Translation and Localization: A Guide for Technical and Professional Communicators

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Bruce Maylath, Kirk St.Amant
Routledge, May 16, 2019 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 274 pages
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Detailed yet accessible, Translation and Localization brings together the research and insights of veteran practicing translators to offer comprehensive guidance for technical communicators. The volume begins with the fundamentals of translation before leading readers through the process of preparing technical documents for translation. It then presents the broader area of localization, again beginning with its key competencies. Concluding chapters examine the state of the field as computers take on more translation and localization work. Featuring real-life scenarios and a broad range of experienced voices, this is an invaluable resource for technical and professional communicators looking to expand into international markets. This book will be of interest to students of ethnic conflict, Asian politics, and security studies.

 

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Contents

Contributors
Translation
Writing and Content Creation
Quality in Translation through Controlled Writing Editing andor
Localization
MisCommunication
Technical Communicators on Track or Led Astray Using Quality Standards
Computing and Commerce
The Future of Translation and Translators in a FastChanging Economic
Glossary
Copyright

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Bruce Maylath is Professor of English at North Dakota State University (USA) and Director of the university’s program in Upper-Division Writing.

Kirk St.Amant is Professor and Eunice C. Williamson Endowed Chair in Technical Communication at Louisiana Tech University (USA), Adjunct Professor of International Health and Medical Communication with the University of Limerick (Ireland), and Guest Professor of Usability and Design with Southeast University (China).

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