Whether or not a document has already been edited and proofread by an independent linguist, the project manager will still conduct a thorough final review to check for any problems that may have been overlooked. These checks include:

  • Conducting a side-by-side comparison of the source and target documents to check for possible omissions and to ensure that the formatting matches.
  • Running spellcheck.
  • Using the Quality Assurance function in the CAT (computer aided technology) tool to check that there is consistent use of terminology, capitalization, punctuation, etc.
  • Visually reviewing the target document for style consistency
  • Doing a further visual check to ensure that all characters, diacritics, and font styles are showing correctly and that nothing looks as if it has become corrupted. (This is especially important with non-Latin character sets.

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