25 May 2018

Add a page to a public portfolio

Prospecting for new clients for your translation/transcreation services? One technique is to identify a company, product or service that you find interesting, technically within your scope and worthy of better promotion in your target language.

Here's an example of how to add a page to your public portfolio.

Here is the link to the original (in French) concerning a product that I find fascinating. The company is called SBS Interactive, the product is called Vis-On and the page I have chosen to translate and adapt is headed VIS-On : visualiser le tel que construit.

Here is my version:
SourceTranslated and adapted by Steve Dyson.


VIS-On: “As built” visualisation

8 February 2018

Ship inspections can be difficult to organise, first because most vessels are seldom accessible and second because inspections take time. They are nevertheless essential for training, to plan and prepare maintenance and other works and to show vessels to potential clients.
SBS Interactive developed the VIS-On® enhanced visualisation system to make ships directly accessible for online inspection and interaction.
SBS Interactive applications like VIS-On® save users time and money.


·  Remotely inspect ships and shipboard spaces using enhanced visualisation.
·  Train personnel to follow standard procedures.
·  Plan maintenance procedures and add tasks as necessary.
·  Do maintenance while compiling user-friendly manuals.
·  Prepare quotes by giving subcontractors direct remote access to relevant work spaces.
·  Improve safety by raising risk awareness and preparing for emergencies.
·  Promote products and know-how.
·  Compile visual inventories.

See equipment and spaces “as built”

Use VIS-On® enhanced visualisation software to prepare, document and share secure virtual ship inspections. VIS-On® offers far more than internet-based virtual tours developed for the general public. The package is designed for industrial use starting with secure immersive inspection tours by in-house teams or third parties.


Video features include:
·  360° panoramic photos taken inside shipboard spaces
·  360° laser scans to take measurements
·  2D panoramic views of outdoor and deck areas
·  aerial views recorded by drones
·  CAD/CAM drawings, views and graphics complete with attachments for virtual navigation.

Main functions

Use VIS-On® to:
·  create immersive virtual tours of ships (360° and 2D views, drawings, and laser measurement)
·  attach files (pdfs, photos, videos, Word® documents) to 360° views
·  interact with computer-aided maintenance management (CAMM) and electronic document management (EDM) packages
·  create inspection tours focusing on training, maintenance, safety, etc.
·  share tours with authorised third parties
·  remotely access tours via internet, intranet or offline
·  search, i.e. enter keywords to find items of equipment, spaces and attachments
·  improve teamwork (add tasks, tests, inspections, etc. as necessary)
·  measure distances to within a cm
·  compile inventories using 360° photos taken before, during and after maintenance
·  store attachments in a single safe location.


  1. Autre possibilité pour le titre: VIS -On: See it “as built” 
  2. Orthographe et ponctuation (surtout des listes) selon mes préférences personnelles. Bien entendu, d’autres préférences sont possibles.
  3. À supposer que SBS utilise « virtualisation enrichie » parce que c’est n’est pas la même chose que la « réalité virtuelle », j’ai traduit par « enhanced visualisation » plutôt que « virtual reality ». 
  4. Dans "Maintenir en préparant l’intervention et en ajoutant des tâches", l'expression "en ajoutant des tâches" ne me semble pas très clair. Pourrait-on clarifier ou donner un exemple? 
  5. CAMM & EDM: à confirmer. 
  6. ‘Tasks’, ou bien ‘jobs’ ? Pourrait-on clarifier ou donner un exemple?

1 comment:

  1. Good to see that you are still leading by example! I wonder, though, whether a bilingual view format would have more impact?
    Of necessity in blog form (having thought about it for different types of texts), I suppose a three-inch chunk of ST text, with the TT immediately below it, say, would generate more interest, and allow for ease of comparison between source and target.
    Your notes are also interesting, and the kinds of things all translators should be discussing with their existing clients on an ongoing basis.


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