Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cost-effective document design for a translation workflow was the short, snappy title of a webinar that I presented in November 2009 for my friends at Scriptorium - and now you can see it on YouTube, for free.

In the webinar, I explained some tricks and tips for saving money on your translation budget. As a long-established translation company, helping our clients to spend their money effectively is one of the things we specialise in at SalfTrans.

The presentation covers some conceptual issues (think about multiple languages from the start, for example), shows how XML formats can save you money on your localisation budget, and gives practical, money-saving tips if you produce your use manuals using more traditional workflows such as FrameMaker, Quark or InDesign. It also looks at the implications of text expansion during the translation phase, and how to plan for it from the start. Finally, the presentation offers information on emerging standards in the translation field, such as XLIFF and TMX, and explains how they can benefit you as a translation buyer.

They say that good things come in threes, and my Cost-effective document design for translation presentation is split into three sections on YouTube:

Part 1 of 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-1eFmewMlU


Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUuC3_MDagM


Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwudRXg0KYg

Enjoy!

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