Step-By-Step Guide to the Translation Process

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 get the most from it.

Here’s the translation process in a nutshell. Knowing what to expect and when will ensure you get the best possible outcome.

Translation Process Step 1

Step #1

Find out which languages you require for your translation project and identify the documents that require translation.

Translation Process Step 2

Step #2

Send the documents to Intonation including any special instructions and the workflow you require - for example, whether you require proofreading and editing by a second translator, transcreation services or translation alone.

Translation Process Step 3

Step #3

Intonation will review the project requirements, provide costs, timescales and key project milestones.

Translation Process Step 4

Step #4

Once you are happy with the agreed schedule of works, sign off costs and work begins.

Translation Process Step 5

Step #5

Intonation will pick the perfect translator for your project - taking into account mother tongue translation skills and subject area expertise.

Translation Process Step 6

Step #6

Once the translation has been completed, the translator will complete a thorough review of the documentation and, depending on the workflow selected, the work will be forwarded to a second translator for editing and proofing or to Intonation for final checking.

Translation Process Step 7

Step #7

An in-house quality check ensures everything is translated, that spelling, consistency, punctuation and formatting is correct and the job is ready to return.

Translation Process Step 8

Step #8

When we are happy that your project meets all of our quality standards, we will supply it in the format requested - on time and ready for you to use with confidence.

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