Article published in:Localization and Interculturality
Edited by Cornelia Wermuth and Priscilla Heynderickx
[The Journal of Internationalization and Localization 3:2] 2016
► pp. 133–151
How to bridge the gap between translators and technical communicators?
The importance of sharing knowledge to improve the localization process
In this contribution, it will be shown which tasks within the process of the development of information products in the source language have high relevance for later translation, localization, and interculturality. Put differently, while focusing on intercultural issues we will outline the knowledge areas to be shared by translators/localizers and technical communicators. The overarching aim is to foster the mutual understanding and learning of translators/localizers and technical communicators, hence facilitating the translation and localization workflow. It will further be shown which knowledge competencies are necessary to fulfill the typical tasks within the process of global information development and should therefore be part of academic programs in technical communication and its neighboring disciplines.
Keywords: content creation process, localization process improvement, intercultural competencies, academic competence framework, multilingual information product
Published online: 21 December 2016
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