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  • Writer's pictureRick White - Director of Client Services

What is a Translation and Localization Project Manager?

At Language Intelligence, it is our goal to provide you with accurate and complete translations, every time. And we wouldn’t be able to do this if it wasn’t for our team of localization and translation project managers, who are at the core of everything we do.

When you work with Language Intelligence, you’ll receive a dedicated, in-house, USA- based project manager, whose job it is to monitor your translation project from start to finish. No matter the size, shape, or complexity of your project, there will be a lot of moving parts and your translation project manager is there to save you time, stress, and resources by ensuring everything runs smoothly.

What exactly does a translation project manager do?

Simply put - they do quite a lot! It is the project manager’s role to quote your project, set deadlines, choose linguists, communicates with all project stakeholders, ensure the project aligns with our ISO-certified quality management system, and deliver the completed content! When it comes to the localization process, there isn’t much our project managers can’t do.

Besides being translation and localization superheroes, here are some more examples of how your Language Intelligence project manager will make your project a success.

They’ll be your single, dedicated point of contact

It can be a hassle communicating with the sheer number of people who work on your translation project. And the good thing is, you don’t have to! Your project manager will be your only point of contact from the beginning, so you don’t have to worry about checking your email inbox all the time. Have a question, thought, or concern about the project? Go right to your project manager, and they’ll get it sorted for you.

They’ll choose the translation team

Not all translators and translations are created equally. We understand how important it is for the linguists working on your project to be subject matter experts in your industry - after all, a life sciences translation differs greatly from software and market research.

With your project’s exact requirements in mind, your project manager will choose from our team of over 400 linguists to see who fits best. They’ll then pick which linguist will take the first pass of translation, and then which linguist is better suited to edit the material. If you choose to complete an in-country review process, the project manager will coordinate everything on their side.

They’ll handle all your files and formatting with ease

It can be a hassle to keep track of all of the different files you need to successfully complete your translation project. But that’s where your project manager comes in; they'll manage everything so you don’t have to worry about multiple file versions and permissions.

One way they’ll do this is by using Language Intelligence’s proprietary software solution, intellitranslate™. Great for market research translation projects, intellitranslate™ was created to automate excess translation prep work and make it easy to prepare an XML survey file for translation. The software will extract all the content needed for translation while preserving all background survey programming, and once the translation is complete, intellitranslate™ will process the content back into the survey’s original format.

They’ll complete a source review

Not sure exactly what translation and localization services you need for your project? Don’t worry- as a part of our initial onboarding process your translation project manager will complete a source review. This is when they’ll take a look at your project and determine if it is adequately prepared for translation, or if the final product will need additional services like multilingual DTP. Our multilingual DTP team works to make your message resonate across languages and cultures by adapting and localizing the formatting of your project.

These are just a few examples of how your project manager will make your project thrive. We’d love to share more about the additional job functions of our localization project managers and how we’ll function as a team, together. Get in touch today!


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