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The Art of Revision

Revision – a bilingual corrective process carried out by a person other than the translator – is highly relevant to achieve good quality translations. Since it is not an easy job, here are some useful tips:
Firstly, the longer the document, the more time should be spent on the initial steps:
·        browse through the text to make sure that the translation is complete, and that there no unpleasant surprises (such as the caption of a figure not translated, a missing table, etc.);
·        check whether the references are correct and that the wording of any templates has been followed;
·        check the formatting: the layout of the translation should correspond exactly to the source document;
·        quickly assess the style – does it suit the target audience of the text?
The real process of revision – reading carefully the text in the source and target languages and comparing whether the message has been communicated in a proper way – requires high concentration. It should be remembered that mistakes can occur not only in the meaning conveyed by words, but are often hidden in details: an incorrect preposition, tense, word order or even a comma can change the meaning of the whole sentence.
Beware of the traps while revising: do not create errors or fail to find them; do not make unnecessary changes, reword or even recompose whole paragraphs – you will waste valuable time, and the message may be distorted. Remember, all corrections should be justifiable.

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