Proofreading & Editing

Proofreading it not a luxury and it is a known fact that a translator and proof-reader should be two different people to ensure quality.  Mistakes are more likely to be spotted by a second set of ‘eyes’. ST Communications offers and recommends editing and proofreading in all languages and projects.  This service ranges from light editing or proofreading, where we make sure the text is free of spelling and grammatical errors, mistranslations or missing text, to heavy editing where a text can be adapted and changed according to a client’s brief or target audience.

 

Proofreading and editing after translation are a second and third step to the translation process and both are strongly recommended and promoted by ST Communications if the client’s budget and timeframe allows for these additional steps.

 

During this phase of the process the proof-reader and editor will check spelling, punctuation, grammar, mistranslation, missing text and they will also ensure consistency of terminology throughout the project.

 

ST Communications offers different levels of translation service:

 

  • Standard translation (T): One translator translates and proofreads the text.
  • Premium translation (TP): One translator translates the text, which is then proofread by a second linguist.
  • Superior translation (TEP): One translator translates the text, which is proofread by a second linguist, which is then edited by a third linguist.
  • Proofreading only:  The client provides a translated document and one of our professional translators will proofread it.
  • Post DTP Copy-checking: The translator will check a PDF of the final document for any errors that may have occurred during the DTP process including truncation, page numbering, labelling, etc.

 

Part of our final processes is the in-house QA where our Project Managers review the final files to ensure that formatting and editing is accurate.

 

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