Translation terms for industry beginners

Understanding the ins and outs of a big translation project can be tricky at first – there are so many new words and translation terms to understand that it can seem like you’re having a conversation in another language!

For easy reference, here are some translation terms and definitions that will really help when you’re researching translation services, or talking to a translation or localization services professional. Scroll down to see the full list of definitions.


Client – A company needing translation or localization for their product or content; may hire an agency or a team of linguists.

Agency – A company that manages whole localization and translation projects on behalf of clients, contracting or employing linguists and other resources.

Project Manager – Working for an agency…

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Posted on June 12, 2014 in Field of translation

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