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[Video] Translation centralization is the solution you didn’t know you needed

[Video] Translation centralization is the solution you didn’t know you needed

Ever heard of translation centralization?

If not, let’s go over a few questions. How did your current aggregate word rate go down over the past year? Can your employees submit, monitor and retrieve translation documents from anywhere in the world? Do your translation costs go down over time as you submit more translation projects? If you don’t know the answer to these questions, we suggest you take a look at Sajan’s translation centralization program. read more…

New to localization? Multimedia desktop publishing tips to get you to expert level

New to localization? Multimedia desktop publishing tips to get you to expert level

When it comes to localization, having a few multimedia desktop publishing tips that you can keep ready in your back pocket might come in handy. We’ll gladly arm you with knowledge so you can be a hot shot, smarty pants and knock your boss’s socks off. Or maybe just so you have a better understanding of what it takes to localize a multimedia desktop publishing (DTP) project.

Translation and localization is already a tricky practice. The process gets even more complex when you add visuals, audio components, videos, text, animations and multiple languages. Multimedia desktop publishing is like bringing your car to a garage for service work. Stick with us, this analogy will help make sense of this confusing process – we promise. read more…

Your eLearning FAQs answered!

Your eLearning FAQs answered!

At Sajan, we classify eLearning as any type of teaching or training material that is kept online. This means the translation and localization process for eLearning materials is very broad – the program could include a few simple slides or have interactive quizzes and voice-over requirements. Since most organizations have some form of eLearning, whether it’s trainings for new hires or “how to” videos for marketing purposes, we thought we’d answer a few eLearning FAQs – specifically pertaining to the localization biz. read more…

Variations of voice-over dubbings

Variations of voice-over dubbings

Last week we discussed the pros and cons of dubbing and subtitling, as there are several considerations to take into account when deciding whether to use dubbing or subtitling. But to make an entirely informed decision, you must also be aware of the variations of voice-over dubbings available.

As a reminder, dubbing is the process of replacing the original speech or dialogue with the translated spoken audio. It’s used to translate audiovisual content so that the vocalized message can be understood by the listener. read more…

Ramping up translation and localization efforts in Japan

Ramping up translation and localization efforts in Japan

Translation and localization efforts in Japan have been fired up, fueled by two upcoming major international events. The 2019 Rugby World Cup is set to take place in stadiums all across Japan and the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be taking place in Tokyo.

Until recently, the need for translated options in the country have been minimal with Japan being one of the most ethnically homogeneous countries in the world. The ethnic Japanese make up 98.5 percent of its population. Other ethnic groups present in Japan include Koreans (0.5 percent), Chinese (0.4 percent) and others (0.7 percent). With these forthcoming events, translation preparations are underway to ensure the country is ready for the flood of tourists from around the world. read more…

The pros and cons of dubbing and subtitling

The pros and cons of dubbing and subtitling

We’ve recently discussed the importance of video in everyday life, hence its importance in your marketing (and training) strategy. Have you thought about what might happen to that strategy and content on a global scale? There are pros and cons of dubbing and subtitling audiovisual content that will be beneficial to note – whether you’ve implemented video at your company or not yet. Video is about telling a story, educating or entertaining. It aims to simplify an idea or evoke emotion, it’s “show don’t tell” in action. And it’s really effective – unless of course your audience can’t understand it. read more…