My translation process

Initial contact
 

Precise communication about the project is important. I ask questions about the number of source words, the timeframe, the skills required,  guidelines and other resources, the use of a CAT-tool, the mode of delivery, the rate and the means of payment, the involvement of one or multiple editors.

Working only within my specialisations mean that I master that topic and that your content will be optimized for your benefit.

I accept to take small translation tests when I join an agency as well as paid ones for clients, should the need arise.

1.

Signing a contract

 

Having an agreement allows us to be on the same page in terms of deadlines, delivery, revisions and payment. Sometimes, half of the payment occurs after this stage already.

2.

Translating

 

- First readthrough and researching vocabulary, integrating it in my terminology banks

- Evaluating the timeframe, eventually asking questions (for books, I sometimes contact the author)

- Translating a first draft, while keeping annotations

3.

Editing

Once I’m satisfied with my first draft, I go through the following steps:

  • Going over the annotations and deciding on a final version

  • Editing to get close to a final draft, ensuring consistency and that all segments are translated

  • Checking the spelling and grammar using Antidote 10

  • Checking the formatting

  • Checking that the annotations/commentaries are erased

4.

For literary translation

 

I ask for a corrected file to be sent to me or work directly with my editor for another round of small changes.

For agency work, the freelance or in-house proofreader may not contact the translator.

If something needs to be modified, I will amend my work at the earliest opportunity.

5.

Invoicing

I will invoice according to the terms of the contract or the agreement.

6.

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