Sunday, September 18, 2005

SimulTrans: Avoiding the $36 Comma and Other Ways to Reduce Translation and Localization Costs (Auburndale, MA)

Simultrans was one of the pioneers in client education. Back in the 90s, it ran a series workshops for IT companies that graduated many of the localization managers in the industry today. It is with pleasure that I see them back into this activity. For those of us who have been in the business for a while, it is easy to infer what the 36-dollar comma means. By multiplying small changes by a number of languages and a variety of publishing media (documentation, help, web, etc.) it is easy to see how inserting a comma late in the process can escalate the price of translations.

If you are in the Boston area, my recommendation is "go!" The event is free and the content is good. By doing this, Simultrans follows rule number one of sales: give something before you ask for something!

If you heard about the event here, and you go, please let me know how it was.

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