Syntactical mistakes

  • Is the structure of the target language maintained despite the influence of the structure of the source text?
  • Are there grammatical errors?
  • Are there any spelling mistakes?
  • Are the punctuation rules of the target language being followed?

More to consider

  • What is the nature of the material?
  • This should have a strong bearing upon your choice of editor.

Semantic mistakes

  • Are there paragraphs, sentences or words omitted?
  • Are words omitted or added such that the sentence meaning is changed?
  • Are there incorrect shades of meaning used (i.e., incorrect connotation)?
  • Are words or phrases mistranslated due to a lack of understanding of context or culture?
  • Are there any ambiguities in meaning?

Stylistic mistakes

  • Is there any incoherence?
  • Are archaic words being used?
  • Is there any unnecessary repetition?
  • Is there any awkwardness?

What's in the editing process?

To start with, let it be so stated that the role of the editor in any translation process is crucial. This should always be a concern for all translation agencies.

The translation editor could be your last line of protection for your client.

If you can't afford a separate editor, then you should absolutely find the very best translator possible. Albanian Language Services is proud to have Anila Mayhew as a dedicated and professional translator. To contact Anila Mayhew, click here.

A good translator will render the translation and then let it sit for a little while, such that he or she can review it as though it were someone else's work. That said, it is still best to retain a separate editor, because even the best translators are not infallible.

The best translators agree that employing a skilled editor is critical in generating a superb translation product. The following are some of the most important things we look for while editing an Albanian Translation:

Rendering a truly outstanding translation requires extensive knowledge of source and target languages as well as the rules of each language. Make certain that your translator or translation service agency understands these important details.

Another possible last line of defense is found in hiring a proofreader. The proofreader should be fluent and native with respect to the target language, if at all possible. The closer to the current culture the proofreader is, the better.

Great care for the details of language and communication will always help ensure a great translation product. We hope this page will help you find a good editor and proofreader. And, of course, as far as the translator goes, you're already at the right place. However, if you would like to learn more about us and who we employ, go to the Credentials and Experience page.