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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 Unfaithful Beauties

The 17th and 18th centuries are known as the golden age of French literature, and it is the time that translations referred to as the belles infidèls (“unfaithful beauties”) appeared: a manner of translating classic works in French style, as the classical texts were considered out of date. This expression is attributed to a lexicographer […]

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What Translation-Review Criteria Should a Checklist Include?

As mentioned in previous posts, doing a thorough QA before delivering any translation project is of the essence, and one of the final steps to be followed for any project is the checklist (which is basically a list of items that require a final verification). Every translator/editor should create his or her own checklist to […]

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Character encoding in HTML

For historical reasons, the English alphabet and many of its punctuation marks are encoded in electronic devices in a universal and unique way. This encoding is called ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange). However as soon as we step outside this narrow character set, problems are waiting for the unwary. Any letter that is […]

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What is the Translation Process?

At Trusted Translations Inc. we are known for the 3-Step Translation Process. Many times, when clients call us to request a quote for a translation, they are stunned by our 3-step-translation process including our Quality Assurance Procedure. In the following paragraphs, I will explain how this really works. The process basically starts once the Account […]

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Human Translation Services [VIDEO]

Human Translations: The Path to Professional Quality Professional Human Translation Services In the world of translations, there has been significant emphasis on the development of technology and automatic machine translations.  As we will see the next couple of minutes, the use of humans is still essential to achieving professional quality in translations. As you can […]

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What Is TEP and Why Is It So Important?

Although clients are not familiar with this acronym, TEP is a cornerstone of most translation agencies’ normal work flow. It simply refers to the three most common steps of a translation project: translation (translation of the text) + editing (text editing) + proofreading (review of target text). These three steps are essential for a high-quality […]

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