Gesellschaft für Schweizerische Kunstgeschichte

The Gesellschaft für Schweizerische Kunstgeschichte (Society for Swiss Art History) was initially founded in 1934 to coordinate the protection and restoration of significant Swiss heritage sites. Today, its role has an added educational and research element, as it regularly publishes information about important sites.

Requirements

GSK contracted STAR to translate the content of their new mobile application titled “Swiss Art To Go”. With a unique content record for every site of historical significance in Switzerland, GSK needed a translation services company with expert translators in the architectural field, who could write engaging copy and deliver the translations within a fixed timeframe.

Subject

Art history, architecture

Languages

FRA, DEU and ITA to ENG

Duration

8 months

Team

30 specialist translators

Total volume

36,000 unique content records, 850,000 words

 

The STAR solution

With a fixed date in mind for launching the app in four languages, the customer required a large team to cope with the sheer volume of information that required translation. STAR contacted their trusted network of freelance translators to find resources with the required expertise. Coordinated by a STAR PM, this team of 30 specialists worked full-time on the project to ensure that the deadline could be met. Collaborating to share terminology and research work, they optimised accuracy and consistency and avoided duplicating research efforts. Using STAR’s terminology management tool, TermStar NXT, and our translation tool, Transit NXT, terminology lists and reference material were quickly and easily shared with all involved in the project.

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