Program

Translations and Localization: What a Technical Communicator Needs to Know

March 24, 2009

Fred Meinberg, President, Techworld Language Solutions

The Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC/SM) will offer a program entitled “Translation and Localization: What a Technical Communicator Needs to Know” on Tuesday, March 24 at the Techworld office in Troy, Michigan. This program offers practical advice on how to source translations, brief your suppliers, and get what you want.

For non-linguists, sourcing translation is often a source of stress and frustration. The suggestions in this presentation are aimed at helping the technical communicator manage language projects successfully. With translation, the fastest way to blunder is to wash your hands of the whole process. If you invest time to brief your suppliers, there is a better chance that you will get what you want to need. On-time, on-budget, and on-quality.

You are requested to register prior to the program by sending an e-mail. Guests of members and students are also welcome to attend this excellent educational and networking opportunity. For more information, please send an e-mail.

Particulars

  • Date: Tuesday, March 24
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Place: Techworld
    2760 Industrial Row Drive
    Troy, MI 48084
  • Price: Please bring a check payable to STC/SM or cash at the door.
    • $5 STC-SM members
      $5 Students (members and non-members)
      $10 Non-members

Directions

Techworld is located in Troy, MI, just North of Royal Oak near I-75 and Woodward Ave, about a half hour from Metro-Detroit, an hour from Ann Arbor and Flint, and within 90 minutes of Jackson, Lansing, Toledo, and Saginaw.

From the East (Coming from the Detroit area):

  1. Take I-96 West.
  2. Take exit 110 toward Okemos/Mason.
  3. Turn right at Okemos Rd.
  4. Turn left at Woodlake Dr.
  5. End at TechSmith Corporation, 2405 Woodlake Drive.

From the West (Coming from the Lansing area):

  1. Take the I-496 E.
  2. Take the exit on the left onto I-96 E toward Detroit.
  3. Take exit 110 toward Okemos/Mason.
  4. Turn left at Okemos Rd.
  5. Turn left at Woodlake Dr.
  6. End at TechSmith Corporation, 2405 Woodlake Drive.

From the North (Coming from the Saginaw area):

  1. Take I-69 W via the ramp to Lansing.
  2. Take exit 94 to merge onto I-69-BL W/E Saginaw St toward E Lansing.
  3. Turn left at Marsh Rd.
  4. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Hamilton Rd.
  5. Turn left at Okemos Rd. 6. Turn right at Woodlake Dr.
  6. End at TechSmith Corporation, 2405 Woodlake Drive.

From the South (Coming from the Toledo area):

  1. Take US-23 N toward Ann Arbor.
  2. Take exit 60B on the left to merge onto I-96 W toward Lansing/Brighton.
  3. Take exit 110 toward Okemos/Mason.
  4. Turn right at Okemos Rd.
  5. Turn left at Woodlake Dr.
  6. End at TechSmith Corporation, 2405 Woodlake Drive.

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