How to Become an Efficient Proofreader

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Topics: Translation quality assurance
Editing and proofreading
Services and specialization

Course summary
Availability:This training is available on-demand

Duration: 70 minutes.

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Language:English
Summary:With this webinar, you will understand the difference among various levels of quality assurance: proof-reading, full or partial editing, editing in your mothertongue or in a foreign language, or post-editing. You will learn proofreading tips and tricks. In more than 20 years, I have developed an efficient method to maximise working time, avoid the most common proofreading mistakes and improve quality of documents translated by myself and by other professionals.
Description
It is easy to deceive the human eye. It is just as easy to revise another professional’s translation adding preferential changes in your own image. How can you train the eye (and brain) to find errors and provide a translation in line with the customer’s requests? I have developed a structured method, an effective checklist. An efficient use of time and costs is crucial to stand out in a very competitive market, where translators must offer high quality work and diversify services.

Course program:

- Different types of revision: full or partial editing, content editing, copy-editing, proof-reading, post-editing.
- The editor's skills (language, specialisation, and approach)
- Does the translation destination impact on the proofreader's job? Translation, transcreation, re-translation.
- The effective checklist: completeness, correctness, style, interpretation,...
- Time management
- Editing methods: sample, detail, visual, text-to-speech tools
- Revising your own translations or other professionals' work (in your mothertongue or in a foreign language)
- Tips & tricks: because it is easy to deceive the human eye
- The winning approach: change only if it's wrong, give a feed-back
Target audience
Newbies who are starting their business in the translation industry
Translators who wish to diversify their offer
Professionals who wish to adopt a more structured and efficient proofreading and editing method
Learning objectives
In this one-hour webinar, you will learn an efficient working method to improve the quality of your work and to manage proofreading time and costs - through very simple and practical steps. You will learn an effective approach to revise documents translated by yourself or by other professionals.
Program
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- Different types of revision: full or partial editing, content editing, copy-editing, proof-reading, post-editing.
- The editor's skills (language, specialisation, and approach)
- Does the translation destination impact on the proofreader's job? Translation, transcreation, re-translation.
- The effective checklist: completeness, correctness, style, interpretation,...
- Time management
- Editing methods: sample, detail, visual, text-to-speech tools
- Revising your own translations or other professionals' work (in your mothertongue or in a foreign language)
- Tips & tricks: because it is easy to deceive the human eye
- The winning approach: change only if it's wrong, give a feed-back
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Trainer
Francesca Airaghi    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Francesca Airaghi is an English-Italian financial translator. In 1992, she graduated and started working as in-house translator, proofreader and Translation Manager at two Milan-based companies specialising in finance, corporate law and journalism. As responsible for quality control and internal staff, she selected, coordinated and trained in-house and free-lance translators through mentoring and courses. Since 2004 she has been a free-lance translator and works directly with financial companies, asset management companies, investment funds, banks, financial communication companies, law firms and international corporations for specialised translations. She is also a trainer in financial translation courses and webinars. Speaker at the 2014 International Translators’ conference in Rotterdam.

Website: www.francescaairaghi.it
Blog: www.francescaairaghi.it/blog
Twitter: @FranAiraghi
Facebook: Financial Translation Hub

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How to Become an Efficient Proofreader

Joe Tamblyn Identity Verified
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Helpful editing pointsMay 20, 2016

Nice presentation, well-organized and helpful. I especially liked the idea of using a checklist as well as recording one's own common errors. Well done!

 

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