Desktop Publishing

We offer Desktop Publishing services performed by professional and native graphic design experts.

While most document translations are needed just in Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, or Power Point presentations, some of them, especially for printing purposes, require a more specialized type of graphic design service to make sure that the layout of the final translation matches the original document.

When needed, DTP services definitely play a key role in a translation project. Once the final translation is ready, it is entrusted to an experienced professional graphic designer whose native language is that of the final translation. This minimizes any room for error, thus producing a high-quality design allowing a fast turn-around to our clients.

Before the DTP phase begins, the project manager meets with the translator and design expert to evaluate the cultural aspects of the design. In many instances, the images and even color choices of the original format would need to be changed to make sure the final product resonates with the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and English-speaking market.

In addition to handling every aspect of the design process, we can also search for and buy the images or pictures on behalf of our clients.

Once the client has approved the use of new images or colors to be used, designers get to work. When the translation has been placed in the desired layout, the final product is sent to the designated proofreader who reviews the product one more time before it is delivered to the client. Whether it is a single page layout or one with heavy graphics and a complex design, you can count on us to format your document to match the original one or produce a new one that works for your target audience.

Our desktop publishing team has a sharp eye for detail and it is used to working with translators and proofreaders. They have extensive knowledge of the most popular software packages to ensure that the final layout exceeds your expectations.

Some of the packages we work with are:

  • PageMaker
  • FrameMaker
  • Illustrator
  • QuarkXpress
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe PageMaker
  • Adobe FrameMaker
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop, among other

For more information, call 1.800.832.5593 or request a free quote.