The process of transposing words from one language to the other, keeping the closest natural equivalent to the source language in both meaning and style.
The process of adapting a product or software to a specific international language or culture so that it seems neutral to that particular region. True localization considers language, culture, customs and characteristics of the target locale. It frequently involves changes to software’s writing system and may change keyboard use, fonts, date, time and monetary format.
The process of altering or “adapting” a document to a local market to make it fit with the regional culture.
The process of generalizing a product so that it can handle multiple languages and cultural conventions without the need for redesign. Design and implement a product, which is culturally and technically as “neutral” as possible to easily localize for a specific culture.
Person or organization for whom the message is produced in the textual form.
Refers to the overall process used to create the deliverables.
There are 3 elements to consider when evaluating a QA process for translation:
Provider: Physical or legal person providing the service
Process: Steps used to produce the Target Text (TT)
Product: Translation itself. The assessment method is different for each element and depends on the desired outcome (MIIS)
Examining a translation for its accuracy and compliance with the agreed service specifications, by comparing the source and target texts and making corrections or having corrective action taken. (CGSB 131.10)
Examining a target text for technical accuracy, including compliance with the conventions of the domain to which it belongs, and identifying elements that need to be improved or corrected. (CGSB 131.10)
Monolingual reading of the target text. It is an additional tool on the Quality Assurance Process, however, it can never replace the revision process.
Source Language – SL
Language in which the source text is written.
Target Language – TL
Language into which the source text is translated.
Source Text – ST
Text to be translated.
Target Text – TT
Translated Text. Result of the translation process in the target language.
Class assigned to a document to be translated in relation to the function and purpose of the translation. The Text type determines the translation strategy.
Person who renders the meaning of a written text from a source language into a target language by producing an equivalent target text that retains the elements of meaning, form, functionality and tone. A translator does not necessarily work as an interpreter.
We are a Certified Translation and Interpretation Service Provider. The degree to which the characteristics of a translation fulfill the requirements of the service specifications contained in the client-TSP agreement and follow the specified Quality Assurance process. We are proud to be a Certified Translation and Interpretation Service Provider that only produces the highest quality language services.
Translation Service Provider TSP
Individual or organization providing translation services.
The smallest unit in the source language that has an equivalent in the target language.
Register: A social level of language. A translator has a choice as to which register of a language he/she translates in. Speakers of languages are sensitive to registers of language and can feel solidarity with people who speak in a register with which they are most familiar, or alienation from one with which they are not. Two possible registers within some cultures would be those of the sophisticated elite and the common working class.
The register is also related to the type of activity, level of education, level of formality, etc. (e.g. colloquial, legal, medical, scientific, religious)
Native language or equivalent to native, used as source and target.
Other than native, perfect command, used as source and in some cases as a target.
Languages A and B are known as Active languages.
Complete understanding but only use as source.
Language C is known as Passive languages.
We are proud to be a Certified Translation and Interpretation Service Provider that goes above and beyond in everything we do.
Areas of work
Certified Translation and Interpretation Service Provider
Examination for Discovery
Government / Legal