Translation checking: A view from the translation market

Ko, Leong (2011) Translation checking: A view from the translation market. Perspectives - Studies in Translatology, 19 2: 123-134. doi:10.1080/0907676X.2010.514348

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Author Ko, Leong
Title Translation checking: A view from the translation market
Journal name Perspectives - Studies in Translatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1747-6623
Publication date 2011-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0907676X.2010.514348
Volume 19
Issue 2
Start page 123
End page 134
Total pages 12
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Translation checking is intended to ensure and enhance the quality of translation. It is essential in protecting the interests of the relevant parties to translation, such as the translator, translation agencies and clients of translation services. However, translation checking practice is generally not standardised and is therefore largely in the hands of the individuals involved, who can include fellow translators, bilingual employees of the institution that uses the translation products, or merely bilingual persons. This paper examines some possible approaches to translation checking and some available guidelines. It studies the translation checking practice from four perspectives - i.e. what to check, how to check, who can check, and who has the final say - and presents case studies based on real experience in the Chinese translation market to examine various issues encountered in translation checking and their impacts. It argues that translation checking is a critical, sensitive and complex process, and is often task-specific. It is therefore essential that translation checking be carried out properly and professionally.
Keyword Translation checking
Quality assurance
Translation agency
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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