TranslateNow Adds Neural Machine Translation to Service Offerings

San Francisco Localization Start-Up Wants Clients to Get the ‘Gist of Things’

San Francisco, Calif. (August 15, 2017) – TranslateNow, a leader in enterprise translation management, is now providing neural machine translation (NMT) to customers as part of their suite of localization solutions. NMT enables gisting for a large number of documents using a secure, commercial grade NMT engine.

“While NMT is not suitable for external publication purposes, it allows one’s team to understand – or to get the ‘gist’ of – the bulk of the content inside a document,” says Matt Arney, founder and CEO of TranslateNow. “This is the perfect solution for when every word doesn’t need to be perfectly translated, but clear enough so the reader can understand what is being said. I like to say NMT is to traditional translation as texting is to formal writing. Shorter but you get the point.”

TranslateNow’s NMT solution includes editing by a professional native speaking translator to remove the most serious errors and professional desktop publishing. Most professional editors can edit/proof between 15,000 and 20,000 words per day. Leveraging repeat content is not possible using NMT so calculations are based on total word count.

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About TranslateNow

TranslateNow delivers innovative translation and localization solutions to accelerate revenue for leading companies around the world. With offices in San Francisco and Shenzhen, we work with over 75 languages and specialize in technical translation, software localization, China eCommerce integration, and global brand marketing.


Elena McCoy
VP Communications