Basic Quality translation involves a two-step process with translation by a professional translator with appropriate expertise, followed by an in-house quality check to ensure consistency and completeness. This level is perfectly acceptable for some specific situations. Publication Quality translation is a three-step process with translation by a professional translator, proofreading by a second, independent linguist and the in-house quality check. This is recommended for any materials that are for publication, marketing, or any other purpose where error-free text is essential.
For certain materials that are not for publication, we recommend Machine Translation with Post-Editing (MTPE). MTPE involves professional bilingual review of an automated translation, followed by an in-house quality check. For an explanation of the types of materials for which this process is appropriate, click here.