Translation Articles

From Translator to Localization Manager

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When I first started translating professionally in the mid-90s, computer-assisted translation (CAT) was still somewhat of a novelty. Doubting Thomas’s, who were only used to translating Word documents and relied on “feeling” to translate complex concepts, dismissed the use of CAT tools in the belief that only human translators can produce authentic text. That may […]

Shape Up to Ship Out – How to Clean Up Your Source Documentation for Effective Localization

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Creating good technical documentation requires the ability to apply structure and clarity to complex information. Even when various quality checks have been performed, the act of translating the documentation often uncovers a variety of problems. Content that is poorly prepared for localization into one or even more languages typically ends up costing more time and […]


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  • In a nutshell, I optimize user interface text such as control labels and create on-screen instructions and help documentation for developers & customers. | Helen works as a user assistance lead at SAP SE.