The customers can be dissatisfied with the quality of the translation, but they are unable to estimate the quality by themselves and they want the translator to improve the text, to make it less awkward and formal, to shorten long expressions, to add some colloquial terms or, visa versa, to remove them from formal documents.
Flarus deals with text translations and proofreading on a daily basis: public documents, restaurant menus and technical manuals. After the translator’s work is done, all these texts need final proofreading to be done by a native speaker.
Proofreading is done by a native speaker after the translator’s work is done. It doesn’t mean that the latter failed to do his job properly. Even a most qualified translator who has been working in his field for decades can make a slip in his text from time to time. For instance in case of Russian-English translation a proofreading can find out some minor misuse of articles, endings and words concord – such grammar cases need not only a good command of the language, but a linguistic feeling that only native speakers have. We will give you several examples of sentences before and after native speaker’s proofreading. This is particularly so with public documents. See more...