What is proofreading?
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, proofreading is the act in which “one finds and corrects mistakes in text before it is printed or put online”. If we look for it in the Oxford Dictionary we will see that to proofread is “read (printer’s proofs or other written material) and mark any errors”. Meaning that proofreading is the process in which a text is brought to a publishing standard. It is generally a fancy word for correction and often it will be interchangeably used with QA (quality/assurance).
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Have you ever read a document, be it a newspaper story, a web page description or an advertisement, and thought to yourself, “boy, this could really have done with some editing!” or worse, “wow, this is a really poor translation!”? It happens more often than you think, and most of the time, it is not so much a bad translation as the result of the writer not proof-reading their text before they publish it.
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BigTranslation offers the possibility to ensure that your translations are totally accurate and error-free with our excellent proofreading service. If you opt for this service, our native proofreaders will also ensure that your content is localised for the appropriate region with the corresponding vocabulary.
If you are a validator for BigTranslation, please remember to follow all the steps outlined in the following document – it’s an indispensable tool to have at your disposition to ensure that all texts are up to the highest standards.
Documentation: Validation Guide
If you have been invited to become a validator for BigTranslation, please remember to follow all the steps outlined in the following document. We invite those translators with more experience and consistenty positive feedback to become validators in their target language.
Validating on the platform
In order to help you get to grips with what is involved in the validation of the texts on the platform, we have drafted this short handbook covering the main requirements and outlining how to tackle any issues you may encounter. Validation essentially involves you taking on the role of a proofreader to revise your colleagues’ translations and validate them so that they can be published.
This guide is an indispensable tool to have at your disposition to ensure that all texts are up to the highest standards and it is good to familiarise yourself with its content before getting started, to avoid any uncertainties.
The validation guide will also help to explain and make sure that you don’t overlook any of the fundamental elements required for the validation of texts in your target language.
If validators have any questions, they can contact us directly via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (+34 961155803) or by Skype call or instant message.
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