You may be wondering why you still have to pay for proofreading when you have ordered professional translation services? At Textemo, we try to do our translations as efficiently as possible. If you want to translate an email, for example, no proofreading is necessary, and we will be happy to offer you a correspondingly low price. However, if you need to translate your promotional materials, it is more than fitting for the translation to be checked by a professional proofreader. We do not want to use flat prices – after all, it is useless for the translation of an email to cost the same as the translation of an article intended for publication. That’s why we offer proofreading separately so that we can give the lowest prices. Proofreading is an extra service that can be very valuable in some cases..
Proofreading is a thorough inspection and subsequent correction of translation errors, taking into account the source text. Proofreading is not strictly about finding grammatical mistakes. It is also about style or syntax adjustments.
1) Language proofreading Language proofreading means checking the translation by a professional translator – a native speaker. This type of proofreading is used to eliminate grammatical and stylistic errors, maintain terminological consistency, and adjust the overall style. 2) Pre-press proofreading Pre-press proofreading is the last polygraphic check before printing or publishing the text. The purpose is to eliminate typographical errors and preserve the language’s formatting, hyphenation, and various shortcomings from the resulting text’s graphic processing. 3) Independent proofreading This is an independent assessment of the translation’s language quality, which is not made by us. This proofreader evaluates the quality of the translation and the severity of the errors according to predetermined criteria and categorization of mistakes.
Humans still do quality translations, but humans are naturally imperfect beings. If you want to be sure that your text is perfect and error-free, we recommend proofreading by at least one other person, preferably a native speaker.
Textemo is powered by real people but runs on a web application that makes the ordering process as easy, fast and automated as possible. Thanks to our system, the standard order in the web application is entirely self-service. If you place an order on our website, you know the price and estimated delivery time in advance. Work on the translation begins immediately after payment when new translation notifications are sent continuously to the system’s translators.
Unless we agree in advance, the translator is assigned to the order as follows: At the moment of paying for the order, Textemo translators are being notified (by email or SMS message – according to their preferences). Notifications do not go to all translators of a particular language simultaneously but are sent based on an algorithm. It takes into account their history – it assesses, for example, previous customer satisfaction, speed or reliability of submission in a pre-estimated time, as well as the evaluation of the entry test. Thus, each translator has his evaluation, which decides when he will be notified of the system’s order. Furthermore, it is only up to those who react first and show interest in the contract. If necessary, we can assign specific translators to expertise translations directly in the self-service system. However, most expertise translations’ requests are still sent by e-mail or phones, where we can arrange all the necessary details with the client. Then we choose the translators ourselves.
Of course. There are two ways how we evaluate translators. a) Entry test We selected each candidate by language entry tests passed only by experienced translators. Even so, at least the first translations of a successful translator go under the analysis of a senior translator or proofreader, who oversees their quality before handing them over to the client. The beginning of this form of cooperation is wholly suspended, at least for the time being, due to translators’ capacity being maxed out. b) Curriculum Vitae We are starting working with the translator based on his/her experience and focus, which he/she submits in his CV. We thoroughly check and assess information about the translator, taking into account many criteria – we consider everything from education, translation tools or technical equipment used to the subsequent level of communication and response speed.
Please do not order translations of these documents through the system, but arrange them directly with us. We have a confidentiality agreement with many translators, ensuring the protection of classified information and ensuring security against its misuse. Thus, no one without the confidentiality agreement will see your documents. However, we do not have this contract with every translator in the system! Therefore, we will select the translators ourselves, with the prior conclusion of this contract being the main criterion.
Although we have already gained valuable references and experience in the past, Textemo is still new to the translation market. The prices must therefore correspond to this. Nobody wants expensive translations. Also, due to the partially automatic way the project works, we could minimize unnecessary costs thanks to the Self-Service system. Last but not least, we also work with a low margin.
We do not compete with price but with services and quality. We know that with today’s possibilities offered by the Internet, it is easy to find cheaper translators. However, individual translators do not provide the same level of services (graphic design artwork, proofreading, translation into several languages simultaneously,…) as agencies. Good translation requires maximum care, a certain amount of time and proper compensation. Our prices are entirely justified, and they are still able to compete with professional freelancers who sell themselves through their websites.
No, the delivery time of the translation that you see when ordering is only an estimation. In the vast majority of cases, however, we send it in the estimated time. If you want real certainty about the delivery time, contact us directly.
Because you will receive your translation quickly, in excellent quality and at a fair price. Ordering is easy, convenient and very fast in time without any unnecessary bureaucracy. Textemo is not a standard translation agency, although it can function in the same way and provide all the necessary services. Texemo is primarily a highly automated ordering system that optimizes the translation itself. What we do, we always do 100%.
We provide professional translation services at the most competitive rates in the industry. You pay only for the words translated. We will deliver the finished translation within a few days, even on weekends and holidays. All thanks to our fantastic self-service system.
Textemo is not an usual translation agency.
We translate on weekends and holidays. We also work at night. We are a network of freelance translators from around the world. We are glad that you use our services!