Case Study Indesign and Incopy documents Translation:

Our client has a business and ecommerce magazine need to be translated from English to simplified Chinese, this magazine is design by Adobe InDesign CS6 software. After the translation, the client also need to DTP/typesetting service using InDesign and preserve the original layout of the magazine.

Our solution:

After getting the magazine in PDF format from the client, we open it and press CTRL+D to check the tool that generate this PDF and find that it is design by Adobe InDesign CS6, so we asked for the source INDD file, links and fonts from the client for translation and typesetting.

As the INDD file for this magazine is a little different from other INDD files we deal with before, there are some Incopy links within it. Usually, we save .inx or .idml files and send them to our translators to translate the file, using Trados or any other professional translation tools.

But for this one, we can just take the InCopy file in .icml format and using Trados Studio to translate these file. It is more convenient and easy to follow the same format as the English one.

In the translation process, we take quality seriously and choose the most skilled translators with the business and economy contents translation experiences to deal with the translation.

The whole translation process consists of translation, editing and proofreading. We are proud to announce that we have taken our commitment to quality a step further. That is we translate from scratch by a linguist, then pass the translated documents to another editor for reviewing, and finally to a 3rd proofreader for polishing.

After the translation is finished, we save it in target language and relink these files to the INDD, and then do the typesetting job using InDesign, like updating fonts and formats.

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