Go global with confidence Your translation agency is your voice to the world. Select the right agency, and the world will hear you loud and clear. But how do you select the right agency? This book will help. You'll learn what questions to ask. You'll learn how to read between the lines of a price quote. And you'll have a short list of translation agencies from which to begin your selection process. This guide will take the mystery -- and the pain -- out of selecting and managing a translation agency. Translating the translation industry Selecting a translation agency should be a simple process, but it's not. There are literally thousands from which to choose, and every one will claim to offer the highest quality at the lowest price. And then there's the confusing terminology and acronyms, like SLV and MLV, internationalization and translation memory. Now in its fourth edition, The Savvy Client's Guide to Translation Agencies is designed to be used as both a learning tool and reference. The first two-thirds of the book demystifies the translation industry and its many complex terms and technologies. The last third of the book includes a directory of 44 translation agencies, to help you begin your search for the right agency. As has always been our policy, we do not charge agencies to be included in this guide. We take great pride in offering a directory that is both objective and focused on helping clients make sound buying decisions. This guide will teach you: 10 questions you should ask any prospective agency What you need to know before taking your web site global How to differentiate among translation agencies How translation is moving to the cloud -- and which agencies are already there What to know about localizing iPhone or Android apps What machine translation is and how it is transforming the industry How to read 'between the lines' of your translation quote
THE UPDATED DEFINITIVE REFERENCE ON MEDICAL AND DENTAL OFFICE DESIGN Medical and Dental Space Planning is an indispensable guide to the myriad of details that make a medical or dental practice efficient and productive. The unique needs of more than thirty specialties, as well as primary care, are explained in the context of new technology and the many regulatory and compliance issues influencing design. Concepts are also presented for ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic imaging, clinical laboratories, breast care clinics, endoscopy centers, community health centers, radiation oncology, and single-specialty and multispecialty group practices and clinics. A thorough review of the latest dental technology and many creative space plans and design ideas for each dental specialty will be of interest to both dentists and design professionals. Important topics like infection control are top of mind, influencing every aspect of dental office design. An 'inside look' at what goes on in each specialist's office will familiarize readers with medical and dental procedures, how they are executed, and the types of equipment used. Technology has radically impacted medical and dental practice: digital radiography, electronic health records, mobile health devices, point-of-care diagnostic testing, digital diagnostic instrumentation, CAD/CAM systems for digital dental impressions and milling of restorations in the dentist's office, portable handheld X-ray, and 3D cone beam computed tomography for dentists all have major implications for facility design. The influence of the Affordable Care Act is transforming primary care from volume-based to value-based, which has an impact on the design of facilities, resulting in team collaboration spaces, larger consultative examination/assessment rooms, and accommodation for multidisciplinary practitioners who proactively manage patient care, often in a patient-centered medical home context. The wealth of information in this book is organized to make it easy to use and practical. Program tables accompany each medical and dental specialty to help the designer compute the number and sizes of required rooms and total square footage for each practice. This handy reference can be used during interviews for a 'reality check' on a client's program or during space planning. Other features, for example, help untangle the web of compliance and code issues governing office-based surgery. Illustrated with more than 600 photographs and drawings, Medical and Dental Space Planning is an essential tool for interior designers and architects as well as dentists, physicians, and practice management consultants.