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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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