The Savvy Client's Guide to Translation Agencies: How to find the right translation agency the first time

The Savvy Client's Guide to Translation Agencies: How to find the right translation agency the first time

by John Yunker
The Savvy Client's Guide to Translation Agencies: How to find the right translation agency the first time

The Savvy Client's Guide to Translation Agencies: How to find the right translation agency the first time

by John Yunker

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Go global with confidence

Your translation agency is your voice to the world. Select the right agency, and the world will hear you loud and clear. But how do you select the right agency?

This book will help. You'll learn what questions to ask. You'll learn how to read between the lines of a price quote. And you'll have a short list of translation agencies from which to begin your selection process. This guide will take the mystery -- and the pain -- out of selecting and managing a translation agency.

Translating the translation industry

Selecting a translation agency should be a simple process, but it's not. There are literally thousands from which to choose, and every one will claim to offer the highest quality at the lowest price. And then there's the confusing terminology and acronyms, like SLV and MLV, internationalization and translation memory.

Now in its fourth edition, The Savvy Client's Guide to Translation Agencies is designed to be used as both a learning tool and reference. The first two-thirds of the book demystifies the translation industry and its many complex terms and technologies. The last third of the book includes a directory of 44 translation agencies, to help you begin your search for the right agency. As has always been our policy, we do not charge agencies to be included in this guide. We take great pride in offering a directory that is both objective and focused on helping clients make sound buying decisions.

This guide will teach you:

  • 10 questions you should ask any prospective agency
  • What you need to know before taking your web site global
  • How to differentiate among translation agencies
  • How translation is moving to the cloud -- and which agencies are already there
  • What to know about localizing iPhone or Android apps
  • What machine translation is and how it is transforming the industry
  • How to read "between the lines" of your translation quote

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780979647543
    Publisher: Byte Level Books
    Publication date: 11/29/2010
    Edition description: 4th ed.
    Pages: 216
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents
    Translating the Translation Industry

    Talking the Talk: Translation Lingo Demystified
    Different Content = Different Translation Strategies
    Understanding the Translation Industry
    Logistically Speaking: Translation Workflow
    Translation in the Cloud
    Making Sense of Software
    A Translator's Point of View: Q&A with Jost Zetzsche
    Mastering the Multilingual Web

    English as a Second Language
    What To Know Before Taking Your Web Site Global
    Spanish for the US
    Selecting the Right Translation Agency

    Ten Things You Should Know About Translation Agencies
    Ten Questions to Ask Your Prospective Translation Agency
    Translation Costs
    Reading a Translation Quote
    Inside the Agency: Q&A with Lionbridge
    Taking the Mobile App Global: Q&A with Glyph Language Services
    Agency Directory

    Agencies by Size
    Agencies by Location
    Agencies by Specialization
    Agency Profiles

    American Translation Partners
    Argos Translations
    AST Language Services
    Ccaps Translation and Localization
    CPSL (Celer Pawlowsky, SL)
    CSOFT International
    E-C Translation
    Eriksen Translations
    Globalization Partners International
    Glyph Language Services
    Hermes Traducciones y Servicios Lingüísticos
    HighTech Passport
    Idea Factory Languages
    In Every Language
    International Language Services, Inc. (ILS)
    Jiangsu Sunyu Information Technology Co.
    Language Connect
    Lingua Tech Singapore
    LinguaLinx Language Solutions
    Lionbridge Technologies
    Matrix Communications
    Multimedia Languages & Marketing
    New Market Translations
    One Hour Translation
    Schreiber Translations, Inc. (STI)
    Syzygy Information Services
    TransAction Translators
    Translation Plus
    TransPerfect Translations International
    Wordbank Limited
    World Language Communications
    Additional Resources

    Globalization checklist
    Blogs, Twitter Feeds, and Additional Translation Resources
    Selected Country Codes
    Selected Language Codes
    About the Author
    Additional Products and Services

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