Read on, and gain the knowledge to ensure your English Japanese translation projects are brought to fruition by real professional translators who in-turn will ensure the success of your projects, every single time.
As the name implies, Professional Japanese Translation is translation services provided by qualified & experienced professionals using professional translation methodologies. In order to produce professional translation, at a minimum the following 2 elements must be present in the translation equation:
- Full-cycle Translation (TEP: Translating, Editing, Proofing)
- Qualified & Experienced Human Translators
Full-cycle translation is essentially a methodology of checks and balances by qualified and experienced language professionals.
At a minimum, 3 professionals are involved - translator, editor and proof checker – each checking the other’s work to ensure errors are eliminated. Implemented properly, full-cycle translation produces the highest Japanese translation quality possible.
(Please be aware that many so-called professional outfits skimp on one or the other -for example, translators check their own work- in order to boost profits. However, this is a classic case the fox guarding the chicken koop.)
Qualified & Experienced Human Translators
Professional human translators -who work for an organization (translation agency, company, firm etc) or who work for themselves freelance- are the other essential ingredient of the professional translation equation..
Regardless how translators choose to deliver their translation services, professional translators are:
- University Educated
- Trained and Experienced in Translation
- Skilled in Translation Tools
- Subject Matter Experts
As you can see from the definition above, being bilingual by itself does not qualify a person as a professional translator. More importantly, professional Japanese translators only translate into their mother tongue (never the other way around).
As with most disciplines in life, there is, obviously, quite a bit more to professional translation. However, the information above will give you a leg up in finding the right translation services that will ensure the success of your projects.