Find out the true cost website translation service.

  • The translator is not a native speaker nor a resident of the target country.
  • The person assigned to do the translation does not have a degree in translation.
  • No one is proofreading the translation.
  • A nightmare: all of the above.
  1. Source website study: A very important step that will save you money by showing you where errors can show up. It consists of an analysis of the website and the context for the translation, a fake translation may be used to test features.
  2. Glossary and style guide creation: Glossaries hold the preferred translations and definitions of the most widely used terms in your website. Style guides hold instructions regarding the appropriate addressing of product names, text formatting and writing style. You can keep the glossary and the style guide and reuse them for other projects! It’s very useful for guaranteeing consistent and correct translations. It’s essential that your company reviews them and gives its approval before the translator can start working.
  3. Translation: A translation is done by a professional translator with certifications located in the target country. This step may be also called adaptation.
  4. Proofreading: The translation is reviewed by a second pair of eyes. This step may be also called editing.
  5. QA: It stands for Quality Assurance, this step similar to proofreading, but it’s done in context. The translation now looks like a finished version of the website (or software). The text is checked in context and all problems and bugs related to text length, formatting, embedded content are fixed.
  6. Second QA: To check if no bugs or problems were accidentally overlooked the first time.
  7. Client review: The company notifies of any bugs (in case they find them) and they are promptly fixed. Once the results are satisfactory, the company approves the translation.
  8. Website launch: The work is done and the client now has their localized website.

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