Translation agency processes part II
Big translation projects require even more logistics. Sometimes specialists from different fields (such as medicine, construction, law) are employed to translate or verify content. They are mainly responsible for the substantive essence of translations. The more advanced the specialization of the text, and the more languages the translation project contains, the more steps in project management will await a person supervising it. When the translation agency accepts many projects requiring advanced management, it must work just like an advanced factory, with completed translation constituting the final product and being delivered to the client in a manner agreed upon by both sides. The customer can expect ready-made files to be delivered via e-mail, through medias such as USB, CDs or prints. For the majority of corporate clients, translation agencies have to create an exclusive platform on the Internet, allowing the files to be sent – and, at the same time, providing adequate level of confidentiality. By implementing such a solution, both partners can be sure that only authorized personnel has access to the files.
Today, leading translation agencies do not limit their offer to standard translation and interpreting services. They might also transcribe recordings, sometimes also translating the content into the language of interest. Another popular service has been the translation of website content; such service, upon the client’s request, can take place directly in Content Management System. Translation agencies also perform a wide array of diversified translations, such as even the most demanding computer game translations (along with localization services) that may require special software.
Translations are still the cornerstone of every translation agency’s activity. Over the years, however, the challenges in work and everyday tasks are changing - just as much as the needs of customers develop. Thanks to the efficient task handling, constantly gathered experience, up-to-date software and translation project management systems, translation agencies may become an important service provider for the largest companies and most important international institutions.