Life Sciences translation is a complex process involving varied regulatory environments. We’re exploring this complexity through experience and research.

Partnering: 2 Important Reasons to Centralize Your Translation Process [and a four step guide to making it happen]

By |2019-05-13T20:07:42+00:00May 21st, 2019|Documentation Translation, Life Sciences Translation, Manufacturing Translation, Market Research Translation, Marketing Translation, Software Translation and Localization, Training & eLearning Translation Articles, Translation and Localization|

It is not uncommon for larger companies to be translating a lot of content, across various business divisions and for a variety of end users. That also means that they have a lot of different stakeholders for translation spread out all over the world. Often, this equates to a disorganized and decentralized translation process for [...]

Are PDFs really that problematic?

By |2019-04-03T13:58:53+00:00March 12th, 2019|Life Sciences Translation, Manufacturing Translation, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

File this one under How To Save on Translation Costs If you want to reduce the cost and shorten the timelines of your translation projects, the answer might be much simpler than you think. The first question you need to ask yourself is, “What file format do I usually submit for quoting?” If the answer [...]

Translation for the Life Sciences, according to Gustavo

By |2019-04-03T14:03:35+00:00March 5th, 2019|Documentation Translation, Life Sciences Translation, Manufacturing Translation, Marketing Translation, Translation and Localization|

Today we talk to Gustavo Lecomte, a seasoned Localization Project Manager with extensive experience providing translation solutions to the life sciences industry. We discuss the general process of translation for the life sciences and why having reasonable expectations about deadlines is important for the success of translation projects. How long have you worked as a [...]

It’s about the people…

By |2019-04-03T14:05:45+00:00February 26th, 2019|Life Sciences Translation, Translation and Localization|

Focusing on price can be risky Recently we had a sales meeting, followed by a post mortem for a project that went a little haywire. As we dissected the numbers and then the glitches, I was impressed by the degree of passion my co-workers demonstrated for their profession and their reputation. I say ‘their’, rather [...]

Does Your Translation Vendor Understand Your Business?

By |2019-04-03T14:08:32+00:00February 21st, 2019|Life Sciences Translation, Manufacturing Translation, Market Research Translation, Marketing Translation, Software Translation and Localization, Training & eLearning Translation Articles, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

Why it’s Important to Use a Specialist Language Service Provider (LSP) Translation covers a lot of territory, most of it much more complex than sending a block of text to a linguist and having a translation returned as another block of text. Virtually every translation we do requires an understanding of the intent and purpose [...]

Translating Help Desk and Knowledge Base Documentation

By |2019-04-03T14:14:36+00:00February 12th, 2019|Documentation Translation, Life Sciences Translation, Manufacturing Translation, Software Translation and Localization, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

Customer support for technical products and services is a big enough nightmare in your native language, i.e. the language the product or service is developed in. Adding multiple languages can multiply the headaches. However, if your tech content team plans their processes with the understanding that multiple languages will be needed, you can simplify the [...]

Interesting Stuff We’ve Read This Month: January 2019

By |2019-04-03T14:21:01+00:00January 29th, 2019|Culture Training, Fun With Translation and Language, Going Global Series, Interpreting, Life Sciences Translation, Marketing Translation, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

Articles, odd facts, insights, etc., from others in the translation and language world for January 2019 Pros and cons of having an official language or languages “When we think about countries around the world, many of us just assume that each country has one – or more than one – official language. A country’s official [...]

Make the most of your In-Country Review process! (Part 2 of 2)

By |2019-04-03T14:30:01+00:00January 15th, 2019|Documentation Translation, Life Sciences Translation, Market Research Translation, Marketing Translation, Multilingual A/V Translation, Software Translation and Localization, Training & eLearning Translation Articles, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

Read Part One In my last post, I explained a little bit about why you should involve your translation vendor as part of your In-Country Review (ICR) process. If you're convinced that you should implement a formal review process with your translation vendor, and now you want to know how, this is the blog for [...]

Make the most of your In-Country Review process! (Part 1 of 2)

By |2019-04-03T14:31:20+00:00January 15th, 2019|Documentation Translation, Life Sciences Translation, Market Research Translation, Marketing Translation, Multilingual A/V Translation, Software Translation and Localization, Training & eLearning Translation Articles, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

In-Country Review (ICR) is an important quality step during the translation process. In short, ICR is a client-side review of the translation where the client’s subject matter experts ensure that all terminology is correct and that everything is appropriate and applicable for the target audience. If you’re regularly using translation services, it’s likely that you [...]

Free Translation Basics eBook Available Now!

By |2019-04-03T14:40:15+00:00December 18th, 2018|Documentation Translation, Fun With Translation and Language, Life Sciences Translation, Manufacturing Translation, Market Research Translation, Marketing Translation, Multilingual A/V Translation, Software Translation and Localization, Training & eLearning Translation Articles, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

We've developed a new, concise Translation Basics eBook that explains what happens behind the scenes when a translation process is initiated. The eBook looks at translation terminology and tech, translation workflows, and our translator selection process. It was written to help you or a team member get up to speed on how this business works, [...]