EDITING AND/OR PROOFING

This processing round happens at post-translation including checking and polishing the translated material(s), wherever it is necessary, so that the a translation becomes accurate and loyal to the source and naturally flows. Within this final stage of the Translation, Editing, and Proofing (TEP) process, editors should have to take actions of any necessary changes so as to ensure consistency, completeness and accuracy of the source or original text. The editors should keep in mind that the edited translation being delivered will never ever be published with any further checking that there must be no error.

Editor’s checklist should be considered and reviewed against the proposed requirements or specific instructions. The following criteria should be taken into account when handling such a job/project:

Accuracy:

Accuracy through cultural differences

Rules of the locale including numbers, non-translated texts, proper nouns, tables of numbers etc.,

Grammar & Style:

Appropriate style for the target audience

Grammar, punctuations, and spelling

Readability and flow of the text

The proposed language specific style guide, if applicable

Review the products using appropriate tools such as track change in MS Word making clean and unclean files available

Consistency:

Consistency within the products and with reference materials normally including TM and Glossary/Term Base…

Getting the relevant TM or Glossary/Term Base, if necessary and/or applicable

Text Completeness:

Getting the source and target matched as language specific rules

Formatting:

Checking hyphenation and line breaks as per language specific instructions provided

Following the source format of the document and any specific instructions given

Overall evaluation:

Feedback when delivering