What to do if a translation error is discovered after submitting project
Thread poster: Dina_1982

Dina_1982
Local time: 18:35
English to Arabic
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Apr 18

Hello there,

I hope someone can help me with this...


I translated a Marriage Statement for a friend and it was submitted to a government department. My friend brought to my attention that I had made a typo in writing the marriage date and this has caused some discrepancy in his paper work.

I was asked by him to supply a corrected version of the translation in addition to a cover letter explaining my error, so that he can resubmit both documents to that government department.

Does anyone have any idea what must be written in that "letter of explanation?" And to whom should I address it? Should I just write "to whom it may concern"?

This is the first time I had to face such a situation. I would really appreciate any feedback on this Thank you!


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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 16:35
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Translation error Apr 19

It happened to me once, but the department in question (a local authority) didn’t accept the translation, called me pointing out my mistake and asked for a corrected version.

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Paulinho Fonseca  Identity Verified
Brazil
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You should contact them and, ... Apr 19

Teresa Borges wrote:

It happened to me once, but the department in question (a local authority) didn’t accept the translation, called me pointing out my mistake and asked for a corrected version.


...as Teresa mentioned, review document and apply changes to it. This will be a safer action for both sides.

Best.


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