What kind of content exactly can I have developed as dtp work?
Basically, you can have any text, document or website developed as dtp work. The goal of the contract is not only the transfer of the language, but also the digital transfer as desktop publishing, web globalization and localization, software localization, as well as the attractive display of a layout designed for the target groups in the target languages.
To learn more about possible types of projects for dtp work, please visit the category »Services«; we have assembled a representative project overview as a »Showcases« for you.
In which target languages can dtp work be done?
We perform dtp work in up to 90 target languages. In doing so, we differentiate based on the technical requirements between numerous local idiosyncrasies in the type set and the representation customary for the country. Examples of multi-byte languages are Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The complex character types require special tools that are available in the Middle East or East Asia, Korea and for Cyrillic fonts.
Fundamentally, 90 language pairs for translations and DTP services are at your disposal.
What is the cost for dtp work per target language?
We work with word, page and hourly rates, depending on the technical challenges your dtp work presents to the respective translators. Please send an inquiry to our contact address in advance with your own price suggestion, the approximate size and preferred finish date, or give us a call. We can then immediately provide you with a price estimate.
How long does DTP work take?
For the most commonly performed dtp work, our native speakers have extremely precise time estimates for the implementation. A larger project scope does not necessarily translate in a longer development time. Conversely, there can be individual documents that require extensive publishing effort.
Only when your project has passed this company-internal cross check, you will receive an accurate and timely delivery in the desired target language(s).
Who can request DTP work?
Dtp work include translation, layout design and publishing from »screen to screen« (desktop publishing). This kind of work is generally commissioned by companies with the goal of reaching one or more target groups internationally by digital presentation. In addition, committees, government offices and agencies are increasingly resorting to dtp-works.com dtp work for their international exchange of formalities.
In terms of pricing and quality, we treat individual and commercial dtp projects with equally high customer-service and cost effectiveness.
What kind of pricing applies to a major project or for continuous project support?
We use a sliding scale model (see paragraph three). Large projects, especially continuous support are more cost effective in the pricing range per word, page or hour. Small dtp work is quoted at a reasonable price for you. Since dtp work is not a clearly distinguishable product, we cannot give a precise cost estimate at this point.
Is there a minimum word or page requirement for dtp work?
Basically, every word is counted. However, since even a small dtp project comes with time expenditure, we only accept orders with a minimum of 30 euros. However, it is extremely rare that you will need only a single page of dtp work.
How are the prices for dtp work in multibyte or bidirectional languages computed?
The rates do not change for your dtp work in multibyte or bidirectional target languages. For these very complex fonts, our on site dtp-works.com native speakers use tools that are specifically available in the respective countries. This »digital tool kit« is part of our daily routine in all 90 target languages.
How do you ensure that the content of my projects remain confidential before project begin or is protected from access by third parties?
Each of our employees worldwide signs a confidentiality agreement with dtp-works.com at the beginning of employment. Customer proprietary information remains confidential before, during and after the project is completed. Neither general nor project-specific confidential information is passed on to outside parties. We guarantee that the technical DTP experience gained during your project will be used only in anonymous form for other customer’s projects.
What topics do you refuse for dtp work?
Despite all our love for language and technology, dtp-works.com feels ethically obligated to uphold life, the dignity of all living things, proper moral conduct and the governing law. We reject DTP services for illegal and / or immoral, racist and / or violence promoting, defamatory, discriminatory, and life disdaining content.