Translation is a funny thing. You need to translate something into another language, but you don’t speak that language, so you hire a professional.
Now you have your translation, and you want to proofread it to make sure it’s accurate.
Except - how do you proofread something written in a language you don’t speak?
While all translations we provide are proofread by our professionals, some clients want to perform an internal review as well. An internal review is when the client has somebody—an employee, distributor, or colleague, for example—review the translated materials.
We encourage this and will work with your reviewer to make sure you are satisfied with the translation. But it can be a little tricky, depending on the skills of the person reviewing the materials.
To help our clients, we’ve come up with some guidelines for an internal review of a professional translation. When asking someone to review your translated materials, keep the following considerations in mind:
The translator will review the suggested edits and either accept them (like stylistic changes) or explain why they believe the edits should not be made (for example, they might change the meaning).
We will communicate the feedback to you and let you know if we stand behind the original translation or if we recommend finalizing the changes suggested.
If you're using a translation from an agency that focuses on quality, you don't need an internal review.
But if you decide you do want the extra review, it's always a good step. Why? We support clients performing internal reviews because translation is like writing – the more people reviewing it, the better the end result.
Rapport International specializes in multilingual communications, providing language translation and interpretation services that are accurate and culturally appropriate. We use the right voice and the correct terminology to avoid liability, customize services to your needs, and deliver on time and within your budget. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can trust that it’s done right. Contact us today if you would like more information or to get a free quote.