LINGUISTIC QUALITY ASSURANCE

Translation is a double-edged sword: a professional translation will help you to grow your business abroad, while a poor translation can significantly tarnish your brand image.Run the rule over your texts with our objective and independent audit.

Rest assured, we guarantee the quality of your translations

HUNDREDS OF LANGUAGES COVERED

Our large network of partner linguists enables us carry out a quality assurance  review of your translations in hundreds of language combinations. 

GIVE YOURSELF SOME PEACE OF MIND

As well as a loss of credibility, a poor translation can cause considerable financial damage. Our linguistic quality control service will help you to avoid this.

GAIN THE TRUST OF YOUR LEADS AND CUSTOMERS

High-quality translations help to sustain a good brand image abroad and gain the trust of your leads and customers.

Linguistic quality assurance
Client testimonials

Sara recherchait une bonne agence de traduction pour la révision de son livre. Elle s'est montrée très satisfaite de la qualité de services rendus par Beelingwa.

I used Beelingwa for a quality check of my book on personal development, and I’m very happy with the service I received: the translator did a sterling job, and the team members are very professional. I would recommend Beelingwa to anyone looking for translation or quality control services at an affordable price!

Sara Bigwood

Coach and author

Thomas nous remercie pour la qualité des traductions fournies par Beelingwa.

Beelingwa is a reliable and high-quality partner that we use for all of our translation projects. Our delivery deadlines are always observed, and the quality of translations is superior to that of other agencies. With their friendly service and competitive prices, we highly recommend Beelingwa!

Thomas Royberghs

Project Manager Digital Inclusion

175

LANGUAGE COMBINATIONS

850

EXPERIENCED, NATIVE-TONGUE LINGUISTS

98.7%

CLIENT SATISFACTION RATE

13,458

SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS COMPLETED

free CHECKLIST

How can you evaluate the quality of a translation without knowing the language?

In this checklist, you'll find a list of points to check when you receive a translation from your language service provider. 

FAQ
BEELINGWA'S LINGUISTIC QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCESS

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What is linguistic quality assurance?

Linguistic quality assurance is not just straightforward proofreading. It is an independent audit, the aim of which is to objectively evaluate the quality of the translations produced by your other language service providers.

What do you check during the linguistic quality assurance process?

In our linguistic quality assurance process, the source and target texts are analysed to check the quality of the submitted translation.

Beelingwa compares the source and target versions sentence by sentence, pinpoints mistakes and corrects them. At the end of the assignment, you receive a full report.

Below is a list of the most common problems detected during our linguistic quality assurance checks:

  • Mistranslations
  • Lack of meaning
  • Omissions or additions
  • Incorrect terminology
  • Consistency issues
  • Formatting
  • Stylistic problems
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation problems
  • Erroneous links to other pages (in the case of websites).

Why should I have a linguistic quality assurance check carried out?

Carrying out a linguistic quality assurance check enables you to: 

  • Ensure that you publish high-quality translations
  • Identify areas for improvement in your multilingual communications
  • Receive recommendations intended for you and your translators
  • Benefit from an outside eye

Which steps are involved in linguistic quality assurance?

Our linguistic quality assurance check includes the following steps:

  • In-depth analysis of the source text and the translation
  • Identification of mistakes and anomalies
  • Corrections
  • Check against your guidelines and glossary
  • Comments explaining the problems detected
  • Full and detailed report on the quality of the translations
  • Recommendations for your translators

When should I have a linguistic quality assurance check carried out?

Generally speaking, it is always advisable to have a linguistic quality assurance check carried out, but it is essential in the following cases:

  • When the translated text is of a sensitive nature
  • When a poor translation could have adverse effects on your business
  • When your business harbours doubts about the quality of translations produced by your language service provider
  • When your business doesn't have the in-house resources to check the quality of translations produced by your language service provider

Which file formats do you work with?

Below is a list of supported formats:

Office

DTP

Web/Software

Word

InDesign

HTML/XHTML

Excel

Photoshop

XLIFF

PowerPoint

FrameMaker

JSON

Access

Illustrator

YAML

Visio

Quark Xpress

XML

PDF

Java Resources

Cell

Open Office

Cell
Cell

RTF

Cell
Cell

For more complicated requests, please get in touch with us

Can I send you a document translated by Google Translate ?

The revision of translations produced by machine translation software (Google Translate or DeepL, for example) is a different service known as "post-editing".

This can be used for documents of little importance, which are not going to ever be published.

However, for important texts or those earmarked for publication, linguistic quality assurance is vital.

Who will carry out the linguistic quality assurance check of my documents?

Below is the typical profile of the linguists at Beelingwa who will be tasked with the linguistic quality assurance check of your documents:

  • Native-tongue linguist
  • At least 10 years of experience in the translation and linguistic quality assurance fields
  • Specialised in your subject matter
  • Impressed in our aptitude test

Can I send you confidential documents?

Of course! Beelingwa is regularly asked to work on confidential documents. During the recruitment process, all of our linguist partners sign a confidentiality agreement with regard to Beelingwa and its clients.

If you wish, we would also be happy to sign a confidentiality agreement.

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