How can I reduce translation costs?
The question of how to reduce translation costs is relevant to most multinationals. And yet the monthly cost just seems to grow all the time!
Number of languages
The first thing to consider is number of languages. Do I really need my website or product catalogue in eight different languages? Or would my clients be ok if I only translated marketing materials into English? Before launching into multiple languages, think about which ones will ready add value.
Too much text or too little?
Ask yourself if your company is producing too much text. Or whether you’re creating too many versions of the same marketing copy. By reducing the number of words in the original version, you reduce the cost of translating them.
The QuickSilver approach
The integrated QuickSilver approach to the translation process reduces translation costs considerably. Our state-of-the-art translation software speeds up the process.
In other words, a streamlined approach reduces the need for large numbers of people to be involved. It also reduces the number of emails to be sent!
Integration with desktop publishing
Moreover, the fact that we integrate Desktop Publishing (DTP) and translation also means that you will make considerable savings. This means that by implementing a more optimized process, you will save on designer fees!
Conclusion – how to reduce translation costs
To summarise, the key is to think about the multilingual documentation process as a whole. It isn´t just about translation; it’s about design, translation, desktop publishing and internal review. And then changing everything around several times.