Colin is the Director of Operations for a large manufacturing company…
Colin was under a lot of pressure. He was overseeing the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Quebec. The facility was scheduled to open in less than a month and there was still so much to do! Among his many responsibilities, Colin was tasked with managing the translation of the facility’s signage, instruction manuals and safety guides from English to French. He engaged the company’s bilingual employees to perform the translations, and he was confident they would meet the aggressive deadline. [rfm-reveal title=”Read More”]A week before the facility was scheduled to open Colin headed to Quebec to oversee all last minute preparations. It was a long, grueling week but he was pleased with how things were turning out. All of the new employees had been trained, all of the equipment tested and all of the translated materials distributed. Everything’s going just as planned, Colin thought to himself. Just then, a staff member rushed into Colin’s office and started speaking in French. Colin could tell he had something important to say but he couldn’t understand him. He called his factory manager, who was bilingual, and requested he come to his office immediately. Colin was shocked (and mortified) when he found out what the gentleman was trying to tell him. It turns out there was a major mistranslation in one of the safety guides. Employees were being told it was not mandatory to wear protective glasses and safety masks while operating the equipment. As a former factory worker, Colin knew how important protective equipment was. He knew something had to be done, and fast. The factory was scheduled to open at 7am the next day and most of the employees had already left for the evening. Colin started to panic.
After taking a few deep breaths, Colin was able calm down and create a strategy to defuse the situation. He called the staff in for a mandatory 6am meeting, where he explained the mistranslation and reiterated the need for protective equipment. The factory manager was there to relay the information in French for the non-English speaking employees. Colin stayed at the facility all day to ensure every single employee was in compliance. Later that night, when he finally had a few minutes to himself, Colin replayed the events of the past 24 hours in his head. How could I have let this happen? What if that employee never notified me of the mistranslation? Someone could have been seriously injured today. Colin knew what he had to do. He sent all of the files that had been translated by his bilingual employees to a professional translation agency. Colin was going to make sure a mistake like this never happened again.
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– Roger Duce, Director of Sales and Marketing
doTERRA, Huntingdon, Cambs (UK)
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- Enhanced Machine Translation (EMT), with or without post-editing — EMT enables you to provide fast, inexpensive translations using terminology that is unique and specific to your organization.
- Translation, Editing and Proofreading (TEP)* — This is a three-step process. After translating, the document is sent to a second linguist who serves as an editor. The editor may make changes and corrections to the initial translation and has the final say on these edits. The editor then sends the document to the Project Manager (PM), who provides a final proofread and quality assurance check.
- Translation, Editing, Proofreading and PM Proofreading (TEPP)* — This is a four-step process. After the document is translated by one linguist and edited by a second linguist, the translation goes to a third linguist for in-language proofreading. The proofreader then sends the document to the PM, who provides a final proofread and quality assurance check. This process ensures the highest possible translation quality.
*Our TEP and TEPP processes are ISO 9001:2008 Certified.
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All translators are certified by reputable associations or have the equivalent in experience and education, such as:
- American Translators’ Association (ATA)
- Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC)
- Colegio de Traductores Publicos (CTPBA)
- Monterey Institute Graduate School of Translation & Interpretation (GSTI)
- The Translators and Interpreters Guild (TTIG)
Upon the completion of a translation, the editor performs an evaluation of not only the translation, but of the translator themselves, assuring ongoing quality evaluation of all linguists used. The editor, in turn is graded by the Project Manager.
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