1 LocaTran Translations Ltd. Professional Translation, Localization and DTP Solutions
2 About Us Founded in 2004, LocaTran Translations is an ISO 9001:2008 certified translation and localization service provider with its headquarters in Shanghai and a branch office in Nanjing, China. We specialize in business and technical documentation translation, website localization, software localization, simultaneous interpretation, desktop publishing (DTP) as a facilitator of communications for commerce, industry, research and academia. Our offering encompasses not only translations between Chinese and English but also other major Asian and European languages, including Japanese, Korean, Malay, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Hindi, Tagalog, Russian, German, French, Spanish and Italian. For over ten years, LocaTran Translations has consistently upheld the service concept of creating first-class quality that exceeds clients' expectations. It's our abiding commitment to provide individually tailored language solutions for direct clients and multilingual service providers around the globe. Thus we have established productive, long-term relationships with clients in virtually every field of endeavor. Mission: To provide excellent translation and localization services that boost globalization and internationalization Vision: To become a leading provider of professional translation and localization services in the Asia-Pacific region. Philosophy: To consistently exceed clients' expectations through value-added services.
3 Organizational Chart General Manager Project Management Translation Department Localization Department Quality Control Communication with the client Technical team Software team Language review Project preparation/schedule Engineering team Website team Content review Project coordination Patent team Multimedia team Performance review Risk management Business team E-learning team DTP QA Translation memory (TM) update Financial team Localization engineering team QA testing Client-satisfaction evaluation Medical team Desktop publishing team Training
4 Company Qualifications & Awards Member of American Translators Association Member of Translators Associations of China Member of Globalization & Localization Associations Certificate of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification Practice Base of MTI (Master of Translation and Interpretation) Education Member of International Service Outsourcing Companies Associations
5 Our Services Technical Translation Business Translation Financial Translation Legal Translation Medical Translation Patent Translation Interpreting Services Software Localization Website Localization E-learning Localization Game Localization Multimedia Localization Desktop Publishing (DTP) Voiceover Languages LocaTran Translations currently offers services in over 80 languages, and we constantly endeavor to expand that language base for the benefit of our clients. All translations between English and Chinese are performed by in-house translators in the Shanghai and Nanjing offices of LocaTran Translations. We have more than 40 full-time translators divided into technical, financial, medical, patent and QA teams, thus ensuring our ability to accomplish translation and localization tasks in all fields. Additionally, our services in other languages are performed by native speakers of the respective target languages. In every case, quality is assured through a strict review process. Major Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Burmese, Khmer, Hindi, Urdu, Tagalog, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Norwegian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Polish, Finnish, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Kazakh, Mongolian, Arabic, Persian, Turkish and many more
6 Fields of Expertise We are particularly experienced in the following specialties: IT Software/ Website Technical Hardware and Equipment Electronics and Communications Automation and Manufacturing Engineering and Construction Medical/ Pharmaceutical/ Health Services Energy/ Utilities Patent Legal Finance and Accounting Business Services Management and Consultation Education and Training Marketing Literature
7 Tools By utilizing the latest world-class technologies, we are able to meet the language and technology requirements of our clients. We have expertise in the following authoring, translating and publishing tools: CAT software: SDL Trados MemoQ Wordfast Déjà Vu STAR Transit Corel Catalyst Idiom Desktop Workbench Google Translator Toolkit DTP software: FrameMaker PageMaker Illustrator InDesign QuarkXpress Photoshop AutoCAD Dreamweaver Multilingual Desktop Publishing (DTP) We offer our clients a full range of Desktop Publishing (DTP) services, including page layout and design, typesetting, printing and creating files in a variety of formats. We are highly experienced in text and image processing, desktop publishing and, of course, the operation and management of specialized software used in our field. Our in-house Desktop Publishing team works together with our translation experts to ensure that the final product looks exactly the same as the original document.
8 Our Team The HR Department employs only translators who have obtained a bachelor s degree or higher. In fact, more than 80% of our translators have master s degrees and most of them have over five years of translation experience. In addition to the aforementioned services and project categorizations, we subdivide our translators into law and contracts, business and finance, IT communications, mechanics and electronics, construction engineering, chemistry and medicine, software localization, patents and literature categories, based on their respective fields of specialization. The project coordinator arranges the translator most appropriate for your project, in accordance with the particular area of expertise for each respective project, and thereby ensures the most efficient and accurate completion of the work. This is true not only with respect to translations between Chinese and English but also for every document or communication we handle. All projects involving foreign languages are processed by highly experienced native translators and proofreaders from the corresponding countries to ensure the precision of each translation and its compliance with the local vernacular and customs. LocaTran Translations is thus building an organization of capability, capacity and vision, in which every staff member and associate is encouraged to learn and grow. For example, we hold monthly translation lectures and topical seminars for participation by all departments in order to enhance the technical and occupational skills of our personnel.
