Professional document translation is not an easy process. It takes our native speaking professionals and certified translators several steps to assure your translation is perfectly accurate yet culturally and technically sound. The many types of documents we consider for translations include: manual, website, & technical translations that are specific to your niche. While it is of our utmost importance to keep your deadline when translating your documents, it is critical to understand that it won’t happen overnight. Quality translation takes time. At an average, experienced translators can translate approximately 500-2,000 words per day, but times do vary depending upon the material’s difficulty level. The following are the basic steps that take place when we
translate a document.
Step 1: Project Overview
After receiving your translation request, we will contact you to review the scope of the project, and agree on things like timelines, glossaries (if applicable), and the final delivery date. We will bring out as many details as possible to clarify any inconsistencies, missing words, or typos in the text. This is so that the end product accurately resembles what your original document intended to convey. The process of obtaining a very thorough overview of your document before getting in touch with you can take anywhere from 1-2 days.
Step 2: Initial Translation of the Document
We will assign an experienced and qualified translator who is fluent in the subject matter and both languages of your document. They will translate the material by reading each segment and referring to a glossary and style guide to ensure the document’s tone and exact content are reproduced in the different language.
Step 4: Edit & Proofreading
After smoothing out any irregularities in your translation, a third qualified translator will review the document to make sure there are no grammatical errors and ensure the formatting (such as fonts and layout) matches your requirements. Final edits will be made to further refine the translated text.
Step:5 Document Delivery
The translated document will then be returned to you at the deadline that was agreed upon. You can trust that your project will be done at your high-quality expectations.
When setting deadlines, we keep this extensive process in mind, including other factors that may extend translation times such as projects involving more than one language, and length of the total documents involved. We’d suggest contacting us well in advance so we can make sure your translated material is received when you need it. To receive a free quote and confirm on a specific time frame, you can fill out this form and we will contact you at your earliest convenience. If you have any more questions, please let us know in the comments section below!