Terminology

BECAUSE YOUR
VOCABULARY MATTERS

Terminology is critical to the quality and impact of your multilingual communications. It encompasses the names of your products and services, your slogans, mission statements, internal program concepts and job titles, and a wealth of other words, expressions and messages that convey your organization’s brand and identity. Not only do individual concepts, generic and technical, have to be appropriate, but terminology has to be consistent and understood by employees, managers, clients and partners. Developing and leveraging such an invaluable asset requires a rare specialization in the language industry. Luckily, Versacom has an entire team of experts specifically dedicated to terminology and all its intricacies.

THE VALUE OF
TERMINOLOGICAL EXPERTISE

The experts from Versacom’s Terminology Centre have specialized university degrees and certifications. They are ideally qualified to develop your organization’s terminology, ensuring each term or expression conveys the intended meaning and fits into the greater whole. Our terminologists guarantee that every term is fully compliant with linguistic and regulatory requirements. They recognize lasting trends, can help your team establish a new vocabulary to match your latest innovations, and recommend compelling terms that will remain relevant over time. Smart, consistent terminology is what sets brilliant translations apart from the rest.

A RARITY IN THE INDUSTRY

When we created our professional terminology centre, with an impressive team of trained, full-time terminologists, Versacom addressed a major problem in the language industry. Professional terminology is simply neglected by most firms despite its significant impact on communication effectiveness. The largest language services providers, relying on loosely managed freelance translators scattered all over the word, let their contractors worry about terminology and end up delivering translations that are inconsistent and do not reflect the vocabulary of your original content. Smaller translation agencies lack the resources and structure to manage terminology and will rely on the client for validation. When you choose Versacom, you get the complete package.

A WIDE RANGE
OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES

Managing and enriching your terminology can involve services ranging from ad hoc research to overall standardization. See all the services our Terminology Centre has to offer.

Research
  • Equivalents for every new specialized term used in your communications
Creation
  • Effective and compliant equivalents for new terms that have never been translated
  • Lexicons with or without definitions for specialized projects or fields
Management and standardization
  • Organization and documentation of all your terminology in a secure database that presents each term in its specific context
  • Review of your existing terminology to ensure overall consistency and linguistic accuracy
  • Joint management of all your terminology
Consulting
  • Written or telephone responses to ad hoc terminology questions
  • Support for your brand management and communication teams

EXPERTS TO GIVE YOU
A COMPETITIVE EDGE

By choosing the only partner who understands the value of your terminology and the expertise it requires, you can leverage the full power of your brand and organizational identity. Beyond supporting high-quality translation, our terminology services can be used to establish comprehensive multilingual glossaries for your corporate and technical terms, for the benefit of employees and managers. What better way to improve your organization’s communications, locally and abroad? That’s something very few language service providers can promise.