sigal-translations.com


Providing quality French-English translation and editorial services since 1995.

Services

Translation

I am able to receive your documents for translation on paper or in any of the following electronic formats: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Visio, plain text, RTF, Pages, HTML, PHP, SGML, XML (including DITA, DocBook, SVG and XHTML), PDF, InDesign, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, FrameMaker and PageMaker.

For documents submitted electronically, rest assured that the formatting and layout of your text will be preserved as the translated content is always inserted by overwriting.

By using state-of-the-art tools and methods, I am able to guarantee that tags and other content not to be translated in your files, regardless of their format, will be protected during translation.

Editing

The main editorial tasks I commonly perform on English-language documents are as follows:

- Project Editing
Coordinating and editing a project from proposal or rough manuscript to final manuscript, incorporating input from authors, consultants, or reviewers.
- Substantive or Structural Editing
Clarifying or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure.
- Stylistic Editing
Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, polishing language, and other non-mechanical line-by-line editing. Drawing the attention of the client to unclear or ambiguous passages in the text.
- Checking of facts, citations, or references
- Copy Editing
Editing for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style. Checking for consistency of presentation and for internal consistency of facts and terminology.
  • For the delivery of your documents, you may choose from a wide variety of media (paper, e-mail, diskette, CD-ROM, etc.)
  • Your documents and information are always handled under conditions of strict confidentiality. If you prefer that I sign a confidentiality agreement, I will be more than happy to do so.
  • If you have specific needs, please feel free to get in touch with me.
Equipment, tools and specific expertise

Mac Pro (2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon)
MacBook (2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)
- both running under Mac OS X 10.6.6 and Windows XP Professional SP3
23-inch Apple Cinema HD Display
Canon scanner
OKI laser printer
ADSL modem

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac OS X
Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac OS X
Microsoft Office 2003 Professional for Windows
Swordfish II
SDL Trados Studio 2009
SDL Trados 2007
HTML 4.01, XHTML and CSS
Acrobat X Professional
Adobe InDesign CS5
QuarkXPress 8
Adobe FrameMaker 9
Adobe Illustrator CS5
Adobe PageMaker 7
Oxford English Dictionary 2nd edition (20 vols. on a single CD-ROM)

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