Breaking the Trend — Paying More for Translation

Track: Advanced Localization Management | AL2 |
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 1:30pm – 2:15pm
Held in: Sabah
Youngmin Jeong - PayPal 
Björn Rettig - PayPal
Host: Nicholas Goh

In the perpetual drive to reduce overall costs and make more language versions available, the software industry has pushed the translation cost per word to all-time lows. In this presentation, we will illustrate how this has consequently increased the need for quality assurance and bug fixing in order to maintain quality. Attendees will learn how the solution of empowering translators — effectively paying them more — will allow them to dedicate more time to the job and increase quality while bringing down the aggregate localization cost.

Takeaways: Attendees will learn that spending less per word can actually increase overall cost; paying more to translators can increase translation quality; and increasing the time allotted for translation can decrease the overall project time.