Hi Fred, You need to hire an LSP (localization service provider - AKA translation vendor) to do the work for you. You will likely hear from a number of people on the list telling you to use the translation vendor they use because the vendor worked ok for them. While there is nothing wrong with checking out the recommended vendors, your best chance of success is to use the same criteria to hire a translation vendor as you would use to hire a technical writer. Do they have technical knowledge and experience in your industry? Do they have experience translating documents similar to yours from English to Russian? And that's just the tip of the iceberg. I'll send you detailed information offline.
Diane Gaskill Hitachi Data Systems -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com]On Behalf Of Fred Staal Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 4:40 PM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Translations or Localisation of Framemaker content Hi Framers, We have two rather large technical manuals (300+ pages each with text and illustrations) that will need to be translated into Russian (90-95% of the material is common to both manuals). The content involves low to mid-level information on mechanical, hydraulic, high-power, low-power, fiber-optic, and telemetry systems (and a kitchen sink). We have not had to do any translations prior to this, so it is unknown territory. I'd appreciate any comments about how the process works, how to make it successful, and what pitfalls to avoid. You can contact me off-list if you prefer or if you have specific recommendations. Thanks, Fred Fred Staal Supervisor, Technical Publications Schilling Robotics, LLC Tel: +1-530-747-2850 Fax: +1-530-753-8092 fred.staal at schilling.com<mailto:fred.staal at schilling.com> www.schilling.com<http://www.schilling.com> _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as dgcaller at earthlink.net. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/dgcaller%40earthlink.net Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.