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ProZ.com to offer Connect platform for use in 100+ language project
Toronto, Canada – July 21, 2008 - ACCU Translations, a leading provider of translation and localization services since 1975, will be funding and managing the translation of www.seatofthesoul.com, the Web site of Gary Zukav and his Seat of the Soul Institute, into over 100 languages
Accu Translations has made this offer in order to assist Gary Zukav, #1 New York Times best selling author and frequent guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, in sharing his empowering and spiritual messages to a much greater global audience.
“We’ve pulled together some of the world’s leading translation technology companies to work on this mammoth translation project,” said Steve Desmeules, President and CEO, Accu Translations. “We’re very proud to have made this special project possible with the generous help from Clay Tablet, Across Systems and ProZ.com. All these companies will be providing technology and resources to help Accu Translations fund this worthwhile global project.”
The Seat of the Soul Institute has recently consolidated and centralized its Web site and content by using a multilingual content management system (CMS). Clay Tablet’s leading edge connectivity and integration technology will be used as the translation hub to seamlessly automate and co-ordinate the content being routed ‘to and from’ the CMS to the translation software provided by Across Systems, who are well known as a leading translation collaboration environment. Accu Translations will oversee the management of the entire project and will implement a unique “crowdsourcing” approach in collaboration with ProZ.com, the web's largest community of translation professionals. “This is truly a remarkable technology project for our Web site and mission,” said Gary Zukav, Co-founder of the Seat of the Soul Institute. “We want to assist individuals around the world in creating meaning and purpose, creativity and health, joy and love, and the Internet is a superb means of communicating this message. The translation of our Web site and book content into over 100 languages is a truly ambitious project for which we are grateful to Accu Translations and their partners for providing us with this opportunity.”
“Clay Tablet is pleased to be a technology provider for this project,” commented Robinson Kelly, CEO and Founder of Clay Tablet Technologies. “Connecting technologies together to streamline the flow of content in such a unique, beneficial and global project is what we do best. A tremendous amount of content will flow through this system, and the flexible, multi-point routing capabilities of Clay Tablet will be crucial in making this charitable project a success. We’re excited to be working with a great team of partners to make this happen.”
Across President Daniel Nackovskiagrees: "Open interfaces are critical to Across. Being specialists in the fields of integration and localization, Clay Tablet and Accu are ideal partners for us. Moreover, we feel especially privileged to be able to showcase the Across technology as part of this eminently worthwhile project, the advantages of the Across interfaces and design will help take this project from an idea to a reality.”
“As the largest online community of translators, ProZ.com is ideally situated for this massive undertaking”, commented Drew MacFadyen, ProZ.com Director of Marketing and Advertising. “ProZ.com has a history of success in providing community based solutions such as our work on the 100-language subtitling project honoring 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Grameen Bank Muhammad Yunus. We are pleased to be able to provide support for this worthwhile endeavor,” said MacFadyen.
About The Seat of the Soul Institute
Based in Ashland, Oregon, The Seat of the Soul Institute is an organization founded by renowned spiritual authors Gary Zukav and Linda Francis. The mission of the institute is to assist people in creating meaning and purpose, creativity and health, joy and love. This is the creation of authentic power – the alignment of the personality with the soul. The institute creates workshops, retreats, member programs, and various products which support its mission.
About across Systems
Across Systems, headquartered in Germany with offices in Barcelona and Glendale (CA), is the manufacturer of the Across software solution for Corporate Translation Management. The company is a spin-off of Nero AG. The Across Language Server is a central software platform for all corporate language resources and for controlling translation processes and workflows. The system simplifies, accelerates, and improves the management, coordination, and implementation of translations. The software includes a translation memory, a terminology system, and powerful project management and translation workflow control tools. Product managers, translators, and proofreaders all work in one system, either in-house or via a seamless connection to translation service providers. Go to www.across.net for more information.
With more than 250,000 registered translators and interpreters working in over 300 languages, ProZ.com is the world’s leading community and workplace for language professionals. Today, more than 13,000 outsourcers, including leading organizations such as Bloomberg, IBM, Honda, eBay, SDL International and The World Bank use ProZ.com to quickly and easily connect with the language professionals they need. For language professionals, ProZ.com’s unique online workplace provides a host of valuable member resources – enabling members to more quickly and efficiently perform their demanding work. For more information, please visit: www.proz.com
About Clay Tablet Technologies
Clay Tablet’s unique integration software easily connects any number of content management systems to any translation system. Clients immediately benefit from Clay Tablet with improved translation process efficiency, making it significantly faster and easier to set-up, manage, send and retrieve translation projects. Based in Toronto, Canada, Clay Tablet Technologies works with a global channel partner network of content management and translation technology vendors, translation service providers and system integrators. For more information, visit www.Clay-Tablet.com
About ACCU Translations
ACCU Translation Services Ltd. has been an innovative and a leading-edge provider of translation and localization services since 1975. With offices in Burlington, Ontario & Quebec City, and over 1,200 in-house and freelance translators, editors, proofreaders and linguists worldwide, ACCU delivers top-quality translation services in over 50 languages.
ACCU combines their own extensive experience with cutting-edge translation
technology — providing unmatched consistency and quality. Find out more at www.accutranslations.com
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