ISO 18587:2017 provides requirements for the process of full, human post-editing of machine translation output and post-editors’ competences.

ISO 18587:2017 is intended to be used by TSPs, their clients, and post-editors.

Benefits to you:

  • Ability to prove the company’s capability to provide a quality service through a fully traceable system, ensuring case files are fully backed up and retrievable and that important work is not lost.
  • Increase client base by being able to tender for contracts that require a recognized management system.
  • Ensures that client cases are managed, coordinated and scrutinized for accuracy by a qualified case manager, and suitably reviewed by a qualified colleague prior to finalization – eliminating the margin for error and / or customer complaints.

Benefits to your customers:

  • Increases customer confidence and gives reassurance to the prospective clients that you follow a recognized specialist standard while under taking their translation requirements.
  • Provides assurance that you employ appropriately qualified staff – both interpreters and translators are qualified to undertake the task in a professional and effective manner to the latest industry standards.
  • Top-notch quality assurance, with the minimum requirements set for translators, editors, and project managers.
  • More confidence in the translation output, since the transition and revision phases are each overseen by different translators.
  • Agreed upon expectations that delineate the standard procedures of how the project will be managed.
  • Confidentiality assurance as a result of the mandatory data protection requirement.
  • Precise translations due to the rigorous guidelines.
  • Retrievable files, with all work being fully traceable.

Benefits to your staff:

  • On-going staff development- the standard helps to ensure that staff and contractors follow a professional development program, keeping them update with the latest techniques and dialects.
  • Heighten morale and motivation as employees have defined processes and procedures that result in a quality and consistent service being provided.
  • Proves that they work for an innovative and forward thinking employer.

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