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Tuesday, May 17 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Internationalized Texts: Writing for Translation and Globalization

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In a global world, having documentation in multiple languages is key to many companies' success. Technical writers are often tasked with coordinating the translation of a given text and there are steps that technical writers should take to ensure an accurate and successful translation of the text. In this session we will review the terms internationalization, translation, and globalization as well as the standard processes involved. We will cover machine translation and computer assisted translation tools and also learn how to avoid English writing conventions that make translation more difficult, using examples that the group can adjust together.

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David Rumsey

President, American Translators Association
A long-time veteran of the language industry since 1990, David has been a project manager, localization engineer and a freelance translator and editor focusing on Scandinavian and German technical documentation. David is the current President of the American Translators Association... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
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