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Newsletter September 2011

Newsletter September 2011, Translation and Localization

This month our newsletter focuses on services that can help you grow an international business. As a translation provider we are often asked for advice on a number of different areas from how to establish an overseas office to sourcing products in China. While our core focus is translation services we work with a variety of companies in many sectors.

This month we highlight two of them for you.

Doing global business…

China Sourcing

China is renowned for its manufacturing facilities. It is amazing just how many products you can purchase with a “made in china” tag. However quality and reliability is often a concern when dealing with China for the first time.

CHIRL sourcing based in Dublin run by Ray Doyle can help you develop your Chinese procurement business. CHIRL Sourcing is a leading, experienced and innovative expert in sourcing products and components for clients who want to improve their profits. With offices in both Ireland and China, they can help you source high quality product at low cost.

More on CHIRL Sourcing

International Product Management

Mary Ryan manages Product Innovator, a company that specializes in product positioning and product management strategies. Key to success in any new product release is how that product is marketed and positioned to the client in the new target market.

Product Innovator will be running their first Product Management course in London on Tuesday 13th and Wed 14th September 2011, in Palladia Central Court, London.

The intensive 2-day product management training course instructs on the product management lifecycle, and highlights processes and tasks that are essential for companies who are bringing new products or services to market, or who want to review a current product or service.

More on Product Innovator

STAR Global Health Check

If you are about to launch a new website or just focused on ensuring your documents are designed correctly for translation then our new Global Health Check program will be of interest to you. Our white paper outlines a number of key areas of consideration in English document and website design that will make your translation easier and cheaper. Choosing the right authoring system and style guide at the start of a project can save thousands in translation costs.

As part of STAR’s Global Health Check service we can offer you a full review of your English source documents and give you advice on design structure before you consider translation.

Download the whitepaper

For the Techies

Finally, a quick tool for the technical teams. If you’ve ever damaged a string during file conversion and can’t remember if it’s UTF-8 or UTF-16 and need to fix it then this great online tool can help you. Written and published by the teams in we’ve found it useful and hopefully you will too.Unicode conversion tools.

The STAR Team

Newsletter March 2011

Newsletter March 2011, Translation and Localization

ISO 9001:2008 Certified

We are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded with the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification.

With close to 10 years experience providing professional translation services the ISO standard is a further stamp of approval on the quality services we provide.

More Online

Dyslexic Friendly Spelling Game

We recently announced our sponsorship of Spelling Rules a free game online to help dyslexic children improve their spelling.

Developed by Claire McNelis a Digital Media graduate in Galway, “Spelling Rules” was created as an online game that would teach spelling rules in a way that was simple and accessible for dyslexic people without being too academic.

Play Now

New Web Translation Portal

February saw the release of our new translation portal. The new portal allows clients to access up to date status updates on their projects so they know where each language is.

Have you tried it yet? We plan to expand the site in the coming months so try it out and please feel free to drop us a line with feedback and ideas you may have to make your life easier.

STAR Translation Cloud

For The Engineers

Here is a great site from Bryan at Paperfoldabales. Obviously an amazing talent at paper design and engineering. Whether you are 5 or 55, we think the engineer in you will enjoy this site.

Big Files For Translation?

Did you know we have a secure server that you can upload enormous files to? Working with large files can be a challenge so you can upload anything up to a 2 gigabyte file directly on our website now.

Upload your files for quotation here.

The STAR Team