Translation, Editing, Proofreading
“When it comes to Asian languages translation, the most important thing is how you say something rather than what you are saying.”
At 1-StopAsia, we are in the business of professional translation of different Asian languages. They have many intricacies and specifics, which usually make them much more demanding than others. Throw into the mix the fact that we aim to be a reliable language service provider partner for other LSPs, and we’ve got quite a challenge on our hands.
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Why are Asian languages translations considered demanding?
Let’s take a Korean translation as an example – in Korean, even simple types of food like rice – can have more than 10 variations of honorifications according to the situation and relationship between the speaker and listener.
Moreover, any reliable translator in the Japanese language will explain to you how complicated it is for translation. In Japanese, there are 50 different shades of the way you say “no”.
For the Asian languages with a few levels of honorification even if all the words are correctly translated and nothing is missing, that alone is not enough. If you don’t use the right tone of one word or miss choosing carefully the right shades, a sentence can get totally different reactions from your audience.
For us translation is personal, so we’ve taken it to heart to have a dedicated team that works with you at each step of the process and is just a click away.
Dedicated Translation Team
The most essential part of a professional translation, when it comes to Asian languages, is building the right team that has a specialty on the subject or business. At 1‑StopAsia, we handpick each of our colleagues to create the best fit for each end client or account. At each step of the TEP (translation, editing, and proofreading) process, we have covered the major factors that make a translation good:
- Language Leaders (LL) – for each language we handle, we’ve chosen a language leader. This person is there to maintain the quality and workflow. In case there is an issue, instead of the original translator or editor, the language leader is there to take the proper steps and solve it.
- Experienced editors are another asset of our company and we always aim to have a list of editors with a proven background in translation, who work fluently with the CAT tools our clients require.
- Qualified translators – our translators pass written tests and a training process to work with the various CAT tools, style guides for each account, and other specifics. 80% of our translations are done by our in-house translation teams and the majority of our freelances database comprises ex-inhouse translators, who have decided to work from home for various reasons.
- Proofreaders are the third step of our professional translation service and it completely pays off when it comes to the quality of a translation.
Flexibility in Technology Fitting Your Demand
Fitting clients’ expectations and speaking the same language is important but in the translation industry, with its various and many software tools, speaking the language of the client means working with the same CAT tools and being able to deliver the exact format a client needs.
- Various CAT tools – throughout the years we have made it an important part of our qualities to have teams who work with all CAT tools on the market.
- Translation Management System (TMS) that our clients work with is one more tool that makes us a flexible LSP partner. If you work with your own management tool for the workload, we can easily adjust to it and fit it within your work process.
Quality Assurance Team
Quality has been the main pain point when it comes to professional translations since forever. As a solution, we have implemented a Quality Assurance step within our processes. It is in compliance with our ISO 9001/2015 and ISO 17100 certifications, which have already been adopted since 2018.
The QA step is applied to at least 10% of our total translations and is an internal step we are committed to performing on a regular basis. We believe that identifying potential issues on time is of the essence when it comes to being a professional in the industry and being a reliable LSP partner.
Trust us to do the job!
Here is why to work with 1-StopAsia:
We give you time to take care of your clients
We are a single-stop for all Asian languages
We keep up with your projects’ handover
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We, at 1-StopAsia, are aware that responsiveness and excellent project management are the essence when working within the translation industry.
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