9 Translation Management System LocaTran Translations has developed a proprietary translation-management process called LT-PM, which comprises the functions of order management, client management, project management, task management, resource management (including translators, reviewers, proofreaders and typesetting personnel), finance management, file management, system configuration management and others. As an extremely innovative platform, LT-PM facilitates the monitoring management of clients for the translation process as well as the optimization Knowledge Base Any company that offers services for a wide range of industries must have understanding in key fields. This expertise is particularly important in translation and localization. We have developed a search and adoption system of linguistic data called LT-Knowledge, based on more than ten years of experience. It encompasses a massive language base, including the comprehensive expression of languages, vocabularies and sentences. When a given vocabulary is searched, it automatically lists the corresponding translations, explanations, definitions and examples according to the particular industries, languages and classifications, so that the user can select the most accurate semantics and deliver a more comprehensive, natural and fluent translation. and automation of the translation process and the objectives of cost reduction, efficiency enhancement and core-competitiveness promotion. Through LT-PM we can quickly resolve the issues of project schedule management, task management, project information management, project statistics, etc. Moreover, because LT-PM provides such a comprehensive system of translator evaluation and selection, it helps to determine the most appropriate and efficient multidisciplinary team for every project. Furthermore, our professionals constantly add to this with bilingual comparison and lingual database from Internet, which has its own search format, so as to meet the need for language data. LocaTran Translations has thus established a solid foundation for accurate and efficient localization. LocaTran Translations has the most authoritative style guides in the industry, covering English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, German, French, Spanish, Italian and other languages, a practical glossary of each industry together with translation memory (TM) that has undergone years of careful maintenance to ensure the presentation of superior-quality work regardless of personnel allocation.
10 Quality Assurance LocaTran Translations implements a project manager responsibility system for the successful accomplishment of every project objective. The specified project manager, who functions as the sole contact person between clients and translators, assumes the responsibility of organizing and executing each link in the translation process, tracking the project schedule, providing feedback regarding associated problems, and guaranteeing the punctual delivery of translations. High-quality translations and services drive the development of LocaTran Translations, where we constantly emphasize the maximization of client benefit. Thus, in our translation projects we strictly observe the operational process of translation, review and proofreading and adopt stringent quality-control measures before, during and after the translation. We expect each and every project we deliver to stand as a hallmark of excellence. Education and training in TQM (Total Quality Management) and the concept of "quality first" are enforced among all our staff, from the management to the linguists and reviewers.
11 Our Advantages Professionalism Our staff only includes professional people who have years of experience and know their craft. Reliability We work hard to deliver each project as scheduled and as required by each client. Competitive Pricing Through a combination of low overhead, technology innovations and streamlined workflow processes, LocaTran Translations offers our clients highly competitive pricing without sacrificing quality. Availability Our project managers provide 24/7 coverage, working in three shifts so that our clients are guaranteed with excellent service regardless of the time and day of the week. You can always expect that your requests will be addressed promptly.
12 Our Clients Thanks to our well-qualified teams in translation, project management and technical support, along with scientific and professional management, our annual turnover has increased by an average of more than 30% over the past ten years. Our clients spread over Asia, Europe, North America and elsewhere, and many of them are global and Chinese Top 500 enterprises. We have contributed greatly to the success of Chinese enterprises in their efforts to become well-known internationally, as well as the efforts of foreign enterprises to operate in the markets of China. LocaTran Translations will continually strive to be the very best. We'll continue to optimize the quality-control process and ensure the most satisfying services, so that all our clients can communicate with confidence and success.
13 Contact Information LocaTran Translations Ltd. Shanghai Office: Address: Room 1203, Gutai River View Mansion, South Zhongshan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China Tel: Fax: Website: Nanjing Office: Address: Room 1720, Li Ao Building, No. 323, Zhongyang Road, Nanjing, China Tel: Fax: Website: