With 20/20 hindsight, people often come to the painful realization during DTP that “This could have been avoided if . . . ” How can we, with adequate file analysis and preparation, develop 20/20 foresight instead? This presentation provides perspective on the strategy and “overhead” of file prep, and the often hefty return on investment when this sometimes laborious but crucial task is executed with foresight, discipline and competence. Processes and techniques will be introduced that address issues such as encoding, text expansion, consistency and segmentation.
Fabián Chol, LinguaGraphics’ South American bureau chief, has wide-ranging experience working with online and printed documentation, Web localization, e-learning courses, Flash, voice-over and advertising brochures. His production, management and quality assurance skills have been sought out by language service providers such as thebigword, Locatech and Lionbridge. Before joining LinguaGraphics, he was heading a multilingual DTP and localization services provider in Argentina, where he managed major clients across four continents.