ISO 17100:2015 Translation services is the ISO standard for requirements for translation services.
ISO 17100:2015 provides requirements for the core processes, resources, and other facets necessary for the delivery of a quality translation service that meets applicable specifications.
It encompasses the core translation process and all other aspects involved in providing the service, including quality assurance and traceability. The standard offers a description and definition of the entire translation service, providing a coherent system of required processes that meet market needs.
Compliance with this standard involves a systematic approach to service provisions, with continuous improvement mechanisms. It requires regular audits by an ISO certification body.
There are also provisions specific to translation such as the choice and testing of translators and the combination of services that ensure a quality translation.
As an example, a translation conforming to ISO 17100:2015 is performed by two independent translators. One performs the initial translation while another revises the text, comparing source and target languages for meaning, style, grammar and other aspects. However good a single translator may be, once an error has crept in it may be impossible for the same person to see it – a second pair of eyes exposes mistakes. This also allows for better management of the many different ways in which a single text can be translated. Translator and reviser can discuss the possibilities and agree on the optimal solution for the text in question depending on the client and the intended reading audience.
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