Style Guide help
Thread poster: translatesimply
Local time: 13:19
Dec 29, 2014

Hi Guys,

I would like to ask you what you would like to see in a style guide from customers. I want to create a basic form where customers just tick what they want. It should only be for the most requested requirements. The rest they can explain in notes.

For example:
Tone of the content: Informal, Formal
Do not translate: Brand name, User name, URL name, Dates, Times, Currencies, Email adresses
Notes: Any other requirements

What other option would you like to give or see from the customer?

Thank you


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Navarut Y.  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:19
Member (2014)
English to Thai
Hope this help! Dec 29, 2014

- Number, Phone number and Address format
- Units of Measurement
- Punctuation Usage

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Kalyanasundar subramaniam
Local time: 07:49
Tamil to English
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Style guide help Dec 29, 2014

If there are no proper and familiar equivalents in the translated language for Technical terms (Engineering Medical and Computer related terms ) translating them in to another language or coining new words could lead to confusion . They should be left as such . Similarly Translating a Title (For example Title of a book or a Movie may not some times exactly convey the intended meaning . ) Instead of translating such titles literally ,the intended meaning could be translated and the original title without translation can be mentioned in bracket .

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Susana E. Cano Méndez  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:19
French to Spanish
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Glossary or corporate vocabulary Dec 29, 2014

Hello, this is a good idea.

I would like the client to provide a glossary or at least their corporate vocabulary or style, such as: "We never call the customer a customer but (whatever); we always use the word X instead of Y."

You may ask them:

Do you have a glossary or a style guide? YES NO
If yes, please attach/copy-paste it.

I hope it helps.


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