Free STC Member-Only Webinar: Content Internationalization (I18N) and a Common Sense Approach to your Process


Scott Carothers


September 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM


September 27, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Content Internationalization (I18N) and a Common Sense Approach to your Process

What are the questions and insights needed to set up a translation process for your team? This session will cover current trends in the translation industry and help you understand key translation questions a global enterprise should be asking. You’ll learn newfound translation “common sense” for a process, plus the time and cost savings in the file prep stage– internationalization (i18n). Finally, you’ll know how to take an assessment (info translators don’t want to share) and capture metrics to optimize the translation process. 

For many, translations are thrown over the fence and left in the hands of the trusted translators. This is not necessarily a bad thing. But for all of your creative efforts to prepare quality content, what really happens when it goes to the translators?

In this webinar you’ll learn more about:

  • How internationalization is accomplished
  • How Translation Memory (TM) affects your project
  • The hidden costs of translations
  • How to measure performance to optimize your process, enhance quality and improve delivery time

Together, we’ll work through the process to identify areas for improvement.  From there, we’ll look at a common sense approach to help you change the way you handle translations and help save your sanity.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do education events take place?

Webinars are held every Wednesday afternoon from 2-3 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5).

A majority of online courses are held Tuesdays-Thursdays between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5), as to not conflict with webinar times.

When will I receive the Adobe Connect instructions for an event?

Registered attendees will receive the Adobe Connect instructions three (3) hours before the webinar begins, approximately at 11:00 AM EDT/EST.

Registered attendees will receive the Adobe Connect instructions one (1) day before the online course begins.

To participate in a webinar and an online course, you must be able to access Adobe Connect, STC's online meeting space. You can test your Adobe Connect connection here. Adobe Connect is a standard web seminar tool (no separate download required) and all you need is a reliable Internet connection and phone line, or a computer with VoIP capabilities.

I registered for an online course, what are my next steps?

Once you register for an online course, you will receive a confirmation receipt that day. A majority of our online courses uses Moodle, STC's course management site, which attendees will receive the login instructions two (2) days before the course begins.

If you cannot access Adobe Connect and/or Moodle (as needed), then you will not be able to successfully complete an online course.

I registered for a webinar, but will be unable to attend. Will a recording be available?

If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar that day, they will receive an email with a link to the recording, and an evaluation link along with the PDF of the presentation.

I registered for a webinar and/or an online course, but cannot attend at that time. Will I receive a refund?

If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar and/or an online course, the cost is transferable to a future event, but is not refundable.  Online registration closes one-two business days before the education event begins.

I want to take a specific course that isn't listed online. Will it be offered in the future?

STC rotates its courses every year as we try to offer the most popular ones within the first half of the year. Online courses are subject to change or are offered more than once per quarter. If a course is not listed, STC will offer it again in the following year.


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