Back in the olden days, so-called sorts or types – which represented individual letters and symbols – were selected and placed in a form one by one to make up a page. The aptly named typesetters specialised in this onerous task.
With the advent of the digital era, the manual aspect of the job has gotten a bit simpler, however, this does not mean that anyone could do it. If you want the best results, you’ll need specialist typesetters! Continue reading Typesetting 101 for Buyers
In our previous Language Industry 101 posts we looked at what translation, revision, editing and proofreading are. While the general ideas are the same for all kinds of projects, there are some differences in how these tasks are approached depending on the project at hand.
As our Editorial Department primarily handles book translations, today we’ll tell you a bit more about how we deal with these kinds of projects and how we can help you make your book translation process seamless from text production to getting the publication ready for your printers. Continue reading Book translation 101 for Buyers
CATs are the translator’s trusty companions: they can provide support to them in difficult times. When looked after properly, CATs will show their gratitude to their masters but they will also very clearly tell them if they are doing something they don’t like!
No, we are not talking about fuzzy feline friends (although “fuzzy” will come up later), we are talking about CAT tools, which is short for computer-assisted or computer-aided translation tools.
CAT tools are handy pieces of software and working with them is virtually a must for any successful translator nowadays. In this article we will be looking at different aspects of these tools and how they can aid translators and translation project managers in their work, which of course, in the great scheme of things, is also beneficial for you! Continue reading CAT tool 101 for Buyers
In our last blog post you could read about editing which is a highly recommended step before arranging the text in its final layout. Today, you can find out more about the next phase, proofreading which is carried out after the text has been typeset. Continue reading Proofreading 101 for Buyers
Last month we gave you a short introduction to revision, during which a second professional translator looks at the translated text and compares it against the source to make sure it is an accurate translation. We briefly mentioned that there are lots of similarities between revision and editing, so this time we’d like to explore these – together with the differences between these two services.
Continue reading Editing 101 for Buyers
In the first post of our new series, Language Industry 101 for Buyers, we looked at one of the most well-known services, translation. In this second post, we will be giving you some essential information about the next step in your localisation process, revision. Continue reading Revision 101 for Buyers
If you’ve never needed any localisation services before, navigating the sea of language industry terminology might seem like a daunting task. Where should you even start? Translation agencies all seem to speak a secret language peppered with phrases like “TM”, “target language”, “transcreation” and the likes of those. In our new blog series, Language Industry 101 for Buyers, we will look at various services language service providers – or LSPs for short – offer, so next time you need to request one, you’ll be familiar with the most important terms like “source language”, “revision”, “CAT tools” and the rest!
In the first post in this series, you may learn about the basics of translation and what you’ll need to know as a translation buyer. Continue reading Translation 101 for Buyers