Very few translation clients use glossaries effectively. Why? It’s hard work to create and maintain a glossary and the value is not always apparent to those who create and maintain it.
It may not easy to manage glossaries but the benefits certainly exceed the costs. One of the key benefits, especially when working with low literacy populations, is consistency. By using terms consistently, readers are less likely to be confused by unfamiliar words. Confused clients cost more to service as they are more likely to either call to ask questions or be non-compliant. Glossaries can reduce the time it takes to translate materials and reduce overall translation costs as well. …read more >>>