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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
Importance of Client Review Cycle in Translation

May 23, 2011 4 Comments

Some clients expect to send out a source file and then step out of the translation process; however, it is their involvement in the translation, specifically the review process, that ensures that the most accurate and effective multilingual end product is delivered by their language service provider...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Translation, project management, review, PDF
3 Metrics for Measuring Language Translation Quality

April 07, 2011 2 Comments

All members of a translation team face interesting challenges. For instance, an Arabic linguist or reviewer working on an Arabic translation project can run into well meaning “interference” from a client that actually decreases translation quality. GPI’s Arabic Globalization Specialist, Abduljalil A...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Translation, localization, project management, Arabic, translation quality, text expansion
Why is Translation Project Management Necessary?

March 17, 2011 2 Comments

Project Management is a critical ingredient to the success of translation and localization projects. Even though many software programs and portals are used to eliminate manual steps or mistakes, a human project manager is essential. Some clients new to translation are mystified by what translatio...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Project management, project manager, document translation, budget, workflow, timeline
11 Project Management Challenges for Translation Projects, Part 2

December 16, 2010 1 Comments

Clients who are new to website translation, software translation and document translation projects frequently misunderstand their own role for delivering well-defined content in the correct file format, with specific instructions to their translation agency. Project Management is a critical componen...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
translation, software, website, document, directory structure, project management
11 Project Management Challenges for Translation Projects, Part 1

December 14, 2010 3 Comments

One of the key components of successful translation and localization projects is Project Management. Your translation agency will assign a qualified project manager to lead translation team efforts, to direct traffic and communication in order to reach critical project milestones and successful proj...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
translation, software, website, document, source files, project management

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