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“Why are German words so *%&#! long?” How to enjoy doing localized content design on a limited budget

As a content designer, words are your job. But what happens when those words are in a language you don’t actually speak?

In this talk, Rivkah will share a story about how she led a ten-language localization effort on a tiny budget at the video calling startup Confrere, all while striving to ensure usability and inclusivity. It was not without some cursing, but with the help of great tools, processes, and people, it was really fun and, shockingly, rather stress-free.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Which free and inexpensive tools can ease your process when localizing
  • A basic step-by-step process for localization that covers your bases without being too bureaucratic
  • How foreign languages can help you improve your English content design by helping you clarify what you REALLY want to say
  • How to make a cross-language glossary for asynchronous team writing
Rivkah Gevinson
Rivkah Gevinson

Content Designer, Confrere

“Why are German words so *%&#! long?” How to enjoy doing localized content design on a limited budget

As a content designer, words are your job. But what happens when those words are in a language you don’t actually speak?

In this talk, Rivkah will share a story about how she led a ten-language localization effort on a tiny budget at the video calling startup Confrere, all while striving to ensure usability and inclusivity. It was not without some cursing, but with the help of great tools, processes, and people, it was really fun and, shockingly, rather stress-free.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Which free and inexpensive tools can ease your process when localizing
  • A basic step-by-step process for localization that covers your bases without being too bureaucratic
  • How foreign languages can help you improve your English content design by helping you clarify what you REALLY want to say
  • How to make a cross-language glossary for asynchronous team writing
Rivkah Gevinson
Rivkah Gevinson

Content Designer, Confrere

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