documentation Translation

May 27, 2011 Comments

Customers new to translation ask us what they need to provide in order to get an accurate quote for project cost and scope. You will need to provide the same items to your translation company for a quotation that you would provide to initiate an actual translation project. Your translation company ...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Document translation, localization kit, project management

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