Translation and Technical Communication: Writing for Internationalization

Speakers

David Rumsey
President, American Translators Association

Start

October 19, 2016 - 2:00 PM

End

October 19, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Translation and Technical Communication: Writing for Internationalization

Internationalization (i18n), globalization and localization (l10n) are all based on the fundamental work of translation.  And a good translation starts with a well written source document. In addition to exploring these concepts, this webinar will teach you the basic writing techniques to ensure that your documentation can be easily understood by and more easily translated into any number of languages.

In a global world, having documentation in multiple languages is critical to many companies’ success.  Technical communicators are often task with coordinating the translation of a given text, and there are steps that technical writers should take to ensure an accurate and successful translation project.  This webinar will review the terms internationalization, translation, localization and globalization as well as practical tips for making the process as painless a possible.  The technology behind machine translation and computer-assisted translation tools will be examined. Lastly, we will also learn how to avoid common English writing conventions that will make texts easier to translated into any number of languages.

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