TCUK19 Speaker George Lewis – 10 steps to streamlining your localisation: How we halved the production time for a 28-language documentation suite

George Lewis will be giving a presentation at TCUK19 entitled “10 steps to streamlining your localisation: How we halved the production time for a 28-language documentation suite”.

Producing documentation is a challenge. Producing documentation in 28 languages is tougher. But getting all 28 languages on every single page while halving the time it takes is downright ridiculous …. or is it?

Promethean sells their interactive displays for classrooms in 154 countries. To cater for these countries, the documentation is required in 28 languages.

Due to the cyclical nature of the education business new products must be available in time for the purchasing season; if you miss that window, the product is doomed. So the documentation can’t be late.

In this talk we shall discus the key steps we took to help Promethean halve the production time for their documentation. We shall cover aspects such as why we selected the tools we did, how information design played a key role, and some of the challenges we faced.

About George Lewis

George heads up the Service Delivery team at 3di. Having started his career in tech comm nearly 20 years ago in Germany, George has served his time as a writer of documents as well as a consultant helping organisations automate their documentation workflows.

George is passionate about developing the people and processes necessary to bring tech comms into the 21st century.