Project Preparation

• Project Assessment

Our work begins with listening. We want to understand your current process and needs beyond the scope of a one-time software localization, so we can consider the entire life cycle of your software product. With that understanding we can provide recommendations and create opportunities for cost saving and process improvements.

• Quotation

At Art One Translation we respond to requests for quotes the same day.

Your quote typically includes:

  • the description of services required;
  • rates per word or per hour depending on the service*;
  • estimated turnaround/time required to complete the project;
  • other specifics related to the project.

 

*Per word rates are broken down into a regular rate for new words and a discounted rate for repetitions that are identified by running the text though our specialized software.

• Project Kickoff

Following the initial assessment and quote confirmation, and once the project scope and delivery dates have been confirmed, we form teams of translators best suited to the project, and we choose the tools and procedures to localize your software and documentation efficiently and accurately.

We prepare the files for the translators, assign the work to the language teams, start building Translation Memories, Glossaries, Style guides, etc. and establish internal project deadlines.

 

Translation & Localization

• Translation, Editing, and Proofing

We use a three-stage process of translation, editing, and proofreading (TEP). This process is managed by two or three translators who are native speakers of the target language and subject matter experts. These specialists also live and work in the countries where the language of their translation is spoken to ensure that translations are 100% accurate and reflect cultural nuances specific to place.

 

Layout & Quality Assurance

• Desktop Publishing (DTP)

Our team of DTP specialists will take care of your images, graphics or multimedia content for you, so that the version of your product in another language looks identical to its original. We work in many designer programs, including InDesign, FrameMaker, PageMaker, Quark, Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, Photoshop, and AutoCAD, among others.

• Final Quality Assurance & Testing

Our Project Manager will thoroughly check all documents before delivering them to you in order to make sure that every element of your software and documentation has been localized. If necessary, your files will be sent back to our linguists and/or digital media specialists to handle any issues or carry out refinements.

• Delivery of Localized Files

Final fully localized software and documentation is handed over, and we will be at your disposal should any changes be required.