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When is “Back-translation” Necessary?

A process that we occasionally turn to in the translation world is back-translation. But, what does back-translation really mean? Back-translation is the process of translating the target document, in other words an already translated document, back into its original language. This allows us to catch mistakes that may have occurred during the translation process. This […]

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What is a Back Translation?

Reverse translation, better known as “back translation,” refers to the translation process where a document is translated to a given target language and then that translation is translated back to the original language. In most cases, a translated document is translated back into the source language for the purpose of verifying the level of coincidence […]

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The Usefulness of Back-translation

 As has been mentioned before, when we speak of back-translation, we’re referring to translating a text (that’s already been translated) back to its original language. This is done without consulting the original text, as a way of ensuring the quality of the translation. Just as we may calculate the inverse operation to confirm the product […]

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What is a Back Translation?

Many times clients will request what is called a back translation which is essentially a way to verify the accuracy of a translation. The most common areas for back translations are science and medicine, whether they are medical forms, informed consent forms, research study protocols, etc. For instance, let’s say a client submitted a document […]

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