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5 Reasons to Use a Professional Translation Company

So you need to translate something and you’re considering your options. Perhaps you took some language classes in school, or maybe you’ve got an old friend who speaks the requisite foreign tongue. Think that’s a viable option? Wrong! What you need is the kind of service that only a professional translation can provide. Consider the […]

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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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Linguistic Pre-edition

Pre-edition, as we have seen in other posts, may include several procedures: a text can be pre-edited both from the point of view of the format as well as the text itself and any of its typographical errors. The handling of the format in all its forms: tables, images, text boxes, tables of contents, headers […]

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How to Lower Your Translation Costs

Use of Translation Memories Usually, companies expect to have the final approved version of a document before sending it for translation. What you probably do not realize is that by using a TM (Translation Memory), the translator can start working on the project before it has been officially approved. With a TM, costs and delivery […]

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How Do We Quote a Subtitling Project?

Subtitling services can be difficult in terms of making a quote, especially the details of what needs to be done are not very clear. It may be that sometimes the client does not know the difference between subtitling and a voice-over (i.e. the original audio dubbing in the target language, something that is not related […]

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MS Project for Translation Projects

Microsoft Project is a very useful tool for planning and monitoring projects of all kinds. To make full use of its benefits to efficiently apply it to translation projects, you must have basic knowledge of project management and follow some simple rules. MS Project has many functions and they can be overwhelming for new users. […]

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