More than four and a half million copies of the 2008 adult study course, "Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith," rolled off the presses of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last year. More than half were published in English and the remaining two million in 64 other languages.

Translation of that book along with the 25 additional manuals that constitute the annual lesson resources for church members of all ages falls upon a staff of translators located both in Salt Lake City and in 31 area offices and 24 time zones throughout the world.

And translation of curriculum materials is only a part of the whole process, according to Marty Hill, manager of translation services for the church. We can have as many as 2,000 translation projects in process at any one time.

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