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September 22, 2020

What is technical translation?

What is technical translation? Broadly speaking, technical translation is the translation of materials dealing with scientific and technical subject domains. Or, to put it another way, technical translation requires the use of a technical translator. A qualified technical translator understands the subject matter and specialized terms of […] (Read more...)

September 21, 2020

Foreign language voice-over: what’s involved?

Foreign language voice-over: what’s involved? You’ve prepared a business presentation, an ad campaign, an e-learning module, or a product demonstration video with voice-over, and you need it localized for global audiences. Creating a foreign language voice-over includes: Script translation Voice selection Actual voice recording Delivery […] (Read more...)

September 2, 2020

When should you use automated translation?

When should you use automated translation? Over the past few years, automated or “machine” translation (MT) with or without post-editing has become a viable, cost-efficient enhancement to translation workflows. However, human translators remain essential to the translation process. What tools do translators already use? Most […] (Read more...)

September 1, 2020

Voice-overs or subtitles: which should I use for video translation?

Voice-over or subtitles: which should I use for video translation? Foreign language voice-over recording involves a number of steps from script translation and locating voice talent to the actual recording and file delivery. Subtitling adds foreign language captions at the bottom of the screen to mirror or paraphrase […] (Read more...)

September 1, 2020

What is localization engineering?

What is localization engineering? The cost of a document translation project depends on three things:  the language pair (some are more expensive than others), the size of the document (usually based on the word count), and the level of specialization required by the translator (subject matter experts are more expensive).  A website […] (Read more...)