Archive for October, 2010

Multilingual Social-Media Subscription for Businesses

October 29th, 2010

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Meet me in Montreux!

October 22nd, 2010

Sadly, the TTW is all over. I would like to thank everyone who visited: it was a lot of fun showing you how to fire my crossbow. You can keep practicing with our online game – some of you really need to! After all, you can win a language course in Australia! Hit the target and win. Some of those who did hit the target were the people from KUONI- our neighbouring stand, who, like us, emphasises its Swissness. And another thing: my bushy beard has nothing to do with vanity, lack of electricity or an allergy to aftershave- I’m just a man from the canton of Uri and my beard is a symbol of my years of marksmanship. See you later!

First partner in Spain!

October 22nd, 2010

TRANSLATION-PROBST Ltd. has over 70 partners in Switzerland, but we want to go beyond the Swiss borders. Our next challenge is to find new partners in Spain, and we’ve already had some success. Our first partner there is Merkley.

Merkley is an advertising agency based in Vigo, and was founded nearly 17 years ago. In addition to the usual advertising services, Merkley offers its customers corporate image, communications and mTranslation: Partner in Spainarketing services They specialize in communication management, creation of advertisements, designing logos, websites, catalogues and brochures, as well as events organization. They also currently have a special offer for pre-made websites.

We want to thank Merkley for being the first Spanish company to put their trust in our translations with guaranteed quality.

The blessings of technology

October 15th, 2010

For nearly a year, thanks to our partnership with SDL, the leader in computer-assisted translation tools, our average day lookes like this:

When a customer orders a job, I send the existing translations and terminology list to the translator via e-mail. The translator then opens the package in SDL Trados and translates it directly in the programme’s workspace. The programme makes translation suggestions by continuously accessing the Translation Memory and the Term Bank. This is very useful for instruction manuals for example, in which many similar phrases and expressions are often used. Last but not least, Trados automatically retains the original layout of the translated document – ensuring even greater efficiency.

We use your company’s terminology in our translation – you benefit from the latest technology.