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Multilingual Desktop Publishing (DTP)

We provide Multilingual Desktop Publishing (DTP) solutions to assist life science companies expanding into new markets with confidence.

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Multilingual desktop publishing, also known as DTP, occurs at the end of the translation or localization process, and involves redesigning and formatting a document’s graphic design, typesetting, and formatting columns, graphs, and tables according to international typographical rules and industry standard practices using page layout software. As the demand for healthcare products continues to grow overseas, accurately translated and properly formatted documents like medico-marketing material, patient education brochures for clinical trials, and instructions for use (IFU) are essential, especially as the market’s target language continues to grow as well.

CSOFT Health Sciences provides professional and competitive multilingual desktop publishing services for both printed and online documentation for the life sciences industry in 250+ languages with quick turnaround times, helping life science companies maximize their ROI and effectively reach consumers. Our comprehensive multilingual DTP solutions work for a wide range of life science document and content types, some of which include:

  • Informed Consent Forms (ICFs)
  • Investigator’sBrochure
  • COA Questionnaires
  • Clinical Trial Protocols
  • Informed Consent Forms (ICFs)
  • Investigator’sBrochure
  • COA Questionnaires
  • Clinical Trial Protocols
  • Informed Consent Forms (ICFs)
  • Investigator’sBrochure
  • COA Questionnaires
  • Clinical Trial Protocols

The DTP Tools We Use

Our desktop publishing specialists work with all industry-standard desktop publishing and graphics tools to support DTP on Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms. Our multilingual DTP engineers use a variety of tools, which include:

  • Adobe FrameMaker
  • Adobe PageMaker
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Photoshop,
  • QuarkXPress,
  • Macromedia Robohelp
desktop publishing for all file types

Document Formats

With a global network of subject matter experts and linguists the specialize in medical translation and localization, CSOFT Health Sciences is experienced in a variety of documentation formats including:

  • InDesign
  • FrameMaker books and manuals
  • QuarkXPress marketing collateral
  • Compiled HTML Help (.chm) and JavaHelp
  • WinHelp
  • Ready Set Go
  • Quicksilver Pro

Single-source Publishing

In single sourcing, a localized source is used across multiple documents and formats to ensure efficiency and consistency. This is essential in the life science industries, which demand fast turnaround times and utmost accuracy. CSOFT’s multilingual DTP team excels in single-source publishing, providing life science companies with the accuracy and quick turnaround times needed to maximize ROI while producing highly accurate print and online documentation.

Quality Assurance

Through our innovative cloud-based technology, CSOFT offers an online translation management ecosystem for one central location to leverage both translation memory as well as terminology management in real time.

Professional, high-quality localization of a health service or medical product is critical for medical translation solutions entering global markets. CSOFT understands the importance of accurate translation, which is why we have developed a process for quality assurance to ensure that any project that is translated meets quality standards in a timely manner that is also cost effective. Our advanced translation technology management system allows for translation projects to remain in one centralized location, updated in real time, to ensure that every step of the way, CSOFT has you covered. Additionally, we are certified in  ISO 17100:2015, ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 13485:2016, and our operations leverage best practices of ISO 27001 to ensure our customized solutions meet global regulatory requirements.

Learn more about our quality assurance process.

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Data Security

As an ISO 17100:2015, ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 13485:2016 certified company, with operations leveraging best practices of ISO 27001, CSOFT’s translation process includes in-country reviewers, utilizing either new or established style guides, and subject matter expert (SME) linguists with a minimum of 7 years of experience. With over 20 years of industry experience, we have developed mature processes for translation, editing, proofreading (TEP), as well as project management.

Learn more about how CSOFT protects companies’ data.


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