Quality

Royal rope factory, Rochefort

Royal rope factory - Rochefort

Photo by Michel

Royal rope factory, Rochefort

Royal rope factory - Rochefort

Photo by Michel

The quality of a translation is of the utmost importance, not only because the translated copy will very often say a lot about you or your company—whether on your website, on a flyer or on any other document your clients or employees may have access to—but also because you will have to face the strange situation of having to deal with something you basically don’t understand.

In order to ensure top quality, ALL my translations are revised and proofread by another specialized native French speaker ... and this is FREE!


Moreover, my translation process systematically includes these additional quality-assurance measures:

✔ Initial review of the English source document and of any other reference materials you provide: identification of possible difficulties, extraction of key terminology, building of a glossary and possibly creation of a style guide covering issues such as words to leave in English, dealing with references and handling acronyms

✔ Use of a CAT to guarantee consistency and perform automated quality checks

✔ Use of three different spelling checkers (on top of Microsoft’s embedded tools)

✔ When applicable, a final format review: websites in online form and PowerPoint presentations as slideshows 


Under certain circumstances, you may not need an absolutely top-quality translation. Should you need a basic translation or a standard quality translation, just ask and I would be happy to provide you with a customized quote.

A basic translation conveys the central meaning of the original text. It may contain a few minor grammatical and spelling mistakes, but is fully understandable.

A standard quality translation is a grammatically correct and reasonably fluent rendering of the full original text, but it may not be idiomatic or culturally specific. You can tell it’s a translation.

Be careful: Machine translations are not good enough, even for a standard quality translation.



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