Efficiency of process
Ad Astra can help with the efficiency of the overall Desktop Publishing process. When you’ve had material translated, often what happens, is that the contracted translation company delivers your content, well… translated.
Job done. We then pat ourselves on the back, and have lavish parties including champagne, caviar and tigers. Yea, no. Ok, so that doesn’t really happen.
What often happens though, is that we, the translation company end up receiving a DTP’ed document of the content we’ve just translated… just to check if it’s ok to be published. Following this, what usually happens is that we enter round after round of emails, notes, comments going back and forth between us and the client. The direct costs in this part of the forced process are often unexpected. What’s worse is the unseen costs. Your time, our time, the time your document has not been printed, posted or published.
The results as a result are piecemealed corrections, modifications, confirmations, re-readings, to eventually get the A-OK, the document is “ready” to be published. Something that was possible from the get-go. Not the most efficient process.