Professional language translators should always be enthusiastic about learning new strategies which can help them to offer the best of translation services. Therefore, when beginning a translation project, it is your responsibility to stay informed with new techniques and technologies. Because companies would like to employ the translators who can proliferate the influence of their business to the global market, they would never wish to compromise on the poor translation services. A poorly translated project can ruin the company’s professionalism by leaving a negative impression on the reputation of the company. Any client seeking for the translation services will only assess the functioning of a translation company that follows the professionalism while offering the translation services.
Here are some of the steps that all professional language translators should take while providing the translation services:
i) Revising the documents:
Before you go ahead with the translation of any document, determine that you have gone through it thoroughly. Don’t overlook to read all the instructions provided to you by the client as it can help you to show the proper way of translation.
ii) Creating a translation glossary and style guide:
Style guides, as well as translation glossaries, are useful cheat sheets for the translators to recognize the client’s company in an enhanced way. A translation glossary consists of the company’s words that should not be changed or translated throughout the document while a style guide represents how the company’s data should be presented textually as well as visually. So, it can be clearly said that it reflects the tone and style of the company. As a professional language translator, you should first ask your client to provide you the translation glossary and style guide so that you leave no room for mistakes.
iii) Translation memory tools:
By using translation memory tools, you can be able to store a number of segments like titles, headings, phrases, and sentences, so as to prepare a database for future projects. By enforcing standardization throughout all the versions, you can save a lot of your precious time that is spent on retranslating the content again and again.
iv) Don’t make use of multiple linguists:
Many people believe that making use of too many linguists can accelerate the entire translation process. But doing so may have an adverse impact on the quality of the entire project. More the linguists will be involved, the more you will have to face irregularities throughout the translation process. Avoid making use of multiple linguists so as to deliver the better services.
If a translator misses any of the steps discussed above, it will certainly affect the quality of the content. Therefore, you need a professional language translator who follows this acknowledged translation procedure. We, at Winsome Translators, have a team of highly professional and trained translators who possess the ability to offer the out-of-the-box translation as well as transcription services.