Process

Basic Process

While there is no single template that can be applied to all translation projects, for printed pieces, whether contracts, brochures, package inserts, etc., this basic process is followed.

  • Intake: Client provides all materials and objectives
  • Evaluation: ALTA quantifies work and identifies language issues
  • Proposal: ALTA creates proposal and secures sign-off from client
  • Glossary: ALTA creates glossary for problem terminology
  • Translation: ALTA translators create culturally sensitive translations
  • Editing: ALTA editors review the work and resolve issues
  • Proofreading: ALTA proofreaders make one final pass over the documents
  • Client Review: Client contacts review and ALTA makes any changes
  • Desktop Publishing: ALTA completes desktop publishing for each language
  • Quality Control: ALTA project manager QCs the final deliverables
  • Delivery: Project delivered to client

Free Translation Estimate

  • How to Get a Faster Estimate

    To facilitate a faster, more accurate estimate, please provide the following information in the "Notes" section of your request:

    • Target Languages/Specific Regions (if applicable)
    • Word Count (if files unavailable)
    • File Format (e.g. MS Office, Adobe, HTML/XML, Scanned Document, etc.)
    • Will you need Typesetting or Layout Services?
    • Subject Matter
    • Deadline

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