TAUS Transcreation Best Practices and Guidelines

At the TAUS QE Summit in Dublin in 2018, the attendees assigned TAUS to take on the task to bring together the experts and present the industry the best practices for Transcreation. This document is the first and only best practices and guidelines for transcreation within the translation industry.

Based on their professional experiences, the editorial board members Alvaro Villalvilla Merelo (Senior Global Localization Manager, Nike), Angela Petrilli (Translation Regional Manager, Workday), Makiko Aoki (Senior Transcreation Manager, Burberry), Vladimir Zhdanov (Localization Specialist, ex-Alibaba Group) chaired by Paul Mangell (Director, Global Strategic Consultancy, Alpha) came together.

They discussed and agreed upon

What transcreation really is

How to differentiate it from other industry terms

Steps to produce excellence in transcreation

Importance of cultural relevance and emergence story of transcreation

TAUS Transcreation Guidelines also include

A glossary of agreed industry terms and definitions in comparison to transcreation

Peculiar examples of transcreation

Transcreation Content Pyramid