For certain translation projects, specially in Life Sciences, ASSERTIO Language Services observes the requirements of the ISO 17100 standard. This International Standard specifies requirements for all aspects of the translation process directly affecting the quality and delivery of translation services. It includes provisions for translation service providers (TSPs) concerning the management of core processes, minimum qualification requirements, the availability and management of resources, and other actions necessary for the delivery of a quality translation service.
Translators should provide proof of their skills (translation skills, language abilities, cultural and technological competence) through at least one of the following:
Proofreaders must have the same skills as translators, and should be experts in the given subject area in the target language.
The standard establishes the existence of a documented quality management system in which aims and processes are detailed. Quality control evaluates the different aspects of the translation:
The information gathered during quality control is analyzed and communicated to the translators involved in the project so they can draw the appropriate conclusions and learn from the experience.