Every translator guarantees to represent originality on different linguistic translation and in every writing environment. This is a complex process and makes it necessary to raise a question regarding the code of ethics for translators. You need to make sure that the translator is doing justice to the content but how will assure that. What are the things you need to do to get faithful translation? Addressing the theory and practicality of translation is kind of impossible so it is a must that you have some kind of ethics to guide the translators and assure the legitimacy of the translation industry.
The translator must exercise discretion in everything related to their task and should not reveal anything about their client and projects to anyone, any institution or media. Maintain confidentiality about the client is a must and the information should not be leaked for any advantage or personal profit.
It is a must for a translator to represent their capabilities, credentials and extreme honestly when looking for regular clients. Being a writer you always have to be available for inquiries related to the service and take assignments only if you can do it on time. Agree on the terms and conditions of the work offered and its turnaround time. Treating confidentiality is a must and most important criteria of translation industry. Look out for the following point to make sure that what you deliver is up to the mark.
- Text translation with no missing sentences, paragraphs
- Accurate terminology consistent with client’s glossary
- Consistent with provided reference materials and Style Guide
- Grammatical accuracy
- Correct spelling and punctuation
- Capitalization (correct use of upper and lower case)
- Precise translation of acronyms
- Correct hyphenation, trademark, registered mark, service mark, sub/superscript numbers, letters
Authentic information in the CV:
Translators are rarely above suspicion and you can maintain the routine by providing correct information related to your previous experience, specialties/domains, reference etc so that the client does not make face any issue when confirming your authenticity.
The translators must adhere to the deadlines and appointment time else must be prepared to any kind of action taken against them. If you are not able to meet the delivery schedule, it is your responsibility to inform the client before hand or make necessary arrangements.
Accept assignment that you are competent to perform, if during the assignment you are find that the assignment is beyond language competence and technical expertise, they shall withdraw themselves from the project immediately and do not waste any more time. It is the translator’s responsibility to stay available for any kind of reviews and changes as per the client need. To avoid any kind of confusion in the near future, make sure that you deliver completely researched project that you do not have to make changes to later on. Do not omit, edit or embellish any information in the assigned work to convey accurate information with excellent fidelity.