Center for Applied Liberal Arts
Translation & Localization Project Management
This course reflects the reality that many translators today work in teams and will have opportunities to take on project management and leadership roles. Translation proper is one piece of a much larger picture when it comes to bringing products and services to audiences in different languages for global organizations and corporations The processes of globalization, internationalization, localization, and translation (GILT) require project managers conversant with translation and localization tools and workflows. The course will focus on the administrative, planning, and translation-specific dimensions of these positions, which are crucial to adapting websites, software, video games, and other products into forms that meet local expectations for content and interface. Students will work in teams and individually to prepare sample products for target markets, documenting quality assurance measures and making evaluations for improved efficiency.