Re: Guidance for reviewers - localized content

Subject: Re: Guidance for reviewers - localized content
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 02:08:17 -0400

They should note the technical accuracy of the translation, phrases that
don't make sense, ensure proper use of terminology within context, etc. As
with any source language review, they should avoid any preferential changes
unless they have a compelling case to make them. They should also look at
appropriateness of layout, imagery, and color.

Any reviews should be sent back to the translators and changes should be
make within the TM so they can be leveraged going forward (otherwise you're
paying for the same fix twice).


On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

> We're in the middle of our first localization effort, and we're about ready
> to have our team in the target country review the translations. And it
> occurs to me, while I've written up "How to be a Good Reviewer"
> instructions for technical reviewers, I haven't done the same sort of thing
> for reviewers who are reviewing for translation quality vs. technical
> accuracy.
>
> Anyone have a set of tips, articles, or favorite blog posts with tips? Of
> course, since we're talking translated content, we don't want our reviewers
> making unnecessary revisions in the doc, so I'd really like to provide some
> guidance to our team.
>
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