Get Set For Translation!

Posted on 01 Apr 2015

Get Set For Translation!

Thinking of using a translation company? Whether you've worked with translators in the past or you're considering using a translation company for the first time, being au fait with the process will help you to get the most from it.

So, this month we've compiled a step-by-step guide to the translation process to ensure your project is stress-free, streamlined and successful - from start to finish.

Step 1: determine the language and audience for your translation project and identify the documents that require translation.

Step 2: send the documents to your translation company including all of the relevant reference material such as tables or graphs. Also inform them of any deadlines you have in mind.

Step 3: the translation company will review everything you've sent them and send you a quote. This will also include timescales, to help you better plan your project, and delivery options.

Step 4: now it's over to you; check you're happy with the quote and timescales for your translation project and if you are, give the translation company the go-ahead.

Step 5: your project is now in the capable hands of your translation company and, if they're professional, they'll handpick a translator who's the perfect match for your project - whether it's legal, financial or business to business.

Step 6: the highly qualified and talented translators will then get to work; there won't be an automated computer program in sight!

Step 7: translation? Check. But the work isn't over yet. Accuracy is everything, so the translation company will then carry out a thorough in-house review covering consistency, punctuation, terminology, spelling and formatting.

Step 8: When the translation company is happy that your project meets all of their quality standards, they send it to you in the format you requested - on time and ready for you to use with confidence.

There you have it: the translation process in a nutshell. Knowing what to expect and when will ensure you get the best possible outcome and a return on your investment. Selecting a professional legal translation company, like City Legal, means only mother tongue translators who are subject matter experts will work on your project so you get exceptional results, every time. Want to know more or got a project in mind? Call City Legal today on 01329 828438 or email


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