September 2, 2015

Revision

Quality Assurance & Detail-oriented work

Is your text already translated but you are not sure of the translation or you just want an expert to correct it? Are the documents intended for publication? Will they be presented to a larger group of recipients? If this is the case, you search for a professional editor or a proofreader who can assure you of the final result.

Although many people use the terms editing and proofreading interchangeably, the truth is that editing and proofreading are not the same. They are two different stages of the reviewing process. Both demand close and careful reading, but they focus on different aspects of the writing and employ different techniques.

Editing follows the translation of the first draft where the serious corrections take place. Here, the emphasis is on the terminology verification. The editor searches to see if the terms are well translated and makes all the necessary changes in order to pass the document to the next phase.

The next phase is the proofreading of the document. Proofreading is the final stage of the editing process, focusing on surface errors such as misspellings and mistakes in grammar and punctuation.

Mistakes are important and cost money. So, if you have paid for a simple translation and you don’t want careless errors distracting your reader from what you have to say, it’s worth paying attention to the details that help you to make a good professional impression.

If you wish, I can focus strictly on spelling, typographical errors and grammar; Ι can also go further, proposing alterations to style and structure that will enhance the impact of your text. Thus grammatical, syntactic or stylistic errors are eliminated, and the inaccuracies and editing differences between the source and target documents are corrected.

By entrusting me to revise your text, you are selecting a professional with:

  • Expert’s knowledge of my source and target languages.
  • Experience in translation techniques and tools,
  • Good analytical and writing skills
  • Conscientiousness;  I don't hesitate to ask questions about anything in the text that is not clear.
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