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Aug 7

Training/eLearning Translation Best Practices, Part Two: Plan and Prepare for Translation

This is Part 2 from our series Five Best Practices for the Translation of eLearning Content.
Anticipate Roadblocks
One great way to ensure a smooth translation process is to consider any issues the linguist may encounter before they occur. Going back-and-forth over word choice and intended meaning can slow down the…

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Aug 7

The Tom Riddle Translation Paradox

Spoiler Alert! If you haven’t read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but intend to, DON’T READ THIS!
Over Sixty Languages and an Anagram in Each!
Let’s imagine a translation conundrum: You have a hugely successful book series’ character’s name that requires translation into over sixty languages. Translators need to…

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Aug 7

Video: Translation v. Localization From A UI Perspective

The NN Group, the leading research and training group for user interface (UI) and user experience (UE) design and testing, has posted a cogent and simple video explaining the differences between translation and localization. Take a minute, it’s worth it! :

Jul 26

Comprehensive Survey Comment Translation – A Crucial Step for Accurate Data

Surveys with open-ended comment fields require accurate translation
Delivering survey content in another language or languages is a significant challenge, one that we work with every day. When you get your surveys in good shape for delivery in your target language(s), you’ve moved past a number of critical hurdles. However survey…

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Jul 24

The Basics: What If You’re Asked to Manage a Translation and Localization Project?

You’re new to the translation process. Let’s look at how it works.

Hundreds of languages and hundreds of cultures– they all represent opportunity. Whether your company creates eLearning courses, does market research or you’re tasked with writing technical documentation, translation into other languages is a subject you…

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