Product catalogue translation

Kerk Motion Products, Inc.

Client Profile

Kerk was established in 1976 and has grown to be one of the world’s largest exclusive manufacturers of non-ball lead screws. Its internationally patented, anti-backlash designs and materials provide high accuracy, unsurpassed repeat use, and long life in a full range of motion control applications. Kerk designs, engineers, and produces all products in its own facilities, including injection molding and mold-making, CNC machine tools, and a quality control department utilizing real-time SPC. Kerk’s Lead Screw Assemblies, Slides and Actuators, Splines and Linear Guides are all designed for high performance, maximum life, quiet operation, and cost-effectiveness.

Project Summary
•    Translation of the client’s Ordering Catalog and product lineup from English into Korean;
•    Integration of pictures and tables into the translated brochure;
•    Terminology accuracy and consistency including glossary compliance;
•    Compliance with Korean-specific standards (such as standards for units of measure).

Challenges
•    Translation consistency is important but not easy to control;
•    Industry experts are required to guarantee term accuracy.

Solutions
•    Standardized utilization of TRADOS for localization to guarantee translation consistency;
•    Consulting Korean mechanical experts for correct translation and idiomatic expression.

Results
•    Glossary of technical terms is translated and maintained;
•    Translation memories are created and applied;
•    Localized brochure meets the client’s requirements and helps expand its Korean market;
•    Localized brochure is customized for potential Korean customers;
•    Localized brochure is released according to schedule.

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Windows XP SP2

Trados 2009,
GCAT(Computer Aided Translation developed by 21 GCTT, compatible with Trados 2009)

MS Office, Adobe Acrobat