Terminology for Large Organizations is a consortium of terminologists who promote terminology management as an essential part of corporate identity, content development, content management, and global communications in large organizations.
- Provide guidelines and best practices for terminology management.
- Raise awareness about the role of terminology for effective internal and external communications, knowledge transfer, education, risk mitigation, content management, translation and global market presence, particularly in large organizations.
- Represent stakeholders of terminology standards and tools.
- Determine and promote the economic value of managing terminology.
See our full Mission and Charter.
- Hanne Smaadahl (SAP), Chair
- Eric Charette (Canadian Government Translation Bureau)
- Dino Ferrari (CLS Communication)
- Mats Granström (Interverbum Technology)
- Christine Hug (Canadian Government Translation Bureau)
- Sue Kocher (SAS)
- Ronan Martin (SAS)
- Alan Melby (Brigham Young University)
- Detlef Reineke (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
- Nicole Sévigny (Canadian Government Translation Bureau)
- Dee Stribling (SAS)
- Diahnn Theophilus (Xerox)
- Palle Petersen (Microsoft)
- Christina Tolliver (Minitab)
- Ulrich Wachowius (SDL)
- Kara Warburton (Termologic)
- Michael Wetzel (ESTeam)
- Johannes Widmann (Transline)
We are currently welcoming new members. If you work in a large organizational setting (public or private), you have some interest in or responsibility for managing terminology, and you would like to contribute to this developing field, please send an email to email@example.com. Please see our Mission and Charter for more information on our mandate.
Documents and Resources
TerminOrgs offers the Terminology Starter Guide
What is it?
A guide on the essentials of terminology management as a profession and a practice.
Who wrote it?
People who have real-world experience with managing terminology in private and public large organisations, and even some people who help create terminology management tools.
Who is the guide for?
You, if you want to know:
- How terminology management helps organisations increase profits and cut costs;
- What advice experienced terminology managers have to share;
- How to get started with implementing a terminology management database;
- How terminology management benefits internal communications, technical writing, translation, localization, and customer service;
- What the risks of terminology management are, and how to mitigate them;
- What a terminology management workflow might look like;
- What kind of people to hire to manage terminology;
- What kinds of terminology tools exist; or
- What best practices for terminology management exist.
ISO 30042 TermBase eXchange (TBX)
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