Checklist

Quality thanks to cost planning:

1. I obtain a quote before placing each order.
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2. I know how translation costs are calculated.
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3. I have a budget for translation costs.
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4. The price-performance ratio of translations satisfies my requirements.
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5. I have compared the price levels and translation quality of various translation service providers.
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Quality and cost control thanks to deadline planning

6. I know how many standard pages (25 standard lines @ 53 keystrokes) a translator can produce in one working day.
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7. I schedule in enough time for the translations I require.
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8. On large-scale multilingual projects, I agree on a delivery schedule with the translation service provider.
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9. Without the right language, nothing works.
I know if I need an ‘informative translation’ or a ‘translation for publication purposes’. Accurate but unpolished translations are often referred to as ‘informative translations’. These can be produced faster and less expensively than translations intended for publication. Informative translations are not sufficient when what you need are texts for marketing communication, or where image matters.
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10. I always notify the translation service provider of the type of text and the intended target audience.
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11. If changes to translated texts are appropriate, I notify the translation service provider to this effect.
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12. I am aware that, to internationalize products or services, documents not only need to be translated, but also ‘localized’ to reflect the cultural, social and legal characteristics of the target market.
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13. I wish to have the translation back in the same file format and layout as the source text.
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14. In overall terms, I am satisfied with the translations I receive.
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