How do you select translation vendors?

Subject: How do you select translation vendors?
From: "Borchard, Marj" <MBorchard -at- sjm -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 17:43:50 -0500

My fellow Techwhirlers - Could you tell me how your company selects
language translation vendors-e.g., who has input, who has the final
decision, how much is the Purchasing Department involved, etc.? (Note
to vendors: Thanks, but I don't need vendor information-I'm just
interested in the corporate process of selecting translation vendors.)
I would also like to know if you are using a local or a long-distance
vendor-if this was a decision you had to make, how did you decide?

If you don't mind identifying your company and location, and whether
your company is large or small, and the type of industry-all of that
information would be helpful but obviously not required. This
information will only be shared within my company and will not be
published. If you prefer not to post to the list, feel free to send me
responses directly.

Thanks very much for your help.

Marj Borchard

Technical Writer

St. Jude Medical

R&D, AF Division - Bldg. 7-W

14901 DeVeau Place

Minnetonka, MN 55345

mborchard -at- sjm -dot- com

(952) 351-1599


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