Re: How do you ensure the quality of translations?

Subject: Re: How do you ensure the quality of translations?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 10:00:22 -0700

You will also have the potential issue of errors in the reverse
translation causing "false positives."

The most consistent and reliable method I can think of is to have both
your native language original and the translated version reviewed by a
bilingual technical SME who will be able to tell you if your translation
says something different from your original. And yes, if you're
translating into multiple languages, you'll need a reviewer for each.

Gene Kim-Eng



----- Original Message -----
From: "Dossy Shiobara" <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>
> The reverse translation spot check assumes that you will definitely be
> able to identify poor translations (which ensures a certain minimum
> quality of translation), but cannot demonstrate that the translation
> is
> of a particular high quality.
>
> Personally, I feel that it's impossible to find a consistent method
> that
> guarantees high quality translations, but it's fairly trivial to
> identify poor quality translations which is ultimately the more useful
> as it's the poor ones that cause problems.

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References:
How do you ensure the quality of translations?: From: Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)
Re: How do you ensure the quality of translations?: From: Dossy Shiobara
RE: How do you ensure the quality of translations?: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: How do you ensure the quality of translations?: From: Deborah Hemstreet
Re: How do you ensure the quality of translations?: From: Dossy Shiobara

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