NZTC’s QAT process has been developed over 30 years and utilises a production system of using professional linguists that are subject matter experts for of each project. NZTC's QAT process is certified to the ISO17100 quality management systems, for which NZTC is officially certified by the Language Industry Certification Standards body. In addition to NZTC’s own certification and stringent linguist tests and assessments, our linguists hold certifications with various associations such as NAATI, OTTIAQ and NZSTI.
NZTC 4-step Quality Assured Translation process in detail
To ensure that our translators and editors have full access to specialised terminology, NZTC maintains a reference library of more than 1,000 dictionaries and reference works, covering more than 70 languages. In addition, we have a collection of material covering a broad range of specialist subjects and current periodicals in major European and Asian languages.
The draft translation is then checked by a reviser who is a native speaker of the source language (e.g. a text being translated from English into French would be checked by an English native speaker who is competent in French and English). The primary role of the reviser is to ensure that the translation fully reflects the meaning of the original text, and that there are no omissions. The reviser meticulously checks the entire translation, sentence by sentence, and any concerns are resolved in direct consultation with the translator. So, when you receive your translation, you can be confident that your work has been thoroughly reviewed by native speakers of both languages.
Once the translation is complete, a final check is made by the project manager to ensure that all client instructions have been followed and that the job is ready to be dispatched in the correct format.
When translation projects involve a client or stakeholder review, the review can be integrated into our quality management process.
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