Translation Begins at Home: Using Good Source Content for Better Translation Outcomes

Track: Content Strategy | CS3 |
This session will end at 3:30pm.
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 2:45pm – 4:00pm
Held in: Mont-Royal/Hampstead/Côte St-Luc
Rahel Anne Bailie - Content, Seriously
Host: Scott Abel


Charity begins at home, reads the English idiom, and so does translation. The idiom refers to having charitable practices in one’s own home before worrying about providing charity to others. Likewise, good translation practices don’t start at the translation level; they start in the source language. You need to have good content practices, beginning with the source language, before you can consistently get good translations on a scalable level.

Takeaways: How to employ techniques from the disciplines of intelligent content, single-sourcing, content management and technical communication to different types of content, both text-based content (such as product content and content hubs) and visual content (such as images and videos).