Technical content presents some of the highest demands for localization in terms of accuracy and consistency, making the right linguists, translation tools, and methodologies essential to ensuring high-quality translations. This is especially important for life science businesses, as any error in medical technical document translations could negatively impact market access, or worse, endanger patient safety. Powered by our global network of 10,000+ in-country linguists and subject matter experts(SMEs) in over 250 languages, CSOFT provides technical translation services for a full range of documents and file types, including:
Certified Technical Translations
Medical technical documentation and other forms of technical content is often subject to high levels of scrutiny to ensure the accuracy and validity of its subject matter. Across industries, certification may be necessary in some cases to satisfy official entities or other stakeholders in the quality and accuracy of technical translations.
For companies with stringent requirements for technical translation, CSOFT’s certified translators and subject matter experts can work to ensure the total accuracy and consistency of their technical content, delivering multilingual documents with the backing of a credible certification.
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The Linguists We Hire
Across industries, CSOFT emphasizes the importance of having professional, in-country translators, particularly for translating technical documents, to capture the subtle nuances of a language that can only be appreciated by those living within the culture. As a knowledge industry, this is crucial for the life sciences; in-depth understanding of initialisms, terminology, and conceptual understanding of complex subject matter is required for the highest-quality and most accurate scientific translation. We only use professional translators with a passion for linguistic excellence, helping ensure superior quality and efficiency for every project we deliver.
CSOFT has a well-defined process for qualifying our translators, employing a multifaceted rubric to evaluate their technical accuracy, linguistic style, command of grammar, glossary management ability, knowledge of document tags, and proficiency with TM (translation memory) tools. We not only require our technical linguists to have a minimum of seven years of professional translation experience, but also recruit those with in-depth subject matter expertise and in-field experience.
In addition, we require that our technical translators excel at technical writing in their target languages, as sound technical writing principles are essential to avoiding the “stiffness” associated with amateur translations.
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Advanced Language Technology
Another important skill we look for in any technical translator we hire is the ability to work with CAT (Computer-Aided Translation or Computer-Assisted Translation) tools for improved translation efficiency and consistency. Our use of the latest translation and content management technologies extends to every stage of the localization process, with particular emphasis on translation memory and terminology management.
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Accurate technical translation solutions are critical for any life science company’s success when expanding into global markets. To ensure the highest-quality technical translation, CSOFT has perfected our localization best practices and processes to meet the needs of our clients. Doing so also guarantees that expert, tailored translation solutions are also completed as quickly as possible at the best ROI.
Our standard process begins with initial translation, editing, and proofreading (TEP) by a team of in-country linguists, followed by a linguistic review by a second in-country team, ensuring an unbiased evaluation. Any linguistic edits are sent back to the initial translation team for implementation. For larger projects, the project manager sends samples of completed translations to the client reviewer (SMEs) for advanced validation. By performing initial client review early in the project cycle, we can catch linguistic issues and preferences immediately for the greatest efficiency. Furthermore, CSOFT’s proven expertise in high-quality technical translation for the life sciences industry is backed by our ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certified quality management system.
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