Our translation process includes the editing and proofreading of your documents by a second linguist at no additional cost. However, we also provide proofreading and editing services for translations provided by other sources- a translation agency, a freelance translator, a member of your staff or a friend. Our professional proofreading and editing services will ensure that you obtain the most linguistically and grammatically correct translation possible.
Although the terms are usually used interchangeably, keep in mind that editing and proofreading are two different things that involve a different process and different techniques.
Editing services involve an in-depth review of the translated text by comparing a translation with its original text. In the process, we check for accuracy, potential cultural problems, consistency, vocabulary, and style. We also check for spelling, grammar, and make sure that nothing has been omitted, may be ambiguous or may lead to misunderstanding in the translation. We verify tables, figures, numbers, names, abbreviations, spacing, metric conversions, etc. An editor may also suggest changes to improve the text.
Some of our past and present clients editing and proofreading projects include:
Businesses: editing and/or proofreading of reports, memos, manuals, marketing materials, press releases, and other business documents
Student or academic: editing and/or proofreading of essays, term papers, dissertations or journal articles, and admissions essays or proposals.
Authors: editing and/or proofreading of books, short stories, plays, screenplays or poetry, or other manuscript services.
Personal documents: editing and/or proofreading of resumes, letters, e-mails, or other materials.
Wouldn’t using spell check be as efficient?
Unfortunately, spell check can only help you eliminate obvious errors. However, spell check does not know the difference between to and too; its and it’s; there and their, wood and would because it does not take context into account, it cannot tell whether your tone should be formal or informal, it doesn’t know when you’ve wondered off from your point, etc.
Do we need to completely re translate our site to a new locale?
Not at all. In fact, one of the reasons you might want to use editing services is to have a linguist adapt the already translated text to a particular local market. There’s no need to spend on translation twice.
What are your editing and proofreading prices?
Prices vary according to language combination, length of the project, and time allowed. However, please refer to our estimated price sheet for prices.