padcedThe Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED) is tasked with fostering opportunities for businesses and communities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to grow, succeed, and thrive in a global economy. As part of this mission, the DCED developed a “marketing kit” for the state—a folder filled with information about the state’s resources and attractions as a business environment.

When the DCED decided to translate the folder contents for use in other countries, their design firm approached MTM LinguaSoft because of our ability to handle simultaneous translation and desktop publishing in several languages. We provided translation of the folder into eight languages (Spanish, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, and Simplified Chinese) and then handled layout of each of the translations in Adobe InDesign™ files. Pennsylvania trade representatives in the various countries carried out in-country reviews, and that feedback was then incorporated into the final files, which were delivered to the client ready for printing.