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Website Localisation in the Translation Industry

  • 6 hours
  • 1 day
  • 28 January 2017

Overview

This one-day course will introduce you to the notion of website localisation from a translator's point of view.

You'll get a chance to use the various tools available and learn how to manage website files for the purpose of localisation.

A certificate of attendance is available on completion.

This course is run by CenTraS - Centre for Translation Studies at UCL.

Who this course is for

This professional course is open to:

  • freelance translators
  • undergraduate and postgraduate translation students
  • translation tutors
  • localisation specialists

Course content and structure

Part 1

The first part of the course will focus on the concept of localisation within the translation industry and the idea of multiple target audiences and cultures.

You'll become familiar with the main principles of website localisation and the place it has in the translation industry, following a discussion on the basics of web pages (structure, elements, values, code etc.).

Part 2

During the second part of the course, you'll follow the steps included in website localisation.

You'll be introduced to various tools used for text, code and media processing and will practise with a choice of tools available in the lab and online.

Part 3

In the last part of the course we'll discuss the process of creating web localisation projects using CAT tools and perform relevant tasks.

You'll have the chance to work in a cloud-based environment and localise websites in three different types of editor.

Online group and resources

At the end of the course you'll be added to an online group (available for a week after the course ends) where you can talk about your experience using the various tools introduced and discuss any issues with the other participants and the tutor.

You'll be provided with resources related to the software that you'll use in the lab.

Software used

The following software will be used: Transifex, SDL Trados Studio 2015/MemoQ/Memsource, open-source editing tools.

Cost and concessions

The fees are as follows:

  • Student concession - £65
  • CIOL members / UCL staff - £103.50
  • Full rate - £115.00

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Course team

Emmanouela Patiniotaki

Emmanouela is a translation and localisation professional. She also works as a professional translators' trainer.


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