Monday, August 27, 2012

7 Steps to a Quality Translation

My basic recipe for a high-quality translation.

1. Read the source text in its entirety. 
2. Translate. 
3. Ensure the target text reads as if it were the original.
4. Review formatting. 
5. Perform line-by-line checking between source and target text.
6. Proofread target text.
7. Provide translator's notes, if appropriate.

- Inspired by my own experiences and The Checklist by Atul Gawande

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